News for week ending 2013-04-26 (open thread)

News for week ending 2013-04-26 (open thread) […]

Westlake Score: The Black Ice Score (Allison & Busby, 1986)

This will be my last post for The Violent World of Parker for a little while—for reasons I’ll be outlining on Existential Ennui before too long—so as an adieu, let’s have a quick Westlake Score, in the shape of a 1986 Allison & Busby hardback edition of The Black Ice Score […]

News for week ending 2013-04-19 (open thread)

News for week ending 2013-04-19 (open thread) […]

The Nolan series by Max Allan Collins, part III–Not Quite Parker review and guest post

Note: Huge apologies to Mr. Dan Luft for the long delay in posting his Nolan series. Although I’ve got plenty of excuses, it really is inexcusable.

I’m hoping to get up two more long-delayed guest posts in the coming week or two, and to get back into the groove of regular posting soon.

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News for week ending 2013-04-12 (open thread)

News for week ending 2013-04-12 (open thread) […]

Westlake on Rabe: Murder Me for Nickels & Anatomy of a Killer

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

In his 1989 essay on Peter Rabe for the critical anthology Murder off the Rack, Donald E. Westlake identified two distinct periods during which, Westlake reckoned, Rabe produced his best work. The first came at the start of Rabe’s career, […]

News for week ending 2013-04-05 (open thread)

News for week ending 2013-04-05 (open thread) […]

Let’s do this! Help requested for Donald Westlake nonfiction collection.

Go here.

From Levi Stahl, Our Man at the University of Chicago Press:

…I’ve just signed a contract with the University of Chicago Press (my employer when I’m wearing my publicist’s hat) to edit a volume of Donald Westlake’s nonfiction–a celebratory miscellany, sort of like the wonderful Charles Portis volume that […]