The Mise à sac Score: Finding the Lost Parker Movie

Well, I finally watched it. What took me so long? I’ll get to that.

The Score is the fifth of Richard Stark’s Parker novels and universally thought of as one of the series’ very best. I bet some would say that The Score is the best. It’s probably in nearly everyone’s top five, […]

The Hardy Boys Meet Parker by Mike Capozzola

The Hardy Boys Meet Parker

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Dan Kearney of Joe Gores’ DKA series had a crossover with Parker and vice versa in Gores’ Dead Skip and Richard Stark’s Plunder Squad.

Donald Westlake’s own Dortmunder had a crossover with Parker (sort of) in Jimmy […]

VWOP giveaway: Parker DVD

 

Update: The drawing has been held and lucky reader Sean is the winner!

I haven’t been posting or updating as much I’d like lately, so to keep you on your toes so you’ll keep checking in, here’s a giveaway.

I’ve got a used DVD copy of the 2013 Jason Statham/Jennifer “J-Lo” Lopez movie, […]

The Paperback Warrior website and podcast

 

Greetings!

Those of you who follow the VWOP Twitter account have probably heard of Paperback Warrior. Paperback Warrior, as you can tell by the above image, is a website devoted to reviewing hard-boiled crime, mystery, men’s adventure, espionage, and western novels. Like the pulp novelists of yore, Eric and Tom crank ’em […]

IDW Publishing announces Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition: Last Call

I’m very excited about this. IDW Publishing has just announced Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition: Last Call.

For those of you not familiar with the first Martini Edition, it was released in 2011 and was a massive, and I mean massive slipcased volume containing the first two of Darwyn Cooke’s already-classic comic book […]

Added to the cover gallery: A Portuguese edition of The Hunter

Rififi (Portugal) 19??

Title translation: Hunter of Men

 

Added to the cover gallery: A Portuguese edition of The Mourner

Title translation: The Statuette

Levi Stahl on Parker and Donald Westlake on the White Rocket Podcast

Levi Stahl, as many of you know, is the man responsible for getting the Parker and Grofield novels back into print at the University of Chicago Press, as well as the brains behind the The Getaway Car, an anthology of Donald Westlake’s nonfiction writings. This past week, he appeared on the White Rocket Podcast […]

Added to the cover gallery: A Portuguese edition of The Score

Rififi (Portugal) (19??)

Title translation: The Cake. VWOP Portuguese-language correspondent Carlos explains: “Bolo” is also used in Portuguese as slang for the pile of money accumulated in the middle of the table in a card game (the betting money). The equivalent of the “pot” in poker games.

Cover text translation: “Twelve assault an […]

Added to the cover gallery: A Portuguese edition of The Outfit

Rififi (Portugal) (19??)

Title translation: The Gang

I can’t read the text well enough to run it through Google Translate.