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Author: Dave Zeltserman
ISBN: 1594147949
Language: English
Pages: 319 pages
Category: Mystery
Publisher: Five Star (November 6, 2009)
Rating: 4.9
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Series: Five Star Mystery Series. Hardcover: 319 pages. Bad Karma takes place about five years after the events in the first book, as the now retired Shannon has moved to Boulder, CO, and works as a private detective.

Series: Five Star Mystery Series. Publisher: Five Star (November 6, 2009). He’s managed to patch up his relationship with his now ex-wife and is still exploring the extent of his possible paranormal abilities. Those abilities really don’t figure into the storyline here, as Shannon gets involved in two different cases.

Dave Zeltserman is an American novelist, born in Boston, Massachusetts on 23 May 1959. He has published noir, mystery, thriller, and horror novels, including Small Crimes and Pariah. He won both the Shamus and Derringer awards for his novelette Julius Katz in 2010. He also writes Morris Brick serial killer thrillers under the pseudonym Jacob Stone. His novel Small Crimes was made into a Netflix Original film starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

Julius Katz may be the titular star of Dave Zeltserman's new novel, but it's the voice of his AI assistant, Archie, that carries the day.

Stan Green is a New York City Homicide Detective who has seen better days. As his family life threatens to disintegrate and his work partner disappears, he is assigned to the most shocking case of his career-a strange and remarkably violent murder. Stan must look into the crime alone. 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 may be the titular star of Dave Zeltserman's new novel, but it's the voice of his AI assistant, Archie, that carries the day. Archie's more human than most "real" people, and funnier, too.

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Bad Karma introduces a new hard-boiled PI series with a New Age twist.

We are like Rottentomatoes or Metacritic for books. We also do book giveaways. Bad Karma introduces a new hard-boiled PI series with a New Age twist. Detective Bill Shannon, introduced in Bad Thoughts (2007), is back, and a welcome return it i. .It’s as though Zeltserman has aimed a 12-gauge sawed-off at smarmy New Age sensitivities and fired off both barrels. Zeltserman is the author of increasingly accomplished crime novels, distinguished by spare and crisp prose, believable dialogue, imaginative plot twists and tightly wound characters who don't wear out their welcome.

Dave Zeltserman: I was born in Boston and have lived in the Boston area my whole life except for five years when I was at the University of Colorado in Boulder working on my . in Applied Math and Computer Science

Dave Zeltserman: I was born in Boston and have lived in the Boston area my whole life except for five years when I was at the University of Colorado in Boulder working on my . in Applied Math and Computer Science.

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Comments (4)
huckman
Bad Karma is more than a sequel to the terrifying novel Bad Thoughts; it is a vehicle of character development that makes me want to go back and re-read the predecessor.

The author has shared an exploration of the metaphysical in a personal and challenging way. In my reading experience, the suspension of disbelief didn't apply to the supernatural aspects of this story. If anything, the suspension of disbelief applied to the main character finding acceptance of his surreal experiences from the minor characters in the story.

Perhaps not so far fetched though, in the crunchy granola Boulder community where the story takes place.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone. If you have a mind that is open to the metaphysical, you will enjoy it all the more.
Gavinranara
I liked the main character and his ex wife. Well written and good plot. Good crime descriptions and explanations. Recommend reading.
Kuve
Dave Zeltserman came up with one of the cleverest ideas for a detective story that I've encountered in a long time in "Bad Thoughts," a novel that introduced a most unusual cop Bill Shannon, whose attempt to catch a particularly depraved serial killer was an adept blend on hardboiled mystery and paranormal suspense. His lead character, Shannon, is back in a sequel, "Bad Karma," a much more traditional mystery, and, while it doesn't reach the heights that his first book did, is still an entertaining example of its genre.

“Bad Karma” takes place about five years after the events in the first book, as the now retired Shannon has moved to Boulder, CO, and works as a private detective. He’s managed to patch up his relationship with his now ex-wife and is still exploring the extent of his possible paranormal abilities. Those abilities really don’t figure into the storyline here, as Shannon gets involved in two different cases. In the first, a pair of college students are found beaten to death apparently by an intruder in a robbery gone bad. An insurance company hires Shannon to find out what really happened. In the second case, he agrees to help out the mother of a missing girl who has joined a cult that has connections to some unsavory Russian gangsters. Of course, as most mystery fans already know, when the lead character is working on two seemingly completely unconnected cases in a book, they often intersect, as they do here in a rather unusual way.

As mysteries go, the cases Shannon works on in “Bad Karma” aren’t all that mysterious. Most people will be able to figure out the killer of the college students well before Shannon does, partially because the author’s method of dropping clues is a bit obvious. The case involving the cult isn’t really a mystery at all, just a matter of Shannon proving to be a tougher guy than the slimy cult leader or the Russians. But the cult case proves to be rather interesting all the same because the author does a good job of describing the workings of a cult and then builds suspense as Shannon tries to protect his ex-wife, who once again finds herself the target of some rather unsavory villains.

What I really liked about “Bad Karma,” however, beyond the actual cases, was the author’s focus on Shannon as a character. Flawed detectives are par for the course in mystery fiction, but Shannon has to deal with a whole bunch of physical and mental problems that began in his childhood and were aggravated by his dealings with the serial killer in the first book. “Bad Karma” showcases Shannon’s continuing attempts to heal both himself and his relationship with his ex-wife. But he isn’t a basket case as the book begins; instead, the events here are just part of the process. Bill Shannon is one of the more interesting detective characters you’ll meet.

After a debut like Shannon had, the cases in “Bad Karma,” even though they would be rather spectacular in the real world, seem a bit prosaic. And, in fact, the book is more or less a standard PI thriller, a genre with which Zeltserman isn’t fully comfortable with in places. But it’s a worthy follow-up to “Bad Thoughts” and, importantly, a book that stands up well on its own for those who haven’t read the earlier book. This book is genre fiction but of a sort that places more emphasis on character than either figuring out whodunit or cracking bad guys’ heads. Fans of the genre will gain some good karma by reading “Bad Karma.”
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In Boulder, two University of Colorado students, twenty-three year old Taylor Carver and nineteenth years old Linda Gibson, are battered to death in the bedroom of the condo they share. Carver's mom sues the condo owner Chris Jackson for the lack of proper security measures.

The owner's lawyer Paul Devens hires former Cambridge, Massachusetts cop turned Boulder private investigator Bill Shannon to investigate the homicides in order to uncover who and why; specifically emphasizing not to find dirt on the victims. At about the same time, a distraught mom Pauline Cousins of Portland Oregon also hires Shannon to learn if her daughter Melissa is okay since she joined the True Light cult Shannon prefers the cult case as he had an out of body experience when he killed Bill Winters back in New England after the psychopath skinned alive his partner and broke off with a nutcracker two of Bill's fingers in front of his wife.

The second Bill Shannon investigative mystery (see Bad Thoughts) is an interesting mystery as the sleuth works his two cases and struggles with his nightmares re the Winter serial killer fiasco seeing a shrink Eli to help him. Shannon's back history is macabre but fascinating as is his relationship with his ex wife Susan, as both still suffer from the Cambridge trauma; however the session with Eli and Susan also detract from the inquiries. With an interesting final DNA like twist fans will enjoy his Boulder caseload.

Harriet Klausner