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A Moment of Doubt
A Moment of Doubt

A Moment of Doubt

Green Arcade


144 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $13.95 (US $13.95) (CA $15.95)

Publication Date: November 2010

ISBN 9781604863079

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

PM Press (Nov 2010)


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A defiant slant on the traditional detective noir genre

The streets of San Francisco ooze with danger, sex, poets, and technology in this hard-boiled mystery, creating a story that is at turns hilarious, thrilling, and obscene. Set in the 1980s, this is the tale of an idealistic and angst-ridden writer who struggles with day-to-day responsibilities such as paying his rent on time. Exploring ways to exploit technology, the writer flirts with hacking, while dealing with a world of bars, bordellos, and the AIDS virus. When the writer learns the passwords to the inner workings of the publishing industry's digital realm, he finds himself facing dangers from unexpected places.


"Against the backdrop of a seedy San Francisco, Nisbet's novel takes a good self-conscious stab at the hard-boiled private dick, the publishing biz, and the culture of writing." —Publishers Weekly

“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

“[Nisbet] 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

"Nisbet came up with a different kind of noir-pulp novella: literarily neurotic, self-deconstructing, hardboiled private-dick lit. Perhaps to cover his tracks, Nisbet also took the trouble of rendering the thing obscenely hilarious." —SF Weekly

“[Nisbet] is as weird as the world. . . . It's as if Nisbet inhabited and wrote from a world right next to ours, only weirder.” —Rick Kleffel,

Author Biography

Jim Nisbet is the author of five volumes of poetry and nine novels, including Dark Companion, which was shorted-listed for the 2006 Hammett Prize, and Lethal Injection. He lives in San Francisco.