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Julius Katz Mysteries
     

Julius Katz Mysteries

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by Dave Zeltserman
 
These award-winning Julius Katz mysteries have delighted thousands of mystery fans since first appearing on the pages of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in 2009. 'Julius Katz' introduced readers to Boston's most brilliant, eccentric and possibly laziest detective, Julius Katz, as well as his sidekick, Archie, a tiny piece of whizbang computer technology with the heart

Overview

These award-winning Julius Katz mysteries have delighted thousands of mystery fans since first appearing on the pages of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in 2009. 'Julius Katz' introduced readers to Boston's most brilliant, eccentric and possibly laziest detective, Julius Katz, as well as his sidekick, Archie, a tiny piece of whizbang computer technology with the heart and soul of a hard-boiled PI. In Julius and Archie's second adventure, 'Archie's Been Framed', the little guy is framed for murder and Julius needs to use all his wits to keep his inimitable assistant out of the slammer.

'Julius Katz' attracted a devoted following from mystery readers when it first came out, and has since won the Shamus Award for best story from the Private Eye Writers of America, as well as the Derringer Award for best novelette from the Short Mystery Fiction Society. 'Archie's Been Framed' won 1st place in Ellery Queen's Readers Choice Award, with their readers choosing it as their favorite story published by the magazine in 2010. If you haven't had a chance to meet Julius and Archie yet, now's your chance to get caught up in these charming, delightful and very unusual mystery stories. And after reading these mysteries, look for Julius's first full-length novel, Julius Katz and Archie, available now!

Praise for OUTSOURCED

"A dark, lightening-paced read" Financial Times

"A small gem of crime fiction" Booklist

"Outsourced is a dryly witty take on the heist caper genre... fast-paced action romp" London Times

"Bodies mount up as the double dealing and revenge gather apace. The blurb on the book describes it as a "fast-paced, edge-of-your seat crime novel," and it really does live up to the hype. Add this to your holiday reading list for a piece of escapism." Morning Star

"A finely paced, witty and stylish take on the heist caper novel. More than most authors churning out mysteries, Zeltserman is fully steeped in the conventions of crime fiction. He remains absolutely his own hard man." The Australian

"Dave Zeltserman's OUTSOURCED is a speedy, gritty, hardboiled bank robbery tale that bops and weaves along as a group of out-of-work computer programmers decide to get their hands dirty and find they like it a lot. As with Zeltserman's previous novels SMALL CRIMES, PARIAH, and KILLER, his greatest storytelling skill is in the small true, emotional details that every reader will understand. He will definitely keep you flipping pages as fast you can, and once you finish one book you'll be racing on to the next." Tom Piccirilli, author of Shadow Season and The Cold Spot

Praise for THE CARETAKER OF LORNE FIELD

"delicious horror-ish novel" Newsday

"Superb mix of humor and horror" Publishers Weekly, starred review

"superbly crafted horror story" Booklist

"Harrowing. Zeltserman colors it black with the best of them." Kirkus Reviews

"a very darkly funny dark fantasy" Locus Magazine

"THE CARETAKER OF LORNE FIELD succeeds as a horror novel, a psychological thriller and a haunting parable, even in some ways that Zeltserman may not have intended. There are dark levels to this work, some of which are immediately evident and others of which reveal themselves only upon later reflection. I don't know if the book will come to be regarded as a classic, either now or at some point in the future, but it deserves to be." BookReporter

'Julius Katz Mysteries' is approximately 27,000 words long.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011806872
Publisher:
Top Suspense Books
Publication date:
06/04/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
660,655
File size:
123 KB

Meet the Author

Dave Zeltserman won the 2010 Shamus Award for 'Julius Katz' and is the acclaimed author of the ‘man out of prison’ crime trilogy: Small Crimes, Pariah and Killer, where Small Crimes (2008) and Pariah (2009) were both picked by the Washington Post as best books of the year. His recent The Caretaker of Lorne Field received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly, calling it a 'superb mix of humor and horror', has been shortlisted by ALA for best horror novel of 2010, and is a finalist for a Black Quill Award for best dark genre book of the year. His upcoming book Outsourced (2011) has already been called 'a small gem of crime fiction' by Booklist and has been optioned by Impact Pictures and Constantin Film and is currently under development.

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Julius Katz Mysteries 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Desert_Brat More than 1 year ago
I liked the story well enough, and the little gadget nicknamed Archie was just plain fun and developed very well throughout both stories. Having listened to the Fat Man radio shows, I could easily put a voice to Archie, it was fun. I had trouble with the repetition of certain items. There was so much muscle hardening "as if turning to marble" going on that poor Julius is going to end up as a stone statue. And Julius can only manage a "thin smile." No doubt, what with the facial hardening, muscles around his mouth hardening and features hardening, it's a wonder he can smile at all. I loved the blustery character of Detective Cramer in the first book, but he seemed to be pretty deflated as a character in the second book. All in all, it was a fairly entertaining story, despite the trip-ups.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This isn't a novel and instead a long short story, but it's worth the price! I tried it because it won the Shamus Award for best short story, and it's fantastic. Sort of a take on Sherlock Holmes, with Julius Katz as Sherlock and the Watson role played by an electronic gizmo device named Archie, and he's one of the funnest and most endearing creations I've across in a long time.
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N_M_K More than 1 year ago
I am really a big Zeltserman fan - not sure how I stumbled across him but glad I did. Archie is too good!!! And Julius, too, in his own way. Thanks for a great read!!
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