Donald E. Westlake


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    Mystery

    Jun-2013

    In the comfort station at Bryant Park, worlds collide and lives are changed forever Look past the grandeur of the famous New York Public Library and you will see the true architectural marvel of Forty-Second Street: the comfort station. A small bu...

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    Mystery

    Jun-2013

    An ailing ex-president attempts to return to the world stage Few retirements are tougher than that of a former president. For more than a decade, the once-powerful Bradford Lockridge, whose presidency was cut short after one term, has slipped furt...

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    Mystery

    Jun-2013

    Attempting a worldwide insurance scam in South America, a con artist finds the natives less than friendly After more than a decade of skipping out on their debts, Lola and Barry owe a lot of money to the wrong people. To escape the loan sharks, Ba...

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    Mystery

    Mar-2012

    BUT SERIOUSLY, FOLKS. The year is 1977, and America is finally getting over the nightmares of Watergate and Vietnam and the national hangover that was the 1960s. But not everyone is ready to let it go. Not aging comedian Koo Davis, friend to ge...

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    Thriller

    Jul-2011

    It was an impossible crime: knock off an entire North Dakota town called Copper Canyon clean out the plant payroll, both banks, and all the stores in one night. Parker called it science fiction, but with the right men (a score of them), he could figu...

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    Mystery

    Mar-2011

    SOME PEOPLE WILL DO ANYTHING FOR MONEY Mavis St. Paul had been a rich man’s mistress. Now she was a corpse. And every cop in New York City was hunting for the two-bit punk accused of putting a knife in her. But the punk was innocent. He’d ...

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    Mystery

    Mar-2011

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    General Fiction

    Aug-2010

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    General Fiction

    Apr-2010

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    Suspense

    Apr-2010

    THE CRIME WAS OVER IN A MINUTE - THE CONSEQUENCES LASTED A LIFETIME Hospitalized after a liason with another man's wife ends in violence, Paul Cole has just one goal: to rebuild his shattered life. But with his memory damaged, the police hounding hi...

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    Suspense

    Jul-2009

    John Dortmunder - 14

    In Donald E. Westlake's classic caper novels, the bad get better, the good slide a bit, and Lord help anyone caught between a thief named John Dortmunder and the current object of his attention. However, being caught red-handed is inevitable in Do...

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    Suspense

    Jun-2008

    SOMETIMES WINNING FEELS AN AWFUL LOT LIKE LOSING. Cab driver Chet Conway was hoping for a good tip from his latest fare, the sort he could spend. But what he got was a tip on a horse race. Which might have turned out okay, except that when he wen...

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    Suspense

    May-2007

    John Dortmunder - 13

    In his classic caper novels, Donald E. Westlake turns the world of crime and criminals upside down. The bad get better, the good slide a bit, and Lord help anyone caught between a thief named John Dortmunder and the current object of his intentions. ...

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    Mystery

    Jul-2006

    Sam Holt spent years playing Packard, everyone's favorite TV-detective; he's got no desire to play sleuth in real life. But when a long-lost pal calls with a rant about conspiracies, sinister cargo ships and hit men, and then gets poisoned at a party...

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    Mystery

    Jul-2006

    Actor Sam Holt has packed in Packard, the TV detective he played for several years to much acclaim and lots and lots of money. But success has had its downside: Holt is so closely identified with Packard that he can't get hired to play anyone else. S...

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    Suspense

    May-2005

    The men in the tan-and-cream Chrysler came with guns blazing. When Ray Kelly woke up in the hospital, it was a month later, he was missing an eye, and his father was dead. Then things started to get bad. From the mind of the incomparable Donald E. We...

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    Suspense

    Apr-2005

    John Dortmunder - 12

    - After a year on the lam, the return of bumbling thief Dortmunder is a cause celebre. The author's most recent Dortmunder caper. "The Road to Ruin, and the short story collection, "Thieves' Dozen, received rave reviews in the "New York Times Book Re...

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    Thriller

    Jul-2004

    An early work by one of Science Fiction's grand mastersAnarchaos is a planet, inhabited by humans, where anarchy is the only law; where each man protects himself as best he can; and where the weak are soon dead. Malone's brother had dies that way, an...

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    Suspense

    Apr-2004

    John Dortmunder - 11

    "Pariah!" Monroe Hall wishes that people would stop using that word. So what if he was born rich but scammed his own conglomerate for more than the boys from Enron and WorldCom combined? And so what if he takes a little pleasure in reporting people t...

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    Suspense

    Apr-2004

    John Dortmunder -

    SO MANY HEISTS, SO LITTLE TIME... THIEVES' DOZEN Horse Laugh: Dortmunder always avoids thefts that involve four-legged creatures. Then why is he somewhere out in New Jersey, listening to sirens wailing in the distance, holding on for dear life to...

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    Suspense

    Apr-2003

    When it comes to crime-the good, the bad, and the hilarious-nobody does it like Donald E. Westlake, the creator of the uproarious Dortmunder novels and the dark classic The Ax. Westlake's outrageous new thriller is all about something too good to be ...

