New from Down & Out Books …
MAMA TRIED by James R. Tuck, editor
Crime Fiction Inspired by Outlaw Country Music
Publication date: August 15, 2016
Synopsis … Outlaws.
It’s what makes the best of country music and crime fiction. Sometimes it’s hardened criminals: murders, thieves, and convicts, sometimes it’s just a poor fool driven to the edge by hard times, hard drinking, or a hard lover.
In this collection you will find stories from the best voices in crime fiction inspired by the best voices in outlaw country music. Stories with:
• An off-books mercenary trying to save a trucker’s delivery from a beautiful thief.
• An ex-con dealing with small town prejudice … and armed robbery.
• Outlaw newlyweds running from a tri-county drug lord.
• A young girl seeking solace in the company of dogs bred to fight that she never found in family.
• A wife discovering the other woman is not what she thought.
• A writer finding out what prison is really like.
Stories by J.L. Abramo, Trey R. Barker, Eric Beetner, Levi Black, Michael Bunker, Delilah Dawson, Les Edgerton, Christa Faust, Tommy Hancock, Grant Jerkins, Ken Lizzi, Riley Miller, James A. Moore, Bobby Nash, Mel Odom, Eryk Pruitt, Jay Requard, Charles R. Rutledge and Ryan Sayles.