News for week ending 2012-01-07

Mark Gross at Films in Review reviews the movie version of The Outfit. # Allan Guthrie's Noir Originals reprints an excellent list of novels about bank robberies by Duane Swierczynski: # Website about fake author makes me want to read fake books: […]

Darwyn Cooke’s The Score coming sooner than expected, plus Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter Alpha

I was not expecting this until late in the year. Surprise!

Darwyn Cooke’s third full-length Parker adaptation, The Score, arrives in May. The above promo poster (I don’t know if they’re actually making a printed promo poster or if it’s only an Internet poster) was just released.

And that’s all the news I have […]

Off topic: brazen plug for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy competition

Just a quick one for those of you who like a spot of spy fiction: to mark the general release in the States today of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Tomas Alfredson’s film adaptation of John le Carré’s classic Cold War thriller, I’m running a competition over on Existential Ennui to win […]

Westlake Score: The Mercenaries by Donald E. Westlake; signed association edition (T.V. Boardman, 1961)

Happy new year, folks. And let’s open my 2012 Violent World of Parker blogging account with a very special Westlake Score . . .

Up top there is the UK hardback first edition of Donald E. Westlake’s The Mercenaries, published by T.V. Boardman as part of their American Bloodhound Mystery line […]

Max Allan Collins’ Nolan returns

Here’s some good news to start the new year, via Atomic Pulp. Max Allan Collins’ Nolan series of Parker pastiches is coming back into print.

The first two are already in print, as Two for the Money, from Hard Case Crime. The other six have been hard to find for awhile, but will […]