PRESS KIT: author photos, bios, blurbs, contacts

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Christa Faust is the author of several novels, including Choke HoldMoney Shot and HoodtownMoney Shot was nominated for an Edgar award, Anthony award and Barry award, and won a Spinetingler award in the ‘Rising Star’ category. She worked in the Times Square peep booths, as a professional dominatrix, and in the adult film industry both behind and in front of the cameras for over a decade, starring in dozens of racy fetish-oriented videos. She also wrote and directed a four-part bondage adventure serial called Dita in Distress, featuring world famous Burlesque queen Dita Von Teese. Faust is a Film Noir fanatic and an avid reader of classic hardboiled pulp novels, and an MMA fight fan. She lives and writes in Los Angeles.


“Christa Faust is a Veronica in a world of Betties”  – Quentin Tarantino

“A new young tiger…the ‘First Lady’ of Hard Case Crime.”  – Richard S. Prather


“An instant pulp classic”ROLLING STONE

“A dark, violent, action-packed ride.”  –  CHICAGO SUN TIMES

“An early contender for mystery debut of the year.”  –  BLOOMBERG NEWS


Press Contacts:

Publicity for Money Shot and Choke Hold: Charles Ardai –

Press release for Hoodtown eBook release – press for Hoodtown: Keith J. Rainville –

Rights inquiries for all works: Allan Guthrie –

Contact Christa Faust by emailing