Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

361 (Hard Case Crime ) - Donald E Westlake

Proper review to come later, but here's the cliff notes version: 

  • While I can find no evidence it was published as a genuine pulp, it definitely reads like one, especially in the beginning.
  • The writing can be amateurish at times, and the plot is fairly formulaic. 
  • Even so, it's a very enjoyable read and the characters feel refreshingly realistic.