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"When the beautiful girlfriend of a notorious gangster vanishes, the last man to be seen with her needs an alibi,and fast".
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Another cool little #hardcasecrime book. Originally published 1961. I love these things #lawrenceblock #killingcastro #read #readmore #readmorebooks #GoReadABook #igreads #readersofinstagram #booksofinstagram #book #books #boostagram #bookish
One of the best Hard Case Crime titles I’ve read in a long time! #hardcasecrime #christafaust
Joyland by Stephen King (2013)
Published by Hard Case Crime

I have never really finished a Stephen King book. First read Cell, abandoned after a few chapters. Then The Gunslinger, ditched it at chapter two, then came Joyland, ditched it after page seventy. I'll probably finish this one off one day. I always like funhouse, amusement park horror stories. I think I am more of a Koontz person than a Stephen King person. Also, such a sexy book cover. Also check out Quarry's book cover from the same press. I need to read that novel and I also need a poster of that book cover on my wall. Someone gift it to me, pls. I'm talking like a florescent adolescent. Geez. Also, i got this book for my 23rd birthday and I remember the book getting all drenched during a rainy evening when I had left the book by the window all night. And I was like 'why you all wet baby?' Did you get the reference? Comment the reference down below and win a free like and reply. And yes, it did survive the rain because it's so hard boiled. Damn. References and puns. CUT.
#joyland #stephenking #hardcasecrime #hardboiled #pulpfiction #books #booksofinstagram #paperback #horror #funhouse
Joyland by Stephen King (2013) Published by Hard Case Crime I have never really finished a Stephen King book. First read Cell, abandoned after a few chapters. Then The Gunslinger, ditched it at chapter two, then came Joyland, ditched it after page seventy. I'll probably finish this one off one day. I always like funhouse, amusement park horror stories. I think I am more of a Koontz person than a Stephen King person. Also, such a sexy book cover. Also check out Quarry's book cover from the same press. I need to read that novel and I also need a poster of that book cover on my wall. Someone gift it to me, pls. I'm talking like a florescent adolescent. Geez. Also, i got this book for my 23rd birthday and I remember the book getting all drenched during a rainy evening when I had left the book by the window all night. And I was like 'why you all wet baby?' Did you get the reference? Comment the reference down below and win a free like and reply. And yes, it did survive the rain because it's so hard boiled. Damn. References and puns. CUT. #joyland  #stephenking  #hardcasecrime  #hardboiled  #pulpfiction  #books  #booksofinstagram  #paperback  #horror  #funhouse 
Sometimes  the Salvation Army really comes through with the little treasures 🤯😁🤓 #hardcasecrime #pulpfiction #pulp #hardboiled #crimefiction #bookstagram #booksy #bookish #booklover #books #salvationarmyfinds
Sick of winning. Art by McGinnis #hardcasecrime
#sombracorpbookstagramchallenge Day 18: King in a Strange Place.

One of the few perks of (very) small town living is being able to ask business owners if they would mind if you take a photo 'behind the scenes' where the public are usually persona non grata 😄

This morning my lovely post mistress, Rosie, was quite happy to let me see behind the counter to where all the mail gets sorted - and where this copy of The Colorado Kid made its way to me last year 😊

#bookstagram #reading #bookchallenge #stephenking #horror #thecoloradokid #hardcasecrime #mystery #murder #whodunit #haven #stephenkingfan #constantreader #sk_fan #bookaholic #bookaddict #booknerd #booknerdigans #bookobsessed #biblio #bibliophile #aussiebibliophile #nofilter #postoffice
#sombracorpbookstagramchallenge  Day 18: King in a Strange Place. One of the few perks of (very) small town living is being able to ask business owners if they would mind if you take a photo 'behind the scenes' where the public are usually persona non grata 😄 This morning my lovely post mistress, Rosie, was quite happy to let me see behind the counter to where all the mail gets sorted - and where this copy of The Colorado Kid made its way to me last year 😊 #bookstagram  #reading  #bookchallenge  #stephenking  #horror  #thecoloradokid  #hardcasecrime  #mystery  #murder  #whodunit  #haven  #stephenkingfan  #constantreader  #sk_fan  #bookaholic  #bookaddict  #booknerd  #booknerdigans  #bookobsessed  #biblio  #bibliophile  #aussiebibliophile  #nofilter  #postoffice 
Got myself something to read.
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NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER! For the first time since launching THE COVERS COLLECTION, we are releasing three prints this month. Why three? Well, Glen Orbik created three beautiful cover paintings that appeared on the Stephen King novels published by Hard Case Crime.

With the assistance and endorsement of co-designer Laurel Blechman, and Hard Case Crime publisher Charles Ardai, we are delighted to offer these prints of the cover art from THE COLORADO KID, JOYLAND, and JOYLAND: THE ILLUSTRATED EDITION.

This is our way of honoring Glen’s work and memory. You have not seen these three pieces of art look this good. Featuring a facsimile signature, and available in print and poster format.

