Cover reveal! The Second Life of Jonathan Sendel


Best-selling author Jonathan Sendel has been murdered.
Now, his clone must solve the mystery.

Today, LitNuts is happy to be participating in the "cover reveal" of The Second Life of Jonathan Sendel, a new release coming soon from author Jeffrey Ashkin and Ink Smith Publishing. Read on to learn more!

The Second Life of Jonathan Sendel

Coming soon!

In the near future when someone is murdered, a clone of the victim can be commissioned to help police solve the crime. This process is costly, tedious, and not always successful. Memory lapses, mental implosions, and rouge clones are not uncommon. It's risky, but Jonathan has the money, the fans, and the means, and so his clone must navigate a treacherous labyrinth of secrets to reclaim the life stolen from him and put his murderer behind bars.

Before his untimely death, Jonathan was stuck in a rut. His marriage was failing, writer's block had his Jim Starlight series at a deadend, and his affair with a college student was about to go public. When his charred remains are found inside his remote cabin, it's clear that the murderer is someone in his inner circle.

His clone only has a few days to unravel the mystery before he loses the vast fortune he spent his entire life, the first one, building. As he uncovers his previous life's transgressions, the people he trusted most may have some unsavory opinions about clones. Jonathan must take his investigation into his own hands to have a chance at life.

The Second Life of Jonathan Sendel is a twist-filled murder mystery that examines the life of a beloved celebrity tarnished by scandal and the painful process of coming to terms with one’s own demons.

Follow author Jeffrey Ashkin and Ink Smith Publishing via the links below to be the first to hear when this new novel is released! 

About the Author
Jeffrey Ashkin’s literary journey began with penning plays for local and state competitions. Even before college, he had seen two of his plays come to life on stage.

After college, Jeffrey segued into writing films and short stories. He dove into science fiction and wrote and directed the sci-fi/mystery film Technical Support, which screened at San Diego Comic-Con in 2012. His subsequent films continued to captivate audiences at San Diego Comic-Con in both 2022 and 2023.

In addition to writing, Jeffrey enjoys hosting convention panels that delve into storytelling. He also likes playing trivia at O’Brien’s Pub in Santa Monica. During the week, he teaches special education in Los Angeles. Learn more by following Jeffrey online:

About the Publisher
Established in 2012, Ink Smith Publishing is a small, independent publishing house that works closely with authors to develop their books, marketing plans, and sales. Ink Smith has published works in multiple genres, including horror, mystery, thriller, young adult, science fiction, fantasy, and more. Learn more at, and be sure to follow them online: 

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