Hard Case Crime news – 5/21/10 (part 1)

Lots of interesting news in the latest Hard Case Crime newsletter, so I’m breaking it into to two parts so your eyes don’t glaze over.

Friends,

Back in 2008, we published one of our most popular books (and our first by a female author), Christa Faust’s MONEY SHOT. The book […]

This is (almost) it.

Hard Case Crime impresario Charles Ardai drops some knowledge at Rara-Avis.

> Oh, one other question: I guess this means there were no > just-finished works left behind when [Donald Westlake] died?

No, no just-finished works. At the end of his life, Don was publishing his books as quickly as […]

Memory out now!

The official release date for Donald Westlake’s lost novel, Memory, is 3/30/10. However, Charles Ardai at Hard Case Crime reports:

I’ve seen and held a copy; I’ve seen it available for delivery on Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com (and the easier-to-type bn.com); and I’ve seen it on the shelves of one bookstore near me. […]

Latest news from Hard Case Crime

Via the Hard Case Crime e-mail list:

Friends,

In six weeks, we’re going to publish Donald E. Westlake’s unpublished novel, MEMORY.

Both Publishers Weekly and Booklist have given it starred reviews, calling it “a significant final work from a master” and “absolutely a must-read.” The book hits stores at the end of March — […]

Hard Case Crime review: The Valley of Fear by A. C. Doyle (HCC-063)

YEARS AGO, A P.I. OUT OF CHICAGO BROUGHT JUSTICE TO A DIRTY TOWN.

NOW HE’S GOING TO PAY!

A sawed-off shotgun blast to the face leaves one man dead–and reveals a secret that has pursuied another across an ocean and set the world’s most ruthless criminal on his trail. The […]

Editing Hard Case Crime: A discussion with Charles Ardai

I recently corresponded with Hard Case Crime editor and publisher Charles Ardai over at Rara-Avis. The inspiration for the discussion was the butchering of the Harlequin Vintage Collection to make it more politically correct. I thought that you might find the discussion interesting and asked for permission to post it here, which […]

Hard Case Crime review: Fake I.D. by Jason Starr (HCC-056)

THERE’S MORE THAN ONE WAY TO LOSE IT ALL AT THE TRACK

A New York bar bouncer with dreams of being more, Tommy Russo jumps at the chance to join a horse-owning syndicate. But to do so he’ll have to pony up $10,000 – and that’s money he hasn’t got. […]

Hard Case Crime 7/06: Lemons Never Lie by Richard Stark (#22)

“The best Richard Stark ever.”

–PAUL KAVANAUGH, author of SUCH MEN ARE DANGEROUS

When he’s not pulling heists with his friend Parker, Alan Grofield runs a small theater in Indiana. But putting on shows costs money and jobs have been thin, which is why Grofield agrees […]

Killer Covers interviews Hard Case Crime’s Charles Ardai

Looks like it’s Hard Case Crime week here at The Violent World of Parker.

I’ve read dozens of interviews with Hard Case Crime publisher Charles Ardai since the line began a few years back. The interview featured this week over at Killer Covers may be the best. The jumping-off point is this […]

Hard Case Crime 10/05: The Colorado Kid by Stephen King (#13)

The World’s Best-Selling Novelist is Back…

With an All-New Investigation into the Unkown.

On an island off the coast of Maine, a man is found dead. There‚Äôs no identification on the body. Only the dogged work of a pair of local newspapermen and a graduate student in forensics turns up […]