Books Small Crimes by Dave Zeltserman Paperback, 263 pages, Consortium Book Sales & Dist, List Price: $14.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleSmall CrimesAuthorDave Zeltserman Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Out of prison, corrupt police officer Joe Denton finds himself shunned by both his family and former colleagues, and becomes involved with local mafia boss Manny Vassey. Genres: Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Fiction Also by Dave Zeltserman Outsourced Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Small Crimes Best Books of 2008 Top Five Crime And Mystery Novels Of 2008 November 18, 2008 To swipe the immortal lines uttered by Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon, a great mystery should take "the lid off life and let [you] look at the works." Maureen Corrigan's picks for the top five crime novels of the year do just that.