New from Down & Out Books: LEAVING THE SCENE by Dana King

TAMPA, Fla. - May 17, 2021 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that LEAVING THE SCENE, the sixth book in the Penns River Crime series by Dana King, has been published on May 17, 2021 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


The more things change, the more they stay the same in Penns River. Stush Napierkowski has retired, replaced by retired Boston PD captain Brendan Sullivan. Nancy Snyder was promoted to deputy chief over several more experienced candidates. New officers join the department.

Sullivan doesn't want the first homicide on his watch to be an open file and tasks Teresa Shimp, the most junior detective in a squad already down one, to spend as much time as she can on it. It's Teresa's first gig as primary homicide investigator. She sticks with it, going back over things to see what might make more sense as her knowledge of the case's facts expands until she has a eureka moment.

Penns River's cast changes, as do the roles they play. The job is still the job.

Advance praise for LEAVING THE SCENE …

"A small town, a killing, and a cast of characters tough enough to make Elmore Leonard grin. Dana King's Leaving the Scene is a slow burn that will leave you wanting more. A great read!" —Bruce Robert Coffin, bestselling author of the Detective Byron mysteries

"With interweaving plots and quickfire dialogue, the relentless pace of Leaving the Scene is highly addictive." —Caro Ramsay, Dagger-shortlisted author of the Anderson and Costello mysteries

"Great read—ensemble cast, police procedural in a tough, blue-collar-town, with good reminders of classic Ed McBain. Gritty and authentic detail, with realistic, interesting characters and crimes." —Dale T. Phillips, author of A Memory of Grief and A Darkened Room

Meet the author …

Dana King writes the Penns River series of novels, of which Leaving the Scene is the sixth. His Nick Forte private investigator series has earned two Shamus Award nominations from the Private Eye Writers of America, for A Small Sacrifice and The Man in the Window. His work has appeared in the anthologies The Black Car Business, Unloaded 2, The Shamus Sampler 2, and Blood, Guts, and Whiskey. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers, Private Eye Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.

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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