Charles Ardai, founder of Hard Case Crime just announced that after a 9-year search, Hard Case Crime has “located and secured the rights” to a never-before published James M. Cain novel. The book is called The Cocktail Waitress. Here’s a quote from Charles:
It’s the story of a beautiful young widow whose first husband died under suspicious circumstances and who finds herself pursued by two new men, each of whom has something she wants. But she can’t have both of them…or can she? It’s steamy, gritty, suspenseful, and altogether worthy of the legacy of this great writer. We can’t wait to show it to you.
And I can’t wait to read it.
In the meantime, after a short hiatus, HARD CASE CRIME is back! So crime fans, let’s make sure they stay. Here’s the autumn line up:
Quarry’s Ex by Max Allan Collins
Getting Off by Lawrence Block
Choke Hold by Christa Faust (a follow up to Money Shot)
The Consummata by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins