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Nashville’s Rhinestone Mask Exposed in Mystery, Blood Country, Published by Outskirts Press

Goodlettsville, TN, February 20, 2011 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Blood Country: A Nashville Sideman Mystery by Dan Jewell. The author's most recent book to date is a 5 x 8 paperback in the mystery and detective fiction category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

In Nashville, it’s conventional wisdom that if you’re a sideman looking for work in the music business, you’d better have a steady day job.

Guitarist Joe Rose has a day job, and his business card reads: “Sideman Investigations, Put Someone on Your Side.” Rose is hired by strung out country music superstar Vern Hamlin to look into his father’s two decades old murder. Hamlin has received an anonymous letter suggesting that the man accused of the crime and who was killed in an escape attempt was not the real murderer. Because of Hamlin’s drug and alcohol problems, his uncle Claude, CEO of Hamlin Enterprises, doesn’t approve of his nephew’s plan to reopen the old murder case; he believes it will jeopardize Hamlin’s present sobriety and interfere with his career. But Hamlin’s personal assistant, Jessica Apple, thinks his father’s death is actually the cause of his substance abuse and that pursuing the investigation will help him get closure.

After Rose questions a Desert Storm vet with PTSD, the man is found dead. Did he commit suicide or was he murdered? As the sideman searches for the truth, he encounters a violent rogue P.I., Hamlin’s sexy ex-wife, a strange Professor who writes mystery novels, Hamlin’s promiscuous stepmother—now married to the pastor of a Nashville megachurch, and a songwriter with a big gun.

In Blood Country sideman Rose rips off the rhinestone mask of the Nashville Music scene to expose a family’s buried secrets.

353 pages in length, Blood Country: A Nashville Sideman Mystery is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the mystery and detective fiction category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Blood Country meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $17.95.

Additionally, Blood Country can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432765835

Format: 5 x 8 paperback cream

SRP: $17.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author:

Although Nashville native Dan Jewell knows only three chords on his old Silvertone flattop, he once cut a demo of his songs in the famous Woodland Studio, where artists from Robert Plant to Roy Acuff have recorded through the years. He grew up listening to the Grand Ole Opry and Country Music on the radio, but he’s also a fan of film noir, mystery novels, and Shakespeare. Jewell earned degrees at Martin Methodist, Middle Tennessee State University and Peabody College. Before becoming a mystery writer, he enjoyed a successful career as a college professor and a dean.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.


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