New from Down & Out Books: CRIME UNDER THE SUN, a Sisters in Crime Anthology

TAMPA, Fla. - July 3, 2023 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that CRIME UNDER THE SUN, a Sisters in Crime Anthology has been published on July 3, 2023 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


the rich and famous, those barely hanging on, and everyone else.

Add in murder, embezzlement, stalking, burglary, and every crime under the sun.

In Crime Under the Sun, the second anthology offered by Partners in Crime, the San Diego chapter of Sisters in Crime, fifteen stories capture the hopes and dreams of characters trying to live the idyllic SoCal life. Instead, they bump up against greed, treachery, corruption, and death. These stories will thrill readers with unexpected twists and turns and surprise endings.

In the words of Catriona McPherson in our foreword, "…the best mystery anthologies should embrace the whole of our beloved genre and Crime Under the Sun has nailed it."

Welcome to the seamy underbelly of Southern California.

Edited by Matt Coyle, Naomi Hirahara and Tammy Kaehler with stories by Sarah Bresniker, Lynne Bronstein, Shelley Burbank, Wrona Gall, B.J. Graf, C.C. Guthrie, A.P. Jamison, Kathy Kingston, Kathy Krevat, Axel Milens, John Edward Mullen, Kathy Norris, Michelle Rodenborn, Wendall Thomas, and James Thorpe.

Advance praise for CRIME UNDER THE SUN …

"It may be a cliché to say an anthology has something for all readers, but Crime Under the Sun delivers in full. From cozy and quirky to gimlet-eyed and hard-boiled and with more than a couple of sides of tense and chilling. Story to story, I was delighted, thrilled, amused, and amazed." —Art Taylor, Edgar Award-winning author

"Crime Under the Sun, a lively and varied compendium of murder, mayhem, bad choices, and bad dreams. Seedy noir to whimsical cozy, and caper plot to psychological drama, the anthology offers an assortment of vengeful malcontents, ingenious professionals and hapless wannabes, plus few decent souls." —Janice Law, author of the Francis Bacon mysteries

"A lovely collection of criminous tales, delightfully diverse in style, featuring work by some of the best writers producing short fiction today." —Tom Mead, author of Death and the Conjuror

"A collection of twists, jagged edges, one-two punches and crisp storytelling from sunny California. With endearing protagonists, villains you love to hate, some cool characters coming off the page and murder mysteries galore, this collection showcases great talent." —Ryan Sayles, author of Like Whitewashed Tombs

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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