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Eddie Shoes Returns: New Releases

Eddie Shoes
This looks nothing like Eddie Shoes, but it’s a fun graphic.

The Eddie Shoes mysteries return. My fun and quirky private eye series will soon be returning to bookstores and online outlets near you.


The Eddie Shoes series originally launched in 2016. Since that time, the rights came back to me, and I am thrilled to announce that I have signed a contract with Open Road Media to re-release all three books.

Revisiting my first novels has been a blast. I love my characters, and I do believe that I continue to have the only mother/daughter crime fighting duo in the mystery genre.

Eddie Shoes and Chava Schultz

Eddie Shoes is six feet tall, half Jewish, half Latina. She’s smart and capable, and isn’t afraid to take a few chances, but she tends to stay within the law. In the first book, One Dead, Two to Go, she’s joined on her first homicide investigation by her mother, Chava.

Chava Schultz is a card-counting poker player recently kicked out of Vegas who never met a line she didn’t want to cross. This is not a match made in heaven.

But it is a funny combination, with Chava as the wild card and Eddie playing the straight (wo)man.

Eddie Shoes — Private Eye

Eddie ShoesI have always been a fan of private eyes, especially female sleuths. I started reading Nancy Drew as a kid before graduating to Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone, who skyrocketed the female private eye into the mainstream.

One of my favorite author memories was just before my first book came out. I got the chance to meet Sue Grafton and tell her how much her work meant to me.

She was gracious and lovely and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to tell her that I had my very own private eye series coming out soon, and I owed much of that success to her.

Me and Sue Grafton

From Kellye Garrett to Janet Evanovich, authors of female private eyes combine the puzzle of a good mystery with the dynamics of an empathetic character and their complicated lives and relationships.

I can’t wait to introduce readers old and new to the updated Eddie Shoes mysteries.

Lots of fun things coming up! I’ll be doing a cover reveal, launch dates, and giveaways. Make sure you’re signed up for my newsletter to get all the news (and chances to win!).

To sign up, you can click the newsletter icon in the top right corner of this website, shoot me an email at [email protected] and I’ll add you, or click the link here.

Can’t wait for the Eddie Shoes series to come available? Don’t forget to check out All We Buried, written under Elena Taylor, or The Foundation of Plot, the first in my Wait, Wait, Don’t Query (Yet!) series of short guidebooks on writing. The second guidebook, The Construction of Character is coming out soon!

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Elena Taylor/Elena Hartwell

Amazon #1 bestseller

All We Buried, available now in print, e-book, and audio.

Silver Falchion Award Finalist, Best Investigator

Foreword INDIE Award Finalist, Best Mystery



The Foundation of Plota Wait, Wait, Don’t Query (Yet!) guidebook.


Detective graphic by Nubrix on Pixabay

Header image by CJ on Pixabay


Elena Hartwell

Author and developmental editor.

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