2 Lost novels by Ed McBain to be published

mcbainThere has been a lot of interest in my two previous posts (here and here) on the availability of Ed McBain’s popular 87th Precinct mysteries. So, fans of police procedurals may be as excited as I was to read on Ed Goreman’s blog that Hard Case Crime will be publishing two lost novels by Ed McBain, both of which have been unavailable for over 50 years.

The two books are Cut Me In and So Nude, So DeadSo Nude, So Dead will be released in July 2015. Cut Me In is scheduled for release in January 2016.  Sample chapters of both books are available on Hard Case Crime’s website.

And, there’s more good news! According to Goreman:

… The same month, Hard Case Crime will also re-issue its one previous McBain title, THE GUTTER AND THE GRAVE, for the first time ever in trade paperback format. CUT ME IN is scheduled for a January 12, 2016 publication and will feature a new cover by legendary painter Robert McGinnis.
As a special bonus, each of the three books will also include a long-lost private-eye novelette by McBain starring Matt Cordell, the detective from THE GUTTER AND THE GRAVE. These three novelettes were originally published in pulp magazines of the 1950s and haven’t been seen in more than half a century.

If you are a fan of the genre, please indulge yourself and check out Hard Case Crime’s website. They have goodies by Max Allan Collins, Michael Crichton writing as John Lange and many more. The covers are absolutely brilliant representations of the genre!

Hard Case Crime also published Stephen King’s Joyland.

Barnes and Noble offers print, e-book bundles

bnsyncE-book aficionados have long been asking for for e-books to be bundled with the sale of a paper copy. Barnes and Noble is fulfilling that wish–at least for the holiday season. With the new B & N Sync Up! promotion, customers can purchase a paperback at a B & N store then get the e-book for $4.99. There are over 70 books to choose from, including bestsellers such as Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander,  Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees and the Life of Pi by Yann Martel.  Eligible titles will be marked with a “B & N Sync Up!” bookmark.

The program offers a  great value because the purchaser can either keep both copies or give one away as a gift. Details of how the program works are available here at Barnes and Noble.com.

This is a special offer for the holidays, but the web site does not list the begining and end dates for the promotion. It is live on B & N now.