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Drowned Hopes

(1990)
(The seventh book in the Dortmunder series)
A novel by

 
 
John Dortmunder, anti-hero of such comic crime classics as The Hot Rock and Good Behavior , returns home at dawn after another failed burglary. He is horrified to find his apartment occupied by an old cellmate everyone supposed (and hoped) had been locked up for life. Tom Jinson needs Dortmunder's help. Nearly thirty years ago, before his last prison stretch, Tom pulled a big job up near Albany. A very big job. His partners ran into some "trouble" and Tom was left with the entire $700,000. He buried the money in a small, upstate valley town. And while Tom sat in jail, the state of New York turned the valley into a reservoir. The stash is now under three feet of dirt and fifty feet of water. Being the nasty sort of fellow that he is, Tom's plan is to blow up the dam, flood the surrounding countryside, and grab the cash. With the fate of 900 small-town nobodies hanging in the balance, it falls to Dortmunder to formulate an alternate plan for retrieving the loot. Dortmunder takes the plunge. And fails. He successfully dissuades the group from attempting to burn off the water with a huge laser. He makes another attempt. And then another, as Tom's dynamite finger gets itchier and itchier.

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Hardback Editions

April 2001 : USA Hardback

Title: Drowned Hopes
Author(s): Donald E Westlake
ISBN: 0-7595-0306-0 / 978-0-7595-0306-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Twtp Assorted
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April 2001 : USA Hardback

Title: Drowned Hopes (Oeb)
Author(s): Donald E Westlake
ISBN: 0-7595-2309-6 / 978-0-7595-2309-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Twtp Assorted
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April 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: Drowned Hopes
Author(s): Donald E Westlake
ISBN: 0-89296-178-3 / 978-0-89296-178-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Press
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1967 : USA Hardback
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Title: Drowned Hopes
Author(s): Donald E Westlake
ISBN: 0-89296-421-9 / 978-0-89296-421-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Pr
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Paperback Editions

July 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Drowned Hopes: A Dortmunder Mystery
Author(s): Donald E Westlake
ISBN: 1-84724-520-X / 978-1-84724-520-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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April 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Drowned Hopes
Author(s): Donald E Westlake
ISBN: 0-446-40006-8 / 978-0-446-40006-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Press
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Audio Editions

August 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Drowned Hopes: A Dortmunder Novel
Author(s): Donald E Westlake
Publisher: Phoenix Books
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August 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Drowned Hopes: A Dortmunder Novel
Author(s): Donald E Westlake
Publisher: Phoenix Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 1997 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Drowned Hopes
Author(s): Donald E Westlake
ISBN: 0-7366-3677-3 / 978-0-7366-3677-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
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July 1991 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Drowned Hopes
Author(s): Donald E Westlake
ISBN: 1-55800-316-9 / 978-1-55800-316-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dove Entertainment Inc
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Kindle Editions

February 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Drowned Hopes: A Dortmunder Mystery (The Dortmunder Novels Book 7)
Author(s): Donald E Westlake
Publisher: Quercus
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October 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Drowned Hopes (The Dortmunder Novels)
Author(s): Donald E Westlake
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA