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Hungry for money, a gang of losers attempts to carry out a caper in a crime novel that involves the kidnapping of a child
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Donald E. Westlake (1933–2008) was one of the most prolific and talented authors of American crime fiction. He began his career in the late 1950s, churning out novels for pulp houses—often writing as many as four novels a year under various pseudonyms—but soon began publishing under his own name. His most well-known characters were John Dortmunder, an unlucky thief, and a ruthless criminal named Parker. His writing earned him three Edgars and a Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Westlake’s cinematic prose and brisk dialogue made his novels attractive to Hollywood, and several motion pictures were made from his books, with stars such as Lee Marvin and Mel Gibson. Westlake wrote several screenplays himself, receiving an Academy Award nomination for his adaptation of The Grifters, Jim Thompson’s noir classic.
“Great entertainment.” —Publishers Weekly “[Westlake’s] most durable character¼. Whatever can go wrong in the man’s elaborate attempts at larceny invariably does, and in the most amusing and unexpected ways possible.” —Los Angeles Times “Westlake has no peer in the realm of comic mystery novelists.” —San Francisco Chronicle
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Book Description M Evans & Co, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110871311577
Book Description M Evans & Co. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0871311577 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW99.1518492
Book Description M Evans & Co, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0871311577
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Book Description M Evans & Co, 1974. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0871311577
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-0871311577