The White Devil
by Domenic Stansberry
After a six year hiatus, Edgar Award winning novelist Domenic Stansberry has returned with this chilling new noir: The White Devil.
The White Devil tells the story of an aspiring American actress who—together with her too charming brother— is implicated in a series of crimes dating back to her childhood.
The novel begins in Rome, among the American ex-patriot community, and from there follows the siblings’ deadly obsession with an aging Italian movie star and her charismatic husband.
Stansberry’s protagonist, Vicki Wilson, narrates the story in a voice alternately intimate and distant, a cipher of unwholesome impulse and erotic intrigue. The result is an elegant tour de force, a psychological noir exploring the murky depths where the differences between the criminal and victim are not entirely clear.
"Perhaps the most surprising feature of this tour de force it its pervasive links to both Jacobean tragedy and contemporary Mediterranean noir. Who Knew?" Kirkus Reviews
"FREAKING INCREDIBLE" Crimespree Magazine
PRAISE FOR THE WHITE DEVIL BY DOMENIC STANSBERRY
"STANSBERRY NAILS THE SULTRY, DECADENT AND EROTICALLY CHARGED TONE WITH ONE PERFECTLY PLACED HAMMER STROKE AFTER ANOTHER. " --Booklist
"GRIPPING FROM BEGINNING TO END . . . an unforgettable novel by an author at the height of his powers." -Foreword Reviews
"STANSBERRY TAKES THE READER ON A WILD RIDE in this EXCEPTIONAL NOIR... compelling reading." Publishers Weekly (starred review )
MORE PRAISE FOR DOMENIC STANSBERRY
“Suspense… illicit passion… murder. . . Stansberry does it with originality, through the freshness of his imagery, and the lyricism of his lament.”
- The New York Times on The Last Days of Il Duce
“Brilliantly imagined . . . packs an emotional wallop genre fiction rarely delivers.”
- Kirkus (Starred Review) on The Ancient Rain
“Fascinating, beautifully written—an enviable achievement.”
- San Francisco Chronicle on Manifesto for the Dead
“This series... .revitalizes the classic detective story, injecting it with a noir sensibility that both evokes the old masters and seems altogether new."
- Booklist on The North Beach Mystery Series
“Compelling … equal parts contemporary crime fiction and dark existential poetry.”
- Publishers Weekly on Naked Moon
“A masterful novel. . . by a master of the genre.”
- BookReporter. com on The Confession
“Superb urban noir.”
- Midwest Book Review on The Ancient Rain
"In the tradition of Graham Greene, ... a moving chronicle of humanity, disquietingly black and totally absorbing."
- Los Angeles Times on The Spoiler
"A neo-classic among pulp fiction fans."
January Magazine on The Confession
"A gripping novel... incendiary.... this gritty, noirish exercise in murder and drugs feels uncomfortably like the real thing."
- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on Chasing the Dragon
"Takes a seemingly soulless contemporary phenomenon--dot-com speculation--and gives it the same chilling, metaphorical resonance that the postwar noir masters gave to a darkened city street or a tilted Venetian blind. "
- Booklist (Starred Review) on The Big Boom