Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Besserwisser: A Novel - Steve Anderson


Steve Anderson's novels mix crime, history, mystery, noir and humor, usually involving a determined underdog stuck between two worlds. He lives in Portland, Ore.

Product description:

Munich, 1990: American expat slacker Gordy Ford poses as a top Hitler scholar, all to impress a girl. Stuck in his scam, Gordy soon thinks he's stumbled onto a shocking historical discovery that's made him the target of a wannabe Neo-Nazi and shady Russian mafia. There's dark and dry humor, a rowdy plot, and imposters exposed despite their best efforts.  

"Confederacy of Dunces but set against the backdrop of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Besserwisser is a comical adventure that will keep you guessing."
— The LL Book Review 

"An offbeat, dark comedy with a touch of suspense and I found myself quickly engaged ... if you lean toward literate, witty writers, you may well enjoy this." — Amazon 5-star review 

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
Hopefully they'll like that it's built like a mystery thriller but turned on its head with the quirky, subtle humor. And the Munich setting — it's both endearing and cursed, like my main character Gordy. 

Q: Why did you go indie?
After years of writing and near misses with agents and publishers, I found myself with manuscripts in a drawer that really wanted out. The books made me do it and self-publishing finally let me.
Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
As a humorous novel this is different than what I usually write, so any author who does straight mysteries and thrillers but tries funny too. Graham GreenePatricia Highsmith, Elmore LeonardGary Shteyngart, Michael Chabon. They make the hardest thing ever look easy.  

Besserwisser: A Novel
Humor, satire, mystery/thriller

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