Author(s): Zane Lovitt
Jason Ginaff doesn't get out much. Partly because of the anxiety, mainly because he works at home. Researching people on the internet. Job candidates doing bucket bongs on Instagram accounts they thought they'd deleted; the prospective new head of sales stripping for a hens' night...He's been searching for something on his own time, too. Now he's found it: the phone number of the man he believes to be his father. Which is how he gets mixed up with Rudy Alamein. They've been looking for the same man. Difference being, Rudy wants to kill him. Black Teeth is a witty, dynamic contemporary thriller by an emerging master of the form. Beautifully written and darkly funny, it's both a literary triumph and an irresistible read. Praise for Zane Lovitt's debut, The Midnight Promise: 'The kind of zesty Australian crime writing that doesn't come along often...Lovitt's evocation of Melbourne locales has the same recognisability, affection and flair for soaking up the stink of a place as Shane Maloney's Murray Whelan books.' Sydney Morning Herald 'What makes Dorn such a compelling narrator is that for all his decrepitude he has a reflective spirit and an insightful eye...An often brutal, yet brutally reflective, examination of the human condition. ' Weekend Australian 'Lovitt has crafted a notable, confident first novel. Intelligent, never ponderous, The Midnight Promise wears the battered fedora of the crime genre with stylish ease and moves at a brisk pace. Told with intensity and conviction, it offers a refreshing perspective on a well worked genre.' Australian Book Review
'The Midnight Promise delivers. Zane Lovitt is a writer to watch.' -- Shane Maloney on The Midnight Promise 'The Midnight Promise crashes straight into Temple, Corris and Chandler territory...You can recommend The Midnight Promise by the back cover-Text has it nailed.' Australian Bookseller Publisher on The Midnight Promise 'Clever and original...A sharp, darkly funny novel that will have readers seeking out more from this talented author.' BookMooch 'Incredible. Lovitt takes a wicked sense of humour and clever plotting to once again brilliantly subvert the crime genre...Move over Peter Temple, your heir apparent has arrived and is breaking all the rules of crime fiction with a talent and skill that is unique, daring and quite simply a pleasure to behold on the page.' Jon Page, A Couple of Pages 'What really sets Lovitt's novels apart from the crowd is his writing style. In Black Teeth his use of plain and urban language is fresh and engaging and his snappy character dialogue a pleasure to read. If you find unassuming intelligence and a dark and dry sense of humour as appealing as I do, then Lovitt's narrative voice will have you enthralled.' Booklover Book Reviews
Zane Lovitt was a documentary filmmaker before turning his hand to crime fiction. His debut novel, The Midnight Promise, won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, and led to Zane being named one of the Best Young Novelists of 2013 by the Sydney Morning Herald. Zane Lovitt lives in Melbourne.