Bio: Jerry Oster is a former reporter for United Press International, Reuters, and the New York Daily News. He is the author of 18 suspense novels, a comic novel, five screenplays, a radio mystery play, a full-length stage play, and several 10-minute plays. His best-known novels include Sweet Justice, Club Dead, and Nowhere Man.
A Searing Novel of a Down-And-Out Cop. Award-wining mystery novelist Jerry Oster takes a major step forward in his most ambitious book yet. Busted Valentine is the story of Solitaire, a down-and-out cop with a busted heart, busted career, busted soul. Oster takes us inside Solitaire's melancholy head, full at once of an endless stream of movie illusions and a million bleak observations about the sordid world around him. And through his eyes we see unfold what Solitaire knows will be the most cru... more info>>
Sad sack cop Joe Cullen's world is about to turn even sadder. Charged with investigating the brutal murder of glamour girl Dian Foxx, he tries to unravel a case that will implicate his colleagues and friends, where there are no bad guys, just a bunch of hapless people trying to do their best in life while responding to overwhelming circumstance. Its a heart-breaking case that will leave Cullen's world sadder and grayer than ever. A New York Times "Notable" Mystery Thriller!
First U.S. Publication of this prize winning crime novel. Jerry Oster is celebrated for creating memorable, vulnerable, quirky protagonists like Jake Neuman (Sweet Justice) and Joe Cullen (Internal Affairs). Now meet his most engaging, off-beat, reluctant hero yet, reporter Tom Gillette, in Oster's newest book, Nightfall, already a prize winner in Germany for best International Crime Novel of the Year. When a local business man takes a tumble from a roof, the question of "did he fall or was he p... more info>>
A New York Times "Notable" Mystery Thriller. Here is the book that launched journalist turned crime novelist, Jerry Oster's, meteoric literary career and introduced his most unforgettable character, the sad-sack detective, Jake Neuman. When Neuman and his partner, Bobby Redfield, are assigned the murder of a small-time crook to take media pressure off the mayor, it looks a piece of cake for the precinct's two top homicide men. But soon their path through the underworld leads to the upper crusts ... more info>>
First Publication of New Joe Cullen Mystery. Prize-winning crime writer, Jerry Oster brings back one of his most unforgettable characters, Joe Cullen of the hardcover and paperback bestseller Internal Affairs. The fuse for this explosive new thriller is lit when a woman is gang-raped while a man is murdered before her eyes. Later the same day, homicide dick Joe Cullen sees a man shot to death before his eyes during a St. Patrick's Day Parade. At first they appear to be two separate cases, but as... more info>>