I'm also in the book club and am similarly annoyed.
Communication is key, and they failed at that.
I would stay in the book club if I thought that the books were being selected because your readers will really dig them. You've built a great brand, and if they can't supply your brand, they can certainly, as you mention, supply books that lovers of your brand will enjoy. I don't know if _Perish Twice_ is a good book or not, but my sense is that I got it because it was some overstock that was laying around in a warehouse, not because someone thought Hard Case Crime readers would enjoy it.
My previous interactions with Dorchester left me very impressed. This incident annihilated that goodwill instantly.
The Violent World of Parker
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