New from Shotgun Honey: DEEMER'S INLET by Stephen Burdick

TAMPA, Fla. - Aug. 14, 2020 - PRLog -- New from Shotgun Honey: DEEMER'S INLET by Stephen Burdick

Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that DEEMER'S INLET by Stephen Burdick has been published by its imprint Shotgun Honey on August 14, 2020 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


Far from the tourist meccas of Ft. Lauderdale and Miami Beach, a chief of police position in the quiet, picturesque town of Deemer's Inlet on the Gulf coast of Florida seemed ideal for Eldon Quick—until the first murder.

The crime, almost unheard of in the town with just over 1,000 citizens, and a subsequent killing force Quick to call upon his years of experience as a former homicide detective in Miami. Soon after, two more people are murdered in neighboring communities in a similar fashion, and Quick believes a serial killer is on the loose. As Quick works to uncover the identity and motive of the killer, he must contend with an understaffed police force, small town politics, and curious residents. His team uncovers a black market operation whose operatives are working out of Deemer's Inlet, transporting parts for defense missiles. And worse, one of the operatives may be working for him.

Praise for DEEMER'S INLET …

"Capturing life in a small beach town on Florida's Gulf Coast, Burdick brings an engaging new voice to this swift and gritty crime story—one that will keep you guessing." —Jeffery Hess, author of No Salvation

"From the flames leaping sky-high on the first page to the tight, satisfying conclusion, Burdick keeps the pace and pulse pounding. Deemer's Inlet is classic crime writing at its best." —Steph Post, author of Lightwood

"Stephen Burdick has crafted a fabulous murder mystery with layers of tantalizing clues that made me feel as though I were working the case!" —Johnnie Clark, author of Guns Up!

Meet the author …

Stephen Burdick was born and raised in Florida. He is a retired civil servant currently living in the Tampa Bay area. He enjoys getting together with friends and attending various events.

Established in 2011, Shotgun Honey (, an imprint of Down & Out Books, came onto the scene to provide readers with a regular diet of flash crime fiction. Living by the simple tenet of keeping it lean and mean, over 800 stories from more than 400 authors from around the world have been published to date.

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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