Wednesday, October 20, 2010

'21 Tales' available 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 framed in the short form to reach out and shake the reader by the throat. I only wish that 21 Tales had been 51 Tales or 101 Tales. We need more of his edgy stories to rattle the field."'–Tom Piccirilli, author of Shadow Season

'Zeltserman’s twisty-tailed gems drag you deep into pulpland, bitch slap you dizzy, and leave you begging for more.'-Roger Smith

'Deadpan and more ruthless than ever, Zeltserman pulls off one clever shocker after another in classic pulp style. Not for the faint-hearted!-Vicki Hendricks

'In a relatively short period of time Dave Zeltserman has established himself as the most relevant author of dark crime fiction working today. As usual, Dave doesn't pull any punches, and his 21 TALES is inventive, nasty, pulpy fun.'-Paul Tremblay

'Dave Zeltserman's stories demonstrate that he's as masterful with the short story as he is with the novel--the same stunning level of craft and the same lacerating vision. This is an important collection.' -Ed Gorman

'Dave Zeltserman’s 21 Stories has enough twists and turns and plot reversals to give O’Henry whiplash. Readers should expect the unexpected. Zeltserman delivers some dark and disturbing fun in these stories.'-Lynn Kostoff


David Cranmer said...

One of my favorite collections of the year.

Dave Zeltserman said...

Thanks, David. We made a couple of changes in the print version, mostly restoring my Hot Blood story, Forever and Ever to it's origin version, and moving A Long Time to Die to the hardboiled section, but I do like the way it came with the different sections.

Kenney Mencher said...

Congratulations Dave! I hope it's a big success.