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    Suspense

    May-2002

    Shhh! Don't tell anyone that Francis ("Never call me Frank") Meehan is slipping out of jail. And whatever you do, don't tell anyone that the people who are letting him out are bigger crooks than Francis ever was. The deal is: Francis gets out of pris...

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    Suspense

    Apr-2001

    John Dortmunder - 10

    "I'm a robber, not a grave robber," John Dortmunder says. So why is he knee-deep in dirt in a Long Island cemetery? It all started when Andy Kelp went into cyberspace and surfed his way into the clutches of master manipulator Fitzroy Guilderpost, wh...

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    Suspense

    Mar-2000

    Whether he is making you laugh with his Dortmunder crime capers or making you shiver with his Parker novels or recent bestseller The Ax, Donald E. Westlake is an unrivaled master of suspense. Now he presents a diabolically clever tale of murder, ambi...

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    Suspense

    Jun-1999

    This collection of short fiction, selected by the author, spans a writing career of more than 40 years and illuminates the heart and soul of the antihero. A lone castaway on a desert island commits a murder for which he is the sole suspect. A genealo...

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    Mystery

    May-1999

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    in The Plot Thickens

    Mystery

    Nov-1997

    Joining together for a good cause brings out the best in today's top mystery and suspense writers! For this marvelously entertaining anthology, these outstanding contributors rose to a unique literary challenge: each penned a tale that ingeniously fe...

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    Suspense

    Jun-1997

    Burke Devore doesn't need a handout, a lecture, or a doting wife. Devore, a decent suburban fellow with twenty-five years of loyal service as a paper mill manager, needs only one thing: work. Soon, with desperation pounding in his soul, Burke Devore ...

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    Suspense

    Dec-1996

    Hiding in the darkness of the trees, he was waiting for the state police car to move on, but it would not. Red lights filled the road below, flashlights began to search the woods around him. But he would not go back to Doctor Chax. He could take no m...

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    Suspense

    Jun-1996

    John Dortmunder - 9

    TRUMPED! Don't cross Dortmunder. Not even if you're a billionaire tycoon. Especially if you're a billionaire tycoon. Because Dortmunder has his code of honor, and Max Fairbanks, master of the universe, has just crossed over the line. Fairbanks's ...

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    Mystery

    Oct-1995

    Poof! One minute Freddie Urban Noon was a burglar, a gentleman, and a liar. The next he was something else. Invisible. It all started in a secret research lab where two scientists were getting rich proving that cigarettes are good for you. Then Fr...

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    Suspense

    Jul-1995

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    Romantic Suspense

    Sep-1994

    Welcome to Branson, Missouri, home of Country Music USA, big hairdos, and phony snakeskin boots. Ray Stevens and Cristy Lane are the headliners, but you bet-ter get there early because the late show's at eight. Now the most popular show in Branson is...

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    Mystery

    Jul-1994

    John Dortmunder - 8

    BONE OF CONTENTION It's not just any bone. It's a femur. An 800-year-old femur. An 800-year-old femur of a 16-year-old girl who Lust happened to have been killed and eaten by her own family. Then the Church made her a Saint. Then John Dortmunder s...

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    Mystery

    Apr-1993

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    Mystery

    Feb-1992

    God has had it. He's embarrassed, sick, and disgusted. As far as God is concerned, it's no more Mr. Nice Guy: he's sending his best angel, Ananayel, to put those whining, petulant, overbreeding humans out of business for good. But even the end of ...

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    Mystery

    Oct-1991

    This collection of sixteen haunting tales--selected by the editors of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine--calls forth the shivers and suspense that make Halloween a truly blood-red- letter day. Authors include Don...

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    Suspense

    Jan-1991

    SOME PEOPLE WILL DO ANYTHING FOR MONEY Mavis St. Paul had been a rich man's mistress. Now she was a corpse. And every cop in New York City was hunting for the two-bit punk accused of putting a knife in her. But the punk was innocent. He'd been ...

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    Suspense

    Sep-1990

    Donald E. Westlake is one of the greats of crime fiction. Under the pseudonym Richard Stark, he wrote twenty-four fast-paced, hardboiled novels featuring Parker, a shrewd career criminal with a talent for heists. Using the same nom de plume, Westlake...

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    Suspense

    Apr-1990

    Donald E. Westlake is one of the greats of crime fiction. Under the pseudonym Richard Stark, he wrote twenty-four fast-paced, hardboiled novels featuring Parker, a shrewd career criminal with a talent for heists. Using the same nom de plume, Westlake...

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    Mystery

    Apr-1990

    John Dortmunder - 7

    Arriving home at dawn after another failed burglary, John Dortmunder is horrified to find his apartment occupied by an old cellmate everyone had supposed (and hoped) had been jailed for life. Tom Jimson needs Dortmunder's help. Thirty years ago, b...

