Category Archives: Donald Westlake aka Richard Stark

Pulp Friday: The Smashers

“A novel of The Organisation – girls, horses, dope, murder.” Regular readers will be familiar by now with my admiration for the late Donald Westlake. Westlake was the hard boiled writer’s hard-boiled crime writer, having penned numerous books over his career, … Continue reading

The heist always goes wrong, part 2: reader picks and other favourite heist movies

My recent post The heist always goes wrong – ten of the best heist movies ever made, generated some great reader feedback. The best thing about the response was that it pointed me in the direction of a number heist … Continue reading

The heist always goes wrong, part 1: ten of the best heist movies ever made

I love a good heist film. I love the genius and intricacy of their plots and the variations they come in, whether it be the all star team assembled for a job or the desperate ex-cons trying for one last … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: Parker

Today’s Pulp Friday is a selection of books by one of my favourite authors, Richard Stark AKA the late Donald Westlake. Regular readers of Pulp Curry will know that my love of Westlake and his creation, the professional thief Parker, … Continue reading

Crime fiction criminals

By definition, the majority of crime fiction characters are criminals or at least commit illegal and/or immoral acts. But books where the main character is a full-time professional criminal are surprisingly few and far between. Here’s a selection of some of … Continue reading