PLEASE NOTE: We do realize that this is more than the standard one print per month, so if any subscriber would like to opt-out of these, please reply no later than April 18th that you wish to opt-out. 
For more details, click the link in our bio or visit Suntup.press. #suntupeditions #stephenking #glenorbik #hardcasecrime #thecoloradokid #joyland #coverart #wallart #bookcover
NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER! For the first time since launching THE COVERS COLLECTION, we are releasing three prints this month. Why three? Well, Glen Orbik created three beautiful cover paintings that appeared on the Stephen King novels published by Hard Case Crime. With the assistance and endorsement of co-designer Laurel Blechman, and Hard Case Crime publisher Charles Ardai, we are delighted to offer these prints of the cover art from THE COLORADO KID, JOYLAND, and JOYLAND: THE ILLUSTRATED EDITION. This is our way of honoring Glen’s work and memory. You have not seen these three pieces of art look this good. Featuring a facsimile signature, and available in print and poster format. PLEASE NOTE: We do realize that this is more than the standard one print per month, so if any subscriber would like to opt-out of these, please reply no later than April 18th that you wish to opt-out. For more details, click the link in our bio or visit Suntup.press. #suntupeditions  #stephenking  #glenorbik  #hardcasecrime  #thecoloradokid  #joyland  #coverart  #wallart  #bookcover 
The artwork for Forever And A Death... the novel that was written by Donald E Westlake based on his treatment for what became Tomorrow Never Dies #jamesbond #007 #donaldwestlake #hardcasecrime #tomorrowneverdies #art #foreverandadeath
4) The Nice Guys- Charles Ardai
Film novelizations get an unfair wrap. Woody Allen and R.L.Stine have dipped their toes in the world of adaptation and talented writers like Alan Dean Foster and Peter David are known mainly for their work in the field. 
Charles Ardai is the founder of the Hard Case Crime book imprint and a great writer himself.
Shane Black's The Nice Guys was absolutely the standout film of 2016 (sorry Star Wars) and Ardai's novelization captures all the wit and the fast pace of the film. It also organically expands on the motivations and neuroses of key characters.
The film bizarrely underperformed at the box office. If they were to continue in a series of novels that would be dare I say it.... nice.
#hardcasecrime #titanbooks #charlesardai
#theniceguys #shaneblack #ryangosling #russelcrowe #novelsin2017
4) The Nice Guys- Charles Ardai Film novelizations get an unfair wrap. Woody Allen and R.L.Stine have dipped their toes in the world of adaptation and talented writers like Alan Dean Foster and Peter David are known mainly for their work in the field. Charles Ardai is the founder of the Hard Case Crime book imprint and a great writer himself. Shane Black's The Nice Guys was absolutely the standout film of 2016 (sorry Star Wars) and Ardai's novelization captures all the wit and the fast pace of the film. It also organically expands on the motivations and neuroses of key characters. The film bizarrely underperformed at the box office. If they were to continue in a series of novels that would be dare I say it.... nice. #hardcasecrime  #titanbooks  #charlesardai  #theniceguys  #shaneblack  #ryangosling  #russelcrowe  #novelsin2017 
Great little title, saw the killer coming a mile off, but didn't make this pulp any less enjoyable. Setting a PI in the world of Comics and centering the story around censorhip of the medium create a pretty unique little read. #hardcasecrime #hardboiled #maxallancollins #pulpfiction #PI
Great little title, saw the killer coming a mile off, but didn't make this pulp any less enjoyable. Setting a PI in the world of Comics and centering the story around censorhip of the medium create a pretty unique little read. #hardcasecrime  #hardboiled  #maxallancollins  #pulpfiction  #PI 
Finished off California last night so today I can start on April’s book club pick.  I’ve not really read Stephen King so I’m excited to see how this goes.  #bibliophile #bookworm #booklover #bookclub #bookstagram #booknerd #bookgeek #stephenking #ilovebooks #book #hardcasecrime
Find me at the bar at #yarnCon @adventuregan. #reading #crimefiction #hardcasecrime #lawrenceblock
Forty million dollars missing, a mysterious woman said to be the ultimate bdsm Master and lover, and no one to trust but hisself. This sounds like adventure to some but to Morgan the Raider it’s a pain in the ass for him. A follow up to the Mickey Spillane novel The Delta Factor, this sequel goes the extra mile by bringing in devious murders and women for Morgan to decipher. All the while he still has to retrieve that $40 million. Cover art by Robert McGinnis. #femmefatale #blonde #blondes #brunette #redhead #redheads #burlesque #bdsm #mystery #pulp #pulpart #pulpnoir #mickeyspillane #maxalancollins #noir #crime #crimenoir #crimewriters #crimewriting #pinup #pinupgirl #vintage #vintagepaperback #hardcasecrime
Forty million dollars missing, a mysterious woman said to be the ultimate bdsm Master and lover, and no one to trust but hisself. This sounds like adventure to some but to Morgan the Raider it’s a pain in the ass for him. A follow up to the Mickey Spillane novel The Delta Factor, this sequel goes the extra mile by bringing in devious murders and women for Morgan to decipher. All the while he still has to retrieve that $40 million. Cover art by Robert McGinnis. #femmefatale  #blonde  #blondes  #brunette  #redhead  #redheads  #burlesque  #bdsm  #mystery  #pulp  #pulpart  #pulpnoir  #mickeyspillane  #maxalancollins  #noir  #crime  #crimenoir  #crimewriters  #crimewriting  #pinup  #pinupgirl  #vintage  #vintagepaperback  #hardcasecrime 
Just finished Stephen King’s Joyland. I loved it! Reminiscent of other King offerings in the best ways (Think ‘Stand By Me’ coming of age story with a dash of ‘The Shinning’ supernatural in it). I enjoy the human element of King’s works more than the horror - this one did not disappoint in that regard! #stephenking #joyland #hardcasecrime #carny #ghoststory
Just finished Stephen King’s Joyland. I loved it! Reminiscent of other King offerings in the best ways (Think ‘Stand By Me’ coming of age story with a dash of ‘The Shinning’ supernatural in it). I enjoy the human element of King’s works more than the horror - this one did not disappoint in that regard! #stephenking  #joyland  #hardcasecrime  #carny  #ghoststory 
What can be said about a woman sitting on the floor, in her nightie and playing with a pair of scissors? 🤔🤷🏻‍♂️However this cover art does fit for the novel. In Charles Williams’ A Touch Of Death, Lee Scarborough, a down on his luck car trader and ex football player, is made an offer he can’t refuse by a topless sunbathing brunette named Diana James. Break into a rich couple’s house and steal $120k in stolen money. How can anyone say no? While the money should sound like an easy grab, the woman of the house, Madelon Butler, is not. This novel took me 4 hours to finish because I could not stop reading it. This version is the 2006 Hard Case Crime reprint. The cover art is by Chuck Pyle. #femmefatale #redhair #redheads #redhead #brunette #pulp #pulpart #pulpnoir #noir #noirart #crime #crimenoir #charleswilliams #hardcasecrime #atouchofdeath #crimewriter #crimewriting #pinup #pinupgirl #vintage #vintagepaperback
What can be said about a woman sitting on the floor, in her nightie and playing with a pair of scissors? 🤔🤷🏻‍♂️However this cover art does fit for the novel. In Charles Williams’ A Touch Of Death, Lee Scarborough, a down on his luck car trader and ex football player, is made an offer he can’t refuse by a topless sunbathing brunette named Diana James. Break into a rich couple’s house and steal $120k in stolen money. How can anyone say no? While the money should sound like an easy grab, the woman of the house, Madelon Butler, is not. This novel took me 4 hours to finish because I could not stop reading it. This version is the 2006 Hard Case Crime reprint. The cover art is by Chuck Pyle. #femmefatale  #redhair  #redheads  #redhead  #brunette  #pulp  #pulpart  #pulpnoir  #noir  #noirart  #crime  #crimenoir  #charleswilliams  #hardcasecrime  #atouchofdeath  #crimewriter  #crimewriting  #pinup  #pinupgirl  #vintage  #vintagepaperback 
