The new publisher, Titan Publishing, plans to retain the paperback format and to publish e-books across multiple platforms. Hardback titles are also possible, Hard Case headman Charles Ardai says.
Christa Faust's Choke Hold and Max Allan Collins' Quarry's Ex will be the resurrected imprint's first new titles next fall along with "two never-before-published novels by MWA Grand Masters (names to be announced shortly)." Titan also plans to acquire existing stock of Hard Case's backlist and resume shipping the books to bookstores immediately, Ardai says.
Hard Case has strayed into international crime occasionally, with its three Ken Bruen-Jason Starr collaborations and David Dodge's tales of high foreign adventure. Even when it stays home in America, Hard Case does fine work.
Here are some of my previous posts about Hard Case Crime titles (scroll down). And here's to the rebirth of this exciting imprint.
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