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So, how do you like these babies, Joe?

You see, the new urban fantasy series from the inimitable Chris F. Holm is a touch, shall we say, noir. OK, not so much a touch, more double-dipped, with an extra crunchy topping of NOIRRRRR. Just take a look at those titles for starters. Looks like somebody has been soaking up the Hammett and Chandler, and then twisting them for their own diabolically devious purposes.

So what’s a publisher to do? Well, what we chose to do was dive in with both feet, BLAM! You want noir, with a classic feel? Oh yeah, these new covers from Amazing15, with art direction by yours truly, reference all that’s great in mid-70s crime paperback design. Well sometimes, you know, genius just… steals. And we Robots wouldn’t have it any other way.

The first of these books featuring soul collector Sam Thornton, Dead Harvest, will be in stores in March next year, with The Wrong Goodbye following in November.


  1. Which reminds me something I wanted to ask you for some time – when will you update your publishing schedule? The current one ends in November 2011…

  2. Love them! Want them!

  3. Very cool!

  4. Very cool. Pitch perfect by the looks of things.

  5. These are outstanding, but I hope the final states lose the “distressed” effect

  6. Hands down the best covers I have seen in recent years.

  7. So pleased that everyone seems to be digging these! And thanks Chris, we had great fun working on them!

    If anyone’s interested I think we’re aiming to post some of the early sketches on our blog in a few days…

  8. I couldn’t be happier with these covers. Marc’s concept and direction were spot on, and Amazing15’s art’s so cool, it gives me chills. So glad y’all are digging it; I’ve been bursting to show these off for weeks.

  9. Spectacular! Really looking forward to these books.

  10. Brilliant covers… I love the retro look and the harsh two-color peepholes. bold!

  11. Absolutely brilliant. I love the idea of stressed and aged digital content. Who says it has to be all shiny and with straight edges…

  12. Sharp covers. I’m looking forward to this series.

  13. These covers are excellent! I hope to see more such covers, not in excess, but more. They also bring some wonderful memories too 🙂

  14. I think they’re brilliant and I love the creases and age!

  15. Marber-lous!

  16. Down these mean crypts a man must go, a man who is not himself dead…

  17. The covers are amazing. Well done! I’m really looking forward to this series.

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