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

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Countdown sale for THE INTERLOPER

THE INTEROPER is on sale now for $1.99 for the next 6 days.

"The Interloper is a blast of quick reading...the cold deadness of Willis is right on target with Richard Stark's Parker" Bookgasm

"dark tour-de-force of non-stop action and tension" Vincent Zandri, bestselling author of The Remains

"a swiftly paced story that rewards with tension, suspense, and surprise." Bill Crider, author of the Dan Rhodes mystery series

"Stark meets Ludlum meets Forsyth in this tight and tricky opener to a new series from the always-innovative Dave Zeltserman." Roger Smith, author of Wake Up Dead

"A damn fine piece of work" Ed Gorman, author of Stranglehold and Bad Moon Rising

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Double Kindle Book BAD THOUGHTS + BAD KARMA only $0.99

BAD THOUGHTS and its sequel BAD KARMA were originally published by Five Star as hardcovers, and I have them both together in THE SHANNON NOVELS, which is on sale for the next 3 days for $0.99. BAD THOUGHTS was the second novel I wrote and is a grim and explosive mix of horror and crime. Here's what some folks had to say about it:

"A compellingly clever wheels-within-wheels thriller. An ingenious plot, skillfully executed" Elliott Swanson, Booklist

"Dark, brutal, captivating -- this is one hell of a book, the kind of book that doesn't let go of you once you start it. Dave Zeltserman is clearly the real deal." Steve Hamilton, Edgar-award winner for The Lock Artist

"This fast-paced, gritty psychological tale balances the fine line between mystery and horror" Library Journal

"BAD THOUGHTS is one of those books that has been under the radar all year, yet deserves to be discovered by a wider audience" Bruce Grossman, Bookgasm.com

"Bad Thoughts is an ambitious genre-bender combining the paranoia and existential dread of the best noir with a liberal dash of The Twilight Zone. Not to be missed." --Poisoned Pen's Booknews

In BAD KARMA the action moves from Cambridge MA to Boulder CO, and is a very different kind of book--more of a hardboiled PI novel with some new age sensibilities, although with a very dark, twisty plot underneath. I'd spent five years in Boulder from '78-82, so it's also somewhat of a wistful look of how Boulder has changed since then.  The book had the misfortune of coming out a few weeks before PARIAH, so at the time I spent all my efforts promoting PARIAH, which is a shame because this is a fun, hardboiled read that's a bit different than the ordinary. Here's what dome folks had to say about it:

"Detective Bill Shannon is back and a welcome return it is." Booklist, Elliot Swanson

"top-notch P.I. reading" Bookgasm

"This might be a standard PI tale in structure, but it shares the ingenuity which has brought a distinctive touch to so much of Zeltserman’s fiction.... A fascinating read." Tangled Web

"An enjoyable read from the get-go." Jerry House

Buy these two books now in a single kindle book for only $0.99!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Small Crimes available July 3rd for Kindle

My crime noir thriller SMALL CRIMES will be available July 3rd as a kindle download. Published originally in 2008, SMALL CRIMES ended up topping NPR's list of best crime and mystery novels, and made many other best of the year lists, including Washington Post's. If you like noir and haven't had a chance to read SMALL CRIMES yet, it looks like Amazon and Serpent's Tail are pricing the kindle version for only $4.52, so pick it up!

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

"The plot of Small Crimes ricochets out from this claustrophobic opening, and it's a thing of sordid beauty." NPR

"spare but ingeniously twisted and imbued with a glossy coating of black humor." Washington Post

"A Jim Thompson mentality on a Norman Rockwell setting... "Small Crimes" is a strong piece of work, lean and spare, but muscular where a noir novel should be, with a strong central character whom we alternately admire and despise." Boston Globe

"Classic noir, dark, funny, shocking and absolutely no compromise. The last 20 pages are truly a kick in the face. Pure magic of the blackest kind.” Ken Bruen

"Small Crimes is one of the finest dark suspense novels I've read in the past few years." Ed Gorman