News for week ending 2011-02-26

Nick Jones at Existential Ennui on Deadly Edge: http://existentialennui.blogspot.com/2011/02/westlake-score-deadly-edge-by-richard.html # 100 Greatest Posters of Film Noir, 10-1:

http://wheredangerlives.blogspot.com/2011/02/100-greatest-posters-of-film-noir-10-1.html #

News for week ending 2011-02-19

Gus Edwards at The Pulp Journals–Richard Stark and the Movies: http://bit.ly/eabQq0 # Lost Hammett found five miles from my house! http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/feb/04/dashiell-hammett-unpublished-works-found # Detectives Beyond Borders on The Maltese Falcon (thanks, Peter!): http://bit.ly/hlnZEz # 100 Greatest Posters of Film Noir, 20-11: http://wheredangerlives.blogspot.com/2011/01/100-greatest-posters-of-film-noir-20-11.html […]

Review: Empire of Lies by Andrew Klavan

Empire of Lies - Andrew Klavan

Jason Harrow is a Christian conservative, successful in business, happily married with beautiful children. He wasn’t always that way. In his younger days, he spent quite a lot of time doing drugs and engaging in S&M and other wild sexual practices. Sick of the nihilism, selfishness, and self-destruction of the hedonist lifestyle, he […]

Cold Shot to the Heart drawing and contest winners announced

Congratulations to Dan McV, the lucky winner of an advance reader copy of Wallace Stroby’s new novel, Cold Shot to the Heart.

Additional congratulations to Greg T., who found the Richard Stark reference in Cold Shot to the Heart. From my interview with Wallace Stroby:

As far as references, there is one major Stark homage in Cold Shot, specifically an exchange of dialogue. So far, no one’s spotted it, so I’m not going to give it away. I went back and forth on whether to include it, then decided if I was ever going to do it, that was the place, because it fit perfectly. So that was my tribute – or theft. Depends how you look at it, I guess.

The contest was to answer this:

What is the reference to a Richard Stark novel in Cold Shot to the Heart, and what novel does it reference?

Answer below the fold! Stop reading if you want to figure it out for yourself (or avoid a minor spoiler).


Continue reading Cold Shot to the Heart drawing and contest winners announced

News for week ending 2011-02-12

Off to Dallas to tailgate the Super Bowl (Go Pack!). Hope to resume blogging and hold the Cold Shot giveaway next week: http://bit.ly/i0V7fT # Jennifer Baldwin at Libertas discusses the career of Jane Greer and draws attention to her powerful cameo in The Outfit http://bit.ly/hvd0ZA # Rest in peace, Tura Satana. Faster, Pussycat! […]

Last call for Cold Shot / other stuff

Deadline for a chance to win an advance reader copy of Wallace Stroby’s new novel, Cold Shot to the Heart, is Wednesday, February 9, at midnight central time. At that time, I’ll randomly select a winner.

The contest, for an autographed first edition of Wallace Stroby’s The Barbed-Wire Kiss will continue until I […]

News for week ending 2011-02-05

Nick Jones at Existential Ennui on a book that was quite likely a huge influence on The Hunter: http://bit.ly/hBwpzM # The Rap Sheet–Wallace Stroby reviews the remake of Bronson flick The Mechanic: http://bit.ly/g6EUmO #