Down & Out Books

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Down and Out Books is noir.

Down and Out Books is the private eye.

Down and Out Books is hard boiled.

Down and Out Books is crime.

We are lover’s of quality, well-written stories of crime. We look for and publish great writers…some you’ve heard of, some you haven’t. These are folks you should be reading. We aim to release 2-5 titles per month starting with back catalogs and leading to new, unpublished titles.

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Crime and Justice
Pre-release—available August 17, 2020. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,690. Language: English. Published by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
With a mountain of personal debt, Clark Stanton is facing financial meltdown until a stranger offers him a lifeline in return for a favor. As the manager of Seattle’s crime lab, all Clark has to do is make the rape kit evidence against the mayor’s son go away … CRIME AND JUSTICE by Martin Bodenham.
Wing and a Prayer
Pre-release—available August 10, 2020. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,320. Language: American English. Published by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
WING AND A PRAYER by Lawrence Kelter. The 3rd book in the My Cousin Vinny Series.
Transorbital
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,380. Language: American English. Published: August 3, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Creepy, grimy, and darkly humorous, TRANSORBITAN by Nathan Singer is an off-kilter twist on the old pulp whodunit.
Jalapeño Poppers and a Flare Gun
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,060. Language: American English. Published: August 1, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
JALAPEÑO POPPERS AND A FLARE GUN by Michael Bracken and Trey R. Barker. Guns + Tacos Season 2, Episode 8.
EconoClash Review #6
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,710. Language: American English. Published: July 24, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
ECONOCLASH REVIEW #6 is better than UV or bleach for curing those COVID blues, and just as despicable. Edited by J.D. Graves, these nine quality cheap thrills of the dankest macabre and criminally petty, are guaranteed to delight your senses, tickle your outrage, and engorge your brain with blood.
Together They Were Crimson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,890. Language: American English. Published: July 20, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
An Angel of Mercy serial killer targets the elderly, but when a visitor catches her in the act, the Angel is forced to murder her. Her husband seeks revenge. The Angel seeks some form of completion she sees in him. And their cat-and-mouse game begins. TOGETHER THEY WERE CRIMSON by Ryan Sayles.
Driving Reign
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,520. Language: American English. Published: July 6, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
DRIVING REIGN, the De La Cruz Case Files by TG Wolff. 2nd in series.
Burritos & Bullets
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,850. Language: American English. Published: July 1, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
BURRITOS & BULLETS by Eric Beetner. Guns + Tacos Season Two Episode 7.
A Grifter's Song Vol. 3
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 59,000. Language: American English. Published: July 1, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A GRIFTER'S SONG VOL. 3. Created and edited by Frank Zafiro. With episodes by Eryk Pruitt, Asa Maria Bradley, and Holly West.
A Grifter's Song Vol. 4
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 77,120. Language: American English. Published: July 1, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A GRIFTER'S SONG VOL. 4. Created and edited by Frank Zafiro. With episodes by Eric Beetner, Scott Eubanks, and Frank Zafiro.
Never the Crime
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 118,160. Language: American English. Published: June 22, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
NEVER THE CRIME by Colin Conway and Frank Zafiro. The Charlie-316 Crime Series, 2nd in series.
Occam's Razor
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,170. Language: American English. Published: June 15, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A former NFL prospect delves into the ugly underbelly of sports…OCCAM’S RAZOR by Joe Clifford.
Catawba Point
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,590. Language: American English. Published: June 8, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
CATAWBA POINT, a Jim Grant Thriller by Colin Campbell. 7th in series.
Down Comes the Night
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,950. Language: American English. Published: June 1, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
DOWN COMES THE NIGHT by Frank Zafiro. A Grifter's Song Season Two Episode 12.
The Blues Don't Care
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,030. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Bobby Saxon plays piano like his life depends on it, and it just might … THE BLUES DON'T CARE by Paul D. Marks.
Coldwater
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,990. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
After a miscarriage, a young couple move from San Francisco to the Sacramento suburbs to restart their lives. When the vacant house across the street is taken over by what they think are squatters, they’re pulled into a battle neither of them bargained for … COLDWATER by Tom Pitts.
