Saturday, June 7, 2008
I've raved so often about Hard Case Crime and their superb, sexy-covered reviving of my past pulp life that people might think I'm related to editor/publisher/novelist Charles Ardai. But now Cousin Charles (just kidding) has rediscovered a Donald Westlake classic that hasn't been published in over 35 years, and it's a great read. I've never been a fan of comic crime capers, but this one has lots of noir elements. It's about a cabdriver who has to solve the murder of his bookie, and fast – before the cops or an angry beauty commit harm on his body.