Hard Case Crime, the popular pulp fiction imprint didn't take long bouncing back from the set back it receieved when Dorchester Publishing dropped their mass market paperback in favour of eBooks. Hard Case, editor Charles Ardai felt that the Hard Case books by their very nature needed to be printed on paper. Well today Subterranean Press have announced a new Hard Case title, a hardback containing two back to back novels -
"We’re pleased to announce that we’ve just reached agreement to publish an exclusive Hard Case Crime volume, which will also be the first in the series to debut in hardcover. 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."