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Down Solo

(The first book in the PI Charlie Miner series)
A novel by

The launch of a propulsive noir series with a paranormal spin.

Things haven't been going well for Charlie Miner. His work as a private investigator involves him with an endless roster of shady characters. His ex-wife is borderline crazy. And he hasn't been getting to spend anywhere near enough time with his teenage daughter Mindy, the one person in his life who truly matters to him.

When he wakes up on a slab in the morgue with a hole in his head, though, things get even worse.

Just before the shooting, Charlie was investigating a case involving fraud, gold, religious zealots, and a gorgeous woman who seemed to be at the center of everything. Even with a fatal bullet wound, Charlie can connect the dots from the case to his attack. And when his daughter is abducted by someone involved, the stakes get exponentially higher. Charlie needs to find Mindy before the criminals do the same thing to her that they did to him.

After that, maybe he'll try to figure out how he's walking around dead.

Irreverent, circuitous, and surprisingly touching, DOWN SOLO introduces a crisp new voice to suspense fiction.


"Earl Javorsky's bold and unusual Down Solo blends the mysterious and the supernatural boldly and successfully. The novel is strong and haunting, a wonderful debut."
- T. Jefferson Parker, New York Times bestselling author of Full Measure and The Famous and the Dead

- James Frey, New York Times bestselling author

"Don't miss Earl Javorsky's Down Solo. It's kick-ass, man. Excellent writing. This guy is the real deal."
- Dan Fante, author of the memoir Fante and the novel Point Doom

"Javorsky's dark and gritty prose is leavened with just enough humor to make Down Solo a compelling story that will take readers to the outer limits of noir."
- San Diego City Beat

"Javorksy's writing reminded me of the Carl Hiaasen novels I'd read sprawled out on the deck on one sunny Florida vacation. Perfect entertainment, with the right amount of action to keep me alert (and to keep me from snoozing myself into a sunburned state). But there's also a deeper layer in Down Solo, which left me thinking past the final page."
- Bibliosmiles

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Earl Javorsky's Down Solo

Paperback Editions

December 2014 : USA Paperback

Title: Down Solo
Author(s): Earl Javorsky
ISBN: 1-61188-176-5 / 978-1-61188-176-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Story Plant
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Down Solo (Charlie Miner Book 1)
Author(s): Earl Javorsky
Publisher: Fiction Studio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA