New from Down & Out Books: BEHIND THE WALL OF SLEEP by James D.F. Hannah

TAMPA, Fla. - Nov. 29, 2021 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that BEHIND THE WALL OF SLEEP, a Henry Malone Novel by James D.F. Hannah, has been published on November 29, 2021 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


Winner of the Shamus Award for Best P.I. Paperback Original!

It's the kind of offer only Henry Malone would get: Local strip club owner Wallace "Bada" Bingham wants Henry to run for sheriff of Parker County, West Virginia, and he's willing to back the candidacy. But while Henry considers the proposal, Bingham's got an additional job offer: Investigate the robbery of a money-counting room at a washed-up country musician's concert.

Indecent proposals, semi-pro wrestlers, and a dead body soon follow, and Henry, along with his well-armed A.A. sponsor Woody, soon discover Bingham's not telling him everything. To find the answers, catch the killer, and retrieve the money, Henry and Woody must put everything at risk and confront the forces who want control of Parker County—no matter what the costs, or who has to die.

Praise for Books in the Henry Malone Series:

"James D.F. Hannah is the real deal… (He) shows with this book he has no trouble holding his own against Robert B. Parker and Lawrence Block." —Dave Zeltserman, author of Small Crimes and Pariah, for She Talks to Angels

"Friend of the Devil is a blisteringly paced tour-de-force of the American underbelly, packed with crackling dialogue and pulse-pounding violence." —Nick Kolakowski, author of Boise Longpig Hunting Club and Absolute Unit

"Behind the Wall of Sleep is a gritty thrill ride down the dirt roads and back alleys of West Virginia. James D. F. Hannah proves again that he is a master of backwoods noir." —Matt Coyle, Anthony, Shamus and Lefty Award-winning author

Meet the author …

James D.F. Hannah is the Shamus Award-winning author of the Henry Malone novels, as well as the novel The Righteous Path. A native of eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia, Hannah was an award-winning former journalist and columnist before moving into governmental public relations. He lives with entirely too many cats in Louisville, Kentucky.

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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