Thursday, 21 October 2010

Hard Case Crime Part V

Just heard that Hard Case Crime will return in the fall of 2011 with a new publisher - Titan. Very good news for fans of literature presented in an imaginatively updated vintage paperback look.

Below are some examples of the way in which HCC paid homage to those early mass market years. Compare the HCC "the yellow ribbon represents your assurance of quality" with Avon's "Good Books  Great Authors ... Look for the Shakespeare-Head imprint!" And, of course, "Complete and Unabridged" seen on an early Pocket Book.

HCC-011  July 2005

HCC-011 back

Avon 58 - 1944

Avon 58 back

Pocket 241 - 1943

Pocket 241 back


  1. Nice to hear that Hard Case will be back. I have enjoyed their offerings. I hope that they continue with the painted covers.

  2. I don't know about the covers but I expect yes as the editor and Chief Creator of the HCC Books Officer (CCOTHCCBO), Charles Ardai, remains in charge.