Coming in 2018!
The Ania Trilogy (with Jim Wilsky) featuring BLOOD ON BLOOD, QUEEN OF DIAMONDS, and CLOSING THE CIRCLE... and the new prequel, HARBINGER

Now available!

FALLEN CITY, a crime novel written with Lawrence Kelter!

"Adam Raised a Cain", a short story in Down and Out: The Magazine, Vol 3

Also coming in 2018...!

THE GETAWAY LIST, Frank's third crime novel collaboration with Eric Beetner!

IN THE END (River City #5)

"Details in Black", a short story in the anthology, BLACK CAR BUSINESS, Vol. 2

"Titus, My Brother", a short story in the anthology, THE ODDS ARE AGAINST US

And more!

Coming in 2019

A GRIFTER'S SONG (Season 1) - a six part novella anthology series featuring Frank Zafiro, Lawrence Kelter, JD Rhoades, Gary Phillips, Jim Wilsky, and Colin Conway. Edited by Frank Zafiro

CHARLIE-316 (w/ Colin Conway) - Mar 2019

IN THE CUT - July 2019

Attention Audio Book Lovers: Almost all Frank Zafiro titles are now available in audio book format (the rest are coming soon)! Select your title to see where to get your audio book version of your favorite novel.

A Stefan Kopriva Mystery #2

A city councilman is dead of an apparent suicide. Ex-cop Stefan Kopriva finds himself drawn into the case, serving an unlikely client. Once involved, he discovers that things are not as they seem.

Kopriva is quickly embroiled in dirty city politics. Along the way, he encounters pimps, prostitutes, gangsters, contractors, and the police as he tries to get to the bottom of what happened, and why. This is something no one wants, so Kopriva must risk his own freedom and his very life to find the answers, no matter how deep the corruption goes.

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“Zafiro does a masterful job of taking noir detective genre conventions and turning them on their heads just a little. Kopriva wants to be like Chandler’s Philip Marlowe, but he just doesn’t quite have the skills or the moral fortitude to completely succeed at it.”
– Brian Triplett,

“Zafiro nails the truth like a properly thrown jab/cross combo. You won’t see it coming until it smacks you in the nose.”
-Colin Conway, author of SOME DEGREE OF MURDER and the forthcoming A LITTLE HARMLESS FUN

“Stefan Kopriva, an ex-River City cop much reviled by his former colleagues, is intrigued when one day he witnesses a beautiful call girl make a package exchange between an old man and a vaguely familiar younger one. When the call girl is severely beaten and the younger man ends up dead, Stef is drawn into a mystery of murder, graft, and blame. Nearly accused of the murders himself, Stef takes a beating to prove his innocence to a bunch of cops who’d rather find him guilty.

Lots of twists and turns in this book to keep the pages turning. The writing is crisp and straight forward with fast-paced action and a touch of noir. Stef is a well-drawn character, his few friends are people you’d like to know, and the setting is spot on as Mr. Zafiro brings River City and its denizens to life.”
-Carol Crigger, author of THREE SECONDS TO THUNDER

“Zafiro has done it again. His new book Lovely, Dark & Deep, delivers a strong punch with another great Stefan Kopriva story. Kopriva, long a favorite character of mine, gets tangled up with politics and a deadly cast of characters that dwell in the underbelly of the city. A terrific read. One that could be his best yet.”
–Jim Wilsky, author of BLOOD ON BLOOD

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