This is kind of cool. Charles Ardai, the intrepid editor of Hard Case Crime, recently--last week--won an Edgar Allan Poe Award in the Best Short Story category for "The Home Front." It's not only cool that he won, but it is even cooler that he posted the story on the Internet for all to read for free. Congratulations Mr. Ardai.
"The Home Front" is a cool, atmospheric World War Two-era story featuring a rag-tag group of grifters, investigators, and mugs hired by the government to go after black market profiteers and put them out of business. It's a good read, and you can't go wrong with free!
Go Here to read Charles Ardai's "The Home Front."