Rob Hart is the associate publisher at MysteriousPress.com 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, and his short stories have appeared in publications like Thuglit, NEEDLE, Shotgun Honey, All Due Respect, and Helix Literary Magazine. He lives in New York City. Follow Rob Hart online at robwhart.com and @robwhart.
Praise for NEW YORKED: Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel "The New York of NEW YORKED is a place of heartbreak and murder that I highly recommend you visit." --Josh Bazell, author of BEAT THE REAPER "Outstanding...I loved this novel. It may be the most quixotic hard-boiled I've read in ages. With clever nods to Chandler and lots of muscular metaphors, Hart has written an achingly lovely farewell to one man's past." --Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel "Hart's debut is a terse, grim, gritty, quickly moving noir that deftly explores post-9/11 New York...Ash is a wrecking ball of an investigator, a direct descendant of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer." --Mystery Scene "Edgy... relentless pacing and strong sense of place." --Publishers Weekly "There are good action scenes, nice offbeat characters, but what lingers is the swoony dialogue... Noir with a tingle of doomed but sweet romance." --Booklist "A bloody valentine to a New York fast disappearing, this debut is an urban noir populated with memorable characters." --Library Journal "A hard-boiled crime novelist in the vein of greats like Dashiell Hammett and James M. Cain, not to mention modern masters like Lawrence Block and Dennis Lehane." --Staten Island Advance "The literary version of THE WARRIORS." --Lyndsay Faye, author of THE GODS OF GOTHAM "One part Dennis Lehane, one part Lee Child, and one part pure Rob Hart." --Jenny Milchman, author of COVER OF SNOW and RUIN FALLS "With a deft eye for the dirt under its polished fingernails, Rob Hart finds the rotten core inside today's Big Apple." --Todd Robinson, author of THE HARD BOUNCE and editor of THUGLIT "New York is a verb, and the chase is on. You won't be able to turn the pages fast enough." --Suzy Vitello, author of THE MOMENT BEFORE and THE EMPRESS CHRONICLES "A masterful debut... this is a book that sticks with you." --CrimeSpree Magazine "Clever, witty, full of attitude--but never full of itself--Rob Hart's debut novel doesn't waste a syllable." --David Corbett, author of THE DEVIL'S REDHEAD and BLOOD OF PARADISE "Like a sucker punch to the guts before you turn the first page." --Matthew McBride, author of FRANK SINATRA IN A BLENDER and A SWOLLEN RED SUN