Pushing Water
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,280. Language: American English. Published: May 4, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
PUSHING WATER, a Penns River Crime Novel by Dana King. 5th in series.
Still Life with Suitcase
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,140. Language: American English. Published: May 1, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
STILL LIFE WITH SUITCASE by Scott Eubanks. A Grifter's Song Season Two Episode 11.
Some Awful Cunning
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,620. Language: American English. Published: April 20, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
SOME AWFUL CUNNING by Joe Ricker is the story of Ryan Carpenter, an underground relocation specialist who tries desperately to escape a vengeful client and his haunting past before they converge.
The Brooklyn Trilogy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 180,830. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
THE BROOKLYN TRILOGY by Robert J. Randisi. Three Delvecchio P.I. Novels: No Exit from Brooklyn, The Dead of Brooklyn, and The End of Brooklyn.
Follow You Down
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,160. Language: American English. Published: April 6, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A small-town deputy writing tickets where she used to raise hell, and a teenager at odds with his rural criminal family, race to find a missing local girl in FOLLOW YOU DOWN, a crime novel by Geoff Hyatt.
The Sound of Breaking Bones
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,770. Language: American English. Published: April 1, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
THE SOUND OF BREAKING BONES by Eric Beetner. A Grifter's Song Season Two Episode 10.
White Swan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,250. Language: American English. Published: March 23, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A Yakama boy’s coming-of-age story, a Vietnam War memoir and a love story spanning three generations … WHITE SWAN by Lono Waiwaiole.
The Swamp Killers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,620. Language: American English. Published: March 16, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
From the team that brought you THE NIGHT OF THE FLOOD comes a new novel-in-stories that blurs the lines between what's true, and what we think is true…THE SWAMP KILLERS, edited by Sarah M. Chen and E.A. Aymar.
The Lantern Man
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 65,640. Language: American English. Published: March 9, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Shortly after her brother is convicted of the brutal murder Lizzy Greiner is found dead. Next to her charred body, investigators find her journal, safely stored inside a fireproof box. Her narrative calls into question everything investigators thought they knew about the murder. THE LANTERN MAN by Jon Bassoff.
I'm Dying As Fast As I Can
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 43,290. Language: American English. Published: March 2, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
I’M DYING AS FAST AS I CAN, a Nick Polo Mystery by Jerry Kennealy. 12th in series.
The Money Block
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,970. Language: American English. Published: March 1, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
THE MONEY BLOCK by Holly West. A Grifter's Song, Season Two, Episode 9.
In the Cut
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,360. Language: American English. Published: February 24, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
In the Cut, a SpoCompton Crime Novel by Frank Zafiro. 2nd in series.
All of Them to Burn
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 55,150. Language: American English. Published: February 24, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In A BETTER KIND OF HATE, the struggle began. In THE BIG MACHINE EATS, the struggle continued. Now, with ALL OF THEM TO BURN, the struggle concludes. Bishop Rider doing what he does best: saving the world one bleeding degenerate at a time. Stories by Beau Johnson.
Crossing Borders
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 68,980. Language: American English. Published: February 17, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
“Death is not the only border.” CROSSING BORDERS, a San Diego Chapter of Sisters in Crime anthology edited by Lisa Brackmann and Matt Coyle.
I Know Where You Sleep
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,750. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A relentless stalker has been terrorizing Jessica Smith, and, out of good options, she finally turns to her last resort—private investigator Anderson West—in I KNOW WHERE YOU SLEEP, a P.I. Thriller by Alan Orloff.
Upgrade
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,680. Language: American English. Published: February 1, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
UPGRADE by Asa Maria Bradley. A Grifter's Song, Season Two, Episode 8. Created and edited by Frank Zafiro.
EconoClash Review #5
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,030. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Strap yourself in Thrill Seeker—we’re excited to take our Quality Cheap Thrills down and out! ECONOCLASH REVIEW #5, edited by J.D. Graves.
