Sunday, October 21, 2012

"Dead Man Running," my first novel, is now available!

My first novel, Dead Man Running, is now available!  It is more a "traditional" mystery/suspense thriller story, perhaps closer to Hitchcock than Twilight Zone.

Imagine waking up next to a wrecked vehicle... with no recollection of who you are or how you got there. Imagine that you find a driver's license with a photo that matches your reflection... only to see an obituary for the person whose name is on the license. Imagine meeting someone who remembers you... and who vows to kill you for what you can't remember doing...

You can download an e-book copy of Dead Man Running in a number of formats (Kindle, Nook, iBooks, etc.) for $2.99 by going to Smashwords, or you can purchase a more "traditional" print copy by going to Amazon.  I hope you really enjoy it, and I thank you for your continued support.  As always, Philippians 4:13.--SMS


  1. Congrats! Here's my review (soon up at Amazon, Goodreads, and Smashwords):

    Dead Man Running is Stoney M. Setzer's first novel, which I had the privilege to 'beta read' this summer. I found a lot about it that I liked. It's a mystery/thriller and, while adult-themed, is a clean read which is a plus for those who don't want to always be on their guard against vulgar language. At times the plotting and characters get a bit predictable, but the premise had me intrigued (read the blurb) and kept me guessing early in the story. There are some twists and turns, but by and large this is a straight up suspense which wraps up nicely. A pretty fair debut novel.

    Setzer's typical output has been short stories, "spiritual/cozy thrillers" (a few of which I've published at ResAliens) that have an old time pulpy feel to them. This novel is more in the vein of a "traditional" mystery/suspense and, as Setzer puts it, "perhaps closer to Hitchcock than Twilight Zone." If you enjoy straightforward storytelling that balances a few quirky characters and fast plotting, give Dead Man Running a try.

    1. Thanks for the great review, Lyn! Glad you enjoyed it!--SMS