Charles Ardai interview about Hard Case Crime

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Hard Case CrimeSpeaking of Ardai and new book lines, here’s an older interview from NPR member station WHYY. Terry Gross interviewed Charles Ardai for her show Fresh Air back on May 5, 2008. In the interview Ardai details his inspirations (including his stories from the holocaust, William Blake and Lawrence Block) for his novel Songs Of Innocence, and the rest of the Hard Case Crime series. Near the end of the interview Ardai discusses the then upcoming 50th book in the HCC series (called Fifty-To-One) – which is a recursive novel about an editor named “Charles” who starts a paperback book line called “Hard Case Crime” – it takes the titles of the first 50 books in the HCC series and uses them as chapter titles to inform the novel’s plot. So cool!

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Charles Ardai interview about Gabriel Hunt

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Gabriel HuntThe Greensboro, NC newspaper News & Record has a series of short audio clips from an interview with Charles Ardai, he’s the creator of the Hard Case Crime series. In these clips he talks about the inspiration for this new book series Gabriel Hunt.

By the way, four of the books are out right now with more to come over the months ahead. And there’s still no word on any audiobook versions. That’s gotta change.

Here’s the series premise from the website:

“From the towers of Manhattan to the jungles of South America, from the sands of the Sahara to the frozen crags of Antarctica, one man finds adventure everywhere he goes: GABRIEL HUNT.

Backed by the resources of the $100 million Hunt Foundation and armed with his trusty Colt revolver, Gabriel Hunt has always been ready for anything—but is he prepared for the adventures that lie in wait for him?

And…are you?”

[via the Bish’s Beat blog]

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