New from Down & Out Books: GALLOWS DOME by Nolan Knight

TAMPA, Fla. - June 12, 2023 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that GALLOWS DOME, a crime thriller by Nolan Knight, has been published on June 12, 2023 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


Lena Madadhi is desperate, a middle-aged arts teacher in Los Angeles whose teen daughter has been abducted. When seeking help from a private investigator, Joe Delancey, she finds he is out on a case at a Central Valley truck stop, deep undercover among truckers, prostitutes and nomads—entrenched in a doomsday sect called Gallows Dome. The further Lena digs to find Joe, the deeper she submerges into The Dome's hellscape, spiraling closer toward her daughter's whereabouts than she could ever imagine.

An unflinching look at the dark side of family and faith, Nolan Knight's Gallows Dome tackles a current American landscape whose thoughts and prayers help flap its flags at half-mast—teetering on the brink of total collapse.

Critical Acclaim for GALLOWS DOME …

"Poet Vincente Huidobro said that the writer's job is quite simple: Invent new worlds and be careful what you say. That's exactly what Nolan Knight does, and does wonderfully." —James Sallis, author of Drive and Sarah Jane

"This no-holds-barred noir from a writer to watch will grab readers' attention, and regardless of the graphically described violence, it's fun." —Library Journal

"This noir thriller drops you into a hellish world of drugs, desperation, and deranged cultism. You will be riveted to the fiery end." —Mark Troy, author of the Ava Rome private detective series

Meet the author …

Nolan Knight is the author of The Neon Lights Are Veins and Beneath the Black Palms, a fourth generation Angeleno and former staff writer for Los Angeles' Biggest Music Publication, the L.A. Record. His short fiction has been featured in various publications including Akashic Books, Thuglit, Crimespree Magazine, Shotgun Honey, Tough and Needle. He lives in Long Beach.

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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