News roundup for 2014-09-20 (open thread–A Walk Among the Tombstones edition)

It’s been a couple of months since I did one of these, so let’s chat a little.

I am particularly interested in the opinion of anyone who has seen A Walk Among the Tombstones based on the novel by friend of Donald Westlake (and occasionally the VWOP!) Lawrence Block. I’m booked solid this weekend but […]

Westlake Score: All the Girls Were Willing

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

I might not have written about Donald E. Westlake much of late—just one post in the last five months, an outrageous state of affairs for which I can only apologise, especially to Violent World of Parker readers (still, at least Trent’s back […]

The Donald Westlake/Joan Rivers connection

Here’s an interesting story I discovered amongst the stacks of articles marking the passing of Joan Rivers.

It’s told by Roger L. Simon, novelist and screenwriter. Simon is best known as a novelist for his series of Moses Wine detective novels (which, I’m ashamed to say, have never made it off my TBR pile […]