Friday's "Forgotten" Books - Special Edition - In Reference to Murder

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February 17, 2012


George Kelley

Westlake was an effective short story writer. These collections show off some of his best work.


I think Westlake was an effective everything writer, George! I enjoy writing in various genres and in both short and long forms, so I know how difficult it can be to be effective in all of them.

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora)

One of the great things to emerge from the FFB devoted to Westlake ishearing about so many of his books I haven't read. As I know very little of his short fiction this post was particularly welcome as you really make these two collections sounds worthwhile - I'll definitely seek them out.



Naomi Johnson

What a terrific collection of short stories. Westlake was a master of every form of writing it seems. Except maybe -- poetry?


You know, I don't think I've seen any Westlake poetry, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if he didn't try his hand at it at least once. Probably would have done a fine job, too.

Todd Mason

Todd Mason passes around that:

TRUST ME ON THIS and BABY, WOULD I LIE? have a further sequel in "Come Again?" from THE MYSTERIOUS PRESS ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY and the Westlake colletion A GOOD STORY.

The tabloid is THE WEEKLY GALAXY, as Richard Lupoff was quick to point out, as a further slap at GALAXY sf magazine, one of the targets of Westlake's vociferous "resignation" from science fiction, which he sent for publication in the Lupoff's amateur magazine XERO.

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