New from Down & Out Books: CROSSING BORDERS edited by Lisa Brackmann and Matt Coyle
By: Down & Out Books
About CROSSING BORDERS …
"This splendid collection of border fiction is haunting and intense. Bravo to San Diego Sisters in Crime." —T. Jefferson Parker, Edgar Award-winning author
Good stories start with characters crossing borders and finding themselves in worlds filled with hurt, harm, and danger. In Crossing Borders, the first anthology from Partners in Crime, the San Diego Chapter of Sisters in Crime, fifteen stories capture moments before, during and after characters cross borders and find themselves stumbling around strange lands that abound with saints, sinners, and monsters.
Crossing Borders explores that liminal space—the place where people cross from not just from one place to another, like national boundaries, but the dividing line between life/death, stability/insanity, or innocence/guilt. This anthology contains stories that look at the duality of our lives, as we cross borders between people, values, and beliefs.
Join us as we explore crossings, where a character, involved somehow in a crime, must pass over a border, literally or figuratively. As Rachel Howzell Hall says in our foreword: "Be prepared to hold your breath" as we enter that special space of crossing, transitioning, change, and death. Welcome to the border.
Meet the editors …
Lisa Brackmann is the New York Times best-selling author of the Ellie McEnroe novels set in China and the thrillers Getaway and Go-Between. She lives in San Diego with a cat, far too many books and a bass ukulele, and she's playing in a band again after a seventeen-year break.
Matt Coyle is the author of the best-selling Rick Cahill crime novels. He graduated with a degree in English from University of California at Santa Barbara. Matt lives in San Diego with his yellow Lab, Angus, where he is writing his seventh crime novel.
In its tenth year as an independent publisher of award-winning literary and crime fiction, Down & Out Books (https://downandoutbooks.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.