Wednesday, April 23, 2014


The new Buck Schatz book is now available, and people like it!

“Alternately humorous and moving sequel . . . The howdunit of the 1965 crime will please Golden Age puzzle fans.” —Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)

"Enjoy the plot, which even has a locked-room mystery packed into it. Savor
the resonant prose as a reminder of how flabby much best-seller writing has become. Delight in Buck’s
deadpan humor, but don’t fall for it. No codger cuteness here; his nastiness can shock." —Booklist
"A must-buy" -Library Journal

Daniel Friedman has done it again—only better.” Michael Sears, bestselling author of Black Fridays

“Don’t Ever Look Back is a funny, smart, and vibrant work of crime fiction. Good luck finding anything more from a novel this year.” —Wiley Cash, New York Times bestselling author of A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy
“Daniel Friedman takes the considerable momentum from his Macavity-winning debut novel Don't Ever Get Old and builds on it for Buck Schatz's newest turn, Don't Ever Look Back. Friedman's sophomore outing is darker, grittier, and more political (but just as funny) as his first. It not only lives up to, but indeed surpasses, all expectations for a sequel.”—Susan Elia MacNeal, New York Times bestselling author of the Maggie Hope series 


  1. I loved Don't Ever Look Back, and can't wait to get my hands on Don't Ever Get Old. I'm telling my friends here on the east coast of New Brunswick, Canada. Thanks for a wonderful reading experience.

  2. I LOVED both Don't Ever Get Old AND Don't Ever Look Back. Now I'm waiting for the third book in the series. There will be a third book, won't there? There had better be or my eighty-four-year-old father and I will come looking for you, Mr. Friedman, and we were both born in the Bronx so you'd better not mess around with us!

  3. I read Don't Ever Get Old, and while I mostly enjoyed it, I don't think it ever explained why the killer eviscerated his victims. Did I miss something? Was there a mention of some religious ritual or something that I totally overlooked? The killing method seemed totally over the top and out of sync with the killer. Can someone explain? Thanks.

  4. Do you know if this book will be offered as an audiobook?

  5. My 80+ year old father and I are awaiting your next Buck Schatz story. Buck, strangely, gives old men a legitimate hero. I realize how improbable the premise is. However, who gives a damn? Buck is fun, fair and tough as nails. Thanks for the two stories you've written.