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Re: Hard Case Crime, Part 4

The Block cover is a bit lackluster. The art and the text just don't have the appeal of most of the other HCC books.
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Here's an interesting development. Looks like HCC has picked up the rights to more books in the Quarry series. Here are the covers. I also noticed that Amazon is currently selling a few of these at about half price.


  • QUARRY comes to Cinemax in Fall 2015
  • The original Quarry novels return to bookstores for the first time in 30 years
  • Featuring cover paintings by the legendary Robert McGinnis

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And then in March 2016, a new Ken Bruen and Jason Starr! PIMP!


  • First publication ever!
  • Tenth anniversary of Bruen and Starr’s first collaboration, and first new book in the Max Fisher series since 2008
  • Two of the hottest authors in crime fiction today, Bruen and Starr have been nominated for or won almost every award in the field
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Great news all around on the HCC front. I already have the Quarry books from another publisher, but will pick these up for the covert art alone. And yeah, 4 of the 5 are half off on Amazon.
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Re: Hard Case Crime, Part 4

Originally Posted by bishop2knight View Post
The Block cover is a bit lackluster. The art and the text just don't have the appeal of most of the other HCC books.
This came out yesterday, and notice that they changed the cover for the better:

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Great cover by Glen Orbik. Sadly, he passed away back in May at the age of 51.
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So the Hard Case site lists these all as October releases, but on Amazon it appears they're rolling out over the next half a year or so. Anyone know what's actually happening? I think at least the first one, QUARRY, is out now.
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Re: Hard Case Crime, Part 4

Good question. My copy of Quarry came from Amazon this week and the rest of my order has release dates spread out
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Re: Hard Case Crime, Part 4

There have been many editions of JOYLAND, a lot of them from Titan/HCC. It's kind of an odd situation. There was the limited Titan hardcover, in three incarnations, outlined here:



There was the trade HCC paperback:



And there's now the Illustrated Edition hardcover from apparently both Titan/HCC and Cemetery Dance, as outlined here!



Which makes for a total of SEVEN editions, by my count.

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For those of you with a Half Price Book store near you mine had big stacks of the Michael Crichton writing as John Lange all 5 or 6 of them, picked up the three I didn't have. They also had Joyland and False Negative by Joseph Koenig all trade paperback editions. $4.99 each, worth a look.
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Re: Hard Case Crime, Part 4

A bunch of new developments at the Hard Case Crime site! Here are the upcoming books, rounding out 2016:

July 2016


October 2016


November 2016


December 2016
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Those covers are tight. Not very nice of that guy to be peeing on that lady though.
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LOL. I don't know, she seems to be enjoying it.
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Just read about this "great, unsung crime novel" and would love to see it in the Hard Case lineup. Check out the article at Literary Hub.

From Barry Gifford's intro to the UK edition:

"When I was the editor of Black Lizard Books between 1984 and 1989, the one novel I wanted most to publish in the series was Elliott Chaze’s Black Wings Has My Angel. The book was brought to my attention by Edward Gorman and Max Collins, both of whom had written admiringly about it. I read it and was floored. Black Wings was an astonishingly well-written literary novel that just happened to be about (or roundabout) a crime. It was a perfect fit for what the publisher and I were doing at Black Lizard, putting out books that were psychologically provocative, on the edge, and, more often than not, over the edge. Our authors—among them Jim Thompson, Charles Willeford, David Goodis—were uncompromising, cruel, crazy, sexy, and daring. Chaze’s novel, published originally in 1954 and since then widely available only in French translation, was to be a kind of crowning achievement for Black Lizard."

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Re: Hard Case Crime, Part 4

FYI Lawrence Block just tweeted that the Kindle version of The Girl With The Deep Blue Eyes is on sale for $4.99 until Monday when it bumps back up to $9.99.

(I'm pretty much an ebook guy these days *except* for HCC titles because, oh, those great covers. Plus analog reading seems more appropriate for these kind of books. )
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Huh! That July cover above changed, and now it's a May release. Charles Ardai wrote the novelization for "The Nice Guys." That's awesome! Hopefully he can chime in here at some point about that. A marriage made in crime heaven.



SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK.
NOT THESE GUYS.

Holland March is a private eye with a defective nose and a broken arm. Jackson Healy is the tough guy who put him in a cast. Not the two most likely men to team up to hunt for a missing girl, or look into the suspicious death of a beautiful porn star, or go up against a conspiracy of the rich and powerful that stretches from Detroit to D.C. Hell, they’re not the most likely pair to team up to do anything. But there you go. And if they somehow survive this case, they might just find they like each other.

But let’s be honest. They probably won’t survive it.
  • First publication ever!
  • Based on the major motion picture starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe
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Plus, this was added to the mix for December...



THE LOST DETECTIVE NOVEL
BY THE CREATOR OF PERRY MASON!

At the time of his death, Erle Stanley Gardner was the best-selling American author of the 20th century, and world famous as the creator of crusading attorney Perry Mason. Gardner also created the hardboiled detective team of Cool and Lam, stars of 29 novels published between 1939 and 1970—and one that’s never been published until now.

