Tag Archives: PW

Death Lit: Manchette Under Review

My review of the latest translation from French noir master Jean-Patrick Manchette — No Room at the Morgue — recently popped at PW. Here’s the really good news — New York Review Books lined up another translator to work on … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Lambasted

If you want to surf over and check it out, I just had another review of a Cool and Lam novel pop to life. Roughly 80% accurate to what I turned in, so it passes my test for a personal … Continue reading

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Death Lit: You Might Want It for Xmas

— but copies won’t be circulating to the general public until next year. Still, I guess you could put it on a post-Xmas wish list. The item in question seems aimed at readers who like burglars and Lawrence Block — … Continue reading

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Death Lit: Reviewing That Neo-Noir

After I put up the link to my review of the most recent Donald Westlake reissue, I had the thought that I’d reviewed several other books since the previous one I’d linked to. Checked, and found four titles. Oops. They … Continue reading

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Death Lit: A Couple of Westlakes

— but both Westlakes are in the same book. Just like I did almost exactly a year ago, I got to review a repackaging of a Donald E. Westlake — originally titled Enough, back in 1977. If interested in that … Continue reading

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Death Lit: Down and Out in Sweden

And yes, I keep chugging along with reviews on the side. This somewhat recent one is close enough to the wording I turned in to qualify for a link. Someone did sub in the term “mean streets” in place of … Continue reading

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Death Lit: Is It Noir or Is It Dark?

Had another review pop to life. If you want to surf over and give it the old gander, feel free. I figure this one, more or less, is maybe 80% of what I sent in/intended. The intro by Lawrence Block, … Continue reading

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Death Lit: A Gangster Rap

While I’m  thinking about it, I had another review appear that is roughly 90% what I sent in — only 85% in the worse case scenario. Cut is my blurb that the book is “novelized history or history-heavy pulp,” which — … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Despite Westlake Owing Me a Beer. . .

Somewhere around here I have a postcard from Donald Westlake saying something like, “Beer? Beer? Surely we can settle this in a civilized fashion.” Years ago I went to a big writers deal in Fort Lauderdale, and Westlake was there, … Continue reading

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Death Lit: Gbontwi’s Gumshoe

While I’m knocking out fast, easy blog posts, I noticed that my most recent review for PW made it through edit 90-95% intact. Whoa. Guess I can link to that one. Crime novel, London neo-noir sort of thing. Surf over … Continue reading

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