Down to No Good

Earl Javorsky

Story Plant paperback

ISBN: 978-1-61188-253-7

Fiction Studio Books e-book

ISBN 978-1-945839-10-8

Publication date: October 30, 2017

208 pages

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.


At once a riveting mystery and a completely unique character study, DOWN TO NO GOOD will both captivate you and work its way into your heart.

“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. If you haven’t read him, well, it’s your own fault.” 

– Timothy Hallinan, bestselling author of the Poke Rafferty series and the Junior Bender series

“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

“Will tear your head off and make you like it.”
– Bookreporter


“Many abrasive twists and turns had me turning the pages as fast as I could read. An ‘I didn’t see that one coming’ ending! WOW!”
– CMash Reads

Down to No Good by Earl Javorsky was such a unique story, and I loved that.”
– The World as I See It


“A touch of noir, suspense, mystery, murder and definitely mayhem.”
– Just Reviews


“If you like your mysteries quirky, this one is definitely for you.”
– It’s All About the Book


“An interesting and rousing take on crime novel territory.”
– The Big Thrill

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 and Trust Me.

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