When two hitmen come calling on Canarsie bartender Charlie Poole, he is forced to stand up for himself, and leave Brooklyn, for the first time in his life. Reprint. NYT.
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DONALD E. WESTLAKE has written numerous novels over the past thirty-five years under his own name and pseudonyms, including Richard Stark. Many of his books have been made into movies, including The Hunter, which became the brilliant film noir Point Blank, and the 1999 smash hit Payback. He penned the Hollywood scripts for The Stepfather and The Grifters, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. The winner of three Edgar awards and a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, Donald E. Westlake was presented with The Eye, the Private Eye Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award, at the Shamus Awards. He lives with his wife, Abby Adams, in rural New York State.From AudioFile:
As with all Westlake's mysteries, this story is laced with intricate plotting and hilarious incidents. Charlie Poole is unaccomplished as a human being, tending bar and happy in Brooklyn, when two men break into his life, and he realizes that he is about to be the object of murder. To pair author Westlake with reader Nick Sullivan is a slick move. Sullivan reads with ingenuous unsophistication. His narrative projects the author's zany sense of humor, and the whole production is a delight. Written in 1965, this is a clean and fast story. A true entertainment. J.P. An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award Winner. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Mysterious Press, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11044125800X
Book Description Mysterious Press, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M044125800X