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So Nude, So Dead

Written by Ed McBain — Ed McBain, who died in 2005, had considerable success under a variety of pen names before he hit literary gold dust with his 87th Precinct novels. Before he began writing about detectives Steve Carella, Meyer Meyer and others, McBain wrote children’s books, an expose…
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First look: So Nude, So Dead

What do you think of this front cover, painted by Greg Manchess? The artist is one of the finest when it comes to recreating that old school pulp style, and as he’s explained the odd viewing angle enabled him to strategically position a lightbulb to,…
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Thieves Fall Out

Gore Vidal might be the last person you’d expect to find on the pages of a crime fiction site, but the patrician intellectual could, and did, write in almost any style and genre. In classic pulp style, he tells the tale of an American who…
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Thieves Fall Out

Written by Gore Vidal — Over the last few years Hard Case Crime has successfully unearthed some lost novels and re-introduced them with attractive throwback pulp covers. Novels such as The Comedy is Finished (written by Donald E Westlake), The Cocktail Waitress (James M Cain)…
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Mr Mercedes by Stephen King

Suspense has always been Stephen King’s stock-in-trade, but he’s increasingly turning to crime too. The much-admired Joyland was published last year in the Hard Case Crime series, and his latest book more than lives up to the publisher’s description of a riveting mystery thriller. This…
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