Coming in November from All Due Respect: GRAVY TRAIN by Tess Makovesky

Gravy Train by Tess Makovesky
Gravy Train by Tess Makovesky
TAMPA, Fla. - Sept. 4, 2018 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that GRAVY TRAIN by Tess Makovesky will be published by its imprint All Due Respect on November 30, 2018 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


Crime pays. So barmaid Sandra thinks when she overhears details of a betting scam and wins herself and fat husband Mike eighty thousand pounds. But they've reckoned without mugger Lenny, lying in wait outside the betting shop door. And he's reckoned without a top-notch car thief, his own devious boss, a fellow gang-member with a grudge, and Sandra's unpleasant almost-Uncle George.

Chaos ensues as a whole bunch of disparate—and desperate—characters chase the bag of money around Birmingham's back streets. Plenty of them help themselves to the cash, but none of them are good at hanging onto it. As they hurtle towards a frantic showdown on the banks of the local canal, will any of them see their ill-gotten gains again? Or will their precious gravy train come shuddering to a halt?

Advance praise for GRAVY TRAIN …

"Tess Makovesky's Gravy Train is a terrifically entertaining, raucous and rough 'n' tumble Brit Grit crime caper that will leave you breathless." —Paul D. Brazill, author of Last Year's Man, A Case of Noir, and Guns of Brixton

"Gravy Train is my kind of crime fiction. Real people, real stakes, real fun." —Jay Stringer, author of Ways to Die in Glasgow and How to Kill Friends and Implicate People

Meet the author …

Liverpool lass Tess Makovesky is now settled in the far north of England where she roams the fells with a brolly, dreaming up new stories and startling the occasional sheep. Her short stories have darkened the pages of many anthologies and magazines (including Drag Noir from Fox Spirit Books and Skin & Bones from Down & Out Books), and her psychological noir novella Raise the Blade was published by Caffeine Nights in 2016. Gravy Train is her first novel.

All Due Respect has brought you low-life literature since 2010, publishing down and dirty novellas, novels, and short story collections from the best writers in crime fiction. Learn more at

Celebrating eight years as an independent publisher of award-winning literary and crime fiction, Down & Out Books ( is based in Tampa, Florida. For more information about the book, to request a review copy of the book, or to inquire about an interview with the author, contact

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