The Hard Side of Yesterday

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Title: The Hard Side of Yesterday
Publisher: Of Dreams and Schemes Press
Author(s): Catherine Schlein
Cover Artist(s): Catherine Schlein
Illustrator(s): Catherine Schlein
Date(s): 1987
Medium: print
Fandom: Hardcastle and McCormick
Language: English
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front cover by Catherine Schlein

The Hard Side of Yesterday is a gen Hardcastle and McCormick 74-page novel by Catherine Schlein.

From a distributor, Agent With Style: "Milt Hardcastle, ex-judge, and Mark McCormick, ex-con, learn they have no one to count on but themselves when they are kidnapped and beaten, then made to be the mice in a deadly game of cat and mouse with some felons who want revenge. When Mark is shot, it raises the stakes on a game that could cost the judge everything if he doesn't figure out how to win...somehow."

Sample Interior

Reactions and Reviews

On the night this novella was given to me to review. I thought I'd glance through it and read it sometime in the future. Well, my glancing through ended 2 hours later after 1:00 a.m. Once started. I could not put it down until I finished it. The reading was so vivid in my mind I could picture what was happening. There were times in the story that I cried. laughed and felt close to Hardcastle & McCormick. Some of the fears expressed by Mark as to what happens to inmates in prison I'm sure are very real. Every now and then the story would not follow continuity and I would have to go back and re-read the previous paragraphs to pick up which direction the story was going. The repartee that transpired between Hardcastle & McCormick in the series was definitely apparent in this novel. The caring, concern and love for each other came through loud and clear. It also made me realize how much I have missed them on TV! This is recommended reading for anyone who enjoyed the series and like is an action packed story that contains warmth, chases, fear, and triumph. [1]


  1. ^ from Datazine #53