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Product Details

  • Paperback: 126 pages
  • Publisher: Murder Slim Press (November 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1471733114
  • ISBN-13: 978-1471733116
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,798,347 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Seymour Shubin knows his way around the short story because of the deceptive ease of his prose. It's a snap to be seduced by the facility of his writing because Shubin is nothing if not damned entertaining, which is one of his greatest qualities. But as you're swept into the momentum of any given tale, it's likewise easy to overlook all of his other considerable strengths: he's incredibly perceptive, touching, funny, compassionate and versatile, among a whole host of other qualities."
--- Mark SaFranko, from the introduction to Lonely No More

"Shubin understands that the recipe for good fiction is set in stone: (1) grab reader by the throat; (2) squeeze till limp."
--- Philadelphia Inquirer

"Shubin is simply an excellent writer, and somehow every single time he creates a novel that leaves me thinking about it for days afterward, wondering 'How, exactly, does he DO that?'"
--- Dianne Day, Author of Obsidian

About the Author

Seymour Shubin has been producing short stories and novels for over 50 years, beginning with the New York Times' bestseller Anyone's My Name. The novel has been taught in university criminology courses in the USA and "it is a book that has refused to simply lay down and die. Not only have readers continued to flood the author with letters, but the distinguished house of Gallimard published the book in France" [Fantastic Fiction]. Shubin has now written countless short stories and articles, and fifteen novels... including the Edgar Special Award winning The Captain. His latest book is the short story collection Lonely No More, which was released by Murder Slim Press in November, 2012.

Shubin works in the crime genre, but he does not write whodunits. There's no long wait to find who the criminal is, but there is a study of how they were driven to their crimes... and whether they can be stopped or redeemed. The focus is on the effects of crime, and often their emotional impact on both the victim and the perpetrator. Jonathan Hellerman hails Shubin's "first-rate writing, marvelous characterization, believable dialogue, plus compassion, intelligence", while Rod Lott acknowledges that "he arrives at a heartbreaking end that's a sucker-punch to the groin, and I mean that as a compliment. Few writers can make you feel that kind of pain."

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In LONELY NO MORE, best-selling crime novelist Seymour Shubin turns his hand and his genius for piercing to the depths of the human soul to the short story. In each of the sixteen tales in this excellent collection the reader is witness to a different and often chilling slice of life. Sometimes Shubin warms our hearts, sometimes he makes us smile, more often he makes us shudder--but always he makes us see a little bit of ourselves in the longings and struggles of his characters. "The short story is an imploding universe," author Colum McCann tells us. "It has all the boil of energy inside it. A novel has shrapnel going all over the place. You can have a mistake in a novel. A short story has to be perfect." He might well have been describing the stories we are treated to in LONELY NO MORE.
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More About the Author

Seymour Shubin is the author of fifteen novels and more articles and short stories than he can begin to remember. His novels and stories have won numerous awards. 'The Captain', received the Edgar Allan Poe Special Award from Mystery Writers of America, and was also the subject of an essay in 100 Great Detectives. Another of his novels, 'Anyone's My Name', a New York Times' bestseller, and has been used as a text in university criminology courses.

His short stories have appeared in a wide range of publications, ranging from such popular magazines as Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine to the literary Story and Potpourri, where one of his stories won the best-of-year award. A collection of sixteen of Shubin's tales were collected in 'Lonely No More', which was released in 2012. Other stories have been anthologized, and one of Shubin's stories -- 'The Cry of a Violin' -- was broadcast twice on the BBC, whilst 'The Good and The Dead' was collected onto six CDs by Books in Motion. His one nonfiction book was a commissioned biography of John B. Amos, the late founder of the insurance giant, AFLAC.

Shubin was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and is a graduate of Temple University. He and his wife, Gloria, live in one of the suburbs. They have two married children. His son, Neil Shubin, wrote the paleontology book 'Your Inner Fish'... which was shortlisted for the Royal Society Prize for Science Books in 2009.

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