Review of THE LAST STAND By Mickey Spillane

THE LAST STAND Mickey Spillane March 2018 Hard Case Crime On March 9th of this year (2018) Mickey Spillane would have been 100 years old. As a fan of mystery novels I think this is reason to celebrate. Apparently, the good folks at Hard Case Crime agree because they are releasing a previously never published book by the master, and also published for the first time, the last novel he wrote complete. In the introduction for this book Max Allan Collins, both a Spillane scholar and friend to the late hard-boiled icon, some of the history is explained. A BULLET FOR SATISFACTION (a novella length story) appeared to have been written around 1952...

Hard Case Crime Comics Nov20

Hard Case Crime Comics

  Hard Case Crime has been consistently publishing great books for a long time now. This fall the opened a new door and have started publishing comics. It is safe to say if you are a fan of their books you will love these comics. And what a perfect fit. Crime fiction has always translated well in comics and there has been an upswing the last few years with some great stuff to read.   The first two comics from Hard Case are TRIGGERMAN and PEEPLAND.         PEEPLAND is written by two of my favorites, Christa Faust and Gary Phillips, both authors with true bonafides when it comes to this genre. The tale is set in...

PEEPLAND #1 Reviewed

PEEPLAND Written by Gary Phillips, Christa Faust Art by Andrea Camerini Hard Case Crime October 2016             In the late 70’s, early 80’s Time Square was New York’s seedy underbelly laid bare; a bright, neon-lit sexual mecca that burned bright until developers blew in. As Disney-fied as Time Square is today, the fascination with that period –before the AIDS crisis erupted, before rampant capitalism transformed “the sleaziest block in America” into a tourist magnet–there continues to be a reemerging interest in exploring the past as more of the landmarks that gave New York its distinct grit continue to be lost to...

PIMP: Ken Bruen, Jason Starr team up for fourth novel Jun02

PIMP: Ken Bruen, Jason Starr team up for fourth no...

Ten years after they first teamed up, Hard Case Crime will release PIMP, the fourth novel by Ken Bruen and Jason Starr. PIMP features the return of Max Fisher, the would-be druglord that was first introduced in BUST and continued his criminal ways in SLIDE and THE MAX. THERE’S NO DRUG MORE ADDICTIVE THAN FAME. EXCEPT, YOU KNOW, PIMP. Ruined and on the lam, former drug kingpin Max Fisher stumbles upon the biggest discovery of his crooked life: a designer drug called PIMP that could put him back on top. Meanwhile, a certain femme fatale from his past is pursuing a comeback dream of her own, setting herself up in Hollywood as producer of a...

SO NUDE, SO DEAD by Ed McBain

It’s no secret that Ed McBain was a favorite author around these offices so when Hard Case Crime announced McBain first crime novel being brought back after 50 years we were a bit excited. SO NUDE, SO DEAD. OK, you already have me with the title. A piano prodigy wakes up next to a dead body, a fellow performer. Ray Stone has even more problems though, both he and the dead Eileen are addicts and this will making talking to the cops problematic. On the run from the cops and hoping to find the killer we get to follow Ray on a crazy ride. Loved every word of this book....