After an absence of more than two years, New York Times-bestselling uthor Max Allan Collins will bring back one of his most popular characters, the ruthless professional killer known only as “Quarry,” in THE WRONG QUARRY.
Since his debut in 1976, Quarry has appeared in 10 novels and inspired a feature film, The Last Lullaby, starring Tom Sizemore and Sasha Alexander. The new novel sees Quarry going up against an amateur killer operating on his turf. But does the hitman’s hitman have the wrong quarry in his sights?
Quarry’s new adventure will be published on 10th January 2014 by Hard Case Crime, the award winning line of crime fiction from editor Charles Ardai and publisher Titan Books. Hard Case Crime revives the storytelling and visual style of the pulp paperbacks of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s and features an exciting mix of lost pulp masterpieces from some of the most acclaimed crime writers of all time and gripping new novels from the next generation of great hardboiled authors, such as Collins, best known as the author of ROAD TO PERDITION.
“The Quarry novels are Hard Case Crime’s longest-running and top-selling series,” said Charles Ardai, “and we’re thrilled to bring Quarry back for his most riveting mission yet.”
About Hard Case Crime
Called “the best new American publisher to appear in the last decade” by Neal Pollack in The Stranger, Hard Case Crime has been nominated for or won numerous honors since its inception including the Edgar, the Shamus, the Anthony, the Barry, and the Spinetingler Award. The series’ books have been adapted for television and film, with two features currently in development at Universal Pictures and the TV series “Haven” going into its fourth season next fall on SyFy. Upcoming titles include a new novel by Stephen King, JOYLAND, and the definitive edition of Harlan Ellison’s first novel, WEB OF THE CITY. Hard Case Crime is published through a collaboration between Winterfall LLC and Titan Publishing Group.
About Titan Publishing Group
Titan Publishing Group is an independently owned publishing company, established in 1981, comprising three divisions: Titan Books, Titan Magazines/Comics and Titan Merchandise. Titan Books, recently nominated as Independent Publisher of the Year 2011, has a rapidly growing fiction list encompassing original fiction and reissues, primarily in the areas of science fiction, fantasy, horror, steampunk and crime. Recent crime and thriller acquisitions include Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins’ all-new Mike Hammer novels, the Matt Helm series by Donald Hamilton and the entire backlist of the Queen of Spy Writers, Helen MacInnes. Titan Books also has an extensive line of media and pop culture-related non-fiction, graphic novels, art and music books. The company is based at offices in London, but operates worldwide, with sales and distribution in the US and Canada being handled by Random House. www.titanbooks.com
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