Saturday, April 10, 2010

New Books: 21 Tales

A New Books Piece by Dave Zeltserman


The year of the short story

Well, with Killer due out in May and The Caretaker of Lorne Field out in August, as well as Outsourced out in the UK and other European countries this year (US next Feb.), it's also going to be the year of the novel for me. But I've got 29 stories so far this year that are going to be coming out in print, 21 of which will be in my collection, '21 Tales', three scheduled later this year for Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, 'Julius Katz' will be reprinted in Ed Gorman's and Martin Greenberg's best mystery stories of the year anthology, 'Hook or By Crook', a reprinted story in the first edition of Needle Magazine that has just been released, and 3 more new stories in assorted anthologies.

So what about '21 Tales'? These are 21 of my best short crime fiction stories (well, 20 anyways, one story is a lighthearted fantasy), each one with surprise endings and twists to leave the reader dizzy. New Pulp Press will be publishing a paperback version of it later this Fall (estimated date, Oct. 15th), but I've also added low-priced ($1.49) ebook versions today at the Amazon Kindle store and Smashwords

By 21 Tales now at the Amazon Kindle store.

By 21 Tales now at Smashwords.

Smashwords store supports just about every format that eReaders use, even Kindle.

If you like twisty, dark, hardboiled crime fiction, I think you'll like the stories in this collection.

I'd like to give a big thanks to Kenney Mencher for the brilliant cover art that he did for this, and of course, New Pulp Press for arranging it.


Charlieopera said...

one story is a lighthearted fantasy

That must be the one where the New England Cheaterfaces win a super bowl WITHOUT cheating.

New Pulp Press is coming on quick.

Congrats to them and the Z-man.

Tom Piccirilli said...

Nice job, Dave, look forward to all the new fiction, both in the short form and novels. Keep kicking ass.

David Cranmer said...

Just picked it up and the first two stories I've read are tops.

Dave Zeltserman said...

Ed, thanks for posting this, and David, Tom, thanks also for your kinds word, and sigh, even you, Charlie, even with your delusional fantasies about America's team and your semi-pro Buffalo Bills.

Charlieopera said...

I've been known to fantasize ... but never about my beloved New York State Buffalo Bills.

18-1 ... Surely yous guys are over that 1 by now.

Go Bills!

Anonymous said...

Sounds great, Dave -- very much looking forward to that one (and rest of '09's releases.

~ Ron C.