I’ve been falling down on the job in terms of Hard Case Crime reviews—it’s not that I’m not reading them, it’s that I’m not reviewing them. It’s even more important considering the company’s recent publication woes; the company’s original publisher, Dorchester Publishing, was getting out of mass-market paperbacks. Luckily, Charles Ardai was swamped with offers … More The Return of Hard Case Crime
Two (technically three) more Hard Case Crime books; Max Allan Collins lives up to his reputation, and I finally find a Hard Case Crime book I can’t glowingly endorse. (There’s always at least one.) Hard Case Crime continues to dominate the market for classic pulp/noir mysteries, crime, and adventure novels; they’re up to 67 announced … More Two for the Money: More Hard Case Crime
As my local Bargain Books had a massive half off sale this New Years’ Day, I wandered in to pick up the Hard Case Crime books I’m missing. Besides the classic noir and mystery novels from pulp era writers like Donald Westlake and Lawrence Block, there’s also plenty of modern talent mixed in, including Stephan … More More Hard Case Crime
While digging around the Bargain Books in the mall, I stumbled upon a couple of paperbacks with some amazing pulp-noir crime covers. There was just something familiar about them, I thought, as I hastily assembled a collection of the most interesting novels. These things really fit the bill—beautiful women, men in trench coats, guns, cars … More Pulp Fiction Lives!