New from Down & Out Books: THE DOGS OF BEAUMONT HEIGHTS by Jim Winter

TAMPA, Fla. - Jan. 16, 2023 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that THE DOGS OF BEAUMONT HEIGHTS, a Holland Bay thriller by Jim Winter, has been published on January 16, 2023 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


Fentanyl. The latest scourge of Monticello's street. A detective, a street-level dealer, and an ambitious police official, it will weave its way through their lives and change their fates.

For Detective Jessica Branson, it makes the house she can't afford unlivable and unrentable. When her tenants overdose, one fatally, her career teeters toward a crash.

For Marcus Lincoln, it's the latest product, his ticket to the top of the Game as he moves up in the gang that still rules the city's Holland Bay neighborhood. But one man stands in his way, and Linc holds a grudge. Between making his anger known and building his new empire, he finds himself on the bad side of the city's drug lord.

For Derek Roberts, the drug becomes a major headache and a political football as he navigates between two ambitious candidates for mayor. But it's also an opportunity to reach one of his longtime goals: Getting rid of Jessica Branson.

An imprisoned drug boss, a scheming council member, and a former Amish man running a junkyard complicate matters. But it all ties together when a maligned breed of dog kills a little girl in the neighborhood of Beaumont Heights.


"Winter weaves a masterful tale of gritty, urban suspense. No one is clean; everyone has a secret. Getting to the bottom of it keeps the pages turning." —TG Wolff, author of the De La Cruz Casefiles and co-creator of Mysteries to Die For podcast

Meet the author …

Jim Winter is the crime fiction byline of author TS Hottle. As Jim he is the creator of the Nick Kepler series, featuring freelance insurance investigator Nick Kepler, and Road Rules, a bizarre romp from Cleveland to Savannah, Georgia, involving a classic Coup de Ville and a stolen holy relic. As TS Hottle, he is also the creator of The Compact Uni-verse, a loosely connected series set five hundred years in the future. Find out all his do-ings as Jim Winter at

In its thirteenth 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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