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NEWS:  

The White Devil Awarded Hammett Prize. 

 

The North American Branch of the International Association of Crime Writers is pleased to announce that The White Devil, by Domenic Stansberry (Molotov Editions), has been named the winner of the organization's annual HAMMETT PRIZE for a work of literary excellence in the field of crime writing .  Keep Reading

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AVAILABILITY:    All of our 2016 titles are all but sold in First Edition, though there may be some still floating about.  Second printings are available through the usual channels.   We will have signed firsts available directly through us and at select booksellers.   (Second printings are clearly labeled as such.)

 Molotov Editions 2018 catalogue coming soon. 


Molotov Editions E-Book

This neo-noir thriller stirred controversy when a dissenting judge on the Edgar Award Committee broke with tradition to condemn the selection of this "amoral" novel for Best Paperback Original.

 The novel tells the story of a forensic psychologist accused of strangling his mistress—and does so through the unnerving, charming, intelligent, often unreliable voice of the accused himself.

Originally published in mass paper by Hard Case Crime, this e-book edition from Molotov Editions features a cover photo by Peter Rozovsky, author of  the influential blog Detectives Beyond Borders.

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