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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
 
Series
Mitch Tobin (as by Tucker Coe)
   1. Kinds of Love, Kinds of Death (1966)
   2. Murder Among Children (1967)
   3. Wax Apple (1970)
   4. A Jade in Aries (1970)
   5. Don't Lie to Me (1972)
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Dortmunder
   1. The Hot Rock (1970)
   2. Bank Shot (1972)
   3. Jimmy the Kid (1974)
   4. Nobody's Perfect (1977)
   5. Why Me? (1983)
   6. Good Behavior (1986)
   7. Drowned Hopes (1990)
   8. Don't Ask (1993)
   9. What's the Worst That Could Happen? (1996)
   10. Bad News (2001)
   11. The Road to Ruin (2004)
   Thieves' Dozen (2004)
   12. Watch Your Back! (2005)
   13. What's So Funny? (2007)
   14. Get Real (2009)
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Sam Holt (as by Samuel Holt)
   1. One of Us Is Wrong (1986)
   2. I Know a Trick Worth Two of That (1986)
   3. What I Tell You Three Times Is False (1987)
   4. The Fourth Dimension Is Death (1989)
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Sara and Jack
   1. Trust Me On This (1988)
   2. Baby, Would I Lie? (1994)
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Novels
   The Cutie (1960)
     aka The Mercenaries
   Killing Time (1961)
   361 (1962)
   Killy (1963)
   Pity Him Afterwards (1964)
   The Fugitive Pigeon (1965)
   The Busy Body (1966)
   The Spy in the Ointment (1966)
   Anarchaos (1967) (as by Curt Clark)
   God Save the Mark (1967)
   Philip (1967)
   Who Stole Sassi Manoon? (1968)
   Somebody Owes Me Money (1969)
   Up Your Banners (1969)
   Adios Scheherazade (1970)
   Ex Officio (1970) (as by Timothy J Culver)
   I Gave At the Office (1971)
   Cops and Robbers (1972)
   Comfort Station (1973) (as by J Morgan Cunningham)
   Gangway (1973) (with Brian Garfield)
   Help, I'm Being Held Prisoner (1974)
   Help, I Am Being Held Prisoner (1974)
   Two Much (1975)
   Brother's Keepers (1975)
   Dancing Aztecs (1976)
   New York Dance (1979)
   Castle in the Air (1980)
   Kahawa (1982)
   Levine (1984)
   A Likely Story (1984)
   High Adventure (1985)
   The Hood House Heist (1987)
   High Jinx (1987) (with Abby Westlake)
   Transylvania Station (1987) (with Abby Westlake)
   Double Crossing (1988)
   The Maltese Herring (1988)
   Way Out West (1988)
   Sacred Monster (1989)
   The Perfect Murder (1991) (with others)
   Humans (1992)
   Smoke (1995)
   Never Shake a Family Tree (1997)
   The Ax (1997)
   The Hook (2000)
   Corkscrew (2000)
   Put a Lid on It (2002)
   Money for Nothing (2003)
   The Scared Stiff (2003)
   Memory (2010)
     aka The Actor
   The Comedy is Finished (2012)
   Forever and a Death (2017)
   Call Me A Cab (2022)
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Collections
   The Curious Facts Preceding My Execution (1968)
   Enough! (1977)
   Tomorrow's Crimes (1981)
   A Good Story (1999)
   Hellcats and Honeygirls (2010) (with Lawrence Block)
   Meteor Strike (2012)
   Double Feature (2020)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Call Him Nemesis (1961)
   The Risk Profession (2009)
   They Also Serve (2011)
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Anthologies edited
   Murderous Schemes (1996)
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Non fiction show
 
Donald E Westlake recommends
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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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Mommy (1997)
(Mommy, book 1)
Max Allan Collins
"Grips and frightens and exhilerates. Mommy knows best."
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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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Anthologies containing stories by Donald E Westlake
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Tricks and Treats (2019)
(Mystery Writers of America Presents)
edited by
Joe Gores and Bill Pronzini
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Silent Night, Deadly Night (2016)
Classic Christmas Carols with a Twist of Crime
edited by
Otto Penzler

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