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NPR on my crime novels Outsourced, Pariah and Small Crimes

NPR has been very good to me, and their recent review of my bank heist novel, Outsourced, is no exception. Here is what they've said so far about 3 of my crime novels:

Outsourced "a dark gem of a story...a macabre delight to read"

Pariah "as nasty and clever as noir can get"

Small Crimes "The plot of Small Crimes ricochets out from this claustrophobic opening, and it's a thing of sordid beauty." on selecting Small Crimes as one of the top 5 crime and mystery novels of…

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Added by Dave Zeltserman on February 5, 2012 at 5:13am — No Comments

Juliius Katz and Archie excerpt

About Julius Katz and Archie:

 

The award-winning Julius Katz mysteries have delighted thousands of mystery fans since first appearing on the pages of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in 2009, winning a Shamus, Derringer and Ellery Queen’s Readers Choice Award . 'Julius Katz' introduced readers to Boston's most brilliant, eccentric and possibly laziest detective,…

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Added by Dave Zeltserman on June 28, 2011 at 3:12am — No Comments

Introducing 'Julius Katz and Archie'

The award-winning Julius Katz mysteries have delighted thousands of mystery fans since first appearing on the pages of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in 2009, winning a Shamus, Derringer and Ellery Queen’s Readers Choice Award . 'Julius Katz' introduced readers to Boston's most brilliant, eccentric and possibly laziest…

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Added by Dave Zeltserman on May 23, 2011 at 1:26am — 1 Comment

"Dexter Meets True Blood"

From last week, B&N makes Blood Crimes one of their Nook e-book picks.

 

Added by Dave Zeltserman on March 31, 2011 at 4:55am — 1 Comment

10 reasons to get Julius Katz Mysteries

 

1) Read this year's Ellery Queen's Readers Choice Award winner, Archie's Been Framed

2) Read last year's Shamus and Derringer winner, Julius Katz

3) Only $0.99 for…

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Added by Dave Zeltserman on March 7, 2011 at 2:09am — No Comments

  I've repackaged my earlier e-book original Vampire Crimes with a new cover and new title.  This came from feedback I was getting from readers and others--people were liking the book but nobody seem…

 

I've repackaged my earlier e-book original Vampire Crimes with a new cover and new title.  This came from feedback I was getting from readers and others--people were liking the book but nobody seemed to think the older cover was right for it, and everybody seemed to think I could do better with the title. So after a lot of polling, Blood…

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Added by Dave Zeltserman on January 3, 2011 at 2:19am — 1 Comment

25 reasons...

Possibly with too much time on my hands I've collected over at my blog 25 reasons to read The Caretaker of Lorne Field.

Added by Dave Zeltserman on December 31, 2010 at 3:17am — No Comments

Dark Scribe's nominee's for best dark genre novel of the year

  • A Dark Matter by Peter Straub (Doubleday)
  • Kraken by China Miéville (Del Rey)
  • Sparrow Rock by Nate Kenyon (Leisure / Bad Moon Books)
  • The Caretaker of Lorne Field by David Zeltserman (Overlook Hardcover)
  • The Passage by Justin Cronin (Ballantine)
  • Under the Dome by Stephen King (Scribner)

Reader voting ballots can be found…

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Added by Dave Zeltserman on December 11, 2010 at 7:56am — No Comments

Introducing Vampire Crimes, the highest octane noir & horror thrill ride you'll read this year!



I've just put out my first original e-book for Kindle and Nook, a high octane crime & horror thrill ride titled, Vampire Crimes.. Anyone who has read and liked any of my 'man out of prison' noir series (Small Crimes, Pariah, Killer) or my upcoming Outsourced, will really dig this book.



Vampire Crimes has a long history dating back to 1997. Back then I had written Fast Lane and Bad Thoughts and was… Continue

Added by Dave Zeltserman on December 3, 2010 at 3:18am — No Comments

This year's Shamus Award winning story

If you want to read this year's Shamus award winning story Julius Katz (and also a Derringer and Ellery Queen's Readers Choice winner), you have six ways:



You can download a free PDF from Scribd



Purchase a Kindle download for… Continue

Added by Dave Zeltserman on October 23, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

Trade paperback for '21 Tales' released today



The trade paperback version of my short story collection, '21 Tales' is being released today.



'inventively depraved' -- New York Magazine



'Dave Zeltserman is one of the crime genre's most accomplished, radical, and innovative talents. His command of style and personal dark vision of the world are… Continue

Added by Dave Zeltserman on October 21, 2010 at 12:01am — No Comments

15 reasons to read The Caretaker of Lorne Field



With Halloween approaching, here are 15 reasons why you should be reading The Caretaker of Lorne Field with the whole family:



1) delicious horror-ish novel--Newsday



2) Superb mix of humor and horror--Publishers Weekly, starred review…

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Added by Dave Zeltserman on October 2, 2010 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Book of the Day


The Caretaker of Lorne Field is book of the day over at Red Room

Added by Dave Zeltserman on September 25, 2010 at 6:22am — 1 Comment

Bad Thoughts, #126 and counting at bn.com

Very cool stuff over at bn.com. Bad Thoughts as a gateway drug "to a full-blown Zeltserman addiction." Paul Hochman has been incredibly generous to me over at bn.com, and his latest blog post has got Bad Thoughts ranked #126 over at…

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Added by Dave Zeltserman on September 17, 2010 at 2:01am — No Comments

Caretaker of Lorne Field Day



My 8th novel, The Caretaker of Lorne Field, is available at bookstores everywhere today. I can make two guarantees about Caretaker:



(1) this book is going to surprise anyone familiar with my crime fiction



(2) this will be the best allegorical fable/horror novel dealing with weeds which might or might not be world-destroying monsters that you'll read all…

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Added by Dave Zeltserman on August 27, 2010 at 1:52am — No Comments

20 Reasons to read Killer

Here are 20 reasons to read Killer if you love crime fiction:

1) "Spare prose and assured pacing place this above most other contemporary noirs." Publisher's Weekly



2) "Dave Zeltserman is at it again writing about ex-con antiheroes with the kind of panache that would make Jim Thompson, king of the psycho killer novels, proud." Boston Globe



3) "With graphic imagery and exciting twists, this novel is… Continue

Added by Dave Zeltserman on July 25, 2010 at 1:56am — No Comments

Award-winning novella, Julius Katz, available as a free PDF download


I've made my award-winning novella, Julius Katz, available as a free download over at Scribd.com


http://www.scribd.com/doc/34465417/Julius-Katz
I hope people enjoy this, and if you, that you help spread the word.

Added by Dave Zeltserman on July 18, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

Caretaker: one month away

My horror novel, The Caretaker of Lorne Field, is one month away from being published by Overlook Press, and has gotten a clean sweep in prepub reviews:



"Superb mix of humor and horror" Publishers Weekly, starred review



"superbly crafted horror story" Booklist



"Harrowing. Zeltserman colors it black with the best of them." Kirkus Reviews



"a nail-biter" --… Continue

Added by Dave Zeltserman on July 6, 2010 at 3:42am — No Comments

Interviewing Archie

Over at the Julius Katz and Archie blog I'm interviewing perhaps the most unique detective to ever grace a mystery story.

Added by Dave Zeltserman on June 29, 2010 at 3:21am — No Comments

Pariah, Whitey Bulger and the South Boston Mob over at Ransom Notes


Pariah, Whitey Bulger and the South Boston Mob are discussed over at Barnes & Nobe's Ransom Notes.


Added by Dave Zeltserman on June 27, 2010 at 5:22am — 1 Comment

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