Saturday, April 10, 2010

21 Tales now available for Amazon Kindle download

21 Tales is now available for Amazon Kindle download for $1.49. Since the book description hasn't shown up yet (it takes time to filter up through Amazon), here's what it will be:

21 Tales of dark suspense from acclaimed writer, Dave Zeltserman.

Stories of desperation, treachery, deceit and betrayal, populated by con men, mobsters, psychopaths, dangerous women and life’s losers. Each of these stories with surprise endings and enough twists to leave you dizzy.

Brutal life lessons learned over a game of nine-ball… a war veteran who’s been played as a sucker one too many times by his older brother… a salesman who stumbles upon the girl of his dreams only to learn that his dreams have all been nightmares… a con man who gets more than he bargains for when he convinces a wealthy woman to marry him.

21 Tales is approximately 78,000 words long.

About the author:

Dave Zeltserman is the acclaimed author of the ‘man out of prison’ noir trilogy: Small Crimes, Pariah and Killer. His upcoming books include The Caretaker of Lorne Field, Outsourced and Essence. Outsourced has been optioned by Impact Pictures and Constantin Film and is currently under development.

Praise for Dave Zeltserman’s crime thriller SMALL CRIMES:

“There's a new name to add to the pantheon of the sons and daughters of Cain: Dave Zeltserman." National Public Radio, Top 5 Crime and Mystery Novels of 2008

"Zeltserman's breakthrough third crime novel deserves comparison with the best of James Ellroy", Publisher's Weekly, starred review

"Small Crimes proves a deft entry in the tradition that goes back to Jim Thompson’s The Killer Inside Me, James M. Cain’s The Postman Always Rings Twice and Charles Willeford’s High Priest of California — small masterpieces celebrating the psychopath as a grinning archetype, as American as apple pie." Sun-Sentinel

Praise for Dave Zeltserman’s crime thriller PARIAH:

"A doozy of a doom-laden crime story that not only makes merry with the justice system but also satirizes the publishing industry" Washington Post, Best Books of 2009

"Darkly enjoyable... clear, crisp prose; his fearless portrait of amorality; and his smart plotting... what a fine addition to the local literary scene he’s become." Boston Globe

“Sheer astounding writing" Ken Bruen

"PARIAH is sure to catapult Zeltserman head and shoulders above other Boston authors. This is not only a great crime book, but a gripping read that will crossover to allow greater exposure for this rising talent." Bruce Grossman, Bookgasm

Early Praise for Dave Zeltserman’s crime thriller KILLER:

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

"With graphic imagery and exciting twists, this novel is impossible to put down and has a surprising ending. A brilliant read" - Aberdeen Press & Journal

"This novel is everything hard-boiled fiction should be - compact, direct and disciplined, and concerned with humans rather than stereotypes. It is also, for all its violent subject matter, a quietly told story, which makes its tension all the more intense" - Mat Coward, Morning Star

"Killer is a major novel of crime." Ed Gorman


David Cranmer said...

Dave, I think I am going to snag this from the Kindle store. I'm getting ready to travel again and a short story collection will be nice.

Dave Zeltserman said...

thanks, David. IF you liked Julius Katz, I think you'll like this collection.

David Cranmer said...

And now "I can't get Danny Smith off my mind." Terrific way to start the collection.

John McFetridge said...

Looks like a great collection, I just bought it. And not that it matters, it's still a great deal, but for some reason it was $3.49, not $1.49. (maybe because I'm in Canada?)

Anyway, I'm glad you didn't update the stories to put in cell phones or anything like that.

Dave Zeltserman said...

Thanks, David. That was the plan, to start it off with a very short flash story to get readers hooked.

Dave Zeltserman said...

John, thanks, you'll have to let me know what you think, and that is strange that they'd bump up the price like that for Canada.