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

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Cover for Morris Brick thriller #5: UNLEASHED

My 5th Morris Brick crime thriller UNLEASHED will be unleashed into the world next March. I put the emphasis on crime because this is very much a crime novel, and I was able to unleash my inner Richard Stark writing it, particularly in the backstory chapters. Morris Brick thriller readers will like this one, but I also think anyone who liked Small Crimes, Pariah, and Killer will be particularly pleased.

As you wait for UNLEASHED, you can catch up now with MALICIOUS and CRUEL (if you haven't done so already!), both now on sale for a measly $0.99!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Morris Brick thrillers #3 and #4 on sale!

My publisher has put MALICIOUS (Morris Brick Thriller #3) and CRUEL (Morris Brick thriller #4) on sale for $0.99. Anyone who likes my crime fiction will like these twisty crime thrillers.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Amazing coincidences #5,891

As far as coincidences go, this is a small one, but still kind of amazing. Or maybe it's simply a case of synchronicity at play. In the 2017 July/August issue of EQMM, both Loren Estleman (one of my favorite crime writers) and myself both had Nero Wolfe pastiches. In his Claudius Lyons story, his first line:

The moon turned blue, swine flew, and hell sprouted icicles.

In my Julius Katz story, my second line:

Anyone who knew Julius as well as I did would’ve thought the world had tipped onto its axis, or maybe the river Styx had frozen over into a skating rink, or at the very least, pigs had sprouted wings and were flapping themselves across the Boston skyline.

A coincidence, synchronicity, or something else? Who knows?

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Free today only! THE INTERLOPER

Now's your chance to grab a free copy of my thriller THE INTERLOPER ("Stark meets Ludlum meets Forsyth in this tight and tricky opener to anew series from the always-innovative Dave Zeltserman." Roger Smith),

Monday, November 12, 2018

Introducing Archie

Archie, Julius's Katz's erstwhile assistant and one of the most unique characters in mystery fiction, puts out his own shingle in my latest story ARCHIE FOR HIRE in the current issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. You can read an excerpt here as well as see an illustration of how Archie might imagine himself.