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Thursday, December 22, 2011

NEWS FROM HARD CASE CRIME!

NEWS FROM HARD CASE CRIME!

EDITOR CHARLES ARDAI IS VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE HARD CASE CRIME RELEASE IN TWO MONTHS OF A PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED/LOST DONALD WESTLAKE NOVEL . . . THE COMEDY IS FINISHED . . . ANYBODY WHO HAS EVER READ A WESTLAKE/STARK NOVEL KNOWS THIS IS ONE OF THE BIG DEALS OF 2012 . . .

Here's what PW wrote about the book in their most recent issue:

"MWA Grand Master Westlake (1933–2008) shows his skill and versatility as an author in this posthumous crime novel. In 1977, the radical fervor that grew through the 1960s and early 1970s, fueled by the struggle for civil rights and the Vietnam War, has largely subsided, but a small group seeks to reignite passions by kidnapping comedian Koo Davis, known for his longstanding USO tours during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam in support of the troops. The snatch is perfectly planned and executed, but things soon start to fall apart for the bewildered Koo, the kidnappers, and the FBI agent leading the investigation, who hopes success will remove the taint his reputation suffered because of Watergate. Westlake provides a probing analysis of the kidnappers’ various and sometimes vague motivations, including their demands for the release of 10 'political' prisoners. Sharply written and insightful, this 'lost' novel is a worthy addition to Westlake’s lengthy catalogue."

BE READY FOR THE FEBRUARY 21ST HARD CASE CRIME RELEASE OF THE COMEDY IS FINISHED BY DONALD WESTLAKE . . .

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