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Hard luck fighter, Duffy Dombrowski, his low-riding basset side kick Al and the boys from AJ’s Bar got some exciting news this week.

Their next adventure, THE VEGAS KNOCKOUT will be published by Amazon’s new mystery publishing line THOMAS & MERCER! T & M already features the work of Ed McBain and authors like JA Konrath and Barry Eisler.

Amazon announced the creation of Thomas & Mercer this past May and it has already garnered a lot of attention in the publishing world as the “Seventh” of the “Big Six” publishers. You can read about T & M here.

In THE VEGAS KNOCKOUT, Al and the boys join Duff for his sparring partner gig in Vegas with the Russian-mob handled heavyweight contender. But while Duff gets one low blow after another in the ring he gets focused on the serial killings of The Strip’s Mexican street workers. Add in some boxing murders, a virgin-prostitute auction, an evil Elvis impersonator, Jerry Number Two’s disappearance and Al’s affection for the working girls and you got yourself the most exciting, raw and satisfying Duffy yet.

THOMAS & MERCER will release THE VEGAS KNOCKOUT as a trade paperback and a Kindle E-book on May 15, 2012.

You can pre-order it here.

THOMAS & MERCER also will be releasing the new mystery, GETTING DUNN. TJ Dunn is fresh out of Iraq suffering with PTSD and grieving the loss of her military fiance to suicide. She drifts into her own world of volunteering on a suicide hotline, exploring her pain in therapy and making a living as an exotic dancer. When she starts to get calls on the hotline warning her that the military suicides she’s hearing about aren’t suicides at all, she’s troubled. When her fiance’s best friend shows up out of nowhere she’s frightened and when she hears about heroin trade that was making corrupt military officers rich, she’s enraged. She decides to fight and go after those responsible for her pain.

Along the way she also runs into a certain left-handed boxer with a basset hound and a penchant for Schlitz.

GETTING DUNN will be released July 31, 2012. You can pre-order it here.