Book Mail – Upcoming Hard Case Crime Releases

If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you’ll know I’m a big fan of the Hard Case Crime collection. I don’t know what sparked the desire to collect them all, but it’s been a really fun game whenever I’m in used book stores.

Thanks to Titan Books and HCC for the free copies in exchange for my honest reviews

KILLING QUARRY – Max Allan Collins (Releasing November 12th, 2019)

DOUBLE FEATURE – Donald E. Westlake (Releasing February 4th, 2020)

ARE SNAKES NECESSARY? – Brian DePalma & Susan Lehman (Releasing March 17th, 2020)

As always, the cover are is incredible!

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Here are the synopses:

KILLING QUARRY – Max Allan Collins (Releasing November 12th, 2019)

The hitman hero of the acclaimed series Quarry on Cinemax returns with an all-new assignment. By Quarry’s creator, the award-wining author of Road to Perdition!

Quarry, star of 13 previous novels, a comic book and the acclaimed Cinemax TV series, returns in an all-new assignment that takes the hitman’s hitman into uncharted territory, when he finds out that for the first time someone has taken out a hit on him. And is the mysterious killer assigned to hit the hitman someone from Quarry’s past? Maybe even a past lover…?

DOUBLE FEATURE – Donald E. Westlake (Releasing February 4th, 2020)

THE MOVIE STAR AND THE MOVIE CRITIC—
HOW FAR WOULD THEY GO
TO KEEP THEIR SECRETS BURIED?

Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Donald E. Westlake was also an Academy Award Nominee—for the screenplay of The Grifters—and a lifelong fan of the movies. So it’s no surprise that some of his most brilliant writing intersected with Hollywood in unexpected and unforgettable ways.

In New York City, a movie critic has just murdered his girlfriend—well, one of his girlfriends (not to be confused with his wife). Will the unlikely crime-solving partnership he forms with the investigating police detective keep him from the film noir ending he deserves?

On the opposite coast, movie star Dawn Devayne—the hottest It Girl in Hollywood—gets a visit from a Navy sailor who says he knew her when she was just ordinary Estelle Anlic of San Diego. Now she’s a big star who’s put her past behind her. But secrets have a way of not staying buried…

These two short novels, one hilarious and one heartbreaking, are two of the best works Westlake ever wrote. And fittingly, both became movies—one starring Jack Ryan’s Marie-Josee Croze, and one starring Fargo’s William H. Macy and Desperate Housewives’ Felicity Huffman.

ARE SNAKES NECESSARY? – Brian DePalma & Susan Lehman (Releasing March 17th, 2020)

FROM THE DIRECTOR OF SCARFACE AND DRESSED TO KILL
A FEMALE REVENGE STORY

When the beautiful young videographer offered to join his campaign, Senator Lee Rogers should’ve known better. But saying no would have taken a stronger man than Rogers, with his ailing wife and his robust libido. Enter Barton Brock, the senator’s fixer. He’s already gotten rid of one troublesome young woman—how hard could this new one turn out to be?

Pursued from Washington D.C. to the streets of Paris, 18-year-old Fanny Cours knows her reputation and budding career are on the line. But what she doesn’t realize is that her life might be as well…

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