In the wake of a shifting business model and editorial cuts at Dorchester Publishing, the hardboiled imprint Hard Case Crime will publish its next title with Subterranean Press.
According to the release, it will be the first Hard Case Crime volume to debut in hardcover–reprinting two novels from Lawrence Block. The crime imprint had used the mass market paperback company Dorchester for years to publish great novelists like Cornell Woolrich and Donald E. Westlake.
Here’s more from the site: “Volume #69 will resurrect a pair of early Lawrence Block novels: 69 Barrow Street and Strange Embrace, bound back to back in the classic ‘doubles’ format, featuring brand new art by Robert McGinnis. You can look for more details, including ordering info, later this year, with a projected publication date in the first half of 2011. We’d like to thank Larry Block, Charles Ardai, and Danny Baror for thinking of us with this one. We couldnâ€™t be happier than to publish an original in this acclaimed line.” (Via Publishers Lunch)