News roundup for 2014-09-20 (open thread–A Walk Among the Tombstones edition)

It’s been a couple of months since I did one of these, so let’s chat a little.

I am particularly interested in the opinion of anyone who has seen?A Walk Among the Tombstones based on the novel by friend of Donald Westlake (and occasionally the VWOP!) Lawrence Block. I’m booked solid this weekend but […]

Westlake Score: All the Girls Were Willing

NB: A version of this post also appears at Existential Ennui.

I might not have written about Donald E. Westlake much of late—just one post in the last five months, an outrageous state of affairs for which I can only apologise, especially to Violent World of Parker readers (still, at least Trent’s back […]

The Donald Westlake/Joan Rivers connection

Here’s an interesting story?I discovered amongst the stacks of articles marking the passing of Joan Rivers.

It’s told by Roger L. Simon, novelist and screenwriter. Simon is best known as a novelist for his series of Moses Wine detective novels (which, I’m ashamed to say, have never made it off my TBR pile […]