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    BILLY SUMMERS coming Aug. 3rd, 2021...

    I love hitman novels, and this new one from @StephenKing appears to be wonderfully infused with a Richard Stark’ish hardboiled sensibility. Could BILLY SUMMERS be among the best in the bullet-riddled niche genre of assassin fiction? Can’t wait to find out.

    Excerpt:

    https://ew.com/books/stephen-king-bi...mmers-excerpt/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ron_clinton

    #2
    Oh heck yeah. Cant wait for his spin on this. Anybody know if someone is doing an LE

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      #3
      Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
      I love hitman novels, and this new one from @StephenKing appears to be wonderfully infused with a Richard Stark’ish hardboiled sensibility. Could BILLY SUMMERS be among the best in the bullet-riddled niche genre of assassin fiction? Can’t wait to find out.
      Glad to see another Richard Stark fan here! I got that vibe from the short excerpt...

      Brian
      Brian James Freeman
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      Cemetery Dance Publications: http://www.CemeteryDance.com
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        #4
        Sounds a little like a Jay Bonansinga novel in which a top of his game hit man gets a diagnosis that he is terminally ill. He decides to put a hit on himself to see who is the new best of the best only to find out the diagnosis was incorrect and he is fine. Could be a movie with Keanu Reeves...

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          #5
          Originally posted by Jargendeli View Post
          Sounds a little like a Jay Bonansinga novel in which a top of his game hit man gets a diagnosis that he is terminally ill. He decides to put a hit on himself to see who is the new best of the best only to find out the diagnosis was incorrect and he is fine. Could be a movie with Keanu Reeves...
          I have that book. Great stuff from a guy who never really got his due.
          Twitter: https://twitter.com/ron_clinton

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            #6
            Originally posted by Brian James Freeman View Post

            Glad to see another Richard Stark fan here! I got that vibe from the short excerpt...

            Brian
            My favorite crime series, bar none. I have the entire series in signed HC 1sts (combination of US and UK), and that set would be among the very last books I'd ever sell.
            Twitter: https://twitter.com/ron_clinton

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              #7
              Kind of weird that THIS one isn't coming out from HCC.

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                #8
                Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

                My favorite crime series, bar none. I have the entire series in signed HC 1sts (combination of US and UK), and that set would be among the very last books I'd ever sell.
                I'm envious!!

                Brian
                Brian James Freeman
                brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com

                Cemetery Dance Publications: http://www.CemeteryDance.com
                Lonely Road Books: http://www.LonelyRoadBooks.com
                Lividian Publications: http://www.Lividian.com
                My Writing: http://www.BrianJamesFreeman.com

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

                  I have that book. Great stuff from a guy who never really got his due.
                  What's the title of that book Ron? My favorite hitman book is still Butchers Boy Thomas Perry.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Brian James Freeman View Post

                    I'm envious!!

                    Brian
                    Here's a picture of my entire signed* run:

                    https://twitter.com/ron_clinton/stat...151513600?s=20

                    *All but the last few volumes, I believe.

                    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ron_clinton

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by mhatchett View Post

                      What's the title of that book Ron? My favorite hitman book is still Butchers Boy Thomas Perry.
                      THE KILLER'S GAME. I have an inscribed (to me) 1st HC of it that I *thought* I had featured on Twitter before now so could show the photos here again, but couldn't find in with a keyword search, so apparently not. It's a great read.
                      Twitter: https://twitter.com/ron_clinton

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                        #12
                        Curious to see if they will do a limited.

                        Originally posted by slayn666 View Post
                        Kind of weird that THIS one isn't coming out from HCC.
                        Looking for the fonting of youth.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by slayn666 View Post
                          Kind of weird that THIS one isn't coming out from HCC.
                          Very weird. My thinking is it must have been an economic decision...i.e., the potential for this novel would be more fully realized with the marketing ability of Simon/Schuster.

                          Is this going to be totally non-paranormal, or might there be elements of it within, such as what occurred with the Mercedes trilogy?

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