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Charles Ardai

Forfatter af Little Girl Lost

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Omfatter også følgende navne: Charles Ardai, Compiled By Charles Ardai

Image credit: With wife Naomi Novik at the 2006
Nebula Awards held in New York City, 2007
Copyright © 2007 Ron Hogan


Værker af Charles Ardai

Little Girl Lost (2004) 393 eksemplarer
Songs of Innocence (Hard Case Crime) (2007) 260 eksemplarer
Fifty-to-One (Hard Case Crime) (2008) 178 eksemplarer
The Nice Guys (2016) 80 eksemplarer
Future Crime: An Anthology of the Shape of Crime to Come (1991) — Redaktør — 39 eksemplarer
Gun Honey (2022) 28 eksemplarer
Great Tales of Madness and the Macabre (1990) — Redaktør — 25 eksemplarer
Death Comes Too Late (2024) 22 eksemplarer
Orbit: Graphic Science Fiction No. 3 (1990) — Redaktør — 9 eksemplarer
Orbit: Graphic Science Fiction No. 2 (1990) — Redaktør — 7 eksemplarer
Heat Seeker: A Gun Honey Series (2024) — Forfatter — 4 eksemplarer
New England Crime Chowder (Library of Crime Classics) (1992) — Redaktør — 4 eksemplarer
Gun Honey #1 (2021) — Forfatter — 4 eksemplarer
The Balancing Man 2 eksemplarer
Gun Honey #4 (2021) — Forfatter — 2 eksemplarer
Gun Honey #3 (2021) — Forfatter — 2 eksemplarer
Gun Honey #2 (2021) — Forfatter — 2 eksemplarer
Heat Seeker: A Gun Honey Series #4 — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Secret Service 1 eksemplar
The Last Story [short story] (2002) 1 eksemplar
Jonas and the Frail 1 eksemplar
The Shadow Line 1 eksemplar
Heat Seeker: A Gun Honey Series #2 — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Heat Seeker: A Gun Honey Series #3 — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Cold Reading 1 eksemplar
Heat Seeker: A Gun Honey Series #1 — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Gun Honey: Blood for Blood #4 (2022) — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Gun Honey: Blood for Blood #3 (2022) — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Gun Honey: Blood for Blood #2 (2022) — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Gun Honey: Blood for Blood #1 (2022) — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
My Husband's Wife 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Slayground (1969) — Forord, nogle udgaver313 eksemplarer
Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop (2010) — Bidragyder — 243 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Historical Detectives (1995) — Bidragyder — 223 eksemplarer
Plunder Squad (1972) — Forord, nogle udgaver200 eksemplarer
Death Do Us Part: New Stories about Love, Lust, and Murder (2006) — Bidragyder — 128 eksemplarer
L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories (2011) — Introduktion — 116 eksemplarer
Manhattan Noir (2006) — Bidragyder — 110 eksemplarer
Wall Street Noir (2007) — Bidragyder — 67 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Horror Stories: XIX (1991) — Bidragyder — 48 eksemplarer
Jewish Noir: Contemporary Tales of Crime and Other Dark Deeds (2015) — Bidragyder — 41 eksemplarer
Noirotica 2: Pulp Friction (1997) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
Noirotica: An Anthology of Erotic Crime Stories (1996) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Playing Games (2023) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Black is the Night: Stories inspired by Cornell Woolrich (2022) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Discount Noir (2010) — Introduktion — 9 eksemplarer
New Altars (1996) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer

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20 short stories to celebrate 20 years of Hard Case Crime publishing! Quite a milestone!

“The Case” was awesome with all of its twists and turns! In fact, twists and turns are what really appealed to me in the 17 or so stories that I enjoyed in this collection! LOTS of twists, especially at the endings! The 3 I didn't enjoy, well, overall that's one heck of a batting average - 17 for 20! Bravo!

“You don’t, I have learned, have to love something to miss it.”

“When they reached the jail, he walked into his cell a free man.”… (mere)
Stahl-Ricco | 1 anden anmeldelse | Apr 22, 2024 |
This was pretty much what I expected. Guns and boobs and cinematic action. But the story was a touch over-convoluted, and unfortunately, Continuado's art didn't distinguish the characters enough for me to know which disguised woman was which.
TobinElliott | Mar 22, 2024 |
Happy 20th anniversary to Hard Case Crime – and to me – because founder and author Charles Ardai has released a collection of 20 stories to celebrate Hard Case Crime’s first 20 years. And best of all: he’s written each and every one of them. Not sure what the proper noir word would be, but I’m just going to go with great, terrific, fantastic, amazing.

