Friday, January 20, 2012

New England Author Steve Ulfelder, PURGATORY CHASM

Dave says: Congratulations to Massachusetts author Steve Ulfelder!
We met Steve Ulfelder last November on the final day of the Crime Bake Conference in Dedham, Massachusetts, and we want to congratulate him on the  nomination as a finalist for an Edgar Award for Best First Novel for his book Purgatory Chasm, which  was released by St. Martin's Press on May 10, 2011.
Here's a good interview with Steve from around the time the book first came out -- Publishers Weekly gave the book a starred review and said, "Ulfelder couples precise, evocative prose with an original private investigator in his compelling hard-boiled debut."
Protagonist Conway Sax, a recovering alcoholic with NASCAR mechanic experience, attempts to retrieve an expensive classic car from a garage that hasn't bothered to work on it, and finds himself caught up in assault and discovering a murder. What a great start to a series, which we trust will soon be announced. Here's the author's blog, which already has a couple of interesting posts.

1 comment:

Janet Reid said...

My favorite post on Steve's blog is the one about Paul Newman today.

Also, CrimeBake totally rocks!