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Dave White

Dave White is a Derringer Award-winning mystery author and educator. White, an eighth grade teacher for the Clifton, NJ Public School district, attended Rutgers University and received his MAT from Montclair State University. His 2002 short story "Closure,"  won the Derringer Award for Best Short Mystery Story the following year. Publishers Weekly gave the first two novels in his Jackson Donne series, When One Man Dies and The Evil That Men Do, starred reviews, calling When One Man Dies an "engrossing, evocative debut novel" and writing that his second novel "fulfills the promise of his debut." He received praise from crime fiction luminaries such as bestselling, Edgar Award-winning Laura Lippman and the legendary James Crumley.

Both When One Man Dies and The Evil That Men Do were nominated for the prestigious Shamus Award, and When One Man Dies was nominated for the Strand Critics Award for "Best First Novel". His standalone thriller, Witness To Death, was an ebook bestseller upon release and named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. All three books have been reissued by Polis Books and are available wherever ebooks are sold.

The third book in his acclaimed Jackson Donne series, Not Even Past, will be published in  2014 by Polis Books.

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The Evil that Men Do

"Stunning...fulfills the promise of his debut...the author does such a fine job of depicting the inner conflicts of his fallible but ultimately heroic protagonist." --Publishers Weekly

Not Even Past

From critically-acclaimed, multiple award nominee Dave White comes the third novel in his heralded Jackson Donne series. When Donne sees a video of his presumed-dead fiancée, he must risk everything he holds dear to find the truth, find Jeanne, and stay alive.

When One Man Dies

"Dave White is everything you hope for in a crime novelist, delivering both white-knuckle suspense and nuanced characters, propulsive action and an emotional wallop. These are books that both invigorate the genre and are also, truly, built to last." --Megan Abbott, author of Dare Me

WITNESS TO DEATH

Named one of the Best Crime Novels of the Year by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. A heart-pounding, heart-stopping, heart-breaking thriller from two-time Shamus Award nominated author Dave White.

An Empty Hell

"Dynamite... the characters, the situations, the pacing, the structure, and the writing are so good." —Publishers Weekly

Blind To Sin

"It is amazing how good an author Dave White has become, breathing life into the PI genre like Dennis Lehane did years ago with Gone Baby Gone." —Sons of Spade