Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Keep Busting

You, the readers, are very important to me. That is why I only give you the freshest content, the most in-depth interviews, the sleaziest photographs, etc. Continuing in this tradition I want to present to you here, as a WORLD EXCLUSIVE, the cover art for Bruen and Starr's upcoming novel from Hard Case Crime, BUST...




Is that a beauty or what? I can't get enough of HCC's pulp covers, and this one is right up there. As you probably already know, Ken Bruen and Jason Starr are the Siegried and Roy of the noir world. No, no... er, they're the Torville and Dean of... Ah, they're Bruen and Starr, and their books are quite simply where it's at, noir-wise.

BUST comes out in the Spring of 2006, so look out for it.


08/08/05 update: Cover slightly changed (reflected above). Spot the diff!

9 comments:

Sarah said...

Starr on Ice! Hahahaha.

Aldo said...

The cover looks cool.

Tribe said...

Wow. That's gotta be Hard Case's hottest cover yet!

Anonymous said...

CHARLIE
IF WE COULD GET YOU AND RAY BANKS TO DO A 2 HANDER...THAT WOULD BE A REAL HARD CASE......AS AN EMAIL SAID....JASON IS THE ROCK STAR AND ME....I'M THE GRIZZLED OLD GUY WITH A FEW SHAKY MOVES LEFT...GOT TO RATION EM...IN INTERVIEWS, JASON WILL, PER USUAL FIGHT OFF THE FEMALE FANS AND ME, I'LL GET THE OLD COPS, GIVING ME THAT ICE LOOK ASKING...DIDN'T YOU...AND FOR THE PROMO, AS JASON DOES THE SPOTLIGHT, I'LL RIDE POINT, JOTTING NOTES FOR THE SEQUEL AND MUTTERING MANGEL RULES
SIN AN SCEAL
KEN

Charlie Williams said...

I knew you'd like the skating ref, Sarah.

Aldo and Tribe - I love all of HCC's covers. I could just plaster my walls with them. But this one would definitely be right on eye-level (next to the S.King one).

Ken - shaky moves... it's what you do with them, right?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this, Charlie...I love this cover as well!...Me and Ken, we're the Captain and Tennille of crime (I'm Captain, he's Tennille)....But Ken's too modest...He's the front man...I'm Charlie Watts, he's Jagger...
Cheers, JASON

Charlie Williams said...

Jason - I'm sorry, but I can't see you as Charlie Watts. And Ken, to me, is no Jagger. I just can't picture him doing all that strutting and pouting. He's more of a Keith Richards, no? And you (going by your books alone) I'd have down as a sinister Bill Wyman type. (But with better hair, of course.) However, I'm sure you're nothing like your books, so you can be Ronnie Wood.

(We'll leave out Brian Jones for now.)

Anonymous said...

Hey, and Hard Case just put this up today...has a kind of description of the book AND a first chapter....
Cheers, Jason
http://www.hardcasecrime.com/books_bios.cgi?title=Bust

Dave White said...

Great cover guys. Wow.