My second novel, Play Dead, is at the printers and pre-orders are currently being taken for the hardcover edition. I’m told the book will have an off-white jacket cloth and metallic red foil stamp to emulate the look of a playing card. I continue to be impressed by the attention to detail that my publisher, Raw Dog Screaming Press, is putting into this book! The novel is due out in August.
New pre-release acclaim has come in…
“…a fast-paced, brutal, gritty, and unflinching novel.” — Cemetery Dance
“Play Dead is a fun story full of power, life and death, intricacies of relationships, mysticism and survival. Arnzen weaves a gripping tale with just the right blend of intrigue, horror, and morality. Very entertaining.” — Horror-Web
“Arnzen deftly deals.” — Flesh & Blood
“Las Vegas is as diseased a city as there is, and Mike Arnzen knows this as well as anyone. In Play Dead, he distills its essence down to a uniquely brutal game and brings together as fascinatingly repellent a bunch of losers ever to make a grab for the corroded brass ring. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas? Jesus, let’s hope so.” — Brian Hodge, author of DEATHGRIP and WILD HORSES
[Postscript: I noticed that the ordering page for Play Dead just went online at Barnes and Noble, at a healthy discount.]