New from Down & Out Books: PASCAGOULA RUN AND OTHER STORIES by Jeffery Hess

TAMPA, Fla. - March 25, 2024 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that PASCAGOULA RUN AND OTHER STORIES by Jeffery Hess has been published on March 25, 2024 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


Amongst this assemblage are stories that have never been seen before, many of which have appeared in literary journals, magazines, or anthologies, and others that found their way into some of Hess's novels. Crime stories, all, and most on the Noir side of the spectrum.

The characters and their environs change, but the trouble never ends. They all bring it on themselves, but that doesn't stop any of them in moments like that. If you know, you know. Even if you don't, you'll be riveted by this stellar lineup of heroes and heroines and the damage they inflict.


"Miscreants and ne'er-do-wells abide front-and-center—Pascagoula Run and Other Stories is an intriguing collection of suspenseful short story gems, many of them weaved with Hess's deliciously dark sense of character-based humor. I thoroughly enjoyed this potent craft cocktail of nineteen Florida-centric stories blended to savory and spicy perfection." —John Shepphird, author of Bottom Feeders, The Shill Trilogy, and Deception Specialist

"In this gritty, somewhat crazed collection of short stories Jeff Hess has fashioned a world both boisterous and despairing. These bold novelistic tales are constantly engaging and memorable. Better yet, they are cinematic and pure fun to read." —Fred Leebron, author of Six Figures, Out West, Welcome to Christiania, and The News Said It Was

Meet the author …

JEFFERY HESS is the author of the novels Scar Tissue, Roughhouse, Tushhog, Beachhead, and No Salvation, and the short story collection Cold War Canoe Club as well as the editor of the award-winning Home of the Brave anthologies. He lives and writes in Florida, where he leads the DD-214 Writers' Workshop for military veterans.

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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