New from Down & Out Books: ROCK, ROLL, AND RUIN, a Triangle Sisters in Crime Anthology

TAMPA, Fla. - Oct. 3, 2022 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that ROCK, ROLL, AND RUIN, a Triangle Sisters in Crime anthology edited by Karen Pullen with an introduction by Hank Phillippi Ryan, has been published on October 3, 2022 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


In Rock, Roll, and Ruin, twenty-seven mystery writers serve up musically-themed crime stories around situations as unique as your inky fingerprints. There's the bad-boy rock star, dumber than dirt, evading all attempts to keep him out of jail. Casino robbers undone by tribal flutes. A 1950's jukebox that summons the dead and disappears the living. Jealousy drives girl band shenanigans, while a victim of botched plastic surgery seeks vengeance. Untimely deaths abound: at the prom, on a soap opera set, on a mountain-side hike. Several domestic "disagreements" are far from cliche: one wife is impatient and greedy; another wants her Stevie Nicks albums back; a third is desperate to get her husband to turn down the volume. Elvis fans will be tickled by the many mentions of the King himself, including an over-the-top fan club and a side-kick named after his dog. Whether trudging through snow in an Alaska forest, humming country music at a boatyard in Florida, playing sleuth at an assisted living facility, or stumbling backstage at the opera, irate, despairing, and deceived characters step into crime with barely a second thought.

Advance praise for ROCK, ROLL, AND RUIN …

"Rock, Roll, and Ruin takes us on a rollicking musical trip down memory lane with Buddy Holly, Chuck Barry, Elvis, and a host of musical delights. Oh, and a murder or ten." —Susan Van Kirk, President of the Guppy Chapter of Sisters in Crime and author of the Endurance Mysteries

"The clever theme of this delightful anthology leads to a plethora of fine short stories featuring music from rock and roll through gospel, country, ole time rock and roll, and opera. Rock, Roll, and Ruin indeed offers something for any mystery lover." —Molly Weston, Mystery Writers of American Raven Award for Meritorious Mysteries

"When the combination of mystery and music runs amok, the result is Rock, Roll, and Ruin—a book you can't put down!" —Debra Goldstein, author of the Sarah Blair mysteries

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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