J.J. Luepke Announces the Release of Her First Novel, ‘On the Cutting Edge’

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Murder mystery novel brings high drama and compelling heroine

When asked to describe her murder mystery novel, “On the Cutting Edge: Redemption” (published by Trafford Publishing), J.J. Luepke gave a succinct but telling answer: “high drama with murder.”

In this edge-of-your-seat thriller, Luepke tells the story of Josie Buchannon, an advertising executive who finds herself at the wrong place at the wrong time. Josie is forced to leave her home in upstate New York and the job she loves when she’s assaulted by a knife-welding madman. In a new city, she dedicates herself to rebuilding her life, but just when she begins to feel normal again – enter: the FBI. Josie’s former boss has been murdered and the bureau needs her help to find the assailant. While Josie’s former boss was less than kind while alive, Josie helps the bureau flush out his murderer.

No stranger to office politics, Luepke imbues her story with real-life antics. “The book is based on a real life office setting with actual conversations that have taken place.”

The book has already gained high marks from readers. Advance praise for “On the Cutting Edge”:

“If you are looking for a good read filled with intrigue and strong female characters ranging from the somewhat innocent to the divisive, “On the Cutting Edge” is an excellent choice. The author’s character development and strong dialogue guide the reader through a story of competition and jealousy. Luepke is a good storyteller and does a fine job of representing the modern business era with a focus on finding the positives in a tough world.”
—SAM, Facilitator, Lakeview Writers Club

“J. J. Luepke has woven a tapestry of detailed description into this intriguing novel of lust, murder, and mayhem. This is a great read for anyone looking to live a fairytale rags-to-riches vicariously through the simple means of reading a book.”
—Jody Isaackson, Former newspaper/newsletter editor

“I’ve read J.J. Luepke’s novel a second time—I liked it that much. It was fast-paced and kept a person reading to the end.”
—S. C. Anderson, Editor, Viking Age Newsletter

About the Author
J.J. Luepke has more than nine years of experience in journalism. She earned a Bachelor of Science in education, and has had three award-winning poems published in various anthologies. She is an avid reader of murder mystery novels and lives in Minnesota with a spouse and two house cats.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.


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