🤔Hmmm. I don’t know. Which virgin looks more vengeful to you? Haha just kidding. But which cover looks better to you? Personally, I like the Hard Case Crime cover by Gregory Manchess, because it closely follows one of the main scenes of the book. Although they may be different covers, don’t let that discourage you as either print of the book will give you a good read. The main characters in this Brewer tale are Jack Ruxton, the tv repair man, and Shirley Angela, her stepfather’s caretaker and femme fatale in the making. Tired of not being able to live her life, Shirley decides to entice Jack in a way they can both have what they want. She can have a life he can have her and over $400k. They think they have the perfect plan, but just when they think they have every loose end covered one pops up after the other. #femmefatale #gilbrewer #redhair #redhead #redheads #sexuality #crime #pulp #pulpart #pulpnoir #noirart #hardcasecrime #crimewriter #crimewriting #noir #suspense #thriller #pinup #pinupgirl #vintage #vintagepaperback #gregorymanchess
🤔Hmmm. I don’t know. Which virgin looks more vengeful to you? Haha just kidding. But which cover looks better to you? Personally, I like the Hard Case Crime cover by Gregory Manchess, because it closely follows one of the main scenes of the book. Although they may be different covers, don’t let that discourage you as either print of the book will give you a good read. The main characters in this Brewer tale are Jack Ruxton, the tv repair man, and Shirley Angela, her stepfather’s caretaker and femme fatale in the making. Tired of not being able to live her life, Shirley decides to entice Jack in a way they can both have what they want. She can have a life he can have her and over $400k. They think they have the perfect plan, but just when they think they have every loose end covered one pops up after the other. #femmefatale  #gilbrewer  #redhair  #redhead  #redheads  #sexuality  #crime  #pulp  #pulpart  #pulpnoir  #noirart  #hardcasecrime  #crimewriter  #crimewriting  #noir  #suspense  #thriller  #pinup  #pinupgirl  #vintage  #vintagepaperback  #gregorymanchess 
My policy on hecklers? BLAM! Surprisingly, the cover has nothing to do with the story. Penned by Michael Crichton under his pseudonym John Lange, this caper follows a trio of men who are dead set on pulling one of the biggest heist in history with the use of a complicated computer program. As luck would have it though, three women are set to enter their worlds and present some sort of distraction for the men. If you want to know more, buy the book. Originally published in 1966, this cover belongs to the 2013 reprint by Hard Case Crime. Cover art by Glen Orbik. #femmefatale #pulpart #hardcasecrime #crime #pulp #pulpnoir #noir #johnlange #michaelcrichton #glenorbik #crimenoir #detective #blonde #blondes #redhead #redheads #pinup #pinupgirl #vintage #vintagepaperback
My policy on hecklers? BLAM! Surprisingly, the cover has nothing to do with the story. Penned by Michael Crichton under his pseudonym John Lange, this caper follows a trio of men who are dead set on pulling one of the biggest heist in history with the use of a complicated computer program. As luck would have it though, three women are set to enter their worlds and present some sort of distraction for the men. If you want to know more, buy the book. Originally published in 1966, this cover belongs to the 2013 reprint by Hard Case Crime. Cover art by Glen Orbik. #femmefatale  #pulpart  #hardcasecrime  #crime  #pulp  #pulpnoir  #noir  #johnlange  #michaelcrichton  #glenorbik  #crimenoir  #detective  #blonde  #blondes  #redhead  #redheads  #pinup  #pinupgirl  #vintage  #vintagepaperback 
This pulp will leave you reeling for more. Lawrence Block, Pulp Master General as he should be called, pens this story of five people feeding their needs for debauchery and cheap thrills that can be found at the border of El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico.  While the story is told through five different viewpoints, the characters will eventually collide like a head on car crash. Unfortunately, accidents like this usually leave a poor sucker dead. Published first in 1962 and reprinted in 2014 by Hard Case Crime. Cover art by Michael Koelsch. #femmefatale #lawrenceblock #michaelkoelsch #elpaso #texas #juarez #mexico #sexuality #burlesque #redhead #redheads #blondes #blonde #pulp #pulpart #pulpnoir #sleaze #borderline #hardcasecrime #noir #crime #crimenoir #crimewriter #crimewriting #pinup #pinupgirl #vintage #vintagepaperback
This pulp will leave you reeling for more. Lawrence Block, Pulp Master General as he should be called, pens this story of five people feeding their needs for debauchery and cheap thrills that can be found at the border of El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. While the story is told through five different viewpoints, the characters will eventually collide like a head on car crash. Unfortunately, accidents like this usually leave a poor sucker dead. Published first in 1962 and reprinted in 2014 by Hard Case Crime. Cover art by Michael Koelsch. #femmefatale  #lawrenceblock  #michaelkoelsch  #elpaso  #texas  #juarez  #mexico  #sexuality  #burlesque  #redhead  #redheads  #blondes  #blonde  #pulp  #pulpart  #pulpnoir  #sleaze  #borderline  #hardcasecrime  #noir  #crime  #crimenoir  #crimewriter  #crimewriting  #pinup  #pinupgirl  #vintage  #vintagepaperback 
Midway through March I reached a point where I didn’t really know what I fancied reading next, so after enlisting the help of the cat, these four made it onto my March reads list. It turned out to be the best decision to see me into April and managed to avoid the possible reading slump that was heading my way! Sometimes shorter books are the best 😍 #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #booklove #booknow #bookworm #booklover #booklovers #bookaholic #bookaddict #read #reader #reading #stephenking #hardcasecrime #agathachristie #poirot #cat #catstagram #catsofinstagram #weekend #march
Midway through March I reached a point where I didn’t really know what I fancied reading next, so after enlisting the help of the cat, these four made it onto my March reads list. It turned out to be the best decision to see me into April and managed to avoid the possible reading slump that was heading my way! Sometimes shorter books are the best 😍 #bookstagram  #booksofinstagram  #bookstagrammer  #bookish  #booklove  #booknow  #bookworm  #booklover  #booklovers  #bookaholic  #bookaddict  #read  #reader  #reading  #stephenking  #hardcasecrime  #agathachristie  #poirot  #cat  #catstagram  #catsofinstagram  #weekend  #march 
Every Sinner Man needs a Sinner Woman. Written by Lawrence Block, this noir tale shows just how easy it is to reinvent yourself and how to get away with murder. Don Barshter decides to make a change as he feels his life is going nowhere. Well, that, and he killed his wife. After hiding the body and abandoning his old life, Barshter sets off for New York with a new identity in the works, Nathaniel Crowley. With his new identity, Crowley already has his mind set on what he wants to do for work... join the mob. Sounds reasonable. #femmefatale #pulp #pulpnoir #pulpart #hardcasecrime #lawrenceblock #noir #crimenoir #crimewriter #crimewriting #pinupgirl #pinup #vintage #vintagepaperback #michaelkoelsch
Every Sinner Man needs a Sinner Woman. Written by Lawrence Block, this noir tale shows just how easy it is to reinvent yourself and how to get away with murder. Don Barshter decides to make a change as he feels his life is going nowhere. Well, that, and he killed his wife. After hiding the body and abandoning his old life, Barshter sets off for New York with a new identity in the works, Nathaniel Crowley. With his new identity, Crowley already has his mind set on what he wants to do for work... join the mob. Sounds reasonable. #femmefatale  #pulp  #pulpnoir  #pulpart  #hardcasecrime  #lawrenceblock  #noir  #crimenoir  #crimewriter  #crimewriting  #pinupgirl  #pinup  #vintage  #vintagepaperback  #michaelkoelsch 
Erle Stanley Gardner (as A. A. Fair) - Top of the Heap (1952)

