Saturday, March 26, 2016

"HARD BOILED" - Super 8 Short Film

A very cool Super 8 short film. The creator did a fantastic job!

Hard-Boiled Detective Fiction: The L.A. Environment in the '30s

This is a very interesting short video on the history of Hard-Boiled Fiction. The commentator deserves kudos for asking the viewer to fact check his commentary. We learned something from the video, something that we never bothered to consider, but the author points it out clearly, that the hard-boiled genre was born in California with Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Coming Soon!!! Hard-Boiled Radio

Hard-Boiled Books loves to share the media that makes up the hard-boiled fiction genre. Often we share classic Old Time Radio shows featuring many of the top detectives of the era such as Phillip Marlowe, Sam Spade, Jeff Regan, and others.

We find inspiration in these old shows.

These old radio shows have inspired us to create our very own Radio Show in the tradition of the Old Time Radio Classics. Our first show is in production now. The  exact release date is not scheduled  as of yet, that will change as the project gets closer to completion. At this stage of the shows development, we have a finished radio script and have begun some initial testing production.

Please enjoy the following Sample production of our First Show *(Currently in Production)

A Tentative Schedule of Upcoming Old Time Radio Shows from Hard-Boiled Radio, a division of Hard-Boiled Books. 

  • May: The Double Trouble Caper (Sam Hill) 
  • June: Dead Reckoning (Sam Hill)
  • July:  The Forgetful Stripper (Harvey Valentine)
  • August: Mr. Nobody (Harvey Valentine)

Monday, March 14, 2016

Muskegon Heights and Gold Digger: Background of The Case Files of Harvey Valentine Private Dick

With the launch of Gold Digger the audiobook, Hard-Boiled Books is giving an in-depth look into the background of the novel.

Our protagonist, Harvey Valentine, a local Private Investigator based in Muskegon takes on the case of a wealthy, beautiful woman. Who hires Harvey to locate her husband, a local high-profile attorney. Who happens to be a third-time habitual cocaine addict. The case takes Harvey into Muskegon Heights. A place well-known for crime and corruption.

Please view the listing for GOLD DIGGER the audiobook, written by R. Archer and narrated by Dan Gallagher. Mr. Gallagher does a fantastic voice for Harvey Valentine and brings the character to life.
Visitors can listen to a Free 5-minute sample of the audiobook.

Harvey finds himself investigating a lead in Muskegon Heights, to an abandoned house owned by his client's husband's law firm. The following video is more accurate of the scenery and environment Harvey finds himself in while pursuing his client's husband.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Background on Gold Digger: Muskegon Heights

In Gold Digger, the novel and audiobook, Harvey Valentine Private Investigator has to venture into Muskegon Heights. It's not quite as bad as the video here of Detroit, but it's getting there. It's not uncommon to find several houses on both sides of the street and on most streets in the Heights with abandoned, burned up homes marked with gang signs.

Per capita Muskegon Heights ranks just below Detroit in violent crime and property crime and it's only a city of 10,000 people.

Charlie Danger Private Detective

We here at Hard-Boiled Books love old time radio shows, and as you know we like to rebroadcast them here at the website. Recently we discovered this terrific series done in the fashion of the old time radio shows. Check it out and enjoy, Charlie Danger.

Gold Digger Audiobook Giveaway for Twitter Followers!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

GOLD DIGGER The Audio Book at Amazon.

GOLD DIGGER the audio book is now available at Amazon. You can listen to the first 5 mins FREE at Audible.


Hard-Boiled Books March Schedule

What to look forward to this March From Hard-Boiled Books THE DOUBLE TROUBLE CAPER (#1) in the Sam Hill Short Series is Now FREE at Barnes & Nobles, Kobo, Itunes, and most major outlets. It should be FREE at Amazon in kindle format in the next few days.

Now #1 and # 13, Dead Reckoning are available Free! If you've enjoyed the Sam Hill series, they're are currently 14 singles in the series, or if you like you can get all Sam Hill Singles 1-12 in the Confidential Cases of Sam Hill.

 GOLD DIGGER The Audio Book is now available at AUDIBLE, and will be available soon in the Amazon Markets and through Itunes. The voice actor, Dan Gallagher makes a great Harvey Valentine. We can not brag enough how good the narrator has brought Private Dick Harvey Valentine to life. Over the next week, we will be posting more information about this talented voice actor as we promote Gold Digger the audio book!