Fifty-To-One

Hard Case Crime

Fifty reason to read “Fifty-To-One”, from #50 to #1 (in no particular order, if that makes any sense).

#50 – Written by Charles Ardai

#49 – Hard Case Crimes’ 50th book

#48 – cmsof liked it

#47 – Features a cameo by Lawrence Block

#48 – Danger

#47 – Features a cameo by Mickey Spillane

#46 –  by the author of Songs Of Innocence

#45 – by the author of Little Girl Lost

#44 – Includes a chapter written by Hard Case Crime co-founder Max Phillips

#43 – Celebrates the 50th anniversary of a fictional Hard Case Crime

#42 – Murder

#41 – 318 story pages

#40 – Retails for $7.99

#39 – Each chapter is the name of a book published by Hard Case Crime – in order of publication!

#38 – Tricia Heverstadt is one hot blonde

#37 – Charley Borden is one lucky guy

#36 – Suspense

#35 – Features a cameo by Donald Westlake

#34 – New cover painting by Glen Orbik

#33 – Blackmail.

#32 – Sex.

#31 – First publication anywhere

#30 – Drama

#29 – Comedy

#28 – Guys dig a chick who reads Hard Case Crime

#27 – Gangsters

#26 – Dancers

#25 – Girl boxing

#24 – Heist

#23 – BlackJack liked it

#22 – Horses

#21 – Fifty to one

#20 – Great story

#19 – Compelling writing

#18 – Almost impossible to put down

#17 – Deftly juggles comedy and drama

#16 – Have I mentioned the chapter titles gimmick?  It’s worth another mention.

#15 – 4 page author’s note

#14 – Violence

#13 – The yellow ribbon represents your assurance of quality.

#12 – Great novel-within-a-novel concept

#11 – Quick read

#10 – Better than a punch in the face

#9 – Hard Case Crime Checklist Included

#8 – Your mom would probably disapprove

#7 – Chicks dig a guy who reads Hard Case Crime

#6 – Mystery

#5 – Hollywood hasn’t ruined it yet

#4 – Twist ending

#3 – Includes full color cover gallery

#2 – Sparks liked it

#1 –  ColuMn says you should read it

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