News for week ending 2013-03-29 (open thread)

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Westlake on Rabe: A Shroud for Jesso & Kill the Boss Goodbye

NB: A version of this post also appears at Existential Ennui.

Continuing the rolling—if intermittent—showcase of Peter Rabe books I’ve bought of late (well, over the last year or so, anyway)—with, of course, additional commentary on each by perhaps Rabe’s greatest admirer, Donald E. Westlake, taken from Westlake’s 1989 essay on Rabe—we […]

News for week ending 2013-03-22 (open thread)

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News for week ending 2013-03-15 (open thread)

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Westlake on Rabe: Stop This Man! & Benny Muscles In

NB: A version of this post also appears at Existential Ennui.

Right then. Let’s get stuck into that stack of Peter Rabe crime fiction paperbacks, and find out what Donald E. Westlake—upon whom Rabe was a big influence—made of each of them in his critical essay “Peter Rabe” in Murder off the […]

Peter Rabe, by Donald E. Westlake, in Murder off the Rack

NB: A version of this post also appears on Existential Ennui.

Chances are, if you become inordinately interested in the work of Donald E. Westlake—as I self-evidently have—at some point you’re going to encounter Peter Rabe. In interviews and articles Westlake would often cite Rabe as being a major influence (alongside […]

News for week ending 2013-03-08 (open thread)

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News for week ending 2013-03-01 (open thread)

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