New from All Due Respect: TOMMY SHAKES by Rob Pierce

TAMPA, Fla. - Sept. 27, 2019 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that TOMMY SHAKES, a crime novel by Rob Pierce, has been published by its imprint All Due Respect on September 27, 2019 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


Tommy Shakes is a career criminal, and not a very good one. He earned his name as a heroin addict. Now he's just a drunk, drinking so much that he spends much of his time in bathrooms, exploding from one end or the other.

He's in a marriage he wants to salvage. He convinces himself that his wife will stay with him if he can bring home enough money. She tells him that won't do it, but Tommy gets a crack at a big heist and decides to pull the job.

The job is ripping off a popular restaurant that runs an illegal sports book in back. When it turns out that one of the security guys works for a local gangster, Joey Lee, Tommy figures there's enough money that it's worth the risk.

They pull the robbery but one member of Tommy's crew gets gun happy and it turns into a bloodbath, which includes killing Lee's man. Now they're wanted for murder, and the law is the least of their problems.

Praise for TOMMY SHAKES …

"Tight as a drum, vicious as a pitbull. I don't remember the last time I read something that scratched the scuzzy itch of noir as well as Tommy Shakes." —Rob Hart, author of the Ash McKenna series

"When you pick up Tommy Shakes, make sure you have nothing to do, because you're not going to want to put this one down. Rob Pierce at the tip-top of his game." —Eryk Pruitt, author of What We Reckon

Meet the author …

Rob Pierce wrote the novels Uncle Dust and With the Right Enemies, the novella Vern in the Heat, and the short story collection The Things I Love Will Kill Me Yet. Rob has also edited dozens of novels freelance and for All Due Respect, and has had stories published in numerous magazines. He lives and will probably die in Oakland, California.

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

In its ninth year 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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