Earl Javorsky


New book coming in October!

In Down to No Good, the sequel to Down Solo, PI Charlie Miner, freshly revived from his own murder, gets a call from Homicide Detective Dave Putnam. Self-styled “psychic to the stars” Tamara Gale has given crucial information about three murders, and the brass thinks it makes the Department look bad. Dave wants Charlie to help figure out the angle, since he has first-hand experience with the inexplicable. Trouble is, Charlie, just weeks after his full-death experience, once again has severe cognitive problems and may get them both killed.


“Earl Javorsky’s Down to No Good is wildly original, wildly energetic, wildly funny – it’s just straight up wild, and I mean that in the best possible way.”

Lou Berney, Edgar Award-winning author of The Long and Faraway Gone


About Down Solo

“Earl Javorsky’s bold and unusual Down Solo blends the mysterious and the supernatural boldly and successfully. The novel is strong and haunting, a wonderful debut.”

T. Jefferson Parker, New York Times bestselling author of Full Measure and The Famous and the Dead

“Offbeat and dark and wonderful. This book caught me in the first few pages and never let me go. Javorsky is a prodigious writer: dark, intelligent, often hilariously funny, and he holds the accelerator to the floor throughout the whole amazing story.”

Timothy Hallinan, bestselling author of the Poke Rafferty series and the Junior Bender series

“Another awesome mystery. Check it out.” 

James Frey, author of Bright Shiny Morning

 “Don’t miss Earl Javorsky’s Down Solo. Kick-ass excellent writing. This guy is the real  deal” 

Dan Fante, author  of Point Doom

Charlie Miner wakes up looking down at his body on a gurney at the LA County morgue. When he moves closer to the body, it pulls him in and he is able to make it get up and walk around. Charlie, a down-on-his-luck, heroin-addicted insurance fraud investigator, leaves the morgue with two priorities: to get a fix and to find out who killed him. The trouble is, there’s a bullet in his brain and his memory is full of holes. His quest will take him backward to rediscovered memories and forward to new danger, further loss, and, finally, possible redemption. Down Solo borrows from Stephen King only to the extent that, generally, people don’t reanimate their bodies and continue daily life. Otherwise, the novel is more or less a straightforward (well, slightly convoluted) Chandleresque mystery.DownCover





And definitely check out Trust Me 

Jeff Fenner’s life is out of control. At the nadir of a rocky, sometimes-up-usually-down career, he has  come face to face with his demons: he’s being investigated by the police, he owes money to the wrong  people,  and he sees an empty future shutting down in front of him. When Jeff hears that his sister Marilyn has jumped from a twelfth-floor balcony, he refuses  to believe  she killed herself, and he embarks on a tortuous journey toward self-discovery and  redemption . . . and  toward the beautiful but troubled Holly Barnes. Holly’s own demons  have led her to a self-help cult in  Beverly Hills called Saving Our Lives. Through Holly, Jeff learns of a string of apparent suicides eerily similar to his sister’s—and that Holly is the next target.



Mystery Magazine


  • Laila Lyons on January 20, 2016

    I just read an article you wrote on the ” supernatural” qualities of great fiction and how to go about it. I wanted to say thank you. It’s as if some numinous thread had been hanging in the collective for me and you just pulled it opening the gateway to possibilities again. ( How strange it is to know your words thrown into the ether can change a random chicks trajectory?) Like everything in life- I can get stuck in the doubts of a pause like a seemingly problematic issue or take the pause as a indelible line that was needed for ends to be and beginnings to be seen. The questions are saved to my iPhone and it’s on the TO-DO list for today.
    Thanks again! I’ll share!

    • Earl on January 21, 2016

      Thanks Laila! Yes, strange indeed, ether, random, possibilities. It seems you have an inkling about a creative project, and that my bit that you read somehow relates?

  • michael lockitch on June 10, 2017

    I’m a private eye licensed in california. i got no gun, i got no badge but i’ve got a sense of humor and a sense of good, energetic writing at the top of the list in the genre.

    that’s it! investigation closed!!

  • Randy Armorhouse on June 10, 2017

    Earl, Nice to meet the other you! Envy your tech creds in putting up your own web site. Good luck with the writing career.

  • Johnny Turner on June 11, 2017

    When is that next book?

    • Earl on June 11, 2017

      Down to No Good coming in October!

  • Peter Riddle on June 12, 2017

    I can’t wait for the next one! Love your writing!

  • Deborah on June 12, 2017

    I enjoyed Down Solo a whole lot, and especially found Charlie Miner’s situation to be a new twist on the old “undead” theme. Good job — let’s have some more from this writer!

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