Now Available from Down & Out Books: BROOKLYN JUSTICE by J.L. Abramo

TAMPA, Fla. - Feb. 29, 2016 - PRLog -- Brooklyn PI Nick Venture, a man who knows trouble but not how to keep out of it, is the central character of J.L. Abramo's BROOKLYN JUSTICE, a new crime novel published on February 29, 2016 in trade paperback and ebook formats by Down & Out Books.

"When J.L. approached me about publishing a novel in stories, I was intrigued by the concept," said Eric Campbell, publisher of Down & Out Books. "The result — an interconnected set of stories that take place in the Borough of Churches, Brooklyn New York — is an accomplished crime novel by one of our best authors."


BROOKLYN JUSTICE is a wild ride through the streets of the Borough of Churches. Private investigator Nick Ventura knows trouble — but not how to keep his nose out of it. A pool of blood spreading across a casino poker table, a Buick plowing through a storefront with a dead detective aboard, a fatal rendezvous in the shadow of a Coney Island landmark, a childhood friend gunned down walking his dog in the wrong place at the wrong time, a film distributor who thinks he can get away with murder through intimidation and violence, a mob boss assassinated leaving a neighborhood restaurant, and the particular brand of retribution necessary to level the playing field in the fourth largest city in America — J.L. Abramo serves it all up with a vengeance.


"In BROOKLYN JUSTICE, award winning author J.L. Abramo again demonstrates his firm grasp on the language and morality of his native streets, with as many surprises as there are casualties. An ideal follow-up to his acclaimed novel GRAVESEND." — The Denver Review

"If grit, hard guys, and the rhythm of the mean streets is your thing, BROOKLYN JUSTICE has got them in spades and J.L. Abramo is your man." — Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author of WHERE IT HURTS

"J.L. Abramo writes noir the way God and Hammett intended — tough, terse, and smart. BROOKLYN JUSTICE is a great read with razor-sharp prose and a compelling cast. Nick Ventura is my kind of PI." — Michael Koryta, New York Times Bestselling author of THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD

Meet the Author …

J.L. Abramo was born in the seaside paradise of Brooklyn, New York on Raymond Chandler's fifty-ninth birthday. Abramo is the author of Catching Water in a Net (recipient of the SMP/PWA Award for Best First Private Eye Novel), the subsequent Jake Diamond mysteries Clutching at Straws, Counting to Infinity, Circling the Runway, Chasing Charlie Chan, and the stand-alone novels Gravesend and Brooklyn Justice. Abramo is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Private Eye Writers of America, International Thriller Writers and Screen Actors Guild. Abramo lives in Denver, CO. Author's website:

About Down & Out Books …

Founded in 2011, Down & Out Books ( ( is an independent publisher of crime fiction based in Tampa, Florida. For more information about the book or to request an interview with the author, contact

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