Shill Trilogy
John Shepphird

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Narrated By: Kera O'Bryon

Duration: 8 hours and 8 minutes

What to expect

The Shill

Struggling actress Jane Innes is seduced by a handsome new arrival in her acting class. He makes a proposition. He admits he’s a con man and needs Jane to pose as a rich, carefree heiress to fulfill her part in his intricate scam. All goes as planned until Jane’s true identity threatens to surface and their scheme begins to crack at the seams. It all leads to a tangled maze of deception, depravity, and murder.

Kill the Shill

Her role in the con game was to be the shill before the scam exploded in bloody violence. Discarded, sacrificed like a pawn, Jane’s left holding the bag. The swindlers left a murderous trail and millions of dollars are missing. The problem: Jane knows too much. She’s a liability they can’t afford to keep around. But the con artists underestimated Jane. They miscalculated her tenacity and will to survive. Not one to be crossed, her plan is to use their own weapon, the “art of deception,” against them. Facing insurmountable odds Jane sets out to settle the score with fierce determination, and a few tricks up her sleeve.

Beware the Shill

Bruised, battered, but determined, Jane Innes must navigate a tangled web of deception, depravity and murder, and turn the tables on cunning swindlers. Using the art of deception, this out-of-work actress embarks on a daring caper—her last chance to take down a deadly adversary.


Thriller / suspense fiction

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“This trilogy by Shamus Award winner Shepphird sets a new high standard for woman-in-jeopardy fiction…This is entertainment, unpretentious and nonstop.”

Mystery Scene

“A fast-paced heist story filled with colorful characters and interesting plot twists.”

S. W. Lauden, author of Crosswise

“A fast and hard ride into a con trick. Told by a writer who pulls no punches this does not disappoint.”

Richard Godwin, author of Wrong Crowd

“Hell hath no fury like an actress duped. Revenge is the motivation, deception the means to get even in this exciting crime thriller.”