Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Dave Zeltserman

Dave Zeltserman's many novels include Monster: A novel of Frankenstein. His short mystery fiction has won the Shamus, Derringer and Ellery Queen's Readers Choice awards. His crime thrillers, Small Crimes and Pariah, both made the Washington Post's best books of the year list in 2008 and 2009, respectively, and Small Crimes was selected by NPR as one of the 5 best crime and mystery novels of 2008.

His horror novel, The Caretaker of Lorne Field, was shortlisted by the American Library Association for best horror novel of 2010 and was also a Black Quill nominee for best dark genre book of the year.

Zeltserman's latest novel is The Boy Who Killed Demons.

Recently I asked the author about what he was reading. Zeltserman's reply:
I just finished The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster, which is a collection of three literary mystery novels (or at least seemingly mystery novels): City of Glass, Ghosts, The Locked Room. All three involve a detective of sorts who risk losing their identities and their very selves in the cases they take on. All three also involve writers who are also in jeopardy of losing themselves in their work. A very interesting collection that takes the mystery novel to an existential level, and I liked it quite a bit—enough where I’ll be looking for more of Auster’s work.
Learn more about the book and author at Dave Zeltserman's website and blog.

--Marshal Zeringue