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Rob Hart

Rob Hart is the associate publisher at and the class director at LitReactor.

Previously, he has been a political reporter, the communications director for a politician, and a commissioner for the city of New York.

Rob is the author of The Last Safe Place: A Zombie Novella. His short stories have appeared in Shotgun Honey, Crime Factory, All Due Respect, Thuglit, Needle, Kwik Krimes, Helix Literary Magazine, and Joyland. Hes received both a Derringer Award nomination and honorable mention in The Best American Mystery Stories 2015.

Non-fiction articles have been featured at LitReactor, Salon, The Daily Beast, Mulholland Books, Criminal Element, the Powells bookstore blog, and Nailed.

His debut novel, New Yorked, is now available from Polis Books. The sequel, City of Rose, will follow in early 2016.

He lives in New York City, and is represented by Bree Ogden of Red Sofa Literary.

Genres: Mystery
   Take-Out (2019)
   Peaked (2017)
Series contributed to
Anthony Awards Best First Novel nominee (2016) : New Yorked

Rob Hart recommends
White Knight (2014)
Bracken MacLeod
"White Knight is a harrowing portrait of a man drowning in the riptide created by an imperfect legal system and his own best intentions. Bracken MacLeod packs a lot of story into this thoughtful, propulsive read."
American Static (2017)
Tom Pitts
"American Static grabs you by the collar and drags you through a dirty, dangerous tour of San Francisco. Tom Pitts serves up noir just the way you want it - dark, relentless, and inevitable."
The Last Place You Look (2017)
(Roxane Weary, book 1)
Kristen Lepionka
"Just when you think the PI novel is dead, Kristen Lepionka brings it roaring back to life. Roxie Weary is a richly-drawn protagonist who proves that 'hardboiled' and 'feminine' aren't mutually exclusive. This book is so good it makes me jealous."
Freight (2018)
Ed Kurtz
"Ed Kurtz has this amazing ability to present the darkest corners of society, and then reveal the goof and decent human heart that beats underneath."

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