Friday, June 19, 2009

Thank you, Kingdom Books!

I'd like to thank Kingdom Books for their extraordinarily nice writeup today on their blog. I'm going to be there next Thursday (June 25th, 7pm) to talk about Small Crimes, Bad Thoughts, and maybe even Pariah and Bad Karma, and I'm looking for to it.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Kingdom Books, June 25th

Last December at Kate's Mystery Bookstore's holiday party, I found a kindred spirit with Dave Kanell, and we ended up spending a good chunk of the evening discussing crime fiction. Dave's a fan of the genre, very well-read, and very passionate about crime novels. Dave, with his wife Beth, also runs Kingdom Books in Waterford, Vermont. Since Kate's holiday party, Dave and I have traded numerous emails, and he has read my books and has become a strong supporter, which I am very grateful for. I'll be at Kingdom Books on June 25th where I'll reading and talking about Small Crimes and Pariah. It should be fun evening, and it's one I'm looking forward to.

You can read more about it, as well as Beth's thoughts on Small Crimes, on Kingdom Books blog.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Pariah in South Africa

Pariah is still almost 4 months from its US release, but Roger Smith (Mixed Blood) has generously reviewed Pariah on Crime Beat Southern Africa:

"The plotting of Pariah is sharp and clean, the characters perfectly drawn, and the dialogue straight out of the South Boston streets. In contrast to much contemporary crime writing that titillates with comic-book violence, the brutality in Pariah is unflinching and realistic.

With this book Zeltserman entrenches his position as the ranking neo-noirist, putting a contemporary spin on a tradition that goes way back to Thompson and James M. Cain. If you like your fiction dark, lean and uncompromising, Pariah has to be at the top of your list."

You can read Roger's complete review here.