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Charles Ardai is the author (under the anagrammatic pseudonym "Richard Aleas") of the novels LITTLE GIRL LOST and SONGS OF INNOCENCE, the first of which was nominated for both the Edgar and Shamus Awards as Best First Novel and the second of which was chosen by the Washington Post as one of the ten best mysteries and thrillers (and by Publishers Weekly as one of the hundred best books of any sort) of 2007.

Under his real name he has won an Edgar Award and serves as editor of Hard Case Crime.
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Hard Case Crime reading Sunday, 4/22 in NYC

Sorry for the last-minute notice -- but I thought some of you might be interested. Tomorrow night (Sunday, April 22) we'll be holding a Hard Case Crime reading at KGB Bar in New York (7-9PM, 85 East 4th Street) featuring Jason Starr (co-author of SLIDE), Max Phillips (Shamus winner for FADE TO BLONDE), Peter Pavia (author of DUTCH UNCLE), and some shameless self-promoter calling himself "Richard Aleas."

All Crimespace folk who happen to be in town are welcome -- I'd love to see you and… Continue

Posted on April 22, 2007 at 10:54am

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At 9:14am on February 27, 2010, Charles Ardai said…
Thanks, Teel! I haven't read those -- I'll definitely check them out.
At 9:08am on February 27, 2010, Teel James Glenn said…
Hi Charles,
I just picked up one of my favorite series to re-read and it occurred to me they have to be reprinted and Hardcase is the place; the books are the Burns Bannion books written by Earl Norman. All titled "Kill me in'- shimashi. or Atami etc. I have 3 but I know there were at least 9 or 10. Great hardboiled stuff set in reconstruction Japan. Berkley Diamond did some of them...
At 5:37am on December 1, 2008, Charles Ardai said…
Thanks! I stole it from an old shirt ad (Hathaway, I think), but I figure if I age a few more years (and lose an eye) I'll grow into it...
At 4:43am on December 1, 2008, Jon Jordan said…
I love the photo. You're totally a urban pirate.
At 10:07am on October 24, 2008, Charles Ardai said…
Thanks, D.R.!
At 9:38am on October 24, 2008, D.R. MacMaster said…
Hi. Just saying I think you're doing some great work with Hard Case Crime.
At 9:08am on October 24, 2008, Charles Ardai said…
It was great to see you, too. Burlesque it is, next time.
At 4:11pm on June 7, 2008, Charles Ardai said…
Hey, kiddo. You'll have to hit NYC again sometime soon...
At 8:34pm on May 16, 2008, Charles Ardai said…
Thanks! I appreciate the comment...
At 1:53pm on May 16, 2008, Grant McKenzie said…
Hey Charles, just finished listening to your In For Questioning interview. Very nicely handled, I enjoyed it.

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