Old and Cold (Paperback)

By Jim Nisbet

Overlook Press, 9781590209158, 160pp.

Publication Date: July 3, 2012



So goes the logic at the heart of Old and Cold, leading to a spree of hits that are sometimes perfectly executed, sometimes messy, set against the backdrop of San Francisco's beaches, bars, and murky darkened streets. told at breakneck speed in a bravura voice, this novel is Jim Nisbet's finest work yet, reminiscent of Jim Thompson at his best and Tarantino at his most irreverent. a tough and tender love letter to a city's underbelly, this is a shockingly funny tale of suspense that won't let you go.

About the Author

Jim Nisbet is the author of twelve novels and five books of poetry. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize three times, shortlisted for the Hammett Prize, and published in ten languages. He lives in San Francisco, California.

Praise For Old and Cold

"An unheralded masterpiece of the noir genre. Everyone who loves Noir should read this brilliant book."
---James Ellroy

"Nobody has Nisbet's distinctive style, humor, and sheer craft … one of the finest masters of noir."
---Ken Bruen

"Truly, hellishly gritty."
---Los Angeles Times