New from Down & Out Books …
Synopsis … Hardboiled. Softboiled. Noir. East Coast. West Coast. And all points in between.
Whatever you call them, gumshoe, shamus, Pinkerton, detective, private eye, P.I., shadow, tail, investigator, and wherever you need them, from East to West, North to South. They’re all here.
From the hard pavement of Brooklyn, New York, to the mean dusty streets of Carson City. Down to sultry New Orleans and the freak show that’s Venice, CA. From the flim-flammers of Waco, Texas to DC, Las Vegas to San Berdoo and LA. And from Iowa City to San Diego and small town North Carolina — not to mention the low-life drug dealers in a little place called King’s Quarter, Maine. No one is safe in this impressive collection featuring fifteen original private eye stories. Crime fiction connoisseurs will visit one major crime scene after another with some of today’s best-of-the-best crime writers serving as tour guides. Poisoned-pen masters like: Joe Abramo, Eric Beetner, Michael Bracken, Meredith Cole, Matt Coyle, Tom Donohue, John Floyd, Gay Toltl Kinman, Terrill Lee Lankford, Janice Law, Paul D. Marks, Andrew McAleer, O’Neil De Noux, Robert J. Randisi, Art Taylor.
COAST TO COAST: PRIVATE EYES FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA features suspense stories ranging from hardboiled to psychological to thrillers. And while these stories differ in locale, climate, mood and tone, they all resonate with the dark underbelly of crime.
Praise for COAST TO COAST: PRIVATE EYES FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA …
“Tough, taut and terrific. This cross-country collection of sleuthing stories — from the best writers in the private eye biz — is wonderfully written, always surprising, and completely entertaining.” —Hank Phillippi Ryan, Anthony, Agatha and Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author of Say No More
“A bang-up read of PI fiction from a gallery of impressive authors. Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea is compelling, fun, and full of surprises. A treat.” —Shamus Award-winning author John Shepphird
Praise for the COAST TO COAST crime fiction series …
“A tantalizing array of stories guaranteed to please fans of PI fiction. High fives all around!” —MWA Grand Master Bill Pronzini on Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea
“Envelope-pushers! A truly WOW collection by the best mystery writers out there — full of surprises only they can pull off.” —Thomas B. Sawyer, bestselling author of Cross Purposes, head writer of Murder, She Wrote
“A sterling collection of coast-to-coast crime stories dripping with local color — all of it blood red.” —Chuck Hogan, author of The Town and Devils In Exile
“An engaging collection from a stellar cast of award-winning mystery authors guaranteed to keep you awake all night.” — Hannah Dennison, author of the IMBA bestselling Vicky Hill Mysteries
“This intriguing collection of stories from these masters of suspense will keep you guessing from cover to cover and coast to coast.” —Raffi Yessayan, author of 8 in the Box and 2 in the Hat