Announced earlier this year as part of a trio of new novels, Harleen Quinzel’s transformation from psychiatrist to villain (or anti-hero, depending on who you ask) is now available from Titan Books. Written by Pat Cadigan with a full character outline from Paul Dini, the book will offer a more intimate look into the psychotic romance of Harley and the Joker and what events built the foundation of one of DC’s most notorious ladies.
When she was only seven years old, Harleen Quinzel witnessed her father being beaten up by thugs and then arrested by the police. That night she ran away to the safest place she could think of, Coney Island amusement park. But there, pursued into the Funhouse by the men who brutalized her father, she beheld unimaginable horrors.
Years later, Harleen has put her past behind her and used her intelligence and ambition to escape her childhood of poverty with a career in psychiatry. Assigned to her first position at Arkham Hospital, she will discover, deep in the asylum, something dangerous and alluring, something quite unlike anything else she has ever known before, The Joker. Because why would you settle for love, when you could have MAD LOVE?
From the moment that Harleen finds a rose on her desk, to the moment she dons her harlequin hat, this is the definitive story that chronicles the obsession, the burning desire, the manic laughter, and the birth of one of the most controversial and popular comic book supervillains ever created: Harley Quinn.
Harley Quinn was initially created for the Batman: The Animated Series by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm. She made a lasting impression and quickly becoming a regular in the comics and on teams like Suicide Squad and Gotham City Sirens.
The novel is available in both hardcover and Kindle editions. You can pick up your copy of the book on Amazon now.