Coming in November from Down & Out Books: THE STONE CARRIER by Robert Ward

TAMPA, Fla. - Oct. 3, 2019 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that THE STONE CARRIER, a suspense thriller by Robert Ward, will be published on November 25, 2019 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


Terry Brennan is a gonzo journalist for all the major magazines. He does a feature piece on super-novelist Thaddeus Bryant and the two become best friends. Thad has all the glittering prizes which Terry wants, including the next big step up the ladder of success, a major novel and a movie deal. He and his old friend Joey Gardello, the up and coming movie director, drink and dine at Elaine's, the ultimate superstar hangout, but neither of them have yet made it. And as the novel opens it becomes obvious that Joey never will. Because he's murdered in Central Park. Worse, for Terry, he becomes the prime suspect.

A thrilling and sometimes hilarious chase ensues as Terry tries to find out who the murderer is before the cops or Nicky Baines, the most terrifying drug dealer in Harlem catches up with him. A wild, witty thriller you won't put down until its great, surprise ending.

Meet the author …

Robert Ward grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and read every book he could get his hands on. Sadly, they weren't the books his high school had assigned him so his grades suffered accordingly. He went to Towson University where he happily met up with great English teachers and read all the right books and started writing stories. His first novel, Shedding Skin, came out in 1972 and won a National Endowment Award as one of the Best First Novels to be published that year. In addition to his books, he was a staff writing for the TV show Hill Street Blues and later served as co-executive producer of Miami Vice. His more recent books include the classic noir novel Four Kinds of Rain, which was nominated for the Hammett Award. Mr. Ward has three sons and still lives in an old 20's house in Hollywood. The Stone Carrier is the first of a series of books he hopes to write based on his journalism and Hollywood adventures.

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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