Sorry for the outage

Hey, all!

The site was down today for an extended period. Sorry about that. Glad you came back.

The Darwyn Cooke interview brought in more traffic in a month than we’d ever had before. More traffic than my cheap-jack hosting account would allow. So I spent some money to upgrade, as traffic will undoubtedly […]

Point Blank by Richard Stark: double-signed edition

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

Later in the week I’ll have another Westlake Score-and-review for you, this one even more exciting than last week’s (well, to me, anyway). But before we get to that, and since I’ve been blogging about signed editions over on Existential […]

News for week ending 2012-07-28

Calamity Jon Morris shows us what it might have looked like had Marvel characters appeared in pulp paperbacks: http://t.co/yqvrL7B5 # CBR has some good quotes from Darwyn Cooke at ComicCon, discussing The Score: http://t.co/XvrPu1pA #

Westlake Score and review: Murder Among Children by Tucker Coe

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

Let’s return to the novels Donald E. Westlake wrote under the nom de plume Tucker Coe in the 1960s and ’70s, all of which star disgraced former cop Mitchell Tobin. I reviewed the first of those, 1966’s Kinds of Love, […]

More ComicCon stuff from Darwyn Cooke on Parker

The interviewer is kinda corny, but Darwyn is his usual charming self and you get to see footage of him brush-painting the ComicCon exclusive edition of The Score.

It’s less than five minutes if you’re sneaking this in at the office.

News for week ending 2012-07-21

Darwyn Cooke's adaptation of (a portion of) The Seventh takes home the Eisner! Congratulations, Darwyn. http://t.co/u81y28cU # Rest in Peace, Donald J. Sobol, author of Encyclopedia Brown: http://t.co/035e19a1 # The official Donald Westlake site is back, with big plans: http://t.co/0LAt7RzD […]

Darwyn Cooke on Before Watchmen and Parker at ComicCon, with bonus violence

Some hiatus, huh? Well, just because I’m somewhat limited at the moment doesn’t mean I can’t throw up a quickie every now and again.

In this interview from ComicCon that Matthew pointed out in the comments, Cooke discusses Before Watchmen and then Parker. If you’re not interested in Before Watchmen (I am, but […]

I am going on hiatus (but Nick is not)

Hey, all!

Just a quick note to let you know that the move I’ve mentioned a couple of times here has commenced. I was waiting for the Darwyn Cooke interview to be finished and published before beginning in earnest, and now that that’s complete, it’s time to get going. All my Parkers (and all […]

Review: Kinds of Love, Kinds of Death, by Tucker Coe

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

After the excitement of last week, it’s back down to earth with a bump, with a review of a novel that I showcased as a Westlake Score on Existential Ennui all the way back in September 2010. First published in […]

News for week ending 2012-07-14

Donald Westlake's The Busy Body now available on audiobook.

http://t.co/9D1tUQdV # The CNN interview Darwyn referenced in our interview includes a link to the first few pages of Darwyn Cooke's The Score http://t.co/AEvSRgib #