Review: Double Feature/Enough, part two – “Ordo”

Note: This is the third of four posts on Donald Westlake’s 1977 collection of two novellas, Enough, reprinted by Hard Case Crime as Double Feature. The series covers the novellas and the movies based on them. Links to the other entries in the series are at the bottom of this post.

“Ordo,” the second […]

2010: The year in Westlake

Note: New content will be light to non-existent for the next week or two, as I travel to celebrate a belated Christmas and an on-time New Year with my family back home.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this (very) hurriedly-written summary of 2010.

I hope that your holidays have been and will be […]

Baby’s first podcast: Donald Westlake’s Memory

Well, somehow I got suckered into contributing to a podcast!

Jesse Willis of SFFaudio invited me to join him and Gregg Margarite for a freewheeling discussion of Donald Westlake’s posthumously-published Memory for the SFFaudio podcast. I got over my terror pretty quickly and it turned out to be a lot of fun. Check it […]

This is (almost) it.

Hard Case Crime impresario Charles Ardai drops some knowledge at Rara-Avis.

> Oh, one other question: I guess this means there were no > just-finished works left behind when [Donald Westlake] died?

No, no just-finished works. At the end of his life, Don was publishing his books as quickly as […]

Memory out now!

The official release date for Donald Westlake’s lost novel, Memory, is 3/30/10. However, Charles Ardai at Hard Case Crime reports:

I’ve seen and held a copy; I’ve seen it available for delivery on and (and the easier-to-type; and I’ve seen it on the shelves of one bookstore near me. […]

Latest news from Hard Case Crime

Via the Hard Case Crime e-mail list:


In six weeks, we’re going to publish Donald E. Westlake’s unpublished novel, MEMORY.

Both Publishers Weekly and Booklist have given it starred reviews, calling it “a significant final work from a master” and “absolutely a must-read.” The book hits stores at the end of March — […]

Editing Hard Case Crime: A discussion with Charles Ardai

I recently corresponded with Hard Case Crime editor and publisher Charles Ardai over at Rara-Avis. The inspiration for the discussion was the butchering of the Harlequin Vintage Collection to make it more politically correct. I thought that you might find the discussion interesting and asked for permission to post it here, which […]

Lost Westlake novel coming April 2010

Exciting news from Hard Case Crime. I’ll let them tell you about it:


Why haven’t you heard from me in so long? Because I’ve had a piece of news to share that I couldn’t share until now.

As you probably know, the great Donald E. Westlake, one of the […]