Another fine slice of noir from the Hard Case Crime collection, this is a long out of print edition of one of the installments of the Cool and Lam series by the creator of Perry Mason. 
Set between LA and San Francisco in the world of gangsters, strippers, bankers and involving yachts, murder and pretty ladies with a main character in Lam who kind of unassumingly investigates a case only to see it get bigger and bigger and more and more complex. 
By the end of the novel there is a fine tapestry of intertwining story-lines bringing everything together in a satisfying way. Although it is, according to the back cover the 13th novel in the Cool and Lam series there is really nothing here that makes it anything other than a standalone novel, you get all the relationships pretty easily, this is only natural for books which were originally meant to be cheap impulse buys in the age of pulp. All in all it's a really satisfying, fast and easy read. (3/5)

#murder #bookcover #erlestanleygardner #aafair #bookgram #bookstagram #bookporn #bookworm #hardboiled #crimefiction #topoftheheap #detective #crime #hardcasecrime @hardcasecrime #pulpnovel #pulp
Erle Stanley Gardner (as A. A. Fair) - Top of the Heap (1952) Another fine slice of noir from the Hard Case Crime collection, this is a long out of print edition of one of the installments of the Cool and Lam series by the creator of Perry Mason. Set between LA and San Francisco in the world of gangsters, strippers, bankers and involving yachts, murder and pretty ladies with a main character in Lam who kind of unassumingly investigates a case only to see it get bigger and bigger and more and more complex. By the end of the novel there is a fine tapestry of intertwining story-lines bringing everything together in a satisfying way. Although it is, according to the back cover the 13th novel in the Cool and Lam series there is really nothing here that makes it anything other than a standalone novel, you get all the relationships pretty easily, this is only natural for books which were originally meant to be cheap impulse buys in the age of pulp. All in all it's a really satisfying, fast and easy read. (3/5) #murder  #bookcover  #erlestanleygardner  #aafair  #bookgram  #bookstagram  #bookporn  #bookworm  #hardboiled  #crimefiction  #topoftheheap  #detective  #crime  #hardcasecrime  @hardcasecrime #pulpnovel  #pulp 
Ahh the first novel that started my love for all things pulp. I don’t remember how I came across this book, but I remember it was about 2013 when I had just graduated from high school and transitioning into my freshman year of college. This novel was written by Michael Crichton under the pseudonym of John Lange and published in 1969. In “Lange’s” thriller, the story centers on Charles Raynaud, an expert in smuggling artifacts and handler of venomous snakes. While on a errand to drop off a recent trinket for a job, Raynaud runs into an old “friend” that plunges himself into Raynaud’s life, especially against Raynaud’s wishes. The acquaintance, however, is not all that he seems and tasks Raynaud to be his bodyguard. The question is who’s the real one in danger? This is a 2013 reprint by Hard Case Crime with the cover art by Gregory Manchess. #femmefatale #blondehair #blondes #blonde #michaelcrichton #johnlange #hardcasecrime #pulp #pulpart #pulpnoir #noir #crime #crimenoir #gregorymanchess #vintage #vintagepaperback
Ahh the first novel that started my love for all things pulp. I don’t remember how I came across this book, but I remember it was about 2013 when I had just graduated from high school and transitioning into my freshman year of college. This novel was written by Michael Crichton under the pseudonym of John Lange and published in 1969. In “Lange’s” thriller, the story centers on Charles Raynaud, an expert in smuggling artifacts and handler of venomous snakes. While on a errand to drop off a recent trinket for a job, Raynaud runs into an old “friend” that plunges himself into Raynaud’s life, especially against Raynaud’s wishes. The acquaintance, however, is not all that he seems and tasks Raynaud to be his bodyguard. The question is who’s the real one in danger? This is a 2013 reprint by Hard Case Crime with the cover art by Gregory Manchess. #femmefatale  #blondehair  #blondes  #blonde  #michaelcrichton  #johnlange  #hardcasecrime  #pulp  #pulpart  #pulpnoir  #noir  #crime  #crimenoir  #gregorymanchess  #vintage  #vintagepaperback 
“He sold their bodies- and his soul.” Ahh this is living. Sitting here in my white mink and pink bikini, with cash in my hand. Honey I’ve come a long way. Okay so I may have a Richard S. Prather crush today. Originally published in 1952, this Prather tale delves into the secret world of organized crime, the main focus being the flesh trade in San Francisco. Tony Romero, the main character, starts out as a nobody, but enters into the racket and becomes a somebody. While he earns his success through some lethal means, the consequences will soon come circling back to him in a shocking ending. Reprinted in 2006 by Hard Case Crime, I highly recommend this story as I could not put it down. Cover art by Robert McGinnis. #femmefatale #robertmcginnis #hardcasecrime #richardsprather #pulp #pulpart #pulpnoir #noir #sanfrancisco #brothels #organizedcrime #crime #crimewriter #crimewriting #crimenoir #pinup #pinupgirl #vintage #vintagepaperback #blonde #blondes #blondehair
“He sold their bodies- and his soul.” Ahh this is living. Sitting here in my white mink and pink bikini, with cash in my hand. Honey I’ve come a long way. Okay so I may have a Richard S. Prather crush today. Originally published in 1952, this Prather tale delves into the secret world of organized crime, the main focus being the flesh trade in San Francisco. Tony Romero, the main character, starts out as a nobody, but enters into the racket and becomes a somebody. While he earns his success through some lethal means, the consequences will soon come circling back to him in a shocking ending. Reprinted in 2006 by Hard Case Crime, I highly recommend this story as I could not put it down. Cover art by Robert McGinnis. #femmefatale  #robertmcginnis  #hardcasecrime  #richardsprather  #pulp  #pulpart  #pulpnoir  #noir  #sanfrancisco  #brothels  #organizedcrime  #crime  #crimewriter  #crimewriting  #crimenoir  #pinup  #pinupgirl  #vintage  #vintagepaperback  #blonde  #blondes  #blondehair 
And the newest addition to my library, the illustrated edition of #Joyland by @stephenking !  Welcome home, great little book!  #hardcasecrime #books #mystery
A woman in lingerie with a knife. No hints of danger there. Unfortunately, Donald Lam and Bertha Cool are called on for the job when it comes to investigating a case of adultery. Sounds easy, but not for the Lam and Cool team. What was supposed to be a simple adultery investigation, the duo unravel a coverup of corruption and other secrets. Discovered after 75 years, the Erle Stanley Gardner story was published by Hard Case Crime and had the cover art created by Robert McGinnis with @ditavonteese as the femme fatale on the cover. #ditavonteese #burlesque #femmefatale #pulp #pulpart #pulpnoir #hardcasecrime #erlestanleygardner #aafair #noir #crime #crimenoir #detective #hardboiled #pinup #pinupgirl #vintage #vintagepaperback
A woman in lingerie with a knife. No hints of danger there. Unfortunately, Donald Lam and Bertha Cool are called on for the job when it comes to investigating a case of adultery. Sounds easy, but not for the Lam and Cool team. What was supposed to be a simple adultery investigation, the duo unravel a coverup of corruption and other secrets. Discovered after 75 years, the Erle Stanley Gardner story was published by Hard Case Crime and had the cover art created by Robert McGinnis with @ditavonteese as the femme fatale on the cover. #ditavonteese  #burlesque  #femmefatale  #pulp  #pulpart  #pulpnoir  #hardcasecrime  #erlestanleygardner  #aafair  #noir  #crime  #crimenoir  #detective  #hardboiled  #pinup  #pinupgirl  #vintage  #vintagepaperback 
Ahhh Mazatlan, sun, sea, and scenery. A beautiful place, but international jewel smuggler Cay Morgan isn’t there for pleasure. She’s there for unfinished business. Marked and humiliated by a man known as The Trader, Cay has given everything to find the man who scarred her. As luck would have it, one of The Trader’s men has been found operating in Mazatlan. Looks like Cay better bring her sun block and keep her six shooter handy. Written by Wade Miller and cover art by Glen Orbik. #femmefatale #pulp #pulpart #pulpnoir #noir #crime #crimenoir #wademiller #glenorbik #pinup #pinupgirl #vintage #vintagepaperback #hardcasecrime
Ahhh Mazatlan, sun, sea, and scenery. A beautiful place, but international jewel smuggler Cay Morgan isn’t there for pleasure. She’s there for unfinished business. Marked and humiliated by a man known as The Trader, Cay has given everything to find the man who scarred her. As luck would have it, one of The Trader’s men has been found operating in Mazatlan. Looks like Cay better bring her sun block and keep her six shooter handy. Written by Wade Miller and cover art by Glen Orbik. #femmefatale  #pulp  #pulpart  #pulpnoir  #noir  #crime  #crimenoir  #wademiller  #glenorbik  #pinup  #pinupgirl  #vintage  #vintagepaperback  #hardcasecrime 
Before #hardcasecrime there was #creativeartsbookcompany putting out reissues of long out of print #noir and #hardboiled paperbacks. There aren’t many better then #jimthompson  #nowreading #paperbacks #crimefiction #blacklizard #vintagebooks #pulpfiction
With shelf three going up this weekend, I figured I'd share my King and Hard Case Crime collections!
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We recently put up a light cancelling curtain in here. No more worries of sun fading on these precious books 😍😍
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#bookstagram #booksofinsta #bookstagramfeatures #bookcollection #bookworm #stephenking #stephenkingcollection #constantreader #stephenkingsit #bookshelfie #shelfie #bookshelf #shelfporn #hardcasecrime #unitedbookstagram #mybookfeatures #stephenkingrules #firstedition #funko #funkopop #popvinyl @mybookfeatures
With shelf three going up this weekend, I figured I'd share my King and Hard Case Crime collections! . . Do you separate your collections from the rest of your other books? . . We recently put up a light cancelling curtain in here. No more worries of sun fading on these precious books 😍😍 . . #bookstagram  #booksofinsta  #bookstagramfeatures  #bookcollection  #bookworm  #stephenking  #stephenkingcollection  #constantreader  #stephenkingsit  #bookshelfie  #shelfie  #bookshelf  #shelfporn  #hardcasecrime  #unitedbookstagram  #mybookfeatures  #stephenkingrules  #firstedition  #funko  #funkopop  #popvinyl  @mybookfeatures
Bit of holiday reading for me. #hardcasecrime #stephenking #maxallancollins #pulp #hardboiled #art #noir #joyland #quarry
So for my first post I decided to focus on Hard Case Crime’s September publication: Charlesgate Confidential. Written by Scott Von Doviak and cover art by Paul Mann. Doviak is a film critic for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and has written reviews for the Houston Chronicle and the A.V. Club. Doviak is also the author of three non-fiction books. This is Doviak’s first publication with Hard Case Crime and has already garnered positive reviews. The story focuses on a group of criminals and their committing of the heist of the century in 1946. However, what is seen as perfect heist goes into failure as the crew as pinched and sent to prison, but with the art never to be found. Flash forward to forty years later, the lone surviving member of the crew sets out to recover the lost plunder. The novel spans from 1946 to 1988 and finally comes around to 2014 in which twists and turns are abound in this thriller penned from Mr. Doviak. You can preorder from Amazon and get more information about the book from the link here: http://www.hardcasecrime.com/books_bios.cgi?entry=bk150
So for my first post I decided to focus on Hard Case Crime’s September publication: Charlesgate Confidential. Written by Scott Von Doviak and cover art by Paul Mann. Doviak is a film critic for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and has written reviews for the Houston Chronicle and the A.V. Club. Doviak is also the author of three non-fiction books. This is Doviak’s first publication with Hard Case Crime and has already garnered positive reviews. The story focuses on a group of criminals and their committing of the heist of the century in 1946. However, what is seen as perfect heist goes into failure as the crew as pinched and sent to prison, but with the art never to be found. Flash forward to forty years later, the lone surviving member of the crew sets out to recover the lost plunder. The novel spans from 1946 to 1988 and finally comes around to 2014 in which twists and turns are abound in this thriller penned from Mr. Doviak. You can preorder from Amazon and get more information about the book from the link here: http://www.hardcasecrime.com/books_bios.cgi?entry=bk150
That look! That look right there sums up my feelings about the end of this book and the lack of a happy ending for the main character... I finished it at the weekend and it’s still bothering me 😶 what can I say- I’m a sucker for a happy, neat and tidy story ending 😹 #bookworm #bookstagram #bookish #booklove #booklover #booklovers #booknow #bookaholic #bookaddict #cat #catstagram #catsofinstagram #tuesdayevening #tuesday #read #reading #reader #hardcasecrime
That look! That look right there sums up my feelings about the end of this book and the lack of a happy ending for the main character... I finished it at the weekend and it’s still bothering me 😶 what can I say- I’m a sucker for a happy, neat and tidy story ending 😹 #bookworm  #bookstagram  #bookish  #booklove  #booklover  #booklovers  #booknow  #bookaholic  #bookaddict  #cat  #catstagram  #catsofinstagram  #tuesdayevening  #tuesday  #read  #reading  #reader  #hardcasecrime 
One hell of a successful thirt store book trip.  Thanks to @thatalaina for spotting these - especially The Colorado Kid.

