New from Down & Out Books: THE DAMNED LOVELY by Adam Frost

TAMPA, Fla. - May 2, 2022 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that THE DAMNED LOVELY, a murder mystery by Adam Frost, has been published on May 2, 2022 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


"She wasn't pretty but she was ours…" Sandwiched between seedy businesses in the scorching east LA suburb of Glendale, The Damned Lovely dive bar is as scarred as its regulars: ex-cops, misfits and loners. And for Sam Goss, it's a refuge from the promising life he's walked away from, a place to write and a hole to hide in.

But when a beautiful and mysterious new patron to the bar turns up murdered, Sam can't stop himself from getting involved. Despite their fleeting interaction, or perhaps because of it, something about her ghost won't let go…

Armed with the playbook from the burned-out ex-cops, Sam challenges the police's theory on the killing, butting heads with hardened detectives and asking questions nobody wants to answer. As his obsession takes hold so does his sense of purpose—as if uncovering the truth about the killer might heal some part of his own broken life. But the chase sets him on a collision course with a crooked charity, violent fundamentalists, corrupt cops, brazen embezzlers and someone dangerously close to home—all who want to make sure the truth never comes out.


"Adam Frost is a crime writer with a sharp new voice, telling a tale about the one thing everyone in Los Angeles has: desire. Desire for truth, for justice, for love, or maybe just a place to call home. Highly recommended." —Jordan Harper, Edgar Award-winning author of She Rides Shotgun

"Frost brings a fresh voice and much-needed new blood to LA crime fiction." —Will Beall, author of L.A. Rex and creator of CBS's Training Day

Meet the author …

Adam Frost is currently a writer and co-executive producer on APTN's premiere Indigenous crime drama Tribal. He previously spent five seasons on the Emmy-nominated and five-time People's Choice Award-winning ABC mystery drama Castle. He lives on the east side of Los Angeles and on Mayne Island, B.C. He's also one helluva Tee Ball coach.

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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