New from All Due Respect: TRUE DARK by Mike Miner

TAMPA, Fla. - Nov. 22, 2019 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that TRUE DARK by Mike Miner has been published by its imprint All Due Respect on November 22, 2019 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


On a warm, quiet morning in a speck of a town near the Mexican border, an old man stops at an airstream diner and orders coffee. When the owner of the diner appears, the old man shoots him to death, pays his bill, and drives away. The sheriff, Leo Murphy is called in to investigate the murder. His instincts lead him to his brother, Ryan.

The black sheep of the family, Ryan Murphy lives just south in Mexico. He makes a living as a coyote, moving illegal cargo across the border. The brothers have an arrangement regarding Ryan's illegal enterprise: Don't ask, don't tell.

When the old man is arrested, a cold-blooded killer makes his way from Miami to help Ryan clean things up.

The Murphy brothers need to redefine the lines they will and won't cross to protect each other and those closest to them from interlopers on both sides of the law.

Praise for TRUE DARK …

"Everything Miner does well—the spare dialogue loaded to within an inch of mercy, a story that doesn't so much unfold as uncoil, breathtaking tension—he has sharpened to a masterful art in True Dark." —James Anderson, author of The Never-Open Desert Diner and Lullaby Road

"Plot lines, eras, and characters interlace effortlessly in a well-crafted page-turner. True Dark is a perfect crime novel." —Tom Pitts, author of 101 and American Static

Meet the author …

Mike Miner lives is the author of six books, including True Dark, Hurt Hawks, and Prodigal Sons. His short fiction has been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies as well as two collections, The Hurt Business and Everything She Knows. His stories have twice been listed as "Other Distinguished Mystery Stories" in the Best American Mystery Stories series. He lives in New England.

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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