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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, Alan Marshall, Allan Marshall, Andrew Shaw, 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.



All My Lovers (1959) (as by Allan Marshall)
All About Annette (1960) (as by Allan Marshall)
The Mercenaries (1960)
     aka The Cutie
Killing Time (1961)
361 (1962)
All the Girls Were Willing (1962) (as by Allan Marshall)
     aka What Girls Will Do
Apprentice Virgin (1962) (as by Allan Marshall)
The Cruel Touch (1963) (as by Allan Marshall)
Killy (1963)
Pity Him Afterwards (1964)
Brother and Sister (1965) (as by Allan Marshall)
The Fugitive Pigeon (1965)
The Busy Body (1966)
Scandal Street (1966) (as by Allan Marshall)
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)




Series contributed to
Anthology series
Best American Mystery Stories (with Otto Penzler)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2000 (2000)
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Donald E Westlake
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)

Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (1998) : The Ax

Donald E Westlake recommends

Pale Grey for Guilt (1968)
(Travis McGee, book 9)
John D MacDonald
"...remains one of my idols."
Many Happy Returns
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."

Comfort Station (1973)
J Morgan Cunningham (Donald E Westlake)
"I wish I had written this book!"

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."

Hit and Run (1997)
(Lt. Joe Dante, book 9)
Christopher Newman
"Nobody describes a tough cop in a tough city better than Christopher Newman."

Mommy (1997)
Max Allan Collins
"Grips and frightens and exhilerates. Mommy knows best."
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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