Grab-bag post: The VWOP Gazette, Blackbird Books, Sam Holt, Dead Man #3

Here’s a round-up of some interesting stuff from the past few weeks.

The Violent World of Parker Gazette

You may have noticed a new feature, The Violent World of Parker Gazette, in the sidebar. A click will take you to the main page, which is a newspaper-like thing that features some of my favorite […]

Young and Innocent: Another rare Donald Westlake title returns to print! (Also, some other stuff)

Let me get this out of the way first–while co-blogger Nick continues to deliver the goods, you may have noticed that your humble webmaster (me) seems to have dropped off the face of the earth. This is because the contract gig I’ve been working is nearing its end, so it’s back to the great […]

Elizabeth Taylor by John B. Allan–A Donald Westlake oddity returns!

One of the stranger items in the Donald Westlake canon is his 1961 biography of Elizabeth Taylor, written as John B. Allan. It also might be the last item you’d expect to return to print, but thanks to the efforts of Westlake fan and Violent World of Parker reader Seth R., it has. I’ll […]