Dave Zeltserman's Blog – June 2008 Archive (3)

The Last Hardluck

The last Hardluck is now online. The theme for this issue is 30s Pulp noir, and Ed Gorman and I co-edited it, and Jean-Pierre Jacquet provided fantastic artwork (including a cover drawing based on an old The Shadow pulp magazine, although in this version Ed, Jean-Pierre and I are all trying to kill each other). All 12 stories in this issue are strong ones, in fact, I had to turn down a number of very good stories due to the amount of work the… Continue

Added by Dave Zeltserman on June 27, 2008 at 3:40am — 2 Comments

Sunday Express on Small Crimes

As I wait for the October release in the US for Small Crimes, I keep getting only good reviews in the UK. Here's an excerpt from David Connett's June 8th review in the Sunday Express:

"Zeltserman creates an intense atmospheric maze for readers to observe Denton's twisting and turning between his rocks and hard places.

Denton is one of the best realised characters I have read in this genre, and the powerfully noir-ish, uncompromising plot, which truly keeps one guessing… Continue

Added by Dave Zeltserman on June 12, 2008 at 7:08am — 2 Comments

I should've used a pseudonym...

If I was thinking a little more clearly I would've used a pseudonym with my books. The most obvious reason: with a last name starting with Z, my books will be stacked on the bottom shelf of the mystery section, less obvious reason, everyone spells my name wrong--my publishers, reviewers, even friends of mine blogging about my books. I found a mostly good review for Small Crimes on the March 28th London Times review by Marcel Berlins, with my name given as "David Zeltresman" (and damn, I hate… Continue

Added by Dave Zeltserman on June 4, 2008 at 7:49am — No Comments

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