Hard Case Crime’s first female author

And I can’t imagine a better choice, as Christa Faust reports on her blog that her new novel, MONEY SHOT, has been sold to HCC and is scheduled for release in February 2008. “Everyone who reads this blog knows Hard Case is like my ultimate dream

date,” she said. “I still can’t quite wrap my brain around the idea that one of my

books will be underneath one of those knockout covers. Never mind the

fact that I’ll be on the same shelf as Shell Scott creator Richard S.

Prather. Excuse me while I do a really embarrassing little dance.”

The artwork for the book’s cover will be done by Glen Orbik, responsible for that lovely art adorning the cover of Stephen King’s THE COLORADO KID. And I, for one, cannot wait to read Faust’s book.