21 TALES features 21 of my early stories. MONEY RUN, which is a con man story filled with double and triple crosses is probably my funnest story and was my first story published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. CLOSING TIME and DAVE STEVENS, I PRESUME were originally published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.A LONG TIME TO DIE was my first published story, and was originally in New Mystery Magazine with a terrific illustration by Lucien Freud (yes, that Lucien Freud!). NEXT TIME was originally published in Hardboiled Magazine, FOREVER AND EVER in Hot Blood #12, ADRENALINE in Out of the Gutter, NINE-BALL LESSONS in Bullet Magazine, ALMOST HUMAN and VIEW FROM THE MIRADOR in Futures Magazine. The rest of the stories, including MORE THAN A SCAM, which was probably the first Nigerian email scam story and a notable story in Best American Mystery Stories, were published on a number of web-zines. New York Magazine called this collection "inventively depraved". Tom Piccirilli said of 21 TALES: "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."21 TALES is available for $3.99.
ONE ANGRY JULIUS & OTHER STORIES features my 3rd Julius Katz story, ONE ANGRY JULIUS AND ELEVEN BEFUDDLED JURORS, as well as five other very different types of crime stories, including Thriller Award nominee, A HOSTAGE SITUATION, and notable story from Best American Mystery Stories, EMMA SUE. This ebook is available for $3.25.