Publisher Description

Fans of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum and Jana DeLeon's Miss Fortune will find a new character to love in Holly Hands!

Holly Hands. 29. Single mom. Disgraced, former boxing pro. Repo woman.

Repossessing Lamborghinis and other exotic toys from criminals is second-hat for Holly.

But finding a dead body—and solving a murder—is not.

Luckily, Holly has Lucky by her side—a neglected pit bull she found on the wrong side of a job, who refuses to leave her side—and who, like her, has nowhere to go but up. 

Together, maybe they can crawl their way out of the urban hell of their bad slice of Baltimore, where coming home at night is even more dangerous than going to work. Maybe Holly can manage to get her young daughter the medical treatment she desperately needs, and manage to get her out of her dangerous public school and into the private school of her dreams. Just maybe, she can fall in love with that private school Dad from the other side of town and start a whole new life.

Or maybe not.

Life has never been easy for Holly. And if the past few days—and the dead body in her trunk—are any indication—it’s about to get a whole lot worse.

KNOCKOUT (A HOLLY HANDS MYSTERY) is book #1 in a riveting new mystery series, a page-turning thriller that grabs you from page one and does not let go. Get ready to find yourself reading all night, bleary-eyed, and falling madly in love with a new character who will fight her way into your heart.

Book #2 (SUCKER PUNCH) and Book #3 (BELOW THE BELT) in the series are also available.

Mysteries & Thrillers
December 21
Mia Gold
Lukeman Literary Management

Customer Reviews

Bend in like a Bohemian ,

A single mom fighting to do her best for her daughter

Holly has her pro boxing career find a sudden end when she becomes desperate for money for her daughter. The scam costs Holly her pro status, and nearly her daughter

Alternative income is hard to come by, dangerous and is about to get messy

It takes some creative action on the part of Holly and a certain detective to keep Holly out of handcuffs.

Things might be looking up - except for a few more ghosts

Intense drama, mom power, tangled plots and action

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

GHAllTheWay ,

Knock Out

Fantastic read, characters and storyline. A female fighter takes a fall, for a good reason. You just have to read all the excitement! This really keeps you reading and rooting. Highly recommend as a must read

Senior1935 ,

Knock Out

This is an intriguing and compelling Page Turner‼️

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