Westlake Score: The Green Eagle Score

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

Over on Existential Ennui, I’ve recently begun a run of posts on paperbacks; should you be interested, over the coming weeks I’ll be showcasing and reviewing softcovers by the likes of Patricia Highsmith, Richard Matheson, and Elmore Leonard; published by […]

The Nolan series by Max Allan Collins, part I–Not Quite Parker review and guest post

Nolan I

One thing I haven’t done a terribly good job of is covering the various Parker pastiches, homages, tributes, and rip-offs. (I’ll try to do better, I swear!) Fortunately, in the case of Max Allan Collins’ Nolan novels, someone has stepped up to the plate to provide the coverage that I haven’t. That person […]

Westlake Score: The Sour Lemon Score (Gold Lion, 1973)

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

For the final Westlake Score from the 2012 London Paperback & Pulp Bookfair—although not, it almost (but not quite) goes without saying, and doubtless to the immense regret of all concerned, the final Westlake Score overall—here’s a book which I […]

Westlake Score: The Curious Facts Preceding My Execution

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

Our next Westlake Score, which again came from the recent London Paperback & Pulp Bookfair, is that rarest of things in the Donald E. Westlake bibliography: a short story collection. It’s a 1973 first paperback printing of The Curious Facts […]

Westlake Score: The Score by Richard Stark (Pocket Books)

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

Let’s return to the books I bought at the recent London Paperback & Pulp Bookfair, the majority of which were decidedly Donald E. Westlake-shaped—the above one being a case in point. It’s a US first edition/first printing of The Score, […]

Nailing down the Westlake sleaze catalog, part IV: Bedside, Nightstand, Evening Reader

Off Limits by Alan Marshall

We’re at the end of the confirmed Westlake sleaze catalog with this grab-bag post. Bedside and Nightstand were part of the same operation, and they published the first four books in this post. I don’t know anything about Evening Reader, but they scored the last one.

I will once again defer to the […]

Westlake Scores: Alan Marshall’s Man Hungry, Sally, and Backstage Love

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

I’ve got a bunch of Westlake Scores lined up for the coming weeks, the majority of them purchased at last Sunday’s 2012 London Paperback & Pulp Bookfair. And we’ll begin with a book which featured only very recently here on The […]