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Website of Robb T. White

Hardboiled Novels

Hardboiled, Noir, Crime, & Suspense Thrillers

                 Hardboiled Novels


                    The Thomas Haftmann Series

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Doggerel for Dead Whores (New Pulp, 2019)

Haftmann's Rules

(New Pulp Press, 2020)

Saraband for a Runaway

(New Pulp Press, 2017)

Thomas Haftmann, Private Eye:  The Short Stories (New Pulp, 2017)

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Nocturne for Madness (New Pulp, 2015)

The Raimo Jarvi Series

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Northtown Blitz (Fahrenheit, 2020)

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Northtown Eclipse (Fahrenheit Press, 2018)

Noir/Crime Thrillers

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Dead Cat Bounce (Fahrenheit, 2019)

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The Russian Heist, 2nd ed., Grand Mal, 2022

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Waiting on a Bridge of Maggots (Grand Mal Press, 2015)

When You Run with Wolves

(Fahrenheit, 2018)

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Perfect Killer

(Crowood Press, 2018)

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Burning Girl, a crime novella featuring Det. Riisa Jones, to be published in 2021 by Absolutely Amazing eBooks of Key West, FL. 

(Key West, FL: Absolutely Amazing eBooks/New Pulp, 2020)

Noir/Crime Thrillers
Short Story Collections

Short-story collections


Betray Me Not: 17 Stories of Revenge (Grand Mal, 2022)


Dangerous Women:  Stories of Crime,

Mystery, and Mayhem

(Class Act Books, 2017)

"Out of Breath" and Other Stories

(Red Giant Press, 2013)



Robb White lives in Northeastern Ohio. He has published several crime, noir, mainstream, and hardboiled novels and published crime, horror, and mainstream stories in various magazines and anthologies under various pseudonyms including Robb T. White and Terry White. He’s been nominated for a Derringer. “Inside Man,” a crime story, was selected for Best American Mystery Stories 2019. His new hardboiled series features private-eye Raimo Jarvi Northtown Eclipse (Fahrenheit Press, 2018). Murder, Mayhem & More cited When You Run with Wolves as a finalist for its Top Ten Crime Books of 2018. Recent works are the novella Dead Cat Bounce (Fahrenheit, 2019), “If I Let You Get Me,” selected for the Bouchercon 2019 anthology, and The Russian Heist (Moonshine Cove, 2019; rpt. Grand Mal Press, 2022). The latter selected by Thriller Magazine as winner of its sponsored International Thriller Award. 

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"It's fast-paced and riveting . . . in a dance of death."

                      --Linda Strong, Book Lovers Book Reviews, 4 Feb. 2018




                                                                       Haftmann’s Rules 


“White writes beautiful, wrenching prose. Haftmann’s Rules is stark and unsentimental.”

--Cindy Rosmus, author/publisher, Yellow Mama



                                                                   Saraband for a Runaway 


“Robert White knows the subconscious well and tells an immensely gripping tale on numerous levels!” 

--Dave Gammon,


"Robb White has produced a truly memorable PI with his Thomas Haftmann character."

--Frank Westworth, author of the J.J. Stoner novels

                                  Nocturne for Madness 

"That guy [the killer] is stunningly scaring — consistently unpredictable and gratifyingly insane.

Up there with Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon, in fact."

-- Frank Westworth, author of the Charity novels


"So, if you that Andrew Vacchs writes too light-hearted and Spenser novels are too Disney for you, this is your


--Jochem Van Der Steen, author and publisher," Sons of Spade" blogspot

                                            Thomas Haftmann, Private Eye: The Short Stories


"For those who survived meeting private investigator Thomas Haftmann in Nocturne for Madness, here is another

go-round--well, actually 15 go-rounds in this hard-hitting collection of noirs." 

--H. L. Ostermann, author, Short Changed 

                                                               Perfect Killer


                                                               When You Run with Wolves


"This action-packed, sweat-soaked, robbery-gone-wrong would make an amazing

movie in the Reservoir Dogs genre. It certainly makes for a damn fine white-knuckle ride

in the written form. Author Robert White plunges you straight into the deep end,

hip-high in blunt force trauma,  kidney-pulverising punishment, and the kind of

involuntary amputations that’d make Quentin Tarantino wince."

