Five New Titles Coming Soon…

Within the next 60 days, several new titles will be dropping from Down & Out Books. Below is the 4-1-1.

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First up, STINKING RICH by Rob Brunet.

What could possibly go wrong when the backwoods Libidos Motorcycle Club hires a high school dropout to tend a barn full of high-grade marijuana? Plenty, it turns out. In a world where indoor plumbing’s optional and each local wacko is more twisted than the last, drug money draws reprobates like moths to a lantern. From loveable losers to gnarly thugs and law-and-order wannabes, every last one of them has an angle—their best shot at being stinking rich. And with their own warped ideas about right, wrong, and retribution, the Libidos aren’t far behind.

“If Carl Hiaasen were Canadian and enjoyed partaking in a little Class D substance for recreation, then you’d have an idea of what Stinking Rich has for you between its covers.” —Todd Robinson, Anthony-nominated author of The Hard Bounce

Available as an ebook and TP.  Kindle | Nook | Amazon TP | B&N TP




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In the second seat is Les Edgerton’s latest romp fest called THE GENUINE, IMITATION, PLASTIC KIDNAPPING.

A mix of Cajun gumbo, a couple tablespoons of kinky sex and a dash of unusual New Orleans settings and you wind up with Les Edgerton’s latest romp fest! Pete Halliday is busted out of baseball for gambling and travels to New Orleans to make his fortune hustling. Five years later, he’s deep in debt to bookie and in cahoots with Tommy LeClerc, a Cajun with a tiny bit of Indian blood who considers himself a red man. Tommy inveigles a reluctant Pete into one scheme after another, the latest a kidnapping scheme where they’ll snatch the Cajun Mafia King and hold his amputated hand for some serious jack. Along the way, Pete is double-crossed by Tommy and falls in love with part-time hooker and full-time waitress Cat Duplaisir. With both the Italian and Cajun mobs after them, a chase through Jazz Fest, a Tourette’s outbreak in a black bar and other zany adventures, all seems lost. Fans of Christopher Moore and Carl Hiaasen will enjoy this story.

“A hard-driving, relentless story with grab-you-by-the-throat characters.”—Grant Blackwood, New York Times bestselling author

Available for Kindle pre-order

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This October the trade paperback of BITE HARDER, the sequel to HARD BITE, from Anonymous-9 will drop.  The ebook was released by the fellows at Blasted Heath a few weeks back.

Some say he’s a serial killer. Others say he’s a vigilante doing what police can’t or won’t do. What’s certain is that Dean Drayhart, a paraplegic, will soon sit on death row for killing hit-and-run-drivers in Los Angeles. But not if the Mexican Mafia gets hold of him and those he loves first. Dean may be broken in body but his fierce spirit is determined to protect his pet monkey named Sid and girlfriend Cinda—out there running hard and fast from the law. Hardboiled, funny, relentless, and unexpectedly tenderhearted BITE HARDER delivers riotous action all the way to a bombshell climax that could only have been written by Anonymous-9, the self-declared mad scientist of crime fiction.

“Brilliant, brutally funny, so real you can taste it. Starring the finest serial-killing helper monkey in all fiction.” —Douglas Lindsay, author of The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson, soon to be a major motion picture starring Emma Thompson and Robert Carlyle


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Have I “Lost” you yet? Good, because this latest find from Shamus award winner Richard Barre is sheer suspense.  In late October, Barre’s thrilling book,  LOST, will be available as a trade paperback and ebook..


Who hasn’t dreamed it? Lost in today’s siren-scream world, coming apart at the seams, the chance to ditch the pressure and find…yourself. For the fragmenting Metcalfs—long-adrift Ben, world-class sailor Kate, coming-of-age Shay—a friend’s sailboat, warm breezes, and tropical waters is a dream come true. Until the nightmare finds them…

Mr. Barre’s peers have said the following about his books:

“A new Richard Barre novel is reason to break out the champagne. He is… one of the true blue masters of crime fiction.” —Dennis Lehane, bestselling author

“There is a spooky polish rubbed over all of this, onto every surface until it shines. Barre knows what he is doing and this story shows it. Edgar [Allen Poe] would be proud because it ripples with the muscle of less being more.” —Michael Connelly, bestselling author

“Richard Barre touches the soul. He is simply one of the best.” —Harlan Coben, bestselling author

You can pre-order this one for your Kindle right now!


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So everybody hates stockbrokers, right?  Well, you really can’t say that about Austin Carr.  Austin comes from the mind of none other than Jack Getze.  Down & Out Books is finally unleashing the third Austin Carr mystery BIG MOJO on the world in October.


Wall Street’s miasmal garbage washes up on the Jersey Shore when a small time broker falls in love: Is he attracted to the beautiful lady—or her brother’s inside information?  Held spellbound by a steamy, auburn-haired woman with a dubious past and a get-rich-quick, insider trading scheme, Austin Carr knocks down a beehive of bad-acting Bonacellis, including the ill-tempered “Mr. Vic” Bonacelli, who wants his redhead back, and local mob lieutenant Angelina “Mama Bones” Bonacelli, architect of a strange and excruciating death trap for the fast-talking stockbroker she calls smarty pants.   To survive, Austin must unravel threads of jealousy, revenge and new affections, discover the fate of a pseudo ruby called the Big Mojo and slam the lid on a pending United States of America vs. Austin Carr insider trading case. Can Austin and his Jersey Shore mouthpiece possibly out maneuver the savvy U.S. District Attorney from Manhattan? Will anything matter for Austin ever again if Mama Bones flips that switch?

—Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark Award winning author of Truth Be Told, is already raving about BIG MOJO.  She says, “Gordon Gekko meets Janet Evanovich in this wry and winning caper—Jack Getze does it again!”

Oh yeah, you can pre-order this guy for you Kindle (surprised?) today!  It will be available as a trade paperback as well as an ebook.

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Yep, that’s five for your reading enjoyment.

I won’t tell you about the other three I’m working on at the moment.  Those are top secret!


Maybe I’ll let the cat out of the bag soon, though.



We’ll see.


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