Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Last days - Call me a liar, win free books

Just a couple more days left to call me a liar and win signed copies of both COLD SHOT TO THE HEART and GONE 'TIL NOVEMBER, via a contest I originally hosted over at the Pulp Pusher site, as part of this Q&A interview.

The contest:

Here’s five things about me. One of them is a lie:

1.) I’ve seen TAXI DRIVER fourteen times.

2.) Bruce Springsteen once borrowed my DVD of Monte Hellman’s TWO-LANE BLACKTOP.

3.) Years ago, I had a conversation with Stephen King while standing at adjoining urinals at the New York Hilton.

4.) I went skydiving once, landed in a tree and had to be rescued.

5.) I once hit a Catholic nun in the back of the head with an orange (by accident).

Anyone who wants to take a guess as to which one's a lie can drop me an e-mail at wallace@wallacestroby.com. Deadline for entries is May 31, 2012 (there have been some good responses so far, some correct and some not so). I’ll pick two winners at random from the correct responses, and send them signed copies of the hardback editions of COLD SHOT TO THE HEART and GONE 'TIL NOVEMBER. But be warned, I’m a good liar.

The Violent World of Parker on KINGS OF MIDNIGHT

"It’s in the human moments when Crissa faces up to what she’s sacrificed and what she’s missing where KINGS OF MIDNIGHT packs an extra wallop." A thoughtful review of KINGS over at the excellent Violent World of Parker site, dedicated to the work of Donald E. Westlake and his alter-ego, Richard Stark. Read the full review here.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Call me a liar, win free books

Assaulting nuns, lending DVDs to Bruce Springsteen and a unfortunate sky diving accident... find the lie I told in my Q&A at the Pulp Pusher site, and you'll have a chance at winning a signed copy of COLD SHOT TO THE HEART. The interview and full details can be found here. Contest is open until May 31, 2012.

Saturday, May 19, 2012


Book Loons reviewer Hilary Williamson has some love for KINGS OF MIDNIGHT. Read the full review here.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mystery People Q&A

Over at the Mystery People blog, you can read a Q&A about KINGS OF MIDNIGHT, The Lufthansa heist, Eddie Bunker and various other subjects, conducted by mystery meister Scott Montgomery. For the full interview go here

Monday, May 07, 2012

Book Reporter.com on KINGS OF MIDNIGHT

Over at Bookreporter.com, reviewer Joe Hartlaub calls KINGS OF MIDNIGHT "a winner from first word to last." Read the full review here.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Six top heist novels

It was a tough call, but over at the MysteryPeople blog, I chose six of my favorite heist novels of all time (with an appropriate emphasis on the novels of Donald E. Westlake).