Northtown Eclipse

Original and inventive, Northtown Eclipse takes the typical crime cliché of a seedy private eye and subverts the

standard hardboiled detective story into something significantly more substantial. Author Robb White twists

the tropes of the genre to tell a much more meaningful story, one which explores the human condition at its

most personal – a troubled relationship between brothers – and on a grander scale, the post-industrial decline

of American small-town society.

--Rowena Hoseason, Murder, Mayhem and More

The Russian Heist "Crackling dialogue delivered in hardboiled style." 

Dead Cat Bounce  We adore this author's acerbic style, his pace and plotting, his pithy commentary

on the scurrilous side of life.  No one writes a three-time loser quite like Robb White . . . Murder,

Mayhem, & More

Northtown Blitz 


"With his usual razor-sharp writing Robert White takes us further into the world of Northtown & Raimo Jarvi in this second book of what is fast turning out to be a must-read series."


Crime, Noir & Horror Stories

"The Jury Speaks." Black Hare Press. Jan. 19, 2023.

"Two Guys Walk into a Bar." Guilty Crime Story Magazine. Issue 7, Winter                              2023: 83-100. Print.

"Singularity Day." 365 Tomorrows. Dec. 20, 2022.

"The Dean's Posse." The Piker Press. Nov. 21, 2022.

"Boris of Bumstown." Abominable: Anthology of Monster Stories. Ed. Parth S.              Chakraborty. (Wicked Shadow, 2022): 74-83. Print.

"The Slavemaster." A Question of Loyalty. Ed. W. A. Grüppe. (N.p., U.K.:                              Jameson Strange Writing Assoc., 2022): 409-448. Print. 

"The Girl from the Sweater Factory." Yellow Mama. Halloween Issue #94.

        Oct. 15, 2022.

"The Charity." Kids Are Hell. Comp. & Ed. Theresa Scott-Matthews.

        Hellbound Books, 2022): 266-98. Print.

"Feeding Bakari." Guilty Crime Story Magazine. Oct. 2, 2022.

"Miss Arbitrage & the Gigolo." Unspeakable: Anthology of Contemporary                           Fiction: Unspeakable Crimes - Unforgettable Stories. Ed. Jay                                               Chakravarti. Vol. 1. (Kolkata, India: PulpCult, 2022): 85-104. Print.

"Perfect Timing." Dark Dossier. Halloween Issue. (Dark Dossier, 2022):

          207-17. Print & Epub.

"The Last Straw." Rpt. Dark Dossier. (Dark Dossier, 2022): 62-83. Print.

"Revenge of the Judas Goat." Aug. 20, 2022.

"Bobbie Gets Her Divorce." Yellow Mama. Issue 93. Aug. 15, 2022.

"The One Who Saves You." Terror House Magazine. Aug. 5, 2022.

"A Rain of Stones." I Cast You Out!: Stories of Possession. Ed. Jay Chakravarti.

         (Orlando, FL: PulpCult, 2022): 313-36. Print.

"You'll See, She Said." Black Petals. Anniversary Issue 100. Summer 2022.

"A Mischief of Rats." Guilty Crime Story Magazine. Ed. Brandon Barrows. Issue              5.  (Summer 2022): 61-78. Print.

"Home for the Funeral." Underside Stories. July 10, 2022.

"Baltic Amber: Petrified Tears." Fiction on the Web. 8 Apr. 2022.

"Hunting Jimmy." Pulp Modern. Vol. 2, No. 8. Ed. Alec Cizac. (Winter 2022):                    68- 79.  Print.

"Swamp Gold." Journ_E: The Journal of Imaginative Literature. Vol. 1, Issue 1:              Vernal Equinox. Ed. Frank Coffman. (March 2022): 24-39. Print.

"The Jogger." Pulp Modern Flash. 24 March 2022.

"The Day before the Custody Hearing." Yellow Mama. Issue 90. 15 Feb. 2022. 

"Oksana." Guilty Crime Story Magazine. Issue 3. Ed. Brandon Barrows.

        (Winter 2022): 2-20. Print.

"Lucy's Inferno." Guilty Crime Story Magazine. Ed. Brandon Barrows. Issue 4.              Spring 2022. 66-87. Print.

"Desert Girl Waiting." Groovy Gumshoes: Private Eyes in the Psychedelic                        Sixties.  Ed. Michael Bracken. (Down and Out, 2021): 127-481. Print.

"Gone Fishing." Close to the Bone. May 30, 2022.

"Danny Wu Missed a Fortune" & other stories posted to                            Aug. 2022.



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