|21 Tales of dark suspense from acclaimed writer, Dave Zeltserman.|
Stories of desperation, treachery, deceit and betrayal, populated by con men, mobsters, psychopaths, dangerous women and life's losers. Each of these stories comes with surprise endings and enough twists to leave you dizzy.
Brutal life lessons learned over a game of nine-ball. . . a war veteran who's been played as a sucker one too many times by his older brother. . . a salesman who stumbles upon the girl of his dreams only to learn that his dreams have all been nightmares. . . a con man who gets more than he bargains for when he convinces a wealthy woman to marry him.
"Inventively depraved" — New York Magazine
"Dave Zeltserman is one of the crime genre's most accomplished, radical, and innovative talents. His command of style and personal dark vision of the world are framed in the short form to reach out and shake the reader by the throat. I only wish that 21 Tales had been 51 Tales or 101 Tales. We need more of his edgy stories to rattle the field." — Tom Piccirilli, author of Shadow Season
"In a relatively short period of time Dave Zeltserman has established himself as the most relevant author of dark crime fiction working today. As usual, Dave doesn't pull any punches, and his 21 Tales is inventive, nasty, pulpy fun." — Paul Tremblay, author of The Little Sleep