Website of Robb T. White


Hardboiled, Noir, Crime, & Suspense Thrillers

                 Hardboiled Novels


                    The Thomas Haftmann Series

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In addition to the novella,

The Dearborn Terrorist Plot, includes: "Fight Your Way Out of This One," "Creme de la Merde," "In Football-Crazy East Palestine," & "Tom Breneman's Restaurant Is No More" 

(New Pulp Press, forthcoming)

Haftmann's Rules

(New Pulp Press, 2020)

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Doggerel for Dead Whores (New Pulp, 2019)

Saraband for a Runaway

(New Pulp Press, 2017)

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

Nocturne for Madness (New Pulp, 2015)

The Raimo Jarvi Series

Northtown Eclipse (Fahrenheit Press, 2018)

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Northtown Blitz (Fahrenheit, 2020)

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Noir/Crime Thrillers

The Russian Heist (Moonshine Cove Publishing, 2019)

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Dead Cat Bounce (Fahrenheit, 2019)

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When You Run with Wolves

(Fahrenheit, 2018)

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Perfect Killer

(Crowood Press, 2018)

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

Short-story collections


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). The latter selected by Thriller Magazine as winner of its sponsored International Thriller Award. 


Other media contacts:



Twitter: @tomhaftmann


Amazon Author Page:

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

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

"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 book."

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

                  Thomas Haftmann, Private Eye 


"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."



"Danny DeLuca's Bridge." Crimeucopia: As in Funny Ha-Ha, Or Just Peculiar.

          (Crowland, Lincolnshire, Eng.: Murderous Ink, 2021): 41-69. Print.


"Boosting for the Devil." Kzine. Issue 30. Ed. Graeme Hurry. June 2021: 63-80. Print. 

"The Last Case of Leo Torma" & "A Weekend in Paradise." The Sirens Call. Issue 54.

          (Summer 2021): 102-03; 172-73.


"Catching Up with Mina." Thriller Magazine. Vol. 4. Issue 1. (Summer 2021): 35-41. Print.


"Stew Meat." Short-Story.Me. June 14, 2021.


"Midnight at the Oasis." Guilty Crime Story Magazine. Issue 1. (Summer 2021): 2-21.



"Squirrel Hunting." Dark Dossier. Issue 58. May 2021.

"Ravi Floating in Light." Close to the Bone. April 30, 2021.

"The Kneeling Woman." Rpt. Not Quite Novellas II: A Celebration of Short Stories.

          Ed. Edward Squires. (Key West, FL: Whiz Bang, 2021). 49-51.


"The Bug Lady." Reedsy Prompts. Apr. 11, 2021.


"The Banquet Chef." The Horror Tree. 3 parts. Feb. 10, 17 & 24.

"Wrong Place, Wrong Time." Down in the Dirt Magazine (Feb. 2021). Rpt. in Eclipsed.   

         Vol. 180. Scars Pub., 2021. 46-47. Print.  

"The Cook of Alcatraz." Anthology of Short Stories. Vol. 1. Ed. Jilly Snowden.

          (Manchester, U.K.:  Fenechty Pub., 2021). 60-73. Print.


"The Jackal Virus." Story Pony. 11 Jan. 2021.


"Tunnel Rat." The Yard: A Crime Blog. 5 Dec. 2020. Link to story:


"Jedda Summons a Higher Power." Yellow Mama Webzine. Issue 82. Oct. 15, 2020.


"The Curse of the Temple Topaz." EconoClash Review #6: Ed. J. D. Graves. (Down and Out

           Books, 2020). 82-98. Print.

"Barn Find." Rock and a Hard Place. Ed.-in-Chief Roger Nokes. Vol. 1. Issue 3.

          (Rock and a Hard Place Pub., 2020). 92-100. Print.

"See You in Court." Heartbreaks & Half-truths. Ed. Judy Penz Sheluk.

          (Superior Shores, 2020). 111-25. Print.