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Hard Case Crime Sale

Hard Case Crime Sale

Hardcase Crime's publisher Titan Books has put on a summer sale with more than 30 ebooks available for $2 or less at Amazon as well as Barnes & Noble. The sale includes classic pulp authors Mickey Spillane, E. Howard Hunt, Brett Halliday, Robert Bloch, Robert B. Parker as well as more recent works by Max Alan Collins, Jason Starr, Ken Bruen and editor Charles Ardai.

This is a great opportunity to stock up on some classic noir fiction to inspire your own writing. 


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So of course I had to go and see if the sale includes my very favourite Hard Case Crime book, the pioneering hardboiled detective tale The Valley of Fear by A. C. Doyle.

It does.

(That said, I don't know if the e-book version would be as worthwhile; a lot of what makes the Hard Case edition of The Valley of Fear so great is in the physical presentation.)

Yeah, I didn't mention that one since Arthur Conan Doyle is generally not considered a "classic" noir writer and the book is also in the public domain in the US. So while it's "on sale" for $2, it's also available for free elsewhere.

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