Rick Neumayer's debut novel, Journeyman, was published in September 2020 by Fleur de Lis Press. Rick has also published short fiction in many literary magazines, and three of his full-length Broadway-style musical collaborations have been produced. A career teacher, he has had a wide variety of experiences, including working as a newspaper reporter, book reviewer, literary magazine editor, and singer in rock bands. He is a Louisville native and resident with degrees from Spalding University (MFA), University of Louisville (MA), and Western Kentucky University (BA).
A contemporary murder mystery debut in a classic vein: introducing private eye Jim Guthrie in this gripping first crime novel by Rick Neumayer. When a Guatemalan groom’s body is found on the backside after the Kentucky Derby, police are stymied by the distrust of immigrant workers. Then the victim’s son makes the sleuth an offer he can’t refuse, plunging Guthrie into an alien world of danger, violence, and beautiful women. Rick Neumayer is a fresh voice in American detective fiction and his Hotwalker novel is one you don’t want to miss.