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    Suspense

    Mar-1990

    Donald E. Westlake is one of the greats of crime fiction. Under the pseudonym Richard Stark, he wrote twenty-four fast-paced, hard-boiled novels featuring Parker, a shrewd career criminal with a talent for heists. Using the same nom de plume, Westlak...

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    Suspense

    Sep-1989

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    Mystery

    Sep-1989

    The master of the comic caper is back with a new riotous tale of double identity. When Art Dodge falls in love with beautiful twins, he wants both all to himself. So, Art and Bart Dodge marry the girls, until he is exhausted and decides Bart has to g...

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    Mystery

    May-1989

    Jack Pine was born to be a Hollywood star. He has no morals, no scruples; he will not hesitate to do anything or love anyone if it might advance his career, get him the best roles, or project him ever more firmly into the spotlight. And success do...

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    Mystery

    May-1988

    What would it take to lure a serious young newswoman from a respectable New England paper to the most notorious supermarket tabloid in America? The call of journalistic adventure? The siren song of intrigue? How about the promise of a salary that's t...

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    Suspense

    Jan-1988

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    Suspense

    Jul-1987

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    Suspense

    Mar-1987

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    Suspense

    May-1986

    John Dortmunder - 6

    Its never been easy for John Dortmunder, hut things had now taken a turn he could never prepare for: Escaping from the police across a block of New York rooftops, he literally falls through the roof of the convent of the Silent Sisterhood of St. Filu...

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    Suspense

    May-1985

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    Suspense

    Nov-1984

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    Suspense

    Apr-1984

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    Suspense

    Jan-1983

    John Dortmunder - 5

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    Suspense

    1981

    The Word KAHAWA is Swahili for Coffee, In English it means... Adventure novels don't have to be rigorously written in order to be enjoyable. But when Donald E. Westlake brings his considerable talents to bear on the form, it is astonishing how...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-1980

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    Suspense

    Mar-1980

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    Suspense

    Mar-1980

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    Mystery

    1977

    John Dortmunder - 4

    Dortmunder and company are off again in pursuit of the Big Score--hired by one Arnold Chauncev to heist a priceless oil painting from his fashionable Manhattan town house. The scheme is foolproof: Chauncev collects from the insurance company, pays...

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    Mystery

    1976

    Jerry Manelli is a hustler. A specialist in the scam, the con, and the rip-off. Right now Jerry Manelli is on the move around Greater New York City, hot on the trail of a priest. A very special sort of priest. A thousand-year-old, two-foot-tall, ugl...

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    Mystery

    1975

    "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned," confessed Brother Benedict of Manhattan's Crispinite Order. And that was before the 19-year lease on the order's Park Avenue monastery had expired, pitting its sixteen monks against a greedy real-estate mogul wh...

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    Mystery

    1975

    These 32 classic crime stories illuminate the genre's best-known plot constructions--including the locked room, the caper, hoist on their own petards, and over the edge. Covering over 150 years of crime and detective fiction, featuring styles from th...

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    Suspense

    1974

    John Dortmunder - 3

    The James Boys, The Chicago Mob, The Corleone Family, And now...The Dortmuunder Gang Brilliant criminal minds--with a few loose parts. Hardened men and women-who couldn't bump off a cockroach. You'll remember their wacko exploits from HOT ROCK a...

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    Suspense

    Apr-1972

    John Dortmunder - 2

    "What the hell is it?" Dortmunder said. "It's a trailer," Kelp said. "What they call a mobile home. Didn't you ever see that kind of thing before?" "But what the hell is it?" "It's the bank," Kelp said. The bank has a tough safe, seven guards, ...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-1970

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    Mystery

    May-1970

    John Dortmunder - 1

    In the novel that spawned the most hilarious criminal caper series ever conceived, John Dortmunder proves he has what it takes to be an habitual offender. Dortmunder steals the same jewel not just once--not just twice--but again--and again--and again...

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    Suspense

    1968

    * mark n. An easy victim; a ready subject for the practices of a confidence man, thief, beggar, etc.; a sucker.-Dictionary of American Slang, Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1960 That's the long definition of a mark. But there's a shorter one. It goes: * mark...

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    Mystery

    1965

    Meet Charlie Poole, a Canarsie bartender, couch potato, and one of the biggest nebbishes in Brooklyn. When two hitmen come after him, he's totally baffled and suddenly on the run. Now Charlie has to learn how to handle his Mafia Uncle Al. (Point w...

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    Science Fiction

    WAS DONALD E. WESTLAKE A SCIENCE FICTION WRITER?Everyone knows him as the mystery writer who published books like "The Hook" (2000), "Bad News" 2001, and "Put a Lid on It" (2002) under his own name, Donald E. Westlake, and of course that he was also ...

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    Science Fiction

    "They built a spaceship, is the long and the short of it," Darquelnoy, the alien who'd been on the earth's moon for ages. observing. Ebor, an old friend of his, stopped in astonishment. "No " "Don't tell me no " cried Darquelnoy. "I "saw" it " He was...

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