The Hot Rock began life as an attempt at a Parker novel:
One day in 1967 I was wearing my Richard Stark hat, looking for a story to tell about my man Parker, and I thought, he reacts badly to frustration, what if he had to steal the same thing four [...]
"Devotees of noir are a nasty bunch." http://richardswheeler.blogspot.com/2010/08/who-reads-what.html # Bare Bones–Crime paperbacks you might have missed: http://barebonesez.blogspot.com/2010/09/you-gotta-read-these-fifteen-paperbacks.html # Win a signed French edition (with a different, very cool cover) of Darwyn Cooke's The Hunter! (But you better hurry!) http://bit.ly/9tkpGK [...]
Update: This review is a first draft. The current version is here.
The sheer brutality of The Hunter was unsustainable for a series, and Richard Stark didn’t attempt it. Rather, he took the character and universe of The Hunter and used them for more complex tales of amorality. This isn’t to say that [...]
In Print for the First Time Anywhere — A NEW INTERNATIONAL THRILLER BY THE AUTHOR OF ‘TO CATCH A THIEF’
When a handsome swindler working the French Riviera meets a beautiful heiress on the beach at Cannes, sparks fly. But so do bullets – and soon he’s forced to [...]
The lucky winners of our drawing for brand-new copies of the University of Chicago Press reprint of The Hunter are:
Luke S. Craig C. David M. Stephen R.
Congratulations! I have e-mailed all of you. Get back to me with your mailing address and I’ll try to get them out this week.
Comics Alliance–First images of Darwyn Cooke's The Outfit: http://bit.ly/cmV00D # I haven't swiped all of these images yet, but I will eventually. Bear Alley–A Richard Stark cover gallery: http://bit.ly/aRZ4bh # Deadly Edge is reviewed at Existential Ennui: http://existentialennui.blogspot.com/2010/09/parker-progress-report-deadly-edge-by.html # Andrew Klavan in WSJ on James Ellroy's latest memoir. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704644404575482002195060036.html # James R. at [...]
Thanks to the generosity of Parker flash fiction contest winner Matt Racicot, I have four, count ‘em, four brand-spanking-new copies of the University of Chicago edition of The Hunter to give away.
Here’s the catch, and it’s based on the honor system–you must not already have a copy of The Hunter. [...]
I’m far too backlogged on cover scans to post them all at once, so I dribble them out when I have an excuse.
Tonight’s excuse is Monday Night Football. I had a wonderful extended football weekend with both of my alma maters (Michigan, Texas) winning, and my three pro teams winning as well [...]
Cashiers du Cinemart was my favorite magazine during its existence, and I devoured every issue I could get my hands on. Its pretension-bursting title was clever enough, but its contents were the real reward–each issue was packed cover-to-cover with a wild array of film-geek topics that for the most part lined up quite [...]
Added: iPod compatible (M4B) audio book of Westlake short story "The Risk Profession" http://violentworldofparker.com/?p=2809 # Badasses: http://www.nerdist.com/2010/09/top-6-cinematic-badasses/ #