Coming in July from Down & Out Books: TOGETHER THEY WERE CRIMSON by Ryan Sayles

TAMPA, Fla. - March 19, 2020 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that TOGETHER THEY WERE CRIMSON by Ryan Sayles will be published on July 20, 2020 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


What happens when a sociopath feels remorse? An Angel of Mercy serial killer targets the elderly, ending their lives when she sees fit—freeing her victims of their earth-bound misery by forming angel wings with their blood. But a visitor catches the killer in the act, forcing the Angel to murder a young, healthy and pregnant woman.

That woman was the wife of Norm Braden, carrying their sixth child. Norm, grieving for his loss, struggles to hold the rest of his family together. Along with him is his wife's identical twin, struggling to fit into a world where her sister no longer exists. But it's hard, mostly because the killer visits Norm, breaks into his home, threatens his children. It seems the Angel just hasn't been feeling right since she murdered Norm's wife. Off her game. A nagging feeling plagues her. "It's guilt," Norm tells her. "You feel guilty for what you did."

Their cat-and-mouse, co-dependent relationship begins. Norm thinks revenge is within his grasp, but his spiritual beliefs stop him with a crazy idea about the intrinsic value of every human life. The killer, a strange, exotic woman with a singular purpose and fixation on Norm, thinks she has found more than just the answer to her own problems. She's found her completion, her other half in Norm—if only she can replace the memory of his dead wife. If she can do that, she can continue murdering.

Meet the author …

Ryan Sayles is the Derringer-nominated author of the Richard Dean Buckner hard-boiled PI series, The Subtle Art of Brutality, Warpath and Albatross as well as the standalone novels Goldfinches and Together They Were Crimson. His short fiction has appeared in dozens of venues in both print and digital media. He was the editor of the clown-themed anthology Greasepaint & .45s and has been included in numerous others such as the Anthony Award-nominated Trouble in the Heartland: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen and Unloaded: Crime Writers Writing Without Guns.

In its tenth 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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