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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
 
Novels
   The Mercenaries (1960)
     aka The Cutie
   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)
   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)
   The Comedy is Finished (2012)
   Forever and a Death (2017)
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Non fiction
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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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