New from Down & Out Books: RUN AND GUN by Joseph S. Walker

TAMPA, Fla. - Feb. 1, 2024 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that RUN AND GUN by Joseph S. Walker, the second episode in the new Chop Shop crime serial created and edited by Michael Bracken, has been published on February 1, 2024 in Kindle format and available exclusively on


Car thieves and the chop shop that buys from them combine to create high-octane stories of hot cars, hot crimes, and hot times in Dallas, Texas.

When Lyle Mulaney steals his first car in "Run and Gun," he doesn't know he's also stealing a blackmail film hotter than a Dallas summer. Now, the disgraced cop is caught between a progressive firebrand eager to take down the powerful and a cold-blooded fixer who will kill to protect them. Mulaney's a hell of a driver, but can he outrun the man he has no hope of outgunning?

Meet the author …

JOSEPH S. WALKER's short fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Mystery Weekly, Tough, the 2021 and 2022 editions of The Mysterious Bookshop Presents The Best Mystery Stories of the Year, and many other publications. He has been nominated for the Edgar Award and the Derringer Award and has won the Bill Crider Prize for Short Fiction. He also won the Al Blanchard Award in 2019 and 2021.

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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