Like us here in the real world, Zeltserman's characters are a real mix of both.
As in "Fast Lane" and "Bad Thoughts" Dave Zeltserman takes a flawed narrator who could be anyone and puts him in an everyday situation that could fit most people.
The plot is too delicious to give away here except to say that the story is modern noir at its best with great characters terrific prose and non-stop action.
Joe Denton, a bad cop fresh out of prison, never has the chance to even try to go straight. His wrecked life is waiting for him in the persons of Sheriff Dan Pleasant (a former... Read morePublished 24 months ago by David Rachels
I almost didn't read a second one, but since I had already purchased "Killer" I gave it a go and was rewarded with a much better read. Read morePublished on April 14, 2012 by T. J. Reilly
Dave Zeltserman is the new master of noir. He shows the dark heart of the classic sociopath with no apologies. I've come to search out everything this man has written. Read morePublished on August 17, 2011 by Lonni H. Lees
Since his debut in 2004 with FAST LANE, Dave Zeltserman has received increasing recognition as an outstanding author of noir thrillers. Read morePublished on March 23, 2011 by Reader in Seattle
A delirious ride into the abyss that lurks inside all human beings and only a few brave authors dare set free. True noir.Published on November 19, 2010 by Paul D Brazill
A short mystery that attempts to outdo previous tales done in a noirish vein and ultimately fails. Focusing on the hapless Joe Denton, an ex-cop and ex-con, the tale chronicles... Read morePublished on October 4, 2010 by William H. Young
SMALL CRIMES is a wonderfully complex and surprising look at a newly released convict's return to society. This is the first in Zeltserman's trilogy of novels about this subject. Read morePublished on June 25, 2010 by pattinase
I review crime and mystery books for a few established websites, and in all the years I've been buying books (so many thousands and thousands of books) off Amazon, this might just... Read morePublished on April 3, 2010 by Garrett Kenyon
I really can't understand all the raves for this book. I started off not especially liking it, but looked back at the reviews and decided to give it a chance. Read morePublished on December 26, 2009 by Amazon Customer