Jim Nisbet

Jim Nisbet

San Francisco writer Jim Nisbet has published eleven novels, including the acclaimed Lethal Injection. He has also published five volumes of poetry. His novel, Dark Companion, was shorted-listed for the 2006 Hammett Prize. Various of his works have been translated into French, German, Japanese, Italian, Polish, Hungarian, Greek, Russian and Romanian.  2010 could be named “The Year of Jim Nisbet” as, in addition to the PM/Green Arcade publication of A Moment of Doubt, Jim has a new hardcover, Windward Passage (winner of the San Francisco Book Festival 2010 Award for Best Science Fiction) from Overlook Press, along with two reprints, kicking off Overlook’s reissue of Jim’s entire backlist, beginning with the long out of print Lethal Injection, and, to finish off an amazing four-novel year, The Damned Don’t Die

Aside from reading and performing his own work for some forty-five years, Nisbet has written and seen produced a modest handful of one-act plays and monologues, including Valentine, Note from Earth, WonderEndzSmackVision™ and Alas, Poor Yorick, and himself directed the original productions of most of these works.

Nisbet also owns and operates his own business, specializing in but not limited to the design and construction of its eponymous Electronics Furniture. To review some examples of this and other such work, please visit the Carpentry Department on his personal website here.

A Moment of Doubt has was nominated for the 30th Annual Northern California Book Awards.




Snitch World

Snitch World

SKU: 9781604866810
Author: Jim Nisbet
Publisher: PM Press/Green Arcade
ISBN: 9781604866810
Published: 6/2013
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Size: 5 x 8
Page count: 224
Subjects: Fiction

Praise

“”Missing any book by Nisbet should be considered a crime in all 50 states and maybe against humanity.”
—Bill Ott, Booklist

“Jim Nisbet is a poet…[who] resembles no other crime fiction writer. He mixes the irony of Dantesque situations with lyric narration, and achieves a luxuriant cocktail that truly leaves the reader breathless.”
Drood’s Review of Mysteries

“Jim Nisbet is a lot more than just good…powerful, provocative…Nisbet’s style has overtones of Walker Percy’s smooth southern satin, but his characters—losers, grifters, con men—hark back to the days of James M. Cain’s twisted images of morality.”
Toronto Globe-Mail

“Jim Nisbet’s work has been tapping directly into the pulse of America for decades. Like others who have done the same in the past, its only later that the rest of us catch up and realize just how right those trailblazers were all along. That time is now, for all of us to not only catch up to this unheralded master but to offer him the respect and regard that he deserves.”
Spinetingler



A Moment of Doubt

A Moment of Doubt

SKU: 9781604863079
Author: Jim Nisbet
Publisher: Green Arcade / PM Press
ISBN: 9781604863079
Published: 11/2010
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Size: 8 x 5
Page count: 144
Subjects: Fiction

Praise

“He is as weird as the world. And for some readers, that’s a quality to cherish. It’s as if Nisbet inhabited and wrote from a world right next to ours, only weirder.”
—Rick Kleffel, bookotron.com

“Missing any book by Nisbet should be considered a crime in all 50 states and maybe against humanity.”
—Bill Ott, Booklist

“With Nisbet, you know you can expect anything and you’re never disappointed.”
—Le Figaro

“Jim Nisbet is a poet… [who] resembles no other crime fiction writer. He mixes the irony of Dantesque situations with lyric narration, and achieves a luxuriant cocktail that truly leaves the reader breathless.”
—Drood’s Review of Mysteries



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