News for week ending 2017-12-15 (open thread)

Greetings! Here is another week’s worth of stuff I think lovers of DEW and crime fiction may find interesting.

First, a question for you (if you haven’t already answered it on Twitter or Facebook). What are your favorite sources–websites, Twitter accounts, Facebook groups, or anything else–for stuff on crime fiction & film and related genres (pulp, men’s adventure, &c.)? I’m trying to build a list of places to check regularly.

This past week, we featured a review of the latest posthumous Donald Westlake novel, Forever and a Death, and continued our series of Portuguese-language Richard Stark covers. All can be found at the blog.

Here is the latest news:

  • Would you like replacement dust jackets for your first-edition Donald Westlake hardcovers? You can get them here:
  • Paul Bishop has an interview with the elusive W. Glenn Duncan, author of the Rafferty series.
  • Part 2 of Paul Bishop’s posts on the Rafferty series, this time interviewing W. Glenn Duncan’s son Bill, who is continuing the saga with a new book in 2018:
  • Ben Boulden has a piece on Garry Disher, Australian author of the Wyatt series of Parker pastiches, at Mystery Scene:
  • New blog post: A review of Forever and a Death, the lost Donald Westlake novel that began life as a treatment for a…
  • Hindi Pulp Fiction–On Its Last Pages. Potboilers may be thriving in politics & films, but in literature they are dying. As mass-market books take their last breath, we revisit their glory days:
  • “[Do They Know It’s Murder] is set during the recording of the 1984 song ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ as songwriter Bob Geldof discovers a dead body and must find out who killed the star without derailing the song.”

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