#StephenKing #raymondchandler #lawrenceblock #cornellwoolrich #hardcasecrime #thiftstore #usedbooks #bookaddict #booksandcoffee #bookstagram #bookblogger #bookblog #paperback #paperbacks #books #book
“When it comes to the past, everyone writes fiction.”
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“All I can say is what you already know: some days are treasure. Not many, but I think in almost every life there are a few. That was one of mine, and when I'm blue -- when life comes down on me and everything looks tawdry and cheap, the way Joyland Avenue did on a rainy day -- I go back to it, if only to remind myself that life isn't always a butcher's game. Sometimes the prizes are real. Sometimes they are precious.” — @StephenKing, Joyland
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aloha book nerds 🌙 @tediously_brief here 💕 i can’t believe i’ve gone so long w/o featuring the author who’s work changed my life & inspired me to pursue writing: the incomparable mr #stephenking. today i wanted to highlight one of my fav books of his that not many ppl I’ve mentioned it to have said they have heard of: #JOYLAND. j+i read it last yr & FELL IN LOVE. It’s more of his take on like a hard/boiled crime noir pulp detective novel & it’s incredible. there is a murder mystery, bittersweet coming-of-age, but just so many incredible passages about lost love, heartbreak, life... it was impossible to choose a quote for this post!
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#MarchBookstagram18: 15 Author you want to meet: Stephen King | this is kind of a cheat(ish) for me, bc i shared an elevator w Mr. King + his grandson in boston before I moved back out to LA, but i froze. i also wanted to respect this man who I admire so much, whose stories were the reason i chose to pursue writing, & his privacy/respect his time w his family. i had this internal struggle (that ended in me doing weird respectful bows as I exited the elevator + then sobbed for an hr in my hotel room), but as King is SO generous + giving @ appearances, & this wasn’t a signing or reading situation, i personally felt it inappropriate to interrupt his familial enjoyment. (his grandson totally noticed my internal freak out, though, & couldn’t stop grinning at me hahaha 🙈🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️).
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#qotd: What is your favorite King novel / adaptation?
“When it comes to the past, everyone writes fiction.” . . . “All I can say is what you already know: some days are treasure. Not many, but I think in almost every life there are a few. That was one of mine, and when I'm blue -- when life comes down on me and everything looks tawdry and cheap, the way Joyland Avenue did on a rainy day -- I go back to it, if only to remind myself that life isn't always a butcher's game. Sometimes the prizes are real. Sometimes they are precious.” — @StephenKing, Joyland . . aloha book nerds 🌙 @tediously_brief here 💕 i can’t believe i’ve gone so long w/o featuring the author who’s work changed my life & inspired me to pursue writing: the incomparable mr #stephenking . today i wanted to highlight one of my fav books of his that not many ppl I’ve mentioned it to have said they have heard of: #JOYLAND . j+i read it last yr & FELL IN LOVE. It’s more of his take on like a hard/boiled crime noir pulp detective novel & it’s incredible. there is a murder mystery, bittersweet coming-of-age, but just so many incredible passages about lost love, heartbreak, life... it was impossible to choose a quote for this post! . . #MarchBookstagram18 : 15 Author you want to meet: Stephen King | this is kind of a cheat(ish) for me, bc i shared an elevator w Mr. King + his grandson in boston before I moved back out to LA, but i froze. i also wanted to respect this man who I admire so much, whose stories were the reason i chose to pursue writing, & his privacy/respect his time w his family. i had this internal struggle (that ended in me doing weird respectful bows as I exited the elevator + then sobbed for an hr in my hotel room), but as King is SO generous + giving @ appearances, & this wasn’t a signing or reading situation, i personally felt it inappropriate to interrupt his familial enjoyment. (his grandson totally noticed my internal freak out, though, & couldn’t stop grinning at me hahaha 🙈🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️). . . #qotd : What is your favorite King novel / adaptation?
Sledge hammer of a pulp. Sleazy, violent, punchy, non-stop brutality written razor sharp nihilistic wit. Think someone got dropped every other chapter. #christafaust #hardcasecrime #pulpfiction #hardboiled #crimefiction
PIMP— It will take care of you. #hardcasecrime #pulpfiction #beachreads
#BookMail Got the Illustrated UK edition of The Colorado Kid. Published by PS publishing and illustrated by Dave McKean with a cool intro by Charles Ardai. The illustrations are really cool, and the book itself is beautiful. #StephenKing #TheColoradoKid #illustrated #UK #hardcover #PSpublishing #CharlesArdai #DavidMcKean #socool #pristine #Haven #Maine #reporter #journalism #crime #mystery #unsolved #newspaper #hardcasecrime #constantreader #StephenKingCollection #bookstagram #books #bookworm
#BookMail  Got the Illustrated UK edition of The Colorado Kid. Published by PS publishing and illustrated by Dave McKean with a cool intro by Charles Ardai. The illustrations are really cool, and the book itself is beautiful. #StephenKing  #TheColoradoKid  #illustrated  #UK  #hardcover  #PSpublishing  #CharlesArdai  #DavidMcKean  #socool  #pristine  #Haven  #Maine  #reporter  #journalism  #crime  #mystery  #unsolved  #newspaper  #hardcasecrime  #constantreader  #StephenKingCollection  #bookstagram  #books  #bookworm 
It's Sunday and I haven't done a #sundayshelfie in a long time!
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I do love sharing my full wall of books, but let's give the Hard Case Crime collection, Barnes and Noble Classics, and the King collection some love.
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I'm still in love with this part of the room. Space to expand collections. I don't know about you guys, but I can't read in dead silence. I usually have a movie or TV show on in the background, so we took full advantage of having these be custom made and stuck the TV in. Perfect reading room now 😍😍
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Do you need silence when reading? Or do you prefer some background noise?
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#bookstagram #bookcollection #booklover #bibliophile #horror #horrorbooks #bookchallenge #booksofinsta #booksofig #igbooks #igreads #bookshelf #bookshelfie #shelfporn #shelvesofinsta #diyshelves #bookstagramlove #bookstagramfeatures #unitedbookstagram #stephenkingcollection #constantreader #allthingsking #queenofeverythingking #hardcasecrime
It's Sunday and I haven't done a #sundayshelfie  in a long time! . . I do love sharing my full wall of books, but let's give the Hard Case Crime collection, Barnes and Noble Classics, and the King collection some love. . . I'm still in love with this part of the room. Space to expand collections. I don't know about you guys, but I can't read in dead silence. I usually have a movie or TV show on in the background, so we took full advantage of having these be custom made and stuck the TV in. Perfect reading room now 😍😍 . . Do you need silence when reading? Or do you prefer some background noise? . . #bookstagram  #bookcollection  #booklover  #bibliophile  #horror  #horrorbooks  #bookchallenge  #booksofinsta  #booksofig  #igbooks  #igreads  #bookshelf  #bookshelfie  #shelfporn  #shelvesofinsta  #diyshelves  #bookstagramlove  #bookstagramfeatures  #unitedbookstagram  #stephenkingcollection  #constantreader  #allthingsking  #queenofeverythingking  #hardcasecrime 
Page-turner in a James M Cain mould
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After enjoying Joyland so much I figured I’d dip my toe further into the Hard Case Crime collection. Fingers crossed these two live up to my expectations 😍 #joyland #stephenking #hardcasecrime #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #booklove #bookish #bookworm #booklover #booklovers #booklife #booknow #bookaddict #bookaholic #read #reading #reader #sundaymorning #sundayvibes #cupoftea #tea
I dont know why but whenever im sick this is my go to read, stuck in bed with the flu but joyland makes it all better 📖❤☕😷 #stephenkingbooks #joyland #novel #bookstagram #stephenking #booklove #reader #igreads #favauthor #biblophile #constantreader #read #bookish #bookcover #coverdesign #hardcasecrime #stephenkingfan #cover #booksovereverything #reading #bookstagrammer #bookworm #reader
Love me some night time reading. #pulp #donaldewestlake #hardcasecrime #books
Two weeks worth of @sven0svenson and I’s pick ups. She’s been keeping up with Paper Girls and picked up Gideon Falls which looks great. I need to catch up on my books. The Highest House looks really interesting and I love the magazine size!

