Self-described "pulp writer" Christa Faust, who recently won an award for her novelization of the 2006 film Snakes on a Plane, celebrates another coup with the January release of Money Shot: the first female writer in Dorchester's neo-noir Hard Case Crime imprint.
How does it feel to break into the Hard Case Crime boys' club?
It's really fantastic, almost unreal. Gender aside, Hard Case publishes some of my all-time favorite authors. Richard S. Prather, Donald Westlake/Richard Stark, David Goodis, even Mickey, goddamn, Spillane. I still can't quite believe I'm included in such a crackerjack lineup.
Now that I'm in, I hope to shake things up a …