Added to the cover gallery: A Portuguese edition of The Rare Coin Score

Rififi (Brazil) (19??)

Title translation: The Rare Coin Hit

The cover text is a translation of the “Here’s Parker!” blurb from the Gold Medal first edition.

Westlake Scores: Gold Medal Parkers

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

So apparently there’s some movie out in the States starring Jason Statham and based on the nineteenth novel in a twenty-four-book series featuring a cold-hearted taciturn career criminal. Dunno what that’s all about, but whatever it is, I’m certainly not […]

UK first editions of the Parker novels (plus some reprints), 1967–1970

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

Last week I posted a Westlake Score—a 1969 Hodder Fawcett/Coronet paperback of Donald “Richard Stark” Westlake’s Parker novel The Sour Lemon Score—which, for me, completed a run of British first editions of the Parkers—i.e. those editions Coronet published in the […]

Richard Stark’s Parker novels: the US Fawcett Gold Medal and UK Hodder Fawcett Coronet paperback editions, 1967-9

Earlier in the week, at the end of this post on the review slip in Jeffrey Goodman’s copy of the 1967 Gold Medal edition of Point Blank!, I mentioned that seeing that review slip helped me make a connection that answered a question I’d been pondering for a while, and that as a […]

Point Blank! by Richard Stark: the 1967 Fawcett Gold Medal edition (slight return)

Just a (not so) brief follow-up to my examination of the 1967 Fawcett Gold Medal edition of Point Blank! (retitled from The Hunter). If you’ve seen the comments on that post, you’ll know that TVWoP regular Jeffrey Goodman mentioned he had in his possession a piece of paraphernalia related to the […]

U of C reprints: The Rare Coin Score

Cover art for the third and final University of Chicago Press reprint in this batch.