#igcomicbooks #igcomicfamily #igcomicfamily #igcomiccommunity #igcomicbookfamily #igcomicbookcommunity #indiecomics #newcomics #newcomicbookday #ncbd #idw #titancomics #hardcasecrime  #vaultcomics #imagecomics #underwinter #minkywoodcock #gideonfalls #papergirls #cultclassic #returntowhisper #thehighesthouse
Two weeks worth of @sven0svenson and I’s pick ups. She’s been keeping up with Paper Girls and picked up Gideon Falls which looks great. I need to catch up on my books. The Highest House looks really interesting and I love the magazine size! #igcomicbooks  #igcomicfamily  #igcomicfamily  #igcomiccommunity  #igcomicbookfamily  #igcomicbookcommunity  #indiecomics  #newcomics  #newcomicbookday  #ncbd  #idw  #titancomics  #hardcasecrime  #vaultcomics  #imagecomics  #underwinter  #minkywoodcock  #gideonfalls  #papergirls  #cultclassic  #returntowhisper  #thehighesthouse 
Happy Birthday to novelist Max Allan Collins! 2013 VIDEO INTERVIEW by Bob Andelman

MAX ALLAN COLLINS podcast excerpt: "Complex 90 has a hugely violent scene where Mike Hammer essentially slaughters 45 people. I'm glad it won't be coming out till May because maybe things will settle down and I won't have to answer the questions about, 'How can you put a hero in that position?' I'm just naive enough to think there is a difference between a lunatic in real life going into a school and killing innocent children, and a fictional character who is a hero killing a bunch of villains in a novel. It's a specious argument. And it's an easy one.” https://mrmedia.com/2013/02/max-allan-collins-mickey-spillane-2013/

