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

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Three new stories out now


Julius Katz might be retired, but Archie and Julia continue the adventure in 'Archie Smith International Spy'

In my latest Morris Brick crime story, 'Fay & Wray', Parker has been dognapped!

'Buxton' is a quiet and very unusual story that I think fans of 'The Caretaker of Lorne Field' will like quite a bit. I hope folks check this one out!

Sunday, August 21, 2022

HUSK on sale for $1.99


My publisher has HUSK on sale for $1.99. You can get the Kindle version here and the Nook version here.

"The story is at once tender, brutal, fantastic, and vibrantly real. A unique and splendid novel" ― Booklist Starred Review

“Dave Zeltserman’s Husk is a compelling, quirky, twisty, smart, page-turner mix of horror, satire, and even a little romance with (yeah, I’ll say it) bite. A brutal love story perfect for our dark times.” ― Paul Tremblay, author of Cabin at the End of the World

"HUSK may be Zeltserman’s best book to date.... Many of the twists and turns are saved for the final third of the novel, but they come hard, fast and heavy, right up to the last sentence, which is one of the best I have read this year."

"I loved this book" Becky Spratford, RA for All: Horror

Sunday, January 2, 2022

"A unique and splendid novel"


Charlie Husk is a cannibal, a member of a clan of flesh-eaters who live hidden away from the world. His job is to travel into civilization, abduct people (college students are favored prey), and bring them back to the clan. He's quite good at it; he's stealthy, ruthless, and smart, easily able to adapt to unexpected changes in circumstances. When he falls in love with a human girl, Charlie's whole life changes instantly, like a switch has been thrown. And, so, Charlie abandons his clan and his heritage, and determines to live among the people who used to be his prey. The author takes on a tricky challenge making a monster a sympathetic character and he's completely successful. Zeltserman keeps the story grounded in reality, giving Charlie practical problems to overcome (like finding a way to deal with the craving for human flesh, or learning new words, like social security number), and the story is at once tender, brutal, fantastic, and vibrantly real. A unique and splendid novel.--Booklist's starred review.