A Dark Homage
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,970. Language: American English. Published: January 20, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
What do a sex tape, a venture capital firm, a secret society of women, and a Catholic nun have in common? Murdered author Miriam Cross…in A DARK HOMAGE by Wendy Tyson.
Guns + Tacos Vol. 2
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 55,420. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Each episode of Guns & Tacos features the story of one Chicagoland resident who visits the taco truck seeking a solution to life’s problems, a solution that always comes in a to-go bag.
Guns + Tacos Vol. 1
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,130. Language: American English. Published: January 19, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Each episode of Guns & Tacos features the story of one Chicagoland resident who visits the taco truck seeking a solution to life’s problems, a solution that always comes in a to-go bag.
The Stone Carrier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,040. Language: American English. Published: January 6, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Terry Brennan is a great reporter. All he has to do now is find out who set him up for murder before the cops and Nicky Baines, Harlem’s most violent drug dealer catch up with him. THE STONE CARRIER by Robert Ward.
Gone Dead on You
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,690. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2020 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
GONE DEAD ON YOU by Eryk Pruitt. A Grifter's Song Season 2 Episode 7, created and edited by Frank Zafiro.
Shelter Cove
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 77,580. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2019 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
SHELTER COVE, A Jim Grant Thriller by Colin Campbell. 6th in series.
Trouble & Strife: Crime Stories Inspired by Cockney Rhyming Slang
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 67,850. Language: American English. Published: December 16, 2019 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
TROUBLE & STRIFE: Crime Stories Inspired by Cockney Rhyming Slang edited by Simon Wood. With stories by Steve Brewer, Susanna Calkins, Colin Campbell, Angel Luis Colón, Robert Dugoni, Paul Finch, Catriona McPherson, Travis Richardson, Johnny Shaw, Jay Stringer, and Sam Wiebe.
Encrypting Maya
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,230. Language: American English. Published: December 16, 2019 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
ENCRYPTING MAYA is the story of two exceptional kids who set out to change the world and a world that fought back every step of the way.
Skunk Train
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,880. Language: American English. Published: December 2, 2019 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A modern-day rock-and-roll love story…SKUNK TRAIN, a Crime Novel by Joe Clifford.
A Beretta, Burritos and Bears
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,190. Language: American English. Published: December 1, 2019 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A BERETTA, BURRITOS AND BEARS by James A. Hearn. Guns + Tacos Season One Episode 6.
Down & Out: The Magazine Volume 2 Issue 1
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,280. Language: American English. Published: November 18, 2019 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
DOWN & OUT: THE MAGAZINE VOLUME 2 ISSUE 1 edited by Rick Ollerman. With a feature story by Walter Satterthwait.
Deep Green Cover
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,170. Language: American English. Published: November 18, 2019 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
DEEP GREEN COVER, the 2nd book in the Deep Cover series with ATF Special Agent David Ward by Joel W. Barrows.
The Dead Don't Sleep
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,720. Language: American English. Published: November 18, 2019 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
You can try to put the past behind you—but watch your back…THE DEAD DON’T SLEEP, a thriller by Steven Max Russo.
Maxine Unleashes Doomsday
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,900. Language: American English. Published: November 11, 2019 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
How far will you go to survive? MAXINE UNLEASHES DOOMSDAY by Nick Kolakowski.
The Unknowing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,550. Language: American English. Published: November 11, 2019 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
For Sheriff’s Deputy Wes Spahn, this isn’t just another case. For Spahn, this case will have too many emotional similarities to his first case as a detective, similarities that will leave him questioning everything…THE UNKNOWING by Trey R. Barker.
Widow's Run
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,780. Language: American English. Published: November 11, 2019 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Murder is filthy business. Good thing Diamond plays dirty. WIDOW’S RUN by TG Wolff.
Let It Snow
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,980. Language: American English. Published: November 11, 2019 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Christmas can be murder. LET IT SNOW, a Crime Novel by Nigel Bird.
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