New from Down & Out Books: The Righteous Path by James D.F. Hannah

New from Down & Out Books …

The Righteous Path by James D.F. Hannah

A Parker County Novel, 1st in series
Publication Date: July 26, 2021

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Synopsis … Sheriff Matt Simms’ days are numbered. Diagnosed with liver cancer, and waiting for a transplant, Simms remains steadfast to the things that matter: his friends, his wife, and his duty to protect the citizens of Parker County.

The series of home invasions on the elderly is sudden, savage, and seemingly without motive. Shaken to his core by the brutality, Simms delves deeper into the attacks, discovering a family’s secrets and a connection to a decades-old crime. Then there’s the missing teen-ager, and a mother unsure what’s happened to her daughter. Meanwhile, Matt struggles to help his friend and former deputy in the wake of a life-changing injury that has driven the man to the brink of despair.

As events escalate and turn explosive and deadly, Simms must put everything at risk—even his own life—to catch the killers.


“Mention noir and the typical mystery reader thinks of the mean streets of Los Angeles or New York, but The Righteous Path is anything but typical. It’s the story of rural West Virginia Sheriff Matt Simms, who’s battling a deadly illness while trying to keep peace and security in a noir-ish part of America that’s been overlooked and forgotten by society. Exquisitely written and filled with crisp dialogue and observations, The Righteous Path is one not to be missed.” —Brendan DuBois, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author

“Shamus winner James D.F. Hannah expertly delivers a mystery with more switchback twists than a mountain road, peppered with characters readers will enjoy taking this wild ride with. I dare you to try to put this book down.” —LynDee Walker, Amazon Charts bestselling author of No Sin Unpunished

“In The Righteous Path, James D.F. Hannah mixes ricochet banter and raw humanity to create a page-turning mystery. I have some catching up to do!” —Award-winning author J.D. Allen