Clean Win delivers an interesting mystery that will keep readers guessing along the way.

5-STAR REVIEW: CLEAN WIN by Kevin R. Doyle

About The Book

A Sam Quinton Mystery: Book 4
Publication Date: March 14, 2023

Laura Mosby is like a lot of young women, working in a job she doesn’t like, looking for a way out, and doing her best to enjoy her privacy. When she dies a violent death at the hands of an intruder, it’s at first brushed off as a standard homicide. But when Lieutenant Santiago, the supervising detective, comes across evidence linking her death to a local politician, he begins to see the faint threads of a much nastier scheme. Desperate to shield his people from potential harm, he turns to Sam Quinton, full-time gym owner and part-time private investigator, to help solve Laura’s murder and help the police department evade the wrath of City Hall.



The Review

Private investigator Sam Quinton is back for another mystery, this time to dig deeper into a potentially high-stakes murder.

Author Kevin R. Doyle packs plenty of solid detective work in Clean Win. A local hairdresser has been murdered, and the investigation seems to be growing cold.

Quinton comes on board at the request of a police lieutenant once lab results come back implicating a top politician. However, the case has to be airtight, or in this case, a clean win. While no stranger to investigations, this one requires Quinton to steer clear of his law enforcement pals.

Who killed Laura Mosby? It seems that everyone is suddenly investigating the case, but Quinton is determined to unravel the clues and nail the culprit, fair and square.

Quinton’s laid-back approach provides a compelling main character with a solid sense of humor. As a result, the storyline flows smoothly and naturally. The Missouri setting was interesting, particularly the mention of Rolla.

Clean Win delivers an interesting mystery that will keep readers guessing along the way.

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About The Author

A high-school teacher, former college instructor, and fiction writer, Kevin R. Doyle is the author of numerous short horror stories. He’s also written three crime thrillers, The GroupWhen You Have to Go There, and And the Devil Walks Away, and one horror novel, The Litter. In the last few years, he’s begun working on the Sam Quinton private eye series, published by Camel Press. The first Quinton book, Squatter’s Rights, was nominated for the 2021 Shamus award for Best First PI Novel.  The second book, Heel Turn, was released in March of 2021, while the third in the series, Double Frame, came out in March of 2022. The fourth Sam Quinton book, Clean Win, will be released in March of 2023.


Blog Tour Schedule

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January 30: The Faerie Review
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Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.


  1. Amy,
    Wow, thanks for the kind review. I’ve lived in Missouri for over two decades, so do my best to sprinkle in some obvious and some not so obvious references.


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Clean Win delivers an interesting mystery that will keep readers guessing along the way.5-STAR REVIEW: CLEAN WIN by Kevin R. Doyle