Robb White

Author, Robb White

Robb White lives in Northeastern Ohio close to the house where he grew up. Before retiring, he taught at Kent State University at Ashtabula [Ohio] Campus for 28 years.  His doctoral dissertation was on point of view in the novels of William Styron. For the last dozen or so years, he has been writing and publishing noir, hardboiled, and mainstream fiction.  Many of his stories feature private eye Thomas Haftmann, the protagonist of two earlier novels:  Haftmann’s Rules (2011) and Saraband for a Runaway (2013). A third novel, When You Run with Wolves, was published in 2015. He has a collection of short stories titled Out of Breath and Other Stories (2013) that mixes mainstream and crime fiction. White has written book reviews and conducted interviews for the print magazine Boxing World.   His short story “Frotteur in the Dark” was selected by the editors of 10,000 Tons of Black Ink as one of 6 Best Of for 2009. His latest story online is “Queen of Hearts” in Pulpwood Fiction:  A Magazine of Southern Noir.

New Pulp Press

"Bullets, Booze and Bastards"

Thomas Haftmann, Private Eye:
The Short Stories (Book 2)

by Robb White,

$4.99 ebook, $14.95 paperback

Ex-cop Thomas Haftmann, formerly of Cleveland Homicide, works as a private investigator in the resort town of Jefferson-on-the-Lake. You will follow his cases in these 15 short neo-noirs. Among them are “The Kneeling Woman,” “Ni Escape, No Turning Back,” “The Riding Boy,” “The Slave Master’s Dungeon,” “Archangel’s Daughter,” “A Woman With Tea-Colored Eyes,” and “The Dog Returneth to His Vomit.” These have been collected from a variety of outstanding publications and blog sites, ranging from Powder Burn Flash to A Twist of Noir to Sex and Murder Magazine. Get ready to know Thomas Haftmann’s dark world of murder and madness.


Small Press Bookwatch had this to say about Thomas Haftmann, Private Eye: The Short Stories:

Synopsis: Ex-cop Thomas Haftmann, formerly of Cleveland Homicide, works as a private investigator in the resort town of Jefferson-on-the-Lake. "Thomas Haftmann, Private Eye: The Short Stories" is an anthology his fifteen of his short neo-noir cases. Among them are "The Kneeling Woman," "Ni Escape, No Turning Back," "The Riding Boy," "The Slave Master's Dungeon," "Archangel's Daughter," "A Woman With Tea-Colored Eyes," and "The Dog Returneth to His Vomit." These have been collected from a variety of outstanding publications and blog sites, ranging from Powder Burn Flash to A Twist of Noir to Sex and Murder Magazine. Thomas Haftmann's dark world of murder and madness that first began with the publication of author Robb White's "Nocturne for Madness" (9780692609026, $14.95 HC, $4.99 Kindle).

Critique: Clearly, author Robb White is a master of the noir-style mystery genre and "Thomas Haftmann, Private Eye: The Short Stories" will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to community library collections. It should be noted for the personal reading lists of dedicated mystery buffs that "Thomas Haftmann, Private Eye: The Short Stories" is also available in a Kindle format ($4.99). The Mystery/Suspense Shelf


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