U of C reprints: Backflash

Here’s the cover of Backflash, third and last of the upcoming batch of University of Chicago Press reprints.

And with it comes good news. The previous reprints had one introduction shared amongst the three in the batch (except for the first batch which lacked intros entirely). For […]

U of C reprints: Comeback

The cover of University of Chicago Press’ reprint of Comeback takes its inspiration from the opening scene, same as the first edition:

The differences are that the silhouetted figure looks more masculine (good) but that the gun is not a shotgun […]

U of C reprints: Butcher’s Moon

OK, folks, here’s the one you’ve been waiting for. And you’ll have to wait a bit longer–official release is March 2011, which probably means Amazon will start shipping mid-February.

Still, waiting a bit longer beats the hell out of paying a fortune for a beat-up old paperback.

I really like this […]

News for week ending 2010-11-13

Existential Ennui has a review of The Blackbird: http://existentialennui.blogspot.com/2010/11/grofield-files-blackbird-by-richard.html # Matthew Meylikhov and David Harper discuss Darwyn Cooke’s The Outfit at Multiversity Comics: http://bit.ly/a6TLvQ # Olman’s Fifty on the Westlake SF novel Anarchaos. (All Westlake SF is available in the Tomorrow’s Crimes collection.) http://bit.ly/cqVorv # Hard Case Crime and branding in the digital […]

Cover art score: Deadly Edge, large print edition

This 1992 large print edition cover from Atlantic Mystery is courtesy of Patrick, who writes, “I forgot what Westlake’s description of Parker’s eyes were, but I’m certain they weren’t ‘doughy and apologetic’.” Exactly right, and I never pictured him with lush lips either. And Parker’s not married, so what’s with the ring? This […]

News for week ending 2010-11-06

Scott Cederlund at Popdose reviews Darwyn Cooke's The Outfit: http://popdose.com/comics-review-the-outfit/ # Bill Crider has the back cover of Westlake's smut novel Brother and Sister: http://billcrider.blogspot.com/2010/11/paperback_02.html #