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"Amind-bending marriage of ambitious literary theory and classic murdermystery....  In this intricately plottednovel, Hartman... spins the familiar trappings of gothic mystery together witha fresh postmodern sensibility, producing a story that's as rich and satisfyingas it is difficult to categorize....  AsHartman skillfully blurs the lines between fiction and reality, the bookbecomes a profound meditation on art, identity and their messy spheres ofinfluence.  An exciting, original take onthe literary mystery genre."
--Kirkus Reviews

"BruceHartman is a superb story teller and 'The Rules of Dreaming' is one of the mostintriguing novels I have read in a long time....  A creative plot, an excellent descriptivestyle and a flow of words that is natural are the main elements that make agreat novel, and this one qualifies easily. This is a book that I willrecommend to my family and friends and to the reading public in general."
--Maria Beltran, Readers' FavoriteBook Reviews

"'TheRules of Dreaming'" works on so many levels.... It is a great read andhighly recommended."
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--  Jack Magnus, Readers'Favorite Book Reviews.
"Highly Recommended."
--  PeterKlein, Allbooks Review Int.
"While you read thismarvelous work by Bruce Hartman you get caught up in the madness of the story,which twists and turns and returns. I recommend this book strongly to anyonewho enjoys a fine mystery, laced with a little madness, mischief and themacabre."  Five Stars.
--  Michael McManus, Readers' Favorite BookReviews.

About the Author

Bruce Hartman lives with his wife inPhiladelphia. He has worked as a pianist, bookseller andattorney and has been writing fiction for many years. His first novel, PERFECTLYHEALTHY MAN DROPS DEAD, won the Salvo Press Mystery Novel Award and waspublished  in 2008. His second book, THE RULES OF DREAMING, waspublished by Swallow Tail Press in May 2013. Kirkus Reviews, in awarding it theKirkus Star for Books of Exceptional Merit, called it "a mind-bendingmarriage of ambitious literary theory and classic murder mystery." Kirkusselected the book as one of its "Top 100 Indie Books of 2013."Another mystery, THE MUSE OF VIOLENCE, was also published in 2013.

THE PHILOSOPHICAL DETECTIVE was published in 2014, featuring the iconicArgentine writer Jorge Luis Borges wrestling with an extraordinary series ofcrimes and the equally baffling conundrums of literature and philosophy,including Zeno's paradoxes, the mind/body problem, and the mysteries ofdestiny, personal identity and artistic creation.

Hartman then wrote a series of satirical comedies, including POTLATCH: A COMEDY, published in 2017. His most recent book is THE DEVIL'S CHAPLAIN, a legal thriller, of which the award-winning author Ken Bruen said, "Brilliant... It is one of the finest depictions of evil I have ever read."

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