Not everyone likes short stories. As Ardai notes in the introduction, when people move from reading short stories to novels they usually don’t go back. But they should; as readers we forget that a short story isn’t just a skimmed down novel; it has all the elements of a novel, and if done right has power and laser focus. In a novel the author has time to ramble on, let the words lose a little of their impact and then circle back and pick it up again, but with a short story every word counts, you need to get to the point, to stick to the point, to make the point.

This is a collection of stories you’ll want to read right through, they are so compelling. Slow down, though. Don’t rush. Take your time and think about how these words have been put together, how they make a sentence, and how the sentences make these very compelling stories. Appreciate the crisp writing, crackling dialogue (to use one of the author’s words) and almost-can’t-believe-that-happened in every story; it’s apparent every word has been carefully chosen. These stories are edgy and will leave you a little unsettled. The endings are not always explicitly spelled out, there’s no, “And then he died. The end.” You know what happened. Well, you think you know, but maybe . . . maybe. You’re not quite sure. It’s perfect.

According to author Ardai, his stories are inspired by classic noir authors, and he has earned his place among them. Subjects, times, people, places vary but the common thread is complete satisfaction when done reading. The heroes (not sure there are actually any heroes) and villains are sometimes hard to identify. People get what’s coming to them. People try to do good deeds and it backfires. Horribly. Irrevocably.

And if you need a little chuckle in the midst of all your hard-boiled reading, think carefully about the title of the book: maybe natural death comes too late – and might need a little push?? Trust me, you have to read this book. The Hard Case Crime website is a regular stop of mine and I always have something on pre-order. Thanks to the author for providing an advance copy of Death Comes Too Late. My pre-order should also be arriving any minute now. Just one peek at the first story in the book and I had to have it. Plus, I love the way these books look on my shelves, and rereading is as much fun as the first time through. I voluntarily leave this review; all opinions are my own.
… (mere)
GrandmaCootie | 1 anden anmeldelse | Mar 12, 2024 |
This volume's story continues directly on the volume 1.

As they say every action causes a reaction and here Joanna will find herself chased down by police and criminals holding her responsible for a series of assassinations that carry her very unique mark - weapons infiltrated in the places where it is impossible to have them. Only this time it is not just her being marked for execution, but everyone related to her.

Art is same and consistent with volume 1, a little bit more organized. Again I would prefer this to be black and white comic, but again .... that's me :)

Excellent continuation of Joanna's adventures, ends on rather high note and I am definitely on a lookout for future books.

Highly recommended to all fans of good old action adventure stories.
… (mere)
Zare | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jan 23, 2024 |



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Lawrence Block Introduction, Contributor
Isaac Asimov Contributor, Foreword
Somtow Sucharitkul Contributor
Robert Bloch Contributor
Barry B. Longyear Contributor
Judith Moffett Contributor
Andrew Weiner Contributor
Keith Minnion Contributor
Jane Yolen Contributor
Connie Willis Contributor
Edward D. Hoch Contributor
W. R. Thompson Contributor
Terry Black Contributor
Harry Harrison Contributor
Doug Larsen Contributor
Larry Niven Contributor
Orson Scott Card Contributor
John Varley Contributor
Alan Dean Foster Contributor
C. J. Cherryh Contributor
Kathe Koja Contributor
John Shirley Contributor
Charles Gordon Contributor
Ambrose Bierce Contributor
James Tiptree Jr. Contributor
Karen Nelson Cover designer
Stanley Ellin Contributor
Jas. R. Petrin Contributor
Guy de Maupassant Contributor
Edgar Allan Poe Contributor
Arthur Conan Doyle Contributor
Bill Crenshaw Contributor
Jack London Contributor
Lemuel Cork Contributor
David Ely Contributor
Stephen King Contributor
Nancy Kress Contributor
Lucius Shepard Contributor
Alexander Jablokov Contributor
Susan Palwick Contributor
Celia Fremlin Contributor
Dennis O'Neil Contributor
Avram Davidson Contributor
Andrew Vachss Contributor
Steve Niles Contributor
Jr. Neal Barrett Contributor
Mark Pacella Illustrator
Brent Anderson Illustrator
Leslie Clague Contributor
Fredrick Pohl Contributor
Dave Stevens Cover artist
John Bolton Illustrator
Neal Barrett Contributor
Frederik Pohl Contributor
Fred Burke Contributor
Glen Orbik Cover artist
Robert McGinnis Cover artist
Bill Sienkiewicz Cover artist


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