Gift Guide 6: Hard Case Crime

As the nights draw in, what could be better than a great crime thriller, or a notorious noir to while away the evenings? And a perfect gift to find under the tree this holiday! In the last of our gift guides, we round up the very best from our Hard Case Crime comics for your interrogation.

Gun Honey


With volume 2 comics on sale now, volume 3 and a spin off series announced, and a TV series in development, now is the time to get them hooked on the exploits of Joanna Tan!

She’s the best at what she does. She gets her client the weapon they need, where they need it, when they need it. They call her GUN HONEY. Joanna Tan thought she was planting a gun for a simple hit. But when it’s used in a deadly prison riot, Joanna is forced to work with U.S. government agent Brook Barrow to hunt down the perpetrator. But finding him won’t be easy – and bringing him in may cost her everything.

Buy from Amazon, and digitally.

Frank Lee, Escape from Alcatraz


Bank Robber. Escape Artist. Genius.

On June 11, 1962, Frank Lee Morris performed the most daring feat of them all: escaping from Alcatraz. He was never found, presumed to have drowned in San Francisco Bay. The FBI’s case remains open to this day. But what if he survived that fateful night? A free man. A second chance. Immortalized by Clint Eastwood in the 1979 film Escape from Alcatraz, writer David Hasteda and artist Ludovic Chesnot imagine what Frank did next…

Buy from Forbidden Planet, Amazon, and digitally.

Ms. Tree


Meet Ms. Michael Tree. From writer Max Allan Collins (Road to Perdition, Quarry, Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer) and artist Terry Beatty (Return to Perdition, The Phantom, Batman: Gotham Adventures) comes the hardboiled tale of one woman you do not want to mess with.

Bursting to life in 1981, Ms. Tree re-established noir crime fiction in comics and pioneered what became a trend for female private eyes. It remains the longest running private eye comic to date and these collections bring together some of the classic comics.

VOLUME 1: ONE MEAN MOTHER. Buy from Amazon, and digitally.

VOLUME 2: SKELETON IN THE CLOSET. Buy from Amazon, and digitally.

VOLUME 3: THE COLD DISH. Buy from Amazon, and digitally.

VOLUME 4: DEADLINE. Buy from Forbidden Planet, Amazon, and digitally.

The Millennium Saga


The critically acclaimed comic adaptations are a must for any fans of Stieg Larsson’s bestselling Millennium trilogy.

Buy the boxed set of the triology from Forbidden Planet, and Amazon.

Minky Woodcock


This Christmas introduce them to a PI like no other! The fabulous, rabbit-loving Minky Woodcock!

In her first case, Minky straps on her gumshoes in order to uncover a magical mystery involving noted author Arthur Conan Doyle and world-famous escape artist Harry Houdini.

Buy from Amazon, and digitally.

Explore our full range of Hard Case Crime comics, collections and graphic novels in the US and UK.

We hope you’ve found these gift guides useful! And now, all there is to do, is wish you a very merry holidays!