Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Dave Zeltserman

Dave Zeltserman was born in Boston and educated at the University of Colorado. A former software engineer, he is the author of nine horror and crime novels including Outsourced and Pariah.

His new novel is A Killer's Essence.

Zeltserman's reply to my recent query about what he has been reading:
I just finished Richard Stark's The Seventh. This is a classic crime novel where a heist gets pulled off successfully and then everything that can go wrong afterwards goes wrong. The title "The Seventh" comes from the book being Stark's (Donald Westlake's) seventh Parker novel, and that each of the seven members of the crew for the heist are going to split one seventh of the take, but the title also serves as a punchline at the end. Stark/Westlake wrote many great crime novels in the Parker series, but since there were so many of these books (26 of them) we tend to group them all together as a great series as opposed to singling out some of the books as great crime novels, which is a shame.
Visit Dave Zeltserman's website and blog.

My Book, The Movie: Small Crimes.

The Page 69 Test: Pariah.

The Page 69 Test: Outsourced.

Writers Read: Dave Zeltserman (February 2011).

My Book, The Movie: Outsourced.

The Page 69 Test: A Killer's Essence.

--Marshal Zeringue