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Happy Birthday to novelist Max Allan Collins! 2013 VIDEO INTERVIEW by Bob Andelman MAX ALLAN COLLINS podcast excerpt: "Complex 90 has a hugely violent scene where Mike Hammer essentially slaughters 45 people. I'm glad it won't be coming out till May because maybe things will settle down and I won't have to answer the questions about, 'How can you put a hero in that position?' I'm just naive enough to think there is a difference between a lunatic in real life going into a school and killing innocent children, and a fictional character who is a hero killing a bunch of villains in a novel. It's a specious argument. And it's an easy one.” https://mrmedia.com/2013/02/max-allan-collins-mickey-spillane-2013/ #MaxAllanCollins  #MickeySpillane  #MikeHammer  #Complex90  #SeductionoftheInnocent  #FredericWertham  #detectivefiction  #novelist  #fiction  #writer  #TitanBooks  #HardCaseCrime  #RaymondChandler  #ColdWar  #mystery  #RoadtoPerdition  #TerryBeatty  #ECComics  #comicbooks  #Newtown  #mysterywriter  #podernfamily  #podernshuffle  #underdogpods  #podgenie  #trypod  #MrMedia  #Interviews  #BobAndelman  (For 1,300 more Mr. Media celebrity interviews, please click on the link in my Instagram bio!) Subscribe to Mr. Media for FREE on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=MrMediaRadio For more interviews like this one: http://www.MrMedia.com What is Mr. Media® Interviews? The curiosity of Terry Gross, the skepticism of John Oliver, the unpredictability of Howard Stern, and, on occasion, the zen of Jon Stewart! Since February 2007, more than 1,300 exclusive Hollywood, celebrity, pop culture video and audio podcast and print interviews by Mr. Media®, a.k.a., Bob Andelman, with newsmakers in TV, radio, movies, music, magazines, newspapers, books, websites, social media, politics, sports, graphic novels, and comics! Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/andelman Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MrMediaRadio
#beastlybooksmarch18 #bookchallenge ... Day Two: #crazyladies ... I figured you really can’t find #crazier #ladies anywhere but #pulpfiction ... with some exceptions ... @rondarousey @alexkingstonofficial @therealkrystenritter ... #rowdyrondarousey #jessicajones #riversong #hardcasecrime #bookstagram #instabook #readersofinstagram #booksofinstagram #reading #bookworm #bookporn #booklovers #bibliophile @bellesbeastlybookshelf
Borderline by Lawrence Block. Written 60 years ago - handsomely released by @hardcasecrime along with a few of his early short stories. Brutal and not for the faint of heart - loved it cover to cover. #lawrenceblock #hardcasecrime #crimefiction #books #bookstagram #whatimreading #instabook #pulpfiction @lawbloc
That time you went looking for thrills but all you found was murder. 🔫💀
That time you went looking for thrills but all you found was murder. 🔫💀
Comps! Cover work for Max Alan Collins and Szymon Kudranski’s Quarry’s War #1 for @titancomics
Comps! Cover work for Max Alan Collins and Szymon Kudranski’s Quarry’s War #1  for @titancomics
This is the second Stephen King novel I've ever read (The first one was "It", read a long time ago in a country far, far away). And I really enjoyed it - very atmospheric, tautly written, and vivid characters. Even though it's marketed as a crime novel - the plot does involve a serial killer - there is, as you'd expect, a supernatural element. But it doesn't detract from the overall tenor of the book. 
I accidentally left my library copy on a Megabus coach bound for Boston, so I bought this replacement copy for my local library. Hope they won't be too cross with me!

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This is the second Stephen King novel I've ever read (The first one was "It", read a long time ago in a country far, far away). And I really enjoyed it - very atmospheric, tautly written, and vivid characters. Even though it's marketed as a crime novel - the plot does involve a serial killer - there is, as you'd expect, a supernatural element. But it doesn't detract from the overall tenor of the book. I accidentally left my library copy on a Megabus coach bound for Boston, so I bought this replacement copy for my local library. Hope they won't be too cross with me! #whatimreading  #booksofinstagram  #stephenking  #joyland  #hardcasecrime  #crankylibrarian 
Beautiful cover by Fay Dalton for a well written but confusingly drawn comic. #minkywoodcockthegirlwhohandcuffedhoudini #minkywoodcock #comic #comics #titancomics #hardcasecrime
Now reading "Memory" by Donald E. Westlake. #books #nowreading #westlake #hardcasecrime
Recently acquired an advance review copy of THE LAST STAND by Mickey Spillane. (Street date: 3/20/18) Can't wait to dive into this one. #mickeyspillane #maxallanscollins #hardcasecrime #titanbooks #book #books #bookstagram @hardcasecrime @titan_books #centennial #mystery #crimefiction #laurelblechman
"People think first love is sweet, and never sweeter than when that first bond snaps. You've heard a thousand pop and country songs that prove the point; some fool got his heart broke. Yet that first broken heart is always the most painful, the slowest to mend, and leaves the most visible scar. What's so sweet about that?" #stephenking #joyland #hardcasecrime
"People think first love is sweet, and never sweeter than when that first bond snaps. You've heard a thousand pop and country songs that prove the point; some fool got his heart broke. Yet that first broken heart is always the most painful, the slowest to mend, and leaves the most visible scar. What's so sweet about that?" #stephenking  #joyland  #hardcasecrime 
Not as sleazy and as brutal as I was expecting/hoping for, but it did the trick no less. Practically inhaled this one. #hardcasecrime #hardboiledcrime #pulpfiction #maxallancollins #hitmanquarry
Day 22 of the #sombracorpbookstagramchallenge: King and popcorn 🍿. Don't you just love these Hard Case Crime retro covers? 😍 I enjoyed Joyland. It was a fun, quick read. And a great story. But I didn't care much at all for The Colorado Kid. It was a disappointing read for me 😕. Am I alone in this? 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
#bookchallenge #februarybookchallenge #photochallenge #februaryphotochallenge #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #flatlay #booksandpopcorn #popcorn #hardcasecrime #joyland #thecoloradokid #stephenking #stephenkingfan #constantreader
Day 22 of the #sombracorpbookstagramchallenge : King and popcorn 🍿. Don't you just love these Hard Case Crime retro covers? 😍 I enjoyed Joyland. It was a fun, quick read. And a great story. But I didn't care much at all for The Colorado Kid. It was a disappointing read for me 😕. Am I alone in this? 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹 #bookchallenge  #februarybookchallenge  #photochallenge  #februaryphotochallenge  #bookstagram  #booksofinstagram  #flatlay  #booksandpopcorn  #popcorn  #hardcasecrime  #joyland  #thecoloradokid  #stephenking  #stephenkingfan  #constantreader 
I realized I had never read this Stephen King book 🤔. I really enjoyed it. 👍👍 Loved the amusement park setting 😃
13 of 52 #goodreadschallenge 
#stephenking #joyland #hardcasecrime #lovetoread #bookworm #booklover #goodreads #goodreadschallenge2018
You know your book's going to be good when 3 people are assassinated in the first 15 pages 🔫🗡
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I started watching Haven, so of course I had to read the book it’s “based on” 😃. It’s quite good, but a bit annoying that’s there’s no answer to the mystery 😜
12 of 52 #goodreadschallenge 
#goodreads #goodreadschallenge2018 #hardcasecrime #stephenking #thecoloradokid #haven #lovetoread #bookworm #booklover
Here's a little story about a doctor who goes on vacation in Spain and gets mixed up in crimes.  Published 1969.  Written by Michael Crichton.  #airportbooks #bookstagram #hardcasecrime
".. we know we're going to drive pedal-to-the-metal into the mystery eventually. It's crazy to be able to live with that and stay sane, but it's also beautiful. I write to find out what I think, and what I found out writing The Colorado Kid was that maybe--I just say maybe--it's the beauty of the mystery that allows us to live sane as we pilot our fragile bodies through this demolition-derby world." #stephenking #thecoloradokid ✨

Hey, friends! I read this wee King within a few hours while snowed in last week. The Glen Orbik cover is sexy as hell, but the story within is far less fiery. This is a story-within-a-story. Three characters who basically sit around chatting in horrible New England dialect (AYUH) about a case from 25 years ago. There really isn't a beginning or an ending, which.. I am not the biggest fan of. At all.

