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.

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"Bullets, Booze and Bastards"

Doggerel for Dead Whores
A Thomas Haftmann Novel

by Robb White,

$4.99 ebook, $14.95 paperback

Cleveland homicide had access to their profiling apparatus as early as September eighty-eight, but we didn’t start looking for similarities until ninety-three. You all have the same information in front of you. By then, seventeen women had turned up as dead bodies found. Fifteen in vacant lots on the East Side. All but two were black females between fourteen and forty-one. More than half were found nude. Twelve had been beaten severely in the face and head. Nearly all had drug problems or arrests, many were active street hookers. Cleveland homicide found no connections, no similarities besides the obvious. Forensics was a dead end in every case. But things were about to change … Thomas Haftmann, a former cop, now a private eye, was on the case.

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