Saturday, March 5, 2005

Totally Cool Book News

In totally cool book news, Stephen King will be releasing a new paperback for Dorchester's Hard Case Crime line in October 2005.

Really, it makes perfect sense. King probably wouldn't have his career today without his success in paperbacks, and like many of his generation, he has a devotion to the pulp genre.

Personally, I love pulp mysteries. I enjoy the dark atmosphere, the tough guy characters, the femme fatales and the wicked cool cover art. While I have never read King (despite my older sister hounding me for years to read The Stand), I do plan on picking this one up. My only foray so far into the Hard Case Crime line is the now Edgar nominated Little Girl Lost by Richard Aleas. While I saw the resolution coming a mile off, I still enjoyed the story greatly.

Dorchester/Leisure has been helping to keep the western romance afloat - is it possible they can revive the tough guy mystery genre? I sure hope so....

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