New from Down & Out Books: I PLAY ONE ON TV by Alan Orloff

TAMPA, Fla. - July 19, 2021 - PRLog -- New from Down & Out Books: I PLAY ONE ON TV by Alan Orloff

Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that I PLAY ONE ON TV, a YA thriller by Alan Orloff, has been published on July 19, 2021 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


All's great for sixteen-year-old actor Dalton Black as he portrays a teen killer on a crime reenactment show. That is, until he realizes someone is stalking him. When that someone turns out to be Homer Lee Varney, the man convicted of the murder, things take a dark turn, and Dalton is afraid for his life. What does Varney want? Some sort of twisted revenge? Or something even worse?

Can Dalton and his drama friends discover the truth, before they become the killer's next victims? Stay tuned to find out!

Advance praise for I PLAY ONE ON TV …

"Drama, teen actors and an intriguing mystery rolled together. Fans of Harlan Coben's Mickey Bolitar series, this one is for you!" —Joelle Charbonneau New York Times bestselling author of The Testing and Verify

"Fans of true crime will love this gripping YA thriller, but Orloff also spins a touching tale about growing up and coming to terms with one's dreams." —Richie Narvaez, Agatha- and Anthony Award-nominated author of Noiryorican

"With snappy dialogue, a high stakes plot, and a teen actor turned detective you'll root for from the first page, I Play One on TV is a YA thriller you won't want to miss!" —Tom Ryan, award winning author of Keep This To Yourself and I Hope You're Listening

Meet the author …

I Play One On TV is ALAN ORLOFF's tenth novel. His thriller, Pray for the Innocent, won an ITW Thriller Award, and his PI novel, I Know Where You Sleep was a Shamus Award finalist. His debut mystery, Diamonds for the Dead, was an Agatha Award finalist; his story "Dying in Dokesville" won a Derringer Award; and "Rule Number One" was selected for The Best American Mystery Stories 2018 anthology. He is currently the Florida Chapter President of Mystery Writers of America.

Alan likes cake and he likes arugula, but not together. Never together. For more info, visit him at

In its twelfth 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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