Saturday, June 07, 2008


I’ve raved so often about publisher Hard Case Crime and its 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 E. Westlake classic, Somebody Owes Me Money, that hasn’t been published in more than 35 years, and it’s a great read. I have never been a fan of comic crime capers, but this one has lots of noir elements. It’s about a cab driver who has to solve the murder of his bookie, and fast--before the cops or an angry beauty commit harm to his body.


Anonymous said...

Just bought this one. It will be my first Westlake novel. I'll blog it. About the cover, I think it is the black go-go boots that do the trick.

Anonymous said...

Rhis was made into a Bill Cosby movie!