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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.
I was expecting a lot less predictable, from the second trial we can forsee the result, I must admit the end was unexpected and funnyPublished on March 15 2010 by nathalie roireau
The Hot Rock started me on the Westlake road, and I've never looked back. The plotting is meticulous, the characterization is smooth, and -- what has captured me for over 30 years... Read morePublished on May 24 2006
This was the first in the Dortmunder series that I read.....you can see my review of Bad News to get the full sense of how I feel about these books. Read morePublished on Nov. 26 2002 by D. C Washington
Who could resist the characters Westlake draws (for instance getaway driver Roger Murch who, with his taxi-driving mom, in their off hours sit in their garage and listen to audio... Read morePublished on March 9 2002 by P. Pace