Saturday, July 12, 2008

Crime Loves Company

This is the cool kind of stuff you get to do after you’ve started a successful Internet service provider, co-founded a Manhattan paperback publishing enterprise, and become an Edgar Award-winning novelist. Charles Ardai of Hard Case Crime e-mailed the following note to his newsletter subscribers today:
Those of you who were at our recent “50th anniversary” party in New York got a glimpse of a new project we’re working on, but I wanted to let all of you know about it--it’s a new series of books, called THE ADVENTURES OF GABRIEL HUNT, which is intended to be to pulp adventure fiction what Hard Case Crime is to pulp crime fiction. Gorgeous painted covers (you can see the first at, seat-of-the-pants storytelling, all in the service of the sort of globetrotting, high-adrenaline yarn you might have found once in a novel by H. Rider Haggard or Sax Rohmer or Alexandre Dumas, or a serial starring Buster Crabbe, or a movie starring Harrison Ford.

The first Gabriel Hunt novel will arrive in bookstores next May, with another following every other month after that. Each book will be credited to Gabriel Hunt himself; the authors behind the Hunt name will include a number of popular Hard Case Crime veterans as well as authors (both seasoned and up-and-coming) who’ve made a name for themselves in other genres.
Damn! Some people have all the fun ...

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