Darwyn Cooke’s The Man With the Getaway Face

San Diego, CA (March 26, 2010) – IDW Publishing and award-winning creator Darwyn Cooke are pleased to announce an exclusive prelude to The Outfit, the second of Richard Stark‘s Parker novels that Cooke is adapting. Cooke‘s initial Parker release, The Hunter, has been a critical and popular success, appearing on over [...]

Off topic: “Goodnight, Bad Intentions” by squint

Why am I posting a music video on a crime fiction site? Because the lead singer is my brother. But I’m not completely off topic–the video does contain noir elements.

I’m a critic even when it comes to my own brother, and I tell him honestly what I think of his band’s music, [...]

News for week ending 2010-03-27

Andrew Cartmel at Venusian Frog Broth–The Parker Novels by Richard Stark: http://bit.ly/9OfKRJ # Drew at the Blue Vial looks at Made in USA: http://thebluevial.blogspot.com/2010/03/godard-marathon-day-6-made-in-usa-1966.html #

Memory out now!

The official release date for Donald Westlake’s lost novel, Memory, is 3/30/10. However, Charles Ardai at Hard Case Crime reports:

I’ve seen and held a copy; I’ve seen it available for delivery on Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com (and the easier-to-type bn.com); and I’ve seen it on the shelves of one bookstore near me.  [...]

News for week ending 2010-03-13

WalkerP at Olman's Fifty reviews The Mourner: http://bit.ly/d8YyGv # Naomi Johnson at The Drowning Machine has a review of Westlake's upcoming Memory. http://bit.ly/aJ8qs6 # The Movie Outlaw reviews the film version of The Outfit: http://movieoutlaw.blogspot.com/2010/03/outfit-1973.html # Jerry Peterson–The Prolific Donald Westlake: http://jerrypetersonbooks.com/blog/?p=569 [...]

Audio: “The Risk Profession” by Donald Westlake

Here’s something nifty I stumbled upon today–an audio-book version of Donald Westlake’s science fiction short story, “The Risk Profession.”

In space, you still need insurance investigators. And anywhere there’s people, there’s fraud, theft, and murder.

Donald E. Westlake is famous for his mysteries and thrillers. In this 1961 story, he shows us a [...]

News for week ending 2010-03-06

Levi Stahl at I've Been Reading Lately–Two sides of a coin, or, Parker and Dortmunder, Westlake and Stark: http://bit.ly/bWsV2b # Ed Gorman–Donald Westlake, Amazing Writing Machine: http://bit.ly/aEuzxX #