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The is the best news I've heard in a long time. Those are exactly the books I want to read.
Not really. HHC seems to concentrate on hard-boiled crime fiction, Penzler's venture looks to concentrate on classic mysteries. Two very different things.Erica Sloane said:Sounds a lot like Hard Case Crime books,
The list of forthcoming titles includes Ellery Queen's The Roman Hat Mystery and James Grady's Six Days of the Condor... neither is very dark. In fact, I'd say most classic mysteries aren't very dark.MariaESchneider said:.his stuff is not for me. Seriously not for me. They tend to be way darker and drag, especially for short stories...
Agreed. My favorite of theirs are the "middle period" mysteries, sandwiched between the S. S. van Dine imitations and the ghost-written ones.grahampowell said:Well, that's why they make chocolate and vanilla. I have to confess that I have read THE ROMAN HAT MYSTERY and... well. Let's just say I think Mr. Queen improved as he went along.
Sounds like a big plus to me. I'd rather read the older stuff then the new in most cases.*Erica Sloane said:I'm talking about the model of bringing back older stuff (even older authors with new titles), which is what HCC does for the most part.
I'd say it's an example, but not a representative sample. I wouldn't make a decision based on only one point of data.Jon Olson said:The Condor movie is much better than the book, and if that's an example of Penzler's taste, I'll move on by it.