Charles Ardai is an American author and publisher of crime fiction novels. He is a founder/editor of Hard Case Crime – an imprint of hardboiled crime novels. He also founded the internet company Juno in 1996. He graduated from Columbia University summa cum laude in 1991. Charles is married to fellow novelist Naomi Novik.

Charles Ardai made his debut as a published novelist in 2007 with the novel The Good-Neighbor Policy. He had previously published anthologies under this name. Below is a list of Charles Ardai’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Gabriel Hunt Adventures Books

Hunt Through the Cradle of Fear (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Good Neighbor Policy (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fifty-to-One (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nice Guys (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Why I Left Harry's All Night Hamburgers(1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Great Tales of Madness and Macabre(1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Future Crime(1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
New England Crime Chowder(1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kingpins(1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Great Tales of Crime and Detection(1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Show Business is Murder(2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Why I Left Harry’s All-Night Hamburgers was edited with Sheila Williams. The anthologies Futurecrime, New England Crime Chowder, Kingpins, and Aliens and UFO’s were edited with Cynthia Manson.

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