Tag Archives: Hard Case Crime

Be Careful or You’ll Get Snatched

Gregory Mcdonald
in Snatch
Hard Case Crime
Trade Paper $12.95 US $17.50 CAN
ebook $7.99

Snatched is the first of two kidnapping novels by the late Gregory Mcdonald in the latest omnibus from Hard Case Crime, Snatch.

It’s a…What’s that?…No, that’s not what the book is about.  Try to keep your mind out of the gutter….Yes, I have to admit you do have a point.  I can see how putting a picture of a voluptuous redhead wearing only a sheet and the corner of a newspaper on the cover of a book entitled Snatch might be a bit misleading…May I continue?…Thank you.

As I was saying…what was I saying?  Oh, yes.  This isn’t a dark noir novel, but it’s not exactly a light humorous novel either.  Here’s the setup. Continue reading

A Review of Quarry’s Choice

Quarry's ChoiceQuarry’s Choice
Max Allan Collins
Hard Case Crime
Paperback, 248 p., $9.99 US, $11.99 Can L7.99 UK
ebook $7.99

Max Allan Collins has been working in the crime and mystery fields for decades now, and one of his most popular and enduring characters is the hitman Quarry. Quarry has had something of a renaissance in recent years, with Hard Case publishing a number of new novels. The previous volume, The Wrong Quarry, is sitting in my TBR pile.

In the latest installment, Collins gives us an episode from early in Quarry’s career.  He’s recently returned from Viet Nam and hasn’t been in the contract killing business long.  When an associate of his boss, known as The Broker, is shot at, Quarry is sent to Biloxi to take out the man who ordered the hit. Continue reading

Tis the Season for an Easy Death

Easy DeathEasy Death
Daniel Boyd
Hard Case Crime
paper $9.95
electronic $7.99

If you’ve been looking for some Christmas noir, then look no further. Daniel Boyd’s tale of an armored car heist gone wrong is the perfect stocking stuffer. And you shouldn’t wait until Christmas to open. The book, that is.

It’s December 20, 1951, and Eddie and Walter are planning on pulling off an armored car heist in the middle of snow storm. It’s a chancy thing to do, but it goes down without a hitch. The the other shoes start dropping. Continue reading