Small Crimes

Small Crimes

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"There's a new name to add to the pantheon of the sons and daughters of Cain: Dave Zeltserman . His new novel, Small Crimes , is ingeniously twisted and imbued with a glossy coating of black humor... The plot of Small Crimes ricochets out from [its] claustrophobic opening, and it's a thing of sordid beauty."- Maureen Corrigan for NPR's Best Books of 2008

"Unputdownable. Classic noir, dark, funny, shocking and absolutely no compromise. Pure magic of the blackest kind."--Ken Bruen

"A superbly crafted tale. Like the very best of modern noir, this is a story told in shades of grey. This deserves to be massive."--Allan Guthrie

"Zeltserman delves deeply into his specialty, an unorthodox look at the criminal mind. It kept me turning pages and glancing over my shoulder."--Vicki Hendricks

Set in the pressure cooker of a very small town and following the promise of Dave Zeltersman's earlier novels ( Fast Lane and Bad Thoughts ), Small Crimes is an explosive noir that brings the claustrophobic hell of Jim Thompson and James M. Cain right up to date.

Dave Zeltserman lives in the Boston area with his wife, Judy. He is a die-hard Patriots and Red Sox fan, and when he's not writing crime fiction, he spends his time working on his black belt in Kung Fu.

Publisher: London : Serpent's Tail, 2008.
ISBN: 9781852429713
1852429712
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Zeltserm Dave
Characteristics: 263 p. ;,20 cm.

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JCLGreggW Feb 26, 2016

A refreshingly sparse small-town noir that features Joe, a formerly-crooked ex-cop, released from prison after seven years and returns to the community that didn't miss him. A disfigured DA, a psychopathic mob boss, and a corrupt sheriff all have their eyes on him, and old tensions quickly escala... Read More »


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JCLGreggW Feb 26, 2016

A refreshingly sparse small-town noir that features Joe, a formerly-crooked ex-cop, released from prison after seven years and returns to the community that didn't miss him. A disfigured DA, a psychopathic mob boss, and a corrupt sheriff all have their eyes on him, and old tensions quickly escalate. Zeltserman is a master of showing and not telling, and his words are brief but powerful, like jabs from Mike Tyson. If you like your crime twisted and tawdry, your heroes flawed, and your writing hardboiled, this one' s for you.

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