Launched in 2013 by John Thompson and M. Leon Smith, Dead Guns Press was a publication dedicated to crime fiction, detective, and mystery. The Hardboiled Collection was considered a premier independent publication dedicated to publishing stories from new or established authors with a promising storyline. DGP was known for putting forth the best crime collections on the market. After a solid ten-year run, DGP closed its doors in 2023 due to market changes. It was a good run while it lasted. Titles will still be made available on Amazon until next year. After that, there will be no more print editions or E-Books.