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Dark Edge Press Sign Debut Author James Hardy a Two-Book Deal

Updated: Jun 8


We are thrilled to announce that we have signed debut author James Hardy with a two-book deal. COURAGE, a gritty Crime Thriller will be published in the summer of 2021.


Commissioning Editor, Michael Norman, said,

"James is a very talented author who writes with a raw ferocity that is rare and very much sought after in the literary world. I'm very much looking forward to working with James to get his books into the hands of readers."




James began writing COURAGE 40 years ago. He resurrected and rewrote the draft following a serious illness. His daughter, knowing he had the passion to write, dropped a notepad on his lap as he lay in a hospital bed and said, 'Now you have the time, write!'


COURAGE crosses racial boundaries, pertinent to our current sociological climate as the story follows the rise and fall of gangster, Leroy's, criminal empire and subsequent romance with Detective Sergeant Joanne Sinclair who was responsible for his imprisonment and now he's been released wants to team up with him to catch a serial rapist and killer. It delves deep into the characters motivations and the consequences of their choices to produce an almost autobiographical work that explores criminology and moral behaviour as much as focusing on the current investigation.

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