The Crossover UniverseTM is a companion blog to the books Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1-2 by Win Scott Eckert, and the forthcoming Crossovers Expanded Volumes 1-2 by Sean Levin. Material excerpted from Crossovers Volumes 1 & 2 is © copyright 2010-2014 by Win Scott Eckert. All rights reserved. Material excerpted from Crossovers Expanded Volumes 1 & 2 is © copyright 2014-present by Sean Levin. All rights reserved.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Crossover Cover: Bank Shot
John Dortmunder literally steals a bank guarded by the Continental Detective Agency, from Dashiell Hammett’s Continental Op stories. Since the Op is in the CU, so is Dortmunder. The guards would pop up several more times in the Dortmunder series.
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It's worth noting two of the Continental guards are named after Lawrence Bloch and Brian Garfield, Westlake's friends and fellow writers.ReplyDelete
Also, forgot to mention, there was a Lupin the III episode that involved his crew stealing a bank in a similar situation. Though it also involved a man and a woman robbers who thought they were the reincarnation of Bonnie and Clyde. And it was extremely cartoonish even for Lupin the III.ReplyDelete