Nailing down the Westlake sleaze catalog, part III: The Monarch books

Unlike a chunk of the books in the previous posts in this series, the authorship of the books written by Donald Westlake and published by Monarch Books were never much in question. The “E” in Donald E. Westlake stands for “Edwin,” so it didn’t take a master sleuth to figure out Donald Edwin Westlake. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cover art score: Young and Innocent

Ask and ye shall receive! Here is the full cover art for the second edition of Donald Westlake’s pseudonymous Young and Innocent, which is likely exactly the same as the first edition’s.

Many thanks to reader Seth for the great images.

Young and Innocent is available on eBook from Fictionwise.


More Westlake sleaze: Young and Innocent

Fictionwise has just released its second Donald Westlake sleaze novel on e-book, and at a bargain price–1961’s Young and Innocent, written as Edwin West.

Let’s just hope the e-book is copyedited better than the description at the website:

Anita–an innocent, unawakened girl caught up in New Your’s smart publishing set ? Lavinia–her older but […]