David Krugler is here to discuss "Dead Don't Bleed" -- now in paperback!

Thursday, June 22nd

7 pm

Join David Krugler as he discusses The Dead Don't Bleed, a a gripping World War II mystery set in Washington, D.C., a young naval intelligence officer goes undercover to solve a murder and prevent the Soviets from stealing the secrets of America’s atomic bomb project. Now in Paperback! 


A "mesmerizing historical thriller"--Stop, You're Killing Me!, November 1, 2016

"An intriguing, highly atmospheric debut novel . . . a highly talented crime novelist"--Ray Walsh, Lansing State Journal, September 23, 2016

"With an unexpected twist at the end, The Dead Don't Bleed is a satisfying thriller I can easily imagine on the big screen"--Kristina Blank Makansi, Historical Novel Review, Issue 77, August 2016

Featured as a Fresh Pick on Fresh Fiction's Suspense Monday, August 1, 2016 

"Not only does Krugler handle the historical aspects of the story with ease and grace, but his characters resonate well . . . Fast paced but not hurried, the story will draw the reader along, making it hard to stop once you've started"--Katherine Petersen, Fresh Fiction, June 30, 2016

"Voigt--a man with secrets of his own--stands out as one of the most intriguing characters in espionage fiction . . . expect the unexpected in this thumping good read"--Jay Strafford, Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 25, 2016

"A thrill-packed ride with a truly stunning ending"--Vick Mickunas, "A Good Old-Fashioned Spy Novel," Dayton Daily News, June 11, 2016

"Krugler’s portrait of wartime Washington, particularly the rivalries within ONI and the enmity between the FBI and ONI, is thoroughly absorbing"--Booklist, May 15, 2016

Starred review, Publishers Weekly, April 11, 2016


David Krugler grew up in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. After graduating from Creighton University, where he studied creative writing, he earned a M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He now teaches American history at the University of Wisconsin—Platteville. He has published books on several different topics: Cold War propaganda, nuclear warfare, and racial conflict in the United States. The Dead Don’t Bleed (Pegasus Crime, 2016), a World War II spy thriller set in Washington, D.C., is his first novel.