This is pretty exciting news: Hard Case Crime has announced “the discovery of an unpublished novel by acclaimed mystery writer Donald E. Westlake. The Comedy Is Finished, which Hard Case Crime will publish as its lead title in 2012, tells the story of an aging, politically conservative comedian kidnapped by a domestic terrorist group that threatens to kill him unless the government frees some of their imprisoned comrades.”
The Comedy Is Finished--with its fabulous cover illustration by Greg Manchess--is due out in hardcover next February. Read more about that novel here. And you’ll find a sample chapter here.
READ MORE: “From the Basement It Arises,” by Max Allan Collins.