Inkslingers Ball

Inkslingers Ball

by Sheila Lowe
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Inkslingers Ball by Sheila Lowe

A teenage girl, brutally murdered and left in a trash dumpster; a young man, killed in a firebombing attack; a soccer mom, shot in the living room of her home; vicious thugs whose job is to protect a suspected criminal. Just another week on rotation for LAPD detective Joel Jovanic...until he uncovers a connection between the disturbing series of vicious crimes and Annabelle Giordano, who is in the temporary custody of his soulmate, Claudia Rose.

Annabelle is a troubled and traumatized teen who suffered the tragic loss of her mother and later witnessed the brutal murder of a beloved mentor. Neglected by a father who scarcely acknowledges her existence, it's little wonder the girl makes some disastrous life choices.

But she has one staunch ally in Claudia, a highly regarded forensic graphologist who digs into the darkest of human secrets through the study of handwriting. When Annabelle involves herself with a questionable tattoo artist she re-opens a door to the grim side of life and goes down a path that could get her killed. A distraught Claudia will do anything to save her, even if it means jeopardizing her relationship with Jovanic.

"A fantastic tale that takes readers on a frightening journey through the seedy side of a tattoo empire."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692216989
Publisher: Suspense Publishing
Publication date: 05/08/2014
Pages: 274
Sales rank: 813,545
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Like Claudia Rose, Sheila Lowe is a court-qualified handwriting expert who testifies in forensic cases. She has more than thirty years experience in the field of handwriting analysis and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. The author of "Handwriting of the Famous & Infamous," and "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Handwriting Analysis," her analyses of celebrity handwritings have appeared in Time, Teen People, and Mademoiselle. Her articles on Personality Profiling and Handwriting Analysis for the Attorney have been published in several bar association magazines.
Sheila's clientele includes a wide spectrum of corporate clients, mental health professionals, attorneys, private investigators and staffing agencies, among others. Her award-winning Handwriting Analyzer software is used around the world and her profiles help uncover important information in background checks and pre-employment screening. She enjoys analyzing handwriting for individuals, too, helping them understand themselves and others better.
For more information on Sheila, please visit her personal website

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Inkslingers Ball 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Loved this
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews by Gemini Inkslingers Ball was a very captivating mystery. It kept my full attention all the way through to the end. Everything about it was both intriguing and informative. I had no idea how much someone could learn from studying other people’s handwriting although I have a degree in psychology myself. The characters had a lot of depth and I felt like I knew them. I love mystery and suspense novels and this one did not disappoint. I am not much into tattoos but I can appreciate their artistic value so it was equally satisfying to see the world of handwriting analysis and tattoo artistry collide. There is a lengthy cast of characters so I will just stick to the most important few. Claudia Rose is a handwriting expert. Her boyfriend, Joel Jovanic is a LAPD homicide detective. Annabelle Giordano is a fifteen-year-old girl that is staying with Claudia Rose while Annabelle’s father is out of town for work. A firebombing and murder at a tattoo parlor leads all of them into a murder investigation that will have as much to do with Annabelle’s past as her future. The tangled web that will be woven kept me in my seat and every new detail and subsequent murder kept me guessing as to what would happen next. I was never disappointed. The insight that Claudia was able to provide Joel because of her particular expertise was astonishing. Who knew that handwriting analysis could be so cool? In addition, Annabelle’s dark past lends another dimension to the storyline. Unfortunately, her innocence was lost a while ago and she is struggling to find her way. Re-connecting with her past sends her down a deep hole that she may not be able to dig herself out of. Inkslingers Ball is part of a series that I will surely have to read. There is so much more to tell but you will have to unravel the mystery yourself. **Received a copy from Sheila Lowe in exchange for an honest unbiased review.**
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book of the series.  I loved the twists and turns of the story. It is a good mystery to curl up with.