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ECW Press Spring 2022 Trade

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Nobody from Somewhere
A Crime Novel
By (author): Dietrich Kalteis
Dietrich Kalteis


ECW Press - Toronto



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Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Jun 07, 2022
$24.95 CAD


7.75in x 5 x 0.59 in | 0.64 lb

Page Count:

256 pages
ECW Press
Crime and mystery fiction
  • Short Description
When long retired cop, Fitch Henry Haut, sees two men forcing a runaway girl into their vehicle, he steps in and gets the upper hand. He and the girl escape in his broken-down Winnebago, and as Fitch listens to her story, he realizes the men will come after them. A bond forms as he and the girl struggle to escape out of town.

In this action-packed caper novel, a long-retired cop gets wrapped up with a girl on the run

Long-retired cop Fitch Henry Haut is terminally ill and living out his final years alone. As he sits in his favorite diner enjoying the meatloaf special, he watches as a young girl steps in and spots two rough-looking men at the counter. When they see her, she runs off and they give chase.

His cop instincts kick in and Fitch follows, catching up with them in the parking lot. As the two men try to force her into their vehicle, Fitch manages to get the upper hand, and he and the girl take off in his broken-down Winnebago.

The girl is Wren Jones, a runaway from an abusive foster home. Earlier that day she overheard the two men going on about a casino robbery they just committed, and this was the second time she got away from them that day. Fitch realizes the men will come hunting for them again, and that the ailing rig he’s driving won’t be hard to spot. A bond forms as Fitch and Wren struggle to escape out of town, both aware that time is not on their side.

Sales and Market Bullets

  • Backlist promotion in advance of publication

  • For readers with an interest in crime fiction and dark humor and readers of Elmore Leonard and George Pelecanos

  • Kalteis has been described by Crime Syndicate Magazine as “a man quickly becoming the heir-apparent to Elmore Leonard.”

  • “If you like your crime hard and fast, Kalteis is for you.” — Globe and Mail on Triggerfish

  • A fun caper novel that is entertaining all the way through

  • Kalteis was born in Koln, Germany, and speaks fluent German. His 2015 novel, The Deadbeat Club, was published in German by Suhrkamp Verlag and was an instant bestseller.

  • Kalteis’s debut novel, Ride the Lightning, was optioned for film and television by Oceancoast Studios in 2020.


  • Fans of fast-paced caper crime stories

  • Fans of Harry Brown, a Michael Caine film (2009)

  • Primarily men, 50+

  • Readers of John McFetridge and Mike Knowles

Dietrich Kalteis is an award-winning author. His debut, Ride the Lightning, was hailed as one of the best Vancouver crime novels. He lives on Canada’s west coast, in Vancouver, British Columbia, and spends as much time as possible in California.

“Valor, betrayal, and bad alliances collide in this exciting crime novel set on Canada’s West Coast … A brisk pace and sharp attention to character help propel this lean story of chance encounters amid a battle for survival. Fans of gritty crime fiction will be gratified.” — Publishers Weekly

“A lot of people try to write books like this. Kalteis not only succeeds, he takes it to another level.” — Dana King, two-time Shamus Award nominee and author of the Penns River series

“Jantunen writes with full frontal force and honesty … a horror film journey that is all too real, with a great Canadian twist.” — Robert Rotenberg, bestselling author of Downfall

“The time spent on the characters allows for the development of more fleshed-out characters which adds to the enjoyment of the novel.” — Mystery & Suspense Magazine

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