THE SHUFFLE by Tom Schreck


THE SHUFFLE by Tom Schreck, A Duffy Mystery, 8th in series (July 2024)

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When Duffy helps a young city girl get treatment for her addiction in a Florida rehab he thinks he did good, that is, until he finds out she’s caught up in “The Shuffle”—a sick, diabolical exploitation of addicted women. When she realizes she’s not there to get help but to be forced into prostitution, kept on drugs and coerced into financially exploiting the system for her captures, she splits. Then when a mass shooting destroys the rehab and the evidence points to her, Duffy knows she’s been set up.

Add in the governor of the state with an eye toward the White House taking more than a casual interest in her and Duffy knows something is rotten. It is time to head south.

This edition of The Shuffle includes an extended preview of the first book in this series, On the Ropes.

Critical Acclaim for The Duffy Mysteries:

“In The Comeback, Tom Schreck’s good-guy Duffy Dombrowski continues his journey of helping those who can’t help themselves. He even helps them after they’re dead. Readers who are addicted to Lee Child’s Jack Reacher protag will appreciate Duffy, who is tougher than the violent bad guys he faces down. A fun, muscular read.” —G. Miki Hayden, author of Writing the Mystery and Dry Bones, out in spring 2024

“Duffy Dumbrowski, the hero of Tom Schreck’s The Comeback, is the kind of guy you can count on if your car breaks down at 3am, you need a last-minute sparring partner at the gym, or you’re a few dollars short for your next whiskey. I’m glad I got to hang out with him.” —Tim O’Mara, author of the Raymond Donne series and creator of “Murder in Halifax”

The Vegas Knockout is a funny book, full of engaging characters that cover the spectrum of human likeability. What makes it more than a piece of fluff is how Schreck uses Duffy’s love of boxing to stand in for any devotion truly held. Duffy’s success is in his journey, just as the greatest fun in The Vegas Knockout is in the reading.” —Dana King, author of the Penns River Crime Novels

Out Cold floored me with a quick one-two of the serious and seriously funny. Schreck’s unique blending of the absurd and the sublime, along with his rather oddball cast of characters, makes Out Cold a great read.” —Reed Farrel Coleman, two-time Shamus Award winning author of Empty Ever After

Out Cold is a fast, funny, rip-roaring read, and Shreck’s wit and humor shine through on every page. But what I love most about Schreck’s creation, Duffy Dombrowski, is the decency and dignity with which he treats the unforgettable cast of loonies, addicts, and criminals who parade through his office. I haven’t cared this much about a protagonist in a good long while. Duffy is real hero and a true original.” —Blake Crouch, author of Abandon

“Fresh, intense and funny, Schreck’s second mystery to feature unrepentant Elvis fan and dog lover Duffy Dombrowski packs a knockout punch.” —Publishers Weekly, for TKO

“Refreshingly iconoclastic.” —Kirkus Reviews, for TKO

TKO is fast-paced, authentic, and funny as hell. Social worker and journeyman boxer Duffy Dombrowski is a workingman’s hero, and I want him in my corner!” —Sean Chercover, author of Trinity Game

“Not since Carl Hiassen’s Tourist Season debut has there been a novel with such superb comic timing and laugh-out-loud lines.” —Ken Bruen, Shamus Award-winning author of The Guards, for On the Ropes

“An Everyman with a big heart and a wicked jab, Duffy Dombrowski may well be the new Spenser. I can’t wait for Round Two.” —Marcus Sakey, author of The Blade Itself, for On the Ropes

On the Ropes is sly, funny, irreverent, and one hell of a good time. Read it or be sorry you didn’t. It’s just that simple.” —Laurien Berenson, author of Hounded to Death

“It’ll put you down for the count with laughter. Tom Schreck is a contender for funniest author working in the crime genre today.” —William Kent Krueger, author of Thunder Bay, for On the Ropes

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