DEW Day: a Dortmunder Daze / Parker Progress Report review of Jimmy the Kid, feat. Child Heist

(NB: This post also appears on Existential Ennui.)

As you’ll no doubt already be aware if you’ve read Violent World of Parker supremo Trent’s earlier post, today is Donald E. Westlake Day. Instigated by Patti Abbott to mark the imminent publication by Hard Case Crime/Titan Books of the “lost” Westlake novel […]

Parker news from France (Updated!)

I have been terribly remiss in sharing this news from Miroslav, a French reader who continues to send me great stuff even though I seem to take forever to post it. But as I’ve said before, nothing that is e-mailed to me is forgotten. I’ve got lots of great cover scans and other […]

“The Many Faces of Donald E. Westake”: Extensive 1988 interview from The Armchair Detective

Thanks to reader Colin, we can now read and enjoy this in-depth interview with Donald Westlake from the Fall 1988 issue of The Armchair Detective.

The interview was conducted by the late mystery writer William L. DeAndrea, who had previously expressed his admiration by penning an introduction to a library-oriented edition of The Score.

At […]

Trailer and title sequence for Jimmy the Kid, plus “Keep Your Paws Off My Dog”

Jimmy the Kid, as I’m sure you know, was the Dortmunder novel that used a nonexistent Parker book (Child Heist) to launch its plot.

It’s been filmed three times. The other two versions are foreign, and, so far as I know, unseeable in the US. They may be unseeable anywhere at this point. […]