A 1966 ad for The Busy Body

An advertisement for The Busy Body, from Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, April 1966. Courtesy of Jesse Willis at SFFaudio.

News for week ending 2018-01-27 (open thread)

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Added to the cover gallery: A Portuguese edition of The Hunter

Rififi (Portugal) 19??

Title translation: Hunter of Men

 

Added to the cover gallery: A Portuguese edition of The Mourner

Title translation: The Statuette

News for week ending 2018-01-19 (open thread)

News for week ending 2018-01-19 (open thread) […]

Book review: Help I Am Being Held Prisoner by Donald E. Westlake (HCC-132)

Jailed for a Joke

It isn’t easy going to jail for a practical joke. Of course, this particular joke left 20 cars wrecked on the highway and two politicians’ careers in tatters—so jail is where Harold Künt landed. Now he’s just trying to keep a low profile in the Big House. […]

News for week ending 2018-01-12 (open thread)

News for week ending 2018-01-12 (open thread) […]

TV review: “Bullet in the Face”

If you are visiting this site, chances are you like noir. If you are a fan of Donald Westlake’s catalog beyond the Parker novels, there is a good chance you also like comic crime. But what if you combined noir and comic crime?

That’s just what happens in “Bullet in […]

The Mobile World of Parker

I have taken advantage of some improvements to WordPress to make The Violent World of Parker site much easier to view on mobile devices. It isn’t perfect and is somewhat limited, but at least you can read it, which you really couldn’t before without either terrific eyesight or a magnifying glass.

If you notice […]

Book review: A Song to Die For by Mike Blakely

Creed Mason had come so close. He’d had a top ten country hit with his partner Dixie Houston and their band Dixie Creed, and their future looked bright. But then he’d been drafted and sent to Vietnam, where he saw some horrific things, killed a man, and ended up with a gruesome bullet […]