John McEvoy, a former editor and executive columnist for thoroughbred horse racing’s “Bible,” Daily Racing Form, is the author of six mystery novels published by Poisoned Pen Press, High Stakes the most recent, as well as four non-fiction books. Two of his books won Ben Franklin Awards from the Independent Publishers’ Association. He has been a horse owner and is a widely-published poet. He and his wife Judy live in Evanston, IL.
Books by John McEvoy at Poisoned Pen Press
Desperate Jack Doyle accepts a sketchy job which leads to a deadly game of fixing horse races and murder—of the four-legged kind…. One-time amateur boxer Jack Doyle, an irreverent and rebellious advertising account representative, goes to [...] Read More →
Ex-amateur boxer and failed advertising account executive Jack Doyle, hero of Blind Switch, returns to the world of thoroughbred horse racing at a suburban Chicago track in this new thriller by the author of award-winning Riders [...] Read More →
Irreverent Jack Doyle has worn many hats, one or two blown off by his irrepressible temper. A former boxer, advertising rep, and publicity man, Jack’s mid-life career has been shaped by the world of thoroughbred horse [...] Read More →
Chicago racetrack publicist Jack Doyle, former advertising man and amateur boxer, accepts the challenge of a new job in the world of thoroughbred horse racing—that of jockey’s agent. His client is a seventeen-year-old riding phenom from [...] Read More →
No one really notices that a fix may be in until Matt O’Connor, a Chicago-based columnist for a national racing newspaper, gets a call from Moe Kellman, a horse-owning acquaintance. Kellman’s question for Matt: Was the [...] Read More →
In 2002, seven friends from their days at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, are getting together for a few flutters on the horses. On this magical day they hit the Pick Six. It’s a lot of [...] Read More →
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