Wednesday, November 29, 2017



Private investigator Charlie Miner, freshly revived from his own murder, gets a call from Homicide Detective Dave Putnam. Self-styled “psychic to the stars” Tamara Gale has given crucial information about three murders, and the brass thinks it makes the Department look bad. Dave wants Charlie to help figure out the angle, since he has first-hand experience with the inexplicable. Trouble is, Charlie, just weeks after his full-death experience, once again has severe cognitive problems and may get them both killed.

Earl Javorsky’s Down To No Good is wildly original, wildly energetic, wildly funny – it’s just straight up wild, and I mean that in the best possible way.
 – Lou Berney, Edgar Award-winning author of The Long and Faraway Gone.

It's a shame you missed Down Solo:
“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

“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

“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

Book Details:
Genre: Mystery

Published by: The Story Plant

Publication Date: October 31, 2017

Number of Pages: 224

ISBN: 1611882532
(ISBN13: 9781611882537)

Series: This is the sequel to Down Solo


Things you need in order to write:
Not much.
Things that hamper your writing:
Most everything

Things you love about writing:
When it crystallizes into something I’d like to read if someone else had written it.
Things you hate about writing:
When I create—I do this—a Rubik’s Cube of a structural puzzle for myself and am unable to proceed because nothing makes sense.

Things you love about where you live:
Everything—San Diego is terrific.
Things that make you want to move:
My kids—when they’re getting high, we want to move to Uruguay.

Things you never want to run out of:
Things you wish you’d never bought:
My first gram of coke

Words that describe you:
Easy going, funny, thoughtful.
Words that describe you but you wish they didn’t:

Favorite foods:
Salads, coffee ice cream, red peppers, grilled cheese sandwiches.
Things that make you want to throw up:

Favorite song:
Van Morrison’s "Astral Weeks."
Music that make your ears bleed:
Most Pop.

Favorite smell:
Bergamot .

Something that makes you hold your nose:

Something you wish you could do:
Dunk a damn basketball.
Something you wish you’d never learned to do:
Play bridge.

Something you like to do:
Play basketball, surf.

Something you wish you’d never done:
Everything I’ve done has led me to here, right now. I like here, now. That said, I wish I’d spent less time in the sun.

People you consider as heroes:
Leonard Cohen, Charlie Miner, Arnie Lefkovich
People with a big L on their foreheads:
Orange-faced politicians with weird hair


Last best thing you ate:
Yesterday’s salad lunch
Last thing you regret eating:
Something in Mazatlan—wish I knew.

Things you always put in your books:

Someone’s getting loaded
Things you never put in your books:
What color the curtains are.

Things to say to an author:

I hope the authors you love most love your work.

Things to say to an author if you want to be fictionally killed off in their next book:
I have an idea for a novel. Really! But I need someone else to write it.

Favorite places you’ve been:
Rome, Hanalei, Vancouver Island
Places you never want to go to again:
Disney World.

Favorite authors:
Kem Nunn, Michael Gruber, Elmore Leonard, James Lee Burke, Iain Pears, Graham Greene, John Le Carre, JG Ballard.
Books you would ban:
The Fountainhead.

People you’d like to invite to dinner:
Ray McKinnon, creator of Rectify
People you’d cancel dinner on:
Anyone who wants to talk about The Fountainhead, plus orange-faced politicians with weird hair

Favorite things to do:

Play basketball, hang out with my wife, surf, read.

Things you’d run through a fire wearing gasoline pants to get out of doing:
Gardening, weddings, dinner with more than three people.

Things that make you happy:
My kids
Things that drive you crazy:
My kids.

Best thing you’ve ever done:
Married Linda Iredale.

Biggest mistake:
Every mistake has led me here. I like here, now, this.


Daniel Earl Javorsky was born in Berlin and immigrated to the US. He has been, among other things, a delivery boy, musician, product rep in the chemical entertainment industry, university music teacher, software salesman, copy editor, proofreader, and author of two previous novels, Down Solo, Trust Me, and Down to No Good.

He is the black sheep of a family of high artistic achievers.

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