Down to No Good

Fiction - Paranormal
220 Pages
Reviewed on 11/09/2017
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Author Biography

Dan Howard was born Daniel Earl Javorsky 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 novelist. His novels include Down Solo and Trust Me, and a sequel to Down Solo will come out in 2017.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

A psychic to the stars is predicting a catastrophe and time is running out in the exciting paranormal thriller ​Down To No Good by Earl Javorsky. Charlie Miner, a private investigator, has been killed ... again. This time Dave Putnam, a homicide detective, witnesses Charlie's revival and now knows his secret. With a psychic potentially harming the department's reputation along with his own, Dave consults with Charlie because of his bizarre ability in the paranormal. Although his brain is addled from drug and alcohol abuse, along with his newest resurrection, Charlie reluctantly agrees to assist Dave and a fervent debunker in determining the validity of the clairvoyant. However, the case takes an unexpected turn when their collaborator is found murdered. Are Dave and Charlie next? How many times can Charlie beat death? Is this his last "second" chance?

Down To No Good by Earl Javorsky is a riveting thriller. It is filled with suspense and surreal events that keep the reader hooked. It has an exciting plot and an active storyline. Although there is a lot of drug and alcohol usage, the reader leaves with a better understanding of an addict trying to cope. Charlie, the main character, is genuine and real. Despite his addiction and the unprecedented events that occurred, Charlie's survival is triumph over tragedy. With colorful characters and action-packed scenes, this gripping novel won't fail to please those who love a mystery that is authentic and has a paranormal flavor. However, caution is advised; when it comes to the drugs, sex, and language, this book is more suitable for an adult audience.

Earl Javorsky

“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.

“Haunting and original, Down to No Good takes you down a dark road and then leads you to the light. It’s Elmore Leonard meets the supernatural in a superb tale of redemption, retribution, and recovery. Javorsky is a writer to watch.”
Anthony Franze, author of The Outsider

“The book is killer. I like this one even better in the first. Terrific work. DOWN TO NO GOOD begins with the central character dead and then brings him back to life to face a very bad day. That's Earl Javorsky's world: mind-boggling, dark, hilarious, and unforgettable.” Tim Hallinan, author of the Poke Rafferty series.