For the past sixteen years Hard Case Crime has had one of the most exciting and entertaining publishing programs for the mystery lover. Concentrating on bringing back the vibe and look of the paperback mystery of yore, HCC has brought back into print books by such authors as Day Keene, David Dodge, Wade Miller, Donald Hamilton, Charles Williams, Richard Powell, Ed McBain, Richard S. Prather...the list goes on. New books by Max Allan Collins, Lawrence Block, Stephen King, Donald E. Westlake, Ken Bruen and Jason Starr, Christa Faust, Mickey Spillane and many others have added to the luster of this line. Editor Charles Ardai has made a great effort to bring a special feel to each of the books Hard Case Crime has published. By my count HCC has issued 131 books to date, each with its own stunning original covers by some of the best artists in the business. Planned releases for the end of 2020 and into 2021 are books by Erle Stanley Gardner, Max Allan Collins, Donald E. Westlake, Stephen King, and James Kestrel.
It's hard to go wrong with any Hard Case Crime book. Here's a look at HCC and its retro style crime paperbacks.
For those keeping count, the HCC Wikipedia page lists the books published in order, as well as their recent line of comic books and graphic novels.