Dark and, at times, amusing fiction from award-winning author Dave Zeltserman

Friday, January 18, 2008

A Hardluck Edgar Congrats

I'd like to congratulate the following authors nominated for Edgars who've been connected to Hardluck--either from allowing us to publish their excellent stories, acting as guest editor, or being profiled on our pages:

Ken Bruen--Priest (Best Novel)
Craig McDonald--Head Games (Best First Novel)
Vicki Hendricks--Cruel Poetry (Best PBO)
Reed Farrel Coleman--Soul Patch (Best Novel)

I'd also like to congratulate both MWA for recognizing such an excellent noir novel as Russell Hill's "Robbie's Wife" for a PBO nomination, and Russell Hill for this well-deserved recognition. This is one of the best pure noir novels I've read in years, and it was great to see something this unrelentingly dark nominated.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Small Crimes--first review

Small Crimes will be released in the UK March 20th, later in the year in the US. In the UK, ARCs were recently sent out, and the book has already received its first review. Barry Forshaw at Crime Time Magazine liked it, saying among other things, "This loamy smorgasboard of salvation and revenge has both a violent and comic edge, marking Zeltserman as a name to watch."