Review: Double Feature, part one – “A Travesty”

Note: Donald Westlake’s 1977 collection of two novellas, Enough, was recently reprinted by Hard Case Crime as Double Feature. As “A Travesty” is or is nearly novel-length, I will be reviewing the two novellas (the other being “Ordo”) individually.

What is the most Westlakeian of all of Donald Westlake’s works? Something that really captures the […]

Hard Case Crime 10/04: Little Girl Lost by Richard Aleas (#4)

Little Girl LOST

Miranda Sugarman was supposed to be in the Midwest, working as an eye doctor. So how did she wind up dead on the roof of New York’s seediest strip club?

Little Girl LOST

Ten years earlier, Miranda had been P.I. John Blake’s girlfriend. Now he must […]

Hard Case Crime 3/09: The Cutie by Donald E. Westlake (#53)

SOME PEOPLE WILL DO ANYTHING FOR MONEY

Mavis St. Paul had been a rich man’s mistress. Now she was a corpse. And every cop in New York City was hunting for the two-bit punk accused of putting a knife in her.

But the punk was innocent. He’d […]