The Colorado Kid is a decent, albeit forgettable, read. The story details already feel hazy to me. Definitely not one of King's best!

My full review is up on the blog if you are interested! Link is in my profile!
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".. we know we're going to drive pedal-to-the-metal into the mystery eventually. It's crazy to be able to live with that and stay sane, but it's also beautiful. I write to find out what I think, and what I found out writing The Colorado Kid was that maybe--I just say maybe--it's the beauty of the mystery that allows us to live sane as we pilot our fragile bodies through this demolition-derby world." #stephenking  #thecoloradokid  ✨ Hey, friends! I read this wee King within a few hours while snowed in last week. The Glen Orbik cover is sexy as hell, but the story within is far less fiery. This is a story-within-a-story. Three characters who basically sit around chatting in horrible New England dialect (AYUH) about a case from 25 years ago. There really isn't a beginning or an ending, which.. I am not the biggest fan of. At all. The Colorado Kid is a decent, albeit forgettable, read. The story details already feel hazy to me. Definitely not one of King's best! My full review is up on the blog if you are interested! Link is in my profile! . . . . #bookreview  #thegrimdragons  #bookstagram  #bookdragon  #bookaholic  #readersgonnaread  #hardcasecrime  #readingisfundamental  #sk_fans  #constantreader  #stephenkingbooks  #infinitybookdragonzzz  #igreads  #bookporn  #booknerdigans  #booksonbooksonbooks  #bookcover  #bookreviewer  #bookandnature  #booksoutofdoors  #becauseofreading  #featuringbooks  #readstagram  #readersofinstagram  #bookstagrammers  #booksoutside  #bookphotography  #bookcommunity 
I have a bone to pick with Hard Case Crime.
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I have loved these new and classic reprints for many years. There’s been a change though, and I’m not happy about it.
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A few years ago they lost their printer — one of the few that could accommodate their mass market print needs, so they moved to a larger, trade paperback size.
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Hold it right there, buddy. These are pulp throwbacks. They were meant to be inexpensive and have the look and feel of dime-store novels of the ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s.
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This is a case of less is more. When I’m reading a book about fast-talking con artists, boozy broads, merciless gangsters and burnt-out P.I.’s, I don’t want anything other than a mass market paperback that can fit on a shelf next to the classic pulps to which these new books pay homage.
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OK, rant over. Happy Friday!
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I have a bone to pick with Hard Case Crime. . I have loved these new and classic reprints for many years. There’s been a change though, and I’m not happy about it. . A few years ago they lost their printer — one of the few that could accommodate their mass market print needs, so they moved to a larger, trade paperback size. . Hold it right there, buddy. These are pulp throwbacks. They were meant to be inexpensive and have the look and feel of dime-store novels of the ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s. . This is a case of less is more. When I’m reading a book about fast-talking con artists, boozy broads, merciless gangsters and burnt-out P.I.’s, I don’t want anything other than a mass market paperback that can fit on a shelf next to the classic pulps to which these new books pay homage. . OK, rant over. Happy Friday! . #hardcasecrime  #unitedbookstagram  #stephenking  #thecoloradokid  #pulpfiction  #pulpnovels  #vintagebooks  #classicreprints  #mystery  #crimenovel  #gangsters  #dames  #privatei  #PI  #weekendreads  #quickreads  #goodreads  #bookstagram  #ilovebooks  #coverart  #retrobooks  #retrocover  #mybookshelf  #massmarket 
Comic book six pack time!
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1.#thegirlwhokickedthehornetsnest - based on the words written by #StiegLarsson. Dark and atmospheric. 🔪
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2.#theinfiniteloop - "nothing but the truth". Surreal and complicated storytelling that hits like a sci-fi acid trip. The art swirls in the same direction. 🔪
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3.#doompatrol - this cover kills me. Moving towards "Milk Wars" - which will bring the Young Animal world into the DC Universe. Plus, Weirdness. 🔪
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4.#hungryghosts - from #AnthonyBourdain - An anthology where Anthony Bourdain and Joel Rose tell stories, and a collection of artists bring them to comic book life. 🔪
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5.#moonknight - "crazy runs in the family" - Y'know, hearing that Moon Knight is Marvel's Batman completely makes sense to me. So where are the awesome Moon Knight movies? 🔪
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6.#milkwars - (Justice League of America plus the Doom Patrol!) - this one could get strange. I mean ... stranger. Milkman Man!
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#comics #comicbooks #hardcasecrime #titancomics #idwcomics  #dccomics #younganimal #bergerbooks #darkhorsecomics #marvelcomics #marvellegacy #sixpackofcomics
Comic book six pack time! 💥 🔪 🔪 1.#thegirlwhokickedthehornetsnest  - based on the words written by #StiegLarsson . Dark and atmospheric. 🔪 🍍 2.#theinfiniteloop  - "nothing but the truth". Surreal and complicated storytelling that hits like a sci-fi acid trip. The art swirls in the same direction. 🔪 🧟‍♀️ 3.#doompatrol  - this cover kills me. Moving towards "Milk Wars" - which will bring the Young Animal world into the DC Universe. Plus, Weirdness. 🔪 👻 4.#hungryghosts  - from #AnthonyBourdain  - An anthology where Anthony Bourdain and Joel Rose tell stories, and a collection of artists bring them to comic book life. 🔪 🦇 5.#moonknight  - "crazy runs in the family" - Y'know, hearing that Moon Knight is Marvel's Batman completely makes sense to me. So where are the awesome Moon Knight movies? 🔪 🥃 6.#milkwars  - (Justice League of America plus the Doom Patrol!) - this one could get strange. I mean ... stranger. Milkman Man! 🔪 🔪 💥 #comics  #comicbooks  #hardcasecrime  #titancomics  #idwcomics  #dccomics  #younganimal  #bergerbooks  #darkhorsecomics  #marvelcomics  #marvellegacy  #sixpackofcomics 
Come to my Pad, sad, bad or unclad, we'll meet Champagne Charlene and her Demon Lover and get lost to the inebriate sounds of Bongos and Razorblades episode 24 on Radiocore.org.
www.mixcloud.com/radiocore/bongos-and-razorblades-24/
Come to my Pad, sad, bad or unclad, we'll meet Champagne Charlene and her Demon Lover and get lost to the inebriate sounds of Bongos and Razorblades episode 24 on Radiocore.org. www.mixcloud.com/radiocore/bongos-and-razorblades-24/