Robert White has published dozens of crime, noir, and hardboiled short stories and three hardboiled private-eye novels featuring series character Thomas Haftmann under the names Terry White, Robert White, and Robb T. White. He has one collection of mainstream/noir short stories, and a crime novel "When You Run with Wolves" (Number Thirteen Press, UK). An ebook crime novel, "Special Collections," won the New Rivers Electronic Book Competition in 2014. His latest Haftmann novel is "Nocturne for Madness" (2016). White was born, raised, and continues to live in Ashtabula, Ohio.
Sex, drugs, and dangerous ladies...
Violence, they often say, is a male prerogative. But someone forgot to tell women like “Baby” Frontanetta, a strawweight prizefighter-turned-private eye in rust-belt Youngstown, Ohio, or Francie, for whom robbing an armored car isn’t that big a deal, if only her lover will “man up” to assist her. Even parricide isn’t beyond the pale for her. There are the twins Bella and Donna, aptly named, as the narrator of “the Birthmark” will discover. There’s Bobbie from West Virginia, a gorgeous lap dancer in a sleazy club in Cleveland, who knows what price men will put on owning beauty like hers. Come meet them all—the hustlers, con artists, thieves, and all-around trouble-makers; you’ll see what the women in these pages are really capable of—but beware: they are not your mother’s “ladies.”
If you enjoy hard-boiled tales of crime, and unapologetically gritty story-telling, then this collection is for you!