Lost for more than 75 years, THE KNIFE SLIPPED was meant to be the second book in the series but got shelved when Gardner’s publisher objected to (among other things) Bertha Cool’s tendency to "talk tough, swear, smoke cigarettes, and try to gyp people." But this tale of adultery and corruption, of double-crosses and triple identities —however shocking for 1939—shines today as a glorious present from the past, a return to the heyday of private eyes and shady dames, of powerful criminals, crooked cops, blazing dialogue, and delicious plot twists.

Donald Lam has never been cooler—not even when played by Frank Sinatra on the U.S. Steel Hour of Mystery in 1946. Bertha Cool has never been tougher. And Erle Stanley Gardner has never been better.
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This one is in stores now. Second movie tie-in (right?), and like A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES (S01), this one (S07) is also mass market paperback, making me wish that all these late HCCs were in this format. Ah well, I'm just happy the line is still churning out great stuff.
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So the Hard Case site lists these all as October releases, but on Amazon it appears they're rolling out over the next half a year or so. Anyone know what's actually happening? I think at least the first one, QUARRY, is out now.
I was wondering about the TV adaptation and it looks like it's been pushed to sometime this year.

http://www.cinemax.com/quarry/

So I guess they're waiting for it to air before they publish them?

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This one is in stores now. Second movie tie-in (right?), and like A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES (S01), this one (S07) is also mass market paperback, making me wish that all these late HCCs were in this format. Ah well, I'm just happy the line is still churning out great stuff.
Thanks for the heads up on the format. I'll have to pick it up while it's on sale at Amazon. I am woefully behind on buying HCC titles. Up thread there was news (speculation?) that the books would be rereleased as mass markets after initial runs as trade paperbacks. Is that no longer the case? I hope not. My OCD is put to the test with two different sizes of HCC books on my shelf.
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Thanks for the heads up on the format. Up thread there was news (speculation?) that the books would be rereleased as mass markets after initial runs as trade paperbacks. Is that no longer the case? I hope not. My OCD is put to the test with two different sizes of HCC books on my shelf.
I was hoping Mr. Ardai might chime in again with some information about that. Personally, I've given up on consistency and just always get the first incarnation, whether HC, TB, or MM. Sure, the shelves look schizophrenic, but hey, I'm a 1st edition purist.
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Thanks for the heads up on the format. Up thread there was news (speculation?) that the books would be rereleased as mass markets after initial runs as trade paperbacks. Is that no longer the case? I hope not. My OCD is put to the test with two different sizes of HCC books on my shelf.
I contacted Charles Ardai with this question, and he shed some light on the situation:

"No, we don't plan to re-release the trade PBs or hardcovers as MMPBs. The distribution channels for MMPBs just are too inhospitable these days to anything other than big bestsellers. So if we have a Stephen King novel, fine, we'll do that one in every format there is (and we did do an MMPB edition of JOYLAND). But even the experiment we did of releasing our last Westlake title in MMPB didn't really work very well, and our attempt to release the critically acclaimed first novel THE TWENTY-YEAR DEATH in three separate MMPB volumes was pretty much a disaster. So, no—hardcovers will come out the following year in trade PB, but we have no current plans to do more MMPBs, unless they're the sort of thing that still sells well in supermarkets and drugstores and airports, such as movie or TV tie-in editions."
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^ That's helpful. Thanks for sharing. I would periodically check Amazon to see if MMP versions of the books were available and that explains why I only saw them for the King book and the Block movie tie-in.

Funny he mentions the experiment with The Twenty-Year Death (great book, btw). I purchased the HC when it came out and later scooped up the MMPs at a used bookstore after seeing they had 3 different versions of cover art which I thought was cool.
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I contacted Charles Ardai with this question, and he shed some light on the situation:

"No, we don't plan to re-release the trade PBs or hardcovers as MMPBs. The distribution channels for MMPBs just are too inhospitable these days to anything other than big bestsellers. So if we have a Stephen King novel, fine, we'll do that one in every format there is (and we did do an MMPB edition of JOYLAND). But even the experiment we did of releasing our last Westlake title in MMPB didn't really work very well, and our attempt to release the critically acclaimed first novel THE TWENTY-YEAR DEATH in three separate MMPB volumes was pretty much a disaster. So, no—hardcovers will come out the following year in trade PB, but we have no current plans to do more MMPBs, unless they're the sort of thing that still sells well in supermarkets and drugstores and airports, such as movie or TV tie-in editions."
Thanks a bunch for getting in touch with Ardai about this question. It's disappointing, but I don't begrudge his reasoning at all. Whatever keeps the imprint in business. I won't stop buying the books (though I am really way behind) and at least now I know I don't have to wait for a MMP edition to materialize.
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A FORTUNE IN STOLEN GOLD...
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Two decades ago, the producers of the James Bond movies hired legendary crime novelist Donald E. Westlake to come up with a story for the next Bond film. The plot Westlake dreamed up—about a British businessman seeking to destroy Hong Kong after being kicked out when the island was returned to Chinese sovereignty—had all the action and excitement, the danger and the sex appeal, of a classic Bond film—but for whatever reason, the Bond folks decided not to use it. Never one to let a good story go to waste, Westlake wrote a novel based on the premise instead—but then never published the novel either!

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