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Donald E Westlake


USA flag (1933 - 2008)

aka John B Allen, Curt Clark, Tucker Coe, Timothy J Culver, J Morgan Cunningham, Samuel Holt, Sheldon Lord external link, Alan Marshall external link, Allan Marshall external link, Andrew Shaw external link, Richard Stark, Edwin West

Donald E. Westlake is a three-time Edgar winner and the recipient of the Grandmaster award.

He died on December 31, 2008 in Mexico.

Genres: Mystery
 
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Anthologies containing stories by Donald E Westlake
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Short stories
The Sound of Murder (1962)
The Question (1963) (with Laurence M Janifer)
Nackles (1964) (as by Curt Clark)
The Winner (1970)
The Mulligan Stew (1979)
Interstellar Pigeon (1982)
The Ultimate Caper (1990)
Ordo (1996)
The Best-Friend Murder (1997)
An Empty Threat (1997)
Take It Away (1997)
This Is Death (1997)


Awards
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (1998) : The Ax


Donald E Westlake recommends
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Pale Grey for Guilt (1968)
(Travis McGee, book 9)
John D MacDonald
"...remains one of my idols."
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Many Happy Returns (1973)
Justin Scott
"Justin Scott has a mad imagination, and a graceful style, and Many Happy Returns made me very happy. It's fast, funny, and fun."
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Comfort Station (1973)
J Morgan Cunningham (Donald E Westlake)
"I wish I had written this book!"
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The Way We Die Now (1988)
(Hoke Moseley, book 4)
Charles Willeford
"Hoke Moseley is a magnificently battered hero. Willeford bring him to us lean and hard."
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Hit and Run (1997)
(Lt. Joe Dante, book 9)
Christopher Newman
"Nobody describes a tough cop in a tough city better than Christopher Newman."
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Mommy (1997)
(Mommy, book 1)
Max Allan Collins
"Grips and frightens and exhilerates. Mommy knows best."
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Quiver (2008)
Peter Leonard
"Quiver is a surprise and a delight, a twisty deadpan troll through some very devious neighborhoods. I welcome Peter Leonard and look forward to whatever he wants to offer next."

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