New from Down & Out Books: RUINS OF MIDNIGHT by Colin Campbell

TAMPA, Fla. - Nov. 6, 2023 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that RUINS OF MIDNIGHT, an Ecclesfield Division Novel, has been published on November 6, 2023 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


Mick Habergham enjoys working the nightshift; patrolling the midnight hours when the world is asleep and police work is simple. Sunday night should be quiet but, as his mind wrestles with divorcing Angela, it will prove to be anything but.

From the mad knifeman of Hill Top Hostel to the most inept suicide attempt at the House of Pain, Mick will face all manner of obstacles to a peaceful night. If it isn't Marak Vargo or Booger Smith, it will be the tragic pensioners of Maple Court or the battle of The Alex Public House.

Midnight ruins so many lives. Tonight, one will threaten Mick's own. If he wants a happy retirement he will first have to walk through fields of heartache and survive the ruins of midnight.

Critical Acclaim for Colin Campbell …

"Very real. And very good." —Lee Child

"No one writes better action sequences than Campbell." —Dana King

"There's nothing soft about Campbell's writing. If you enjoy your crime fiction hard-boiled, the Jim Grant series is a must read." —Bruce Robert Coffin, author of the Detective Byron series

"A cop with a sharp eye, keen mind, and a lion's heart." —Reed Farrel Coleman

"Campbell writes smart, rollercoaster tales with unstoppable forward momentum and thrilling authenticity." —Nick Petrie

"Grim and gritty and packed with action." —Kirkus Review

"The pages fly like the bullets, fistfights and one-liners that make this one of my favorite books of the year. Top stuff!" —Matt Hilton

"An excellent story well told. A mixture of The Choirboys meets Harry Bosch." —Michael Jecks

"Sets up immediately and maintains a breakneck pace throughout. Its smart structure and unrelenting suspense will please Lee Child fans." —Library Journal Review

"This is police procedural close-up and personal. A strong debut with enough gritty real-ism to make your eyes water, and a few savage laughs along the way." —Reginald Hill

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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