Part Police Drama, Part Mystery Thriller, the Martial Arts Murders Takes the Reader on an Intense Ride and Serves as an Important Contribution to the Martial Arts Genre

Minneapolis, MN, August 29, 2007 --( In his debut novel The Martial Arts Murders, author and martial arts expert Andy Schoepp deftly blends the old-world martial arts style of fighting with modern-day Los Angeles, creating an intensely action-packed detective drama of a killer on the loose.

Outskirts Press, Inc. is pleased to announce the publication of The Martial Arts Murders by Andy Schoepp. LAPD Detectives Michael Darts and Mark Anderson think they are tracking a serial killer—a killer who brutally murders his or her victims with a martial arts weapon and leaves no clues or traces. In a case-breaking plot twist, they learn the killer has more far-reaching and deadly sinister intentions than imagined…

The ninja and Mike’s eyes locked solid. Both looked determined, but Mike saw cold black pools of hate and anger, soulless black pools of deep nothingness. Mike gazed back at him firmly with his blue eyes, he could see the man was definitely Japanese. The ninja spoke with a thick, raspy Japanese accent. “When we meet again, I will kill you!”

The Martial Arts Murders is a thrill ride of intense martial arts fights, pulse-pounding action sequences, steamy sex, and incredible plot twists that will leave the reader reeling and guessing to the very end.

ISBN: 978-1-4327-1294-5 Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Paperback SRP: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4327-0868-9 Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Hardback w/DJ SRP: $26.95
Genre: Action & Adventure

About the Author: Andy Schoepp holds a second-degree black belt in American Karate based on Tae Kwon Do. He has fourteen years of martial arts experience and eight years of experience as an assistant martial arts instructor with American States Karate in Winona, Minnesota. He is trained in several martial arts weapons, including the bo staff, tonfas, kamas, escrima sticks, nunchakus, sais, three-section staff, and samurai sword. He has extensively researched Aikido and Ninjutsu and has studied and practiced Iaido and the Dragon’s Touch. Schoepp is a graduate of Winona State University with a B.A. Degree in History. The Martial Arts Murders is the first of a planned trilogy on the adventures of Detectives Darts and Anderson—watch for the sequels Life and Money Heist and Moral Executioners. Schoepp is currently single and lives in Winona, Minnesota.

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