Friday, July 13, 2012
HARD CASE CRIME CHECKLIST: PREVIEW BOOKS & EVERYTHING ELSE
A very big and sincere thank you to Charles Ardai, for all his help... This list will be updated when needed...
PREVIEW BOOKS ( Dorchester 2004 - 2010 ) Three promotional preview books were printed.....
Preview book number 1
Artist - Greg Manchess ( art from FADE TO BLONDE )
Info - It has previews for the first six books.
Preview book number 2
Artist - Robert McGinnis ( art from THE GIRL WITH THE LONG GREEN HEART )
Info - It has previews for books number 13 through 17, plus FADE TO BLONDE, LITTLE GIRL LOST and THE CONFESSION.
Preview book number 3
Artist - Glen Orbik ( art from SONGS OF INNOCENCE )
Info - It has previews for books number 32 through 38. However, there is NO preview for book number 35.
ADVANCE READING COPIES.....
Info - I was planning a checklist for these, but I don't know which books had ARC's made for them.
REPRINTS by Titan / Random House.....
Info - They are the same size as the original mass market paperbacks. Artwork is also the same for the reprinted titles. However, I think the ISBN's are different. NOTE: The reprint for SOMEBODY OWES ME MONEY is TRADE paperback size.
SPECIAL EDITIONS by SUBTERRANEAN PRESS.....
Title - Fifty-to-One ( by Charles Ardai )
ISBN ( 978-1-59606-236-8 )
Art by Glen Orbik
Title - Strange Embrace & 69 Barrow Street ( by Lawrence Block )
ISBN ( 978-1-59606-489-8 )
Art by Robert McGinnis
HARDcover ( TWO books in one )
Title - CATCH AND RELEASE ( by Lawrence Block )
ISBN ( 978-1-59606-571-0 )
Art by Ken Laager
MISC HARD CASE CRIME ITEMS.....
Hard Case Crime catalogs
Hard Case Crime bookmarks
I have NO idea how many different items where made, or how they were distributed.
Several HARD CASE CRIME titles have been released on compact disc ( by various companies ).
HAVEN TV SERIES.....
The HAVEN cable tv show is loosely based on THE COLORADO KID ( by Stephen King ).
Mr. Ardai has written some episodes and is also one of the producers.
HAVEN has been released on region one DVD ( and BLU-RAY ) by Eone.
*COLORADO KID HARDcover* - I believe a HARDcover version of Stephen King's THE COLORADO KID was published in England ( AFTER the HCC version ). It has NOTHING to do with HARD CASE CRIME, but I still wanted to mention it.