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"

Saraband for a Runaway
A Thomas Haftmann Mystery

by Robb White,

$3.99 ebook, $15.95 paperback

Thomas Haftmann didn’t recognize the word Saraband when the girl said it. He had to look it up: “a stately court dance from the eighteenth century in “slow triple time.” Haftmann was a down-on-his-luck private eye with an ex-wife and debts, so he did skiptracing for a local bondsman. But then he takes an assignment to go to Florida to retrieve a runaway girl, a scholarship student named Raina Toivela. This job, I thought, will be easier than most. However, the assignment doesn’t go as smoothly as he’d hoped. That’s all too often the case for a private eye. Welcome to his world!

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