New from Down & Out Books: GUNS + TACOS SEASON 2 edited by Michael Bracken and Trey R. Barker

TAMPA, Fla. - Jan. 1, 2021 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that GUNS + TACOS SEASON 2 edited by Michael Bracken and Trey R. Barker has been published on January 1, 2021 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


There's a taco truck in Chicago known among a certain segment of the population for its daily specials. Late at night and during the wee hours of the morning, it isn't the food selection that attracts customers, it's the illegal weapons available with the special order.

Each episode of Guns & Tacos features the story of one Chicagoland resident who visits the taco truck seeking a solution to life's problems, a solution that always comes in a to-go bag.

Episode 7: Burritos & Bullets by Eric Beetner

Episode 8: Jalapeño Poppers and a Flare Gun by Michael Bracken & Trey R. Barker

Episode 9: Four Shrimp Tacos and a Walther P38 by Alec Cizak

Episode 10: A Taco, a T-Bird, a Beretta and One Furious Night by Ann Aptaker

Episode 11: Sopa and a Streetsweeper by Ryan Sayles

Episode 12: Dos Tacos Guatemaltecos y Una Pistola Casera by Mark Troy

Meet the editors …

Michael Bracken, an award-winning writer of fiction, non-fiction, and advertising copy, has received multiple awards for copywriting, two Derringer Awards for short fiction, and the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer Award for lifetime achievement in short mystery fiction. The author of several books and more than 1,300 short stories (including crime fiction published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, and The Best American Mystery Stories), he has edited six crime fiction anthologies and provides editorial services to book and periodical publishers. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing from Baylor University and currently serves clients and publishers from his office in Hewitt, Texas.

Trey R. Barker is the author of the Jace Salome novels, as well as the Barefield Trilogy. He also wrote No Harder Prison, The Cancer Chronicles, and Hostage, as well as hundreds of short stories spanning every genre from horror to crime. Once a journalist, Barker is now a patrol sergeant with the Bureau County Sheriff's Office in north-central Illinois.

In its eleventh 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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