Saturday, July 30, 2011

New Dead Even Review from Brian Triplett!

Spokane Examiner.Com reviewer and columnist Brian Triplett has written a review of my short story collection, Dead Even.

I'll save you the suspense -- he likes it.

It's a nice experience as a writer to see someone else talk about your characters and stories with a degree of understanding that rivals your own. Come on, all you writers out there -- tell me you don't like that! Feels good.

If you'd like to read what Brian thinks of Dead Even, here is his review

Friday, July 22, 2011

New Zafiro Interview; Review of AND EVERY MAN HAS TO DIE!

New Mystery Reader Magazine has selected me as the featured author for July. The Karen Treanor interview is HERE and her review of And Every Man Has to Die is HERE.

Ms. Treanor calls the book "a compelling read" and suggests it would make a good movie.

She also asks some interesting questions in her interview and I tried to provide answers that were just as interesting.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Review of DEAD EVEN in Mysterical-E

Mysterical-E has a review of one of my River City short story collections, Dead Even. Here's the LINK. You have to scroll to the bottom for their take on my book.

Dead Even, published by Gray Dog Press in October 2010, features fifteen stories grouped by character: Katie MacLeod, Finch and Elias, Paul Hiero and Dominic Bracco. The stories are, in many instances, intertwined. Two were finalists for the Derringer Award (though neither won).

Mysterical-E is a quarterly crime fiction eZine that has been around for a long time (especially when you consider the quick turnover of these types of mags). I've had eight different short stories (some of them long ones) published in M-E over the years, dating back to the Winter 2005 issue. In fact, some of the stories in Dead Even first appeared there. Others that had their first appearance in M-E found their way into No Good Deed, another of the River City short story collections (The Cleaner is the third and likely final collection).

If you like crime fiction, you'll find good examples of it at Mysterical-E, as well as reviews and other features worth your time. Give 'em a try.

Friday, July 8, 2011

WAIST DEEP Now Available in Paperback!

My first Stefan Kopriva mystery, Waist Deep, is now available in paperback.

This novel is set in River City, so those of you who have read the River City series will be in comfortable surroundings. Kopriva is a central figure in the first two books but drops out of the picture for the most part after the second book. In Waist Deep, it is 2005 and Kopriva is ten years removed from the police department, eking out a living on a small medical pension. He is still wracked with guilt over the events that drove him from the force. Then he is asked by an old high school classmate to find a runaway sixteen year old daughter, and he reluctantly accepts.  Kopriva battles old injuries, old demons and long ago memories as he unravels the mystery of the missing Kris Sinderling...and seeks his own redemption.

This book is a first person mystery, as opposed the ensemble cast procedural approach of the River City series.

For those of you who thought Kopriva was a loose end in the series...well, you were right. But he's not a loose end in the grander scheme, as he now has his own series. There will be at least one more Kopriva mystery (Lovely, Dark and Deep).

You can order Waist Deep immediately HERE. It should become available on Amazon very shortly. Or you can order it through any bookstore via the ISBN:  978-1456590093.

Just as a reminder, in addition to the River City series, I've also published the stand alone mystery/action/suspense novel The Last Horseman. It is available HERE or on Amazon or available through any bookstore. It is also available at the Spokane Public Library.

Final reminder:  All of these books are available as eBooks -- Kindle, Nook, or whatever you're using.

Thanks for the support, and as always, I would love to hear feedback from any readers about Waist Deep or any other novel. Hit me on Facebook or at frankzafiro@msn.com .