Down & Out Books Announces the Return of Jake Diamond in CIRCLING THE RUNWAY by J.L. Abramo

After a ten-year break, private investigator Jake Diamond is back on the job in the new original novel Circling the Runway.

Diamond was introduced in Catching Water in a Net (2001), winner of the St. Martin’s Press/Private Eye Writers of America Award for Best First Private Eye Novel, and subsequently featured in Clutching at Straws (2003) and Counting To Infinity (2004).

Circling the Runway, the long awaited fourth addition to the acclaimed series, will be released by Down & Out Books in April 2015—following on the heels of Abramo’s highly-praised stand-alone thriller Gravesend (2012) and Chasing Charlie Chan (2013).

“During the writing of Circling the Runway, I was surprised and pleased with how well I knew Jake Diamond after nearly a decade,” Abramo says. “It was as if Jake never left.”

Jacob Diamond and San Francisco Detective Sergeant Roxton Johnson are famous for not getting along.  Cats and dogs.  Oil and water.  Liston and Ali.  Jake and Rocky.  When an assistant district attorney is murdered in a high-rise apartment building, and Johnson suspects his lieutenant may have something to do with it, he can think of no one else to turn to for help—no one he can trust—except Jake Diamond.  If the mismatched duo can avoid stepping on each other’s toes long enough—they may be able to stop circling the runway and land on the villain’s doorstep. Lieutenant Laura Lopez, Detective Ray Boyle, Joey Clams, Vinnie Strings and Darlene Roman are all back in action in the first new Jake Diamond escapade since Counting to Infinity.

“Jake Diamond is back after a ten-year hiatus, and his reappearance is well worth the wait. Abramo offers yet another smart, funny and action-packed installment to his award-winning series with Circling the Runway.”—The Denver Review

Down & Out Books publisher, Eric Campbell added, “The dedicated Diamond followers who know Jake will feel the same—and those who don’t know Jake will become new fans of the smart, witty and charming San Francisco private eye.”

Down & Out Books, an indie-publisher based in Tampa, FL, has been serving up the best crime fiction since 2011.

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