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A Killer's Essence available in trade paperback now!


"a memorable winner" Boston Globe


"chilling page-turner"

New York Journal of Books

Archie Solves The Case wins Ellery Queen's Readers Choice Award!

Dave Zeltserman is the author of thirteen novels, including his recently released '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.   His novel, Outsourced, has been optioned by Impact Pictures and Constantin Film, and is currently in development.

Win a free copy of my upcoming novel THE BOY WHO KILLED DEMONS

Read first Chapter of MONSTER here

The supernatural, unmissable new novel by the ALA Best Horror award nominee. In nineteenth-century Germany, one young man counts down the days until he can marry his beloved . . . until she is found brutally murdered, and the young man is accused of the crime. Broken on the wheel and left for dead, he awakens on a lab table, transformed into an abomination. Friedrich must go far to take his revenge --only to find his tormentor, Victor Frankenstein, in league with the Marquis de Sade, creating something much more sinister deep in the mountains. Paranormal and gripping in the tradition of the best work of Stephen King and Justin Cronin, Monster is a gruesome parable of control and vengeance, and an ingenious tribute to one of literature's greatest
"This is juicy material for Franken-fans, and Zeltserman is just faithful enough to the original that his many fresh contributions feel entirely normal. Well, abnormal, to be accurate, but deliciously so." -- Daniel Kraus, Booklist *Starred Review*

"Magnificently horrific" -- Paul Goat Allen, Barnes & Noble


Latest news: My new explosive crime thriller, THE INTERLOPER, is now available as a paperback and kindle ebook.