16 Feb Crime Wave #2
The Crime Wave article for February is off to the gentlemen of Ink Heist. This time I used the wayback machine to examine my favorite Crime writer, Richard Stark. Here’s a sample:
When a fresh faced guy in a Chevy offered him a lift, Parker told him to go to Hell. The guy said, “Screw you, buddy,” yanked his Chevy back into the stream of traffic, and roared on down to the tollbooths. Parker spat in the right hand lane, lit his last cigarette, and walked across the George Washington Bridge.
– The Hunter by Richard stark
At the beginning of Getaway Car: A Donald Westlake Nonfiction Miscellany, Westlake’s wife Abby wrote, “No matter where he was headed, Don always drove like he was behind the wheel of a getaway car.”