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Westlake, Donald E.

Overview
Works: 380 works in 1,502 publications in 7 languages and 61,927 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Political fiction  Suspense fiction  Musical fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Satire  Detective and mystery stories, American  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Creator, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3573.E9,
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Most widely held works about Donald E Westlake
 
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Most widely held works by Donald E Westlake
What's so funny? by Donald E Westlake( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tempted to find a highly valuable, seven-hundred-pound chess set, hapless crook John Dortmunder musters his merry band of fellow ne'er-do-wells on a haphazard treasure hunt that prompts his investigation of Russia's last czar
Get real by Donald E Westlake( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a TV producer convinces John Dortmunder and his merry gang to do a reality show that captures their next score, Dortmunder hatches an ingenious plan to outwit viewers glued to their television sets and end the shoot with money in his pockets
Put a lid on it by Donald E Westlake( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professional thief Frances Xavier Meehan is gotten out of a New York jail to retrieve a damagaing piece of evidence before it can be used to defeat the sitting president
Bad news by Donald E Westlake( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and French and held by 1,879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small-time crooks John Dortmunder and Andy Kelp fall in with three people determined to takeover an upstate New York casino
Watch your back! by Donald E Westlake( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Dortmunder and his crew find the perfect score in a lavish New York apartment, but when they discover that their favorite bar is on the Mafia's hit list, they are forced to split their time fighting the mob and robbing the rich
The ax by Donald E Westlake( Book )

29 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man who lost his job as manager of a paper mill resorts to murder to obtain work. He is Burke Devore of Connecticut and his plan is to kill a manager to create an opening and kill the likely applicants so as to leave him the only candidate. But the scheme does not work the way he intended
The road to ruin by Donald E Westlake( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having set up a con on Monroe Hall, a fabulously wealthy and corrupt CEO, John Dortmunder and his hapless gang of crooks suddenly find themselves caught in the deadly crossfire between their would-be mark Hall and his own victims
The hook by Donald E Westlake( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bryce Proctorr, a best-selling author, approaches Wayne Prentice, a struggling writer, with a fatefull deal
What's the worst that could happen? by Donald E Westlake( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and French and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Long Island, a media tycoon catches a burglar in his house and relieves him of a nice-looking ring. The novel describes the comic adventures as the burglar, John Dortmunder, stalks the tycoon to recuperate his property
Good behavior by Donald E Westlake( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 1,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Master burglar John Archibald unexpectedly drops through a skylight into an impoverished Tribeca convent. The nuns charge him with the task of stealing back Sister Mary Grace who has been kidnapped by a deprogrammer employed by her father
God save the mark by Donald E Westlake( Book )

28 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred Fitch, a hapless sucker for any type of con, inherits three hundred thousand dollars from his long-lost Uncle Matt, an ex-crook murdered by persons unknown, who have now set their sights on Fred
Money for nothing by Donald E Westlake( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven years after he begins receiving mysterious checks that follow him as he moves through life, Josh Redmont, en route to a summer vacation, is approached by a stranger with information about Josh's identity
Trust me on this by Donald E Westlake( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newswoman Sara Joslyn goes to work for a notorious supermarket tabloid in Florida and finds herself dealing with assorted big stories and a corpse in a Buick
Baby, would I lie? : a romance of the Ozarks by Donald E Westlake( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lighthearted mystery spoofing the world of country music. It features Sara Joslyn, girl reporter for a trendy New York weekly who is sent to Branston, Missouri, to cover the trial of singer Ray Jones, accused of kidnaping, rape and murder. The assignment pits her against the newshounds of a competing tabloid, providing the laughs. By the author of Trust Me on This
Don't ask by Donald E Westlake( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Master criminal John Dortmunder sets out on ahilarious escapade to steal a religious relic for an EastEuropean government. As often happens in theDortmunder series, things go wrong and Dortmunder iscaptured by police, but escapes to get back the relic. Bythe author of more than 60 novels
Drowned hopes by Donald E Westlake( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Archibald Dortmunder is enlisted to help an old cellmate retrieve a stash of $700,000 buried under fifty feet of water
Smoke by Donald E Westlake( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and French and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York burglar breaks into a tobacco research institute, is captured and used as a guinea pig for an experiment in invisibility. He escapes and grows rich, but his girlfriend finds his invisibility unsettling and, anyway, all good things come to an end. By the author of Baby, Would I Lie?
Kahawa by Donald E Westlake( Book )

26 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Uganda under Amin, the fortunes of various men rest on a train carrying six million dollars worth of coffee (one sixth of Uganda's annual production) to Kampala for Brazilian buyers. The entire train vanishes in an audacious smuggling caper
Why me by Donald E Westlake( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Dortmunder, professional thief, went out to rob a pawn shop and just happened to pick up the world's most valuable ruby, which just happened to have been heisted (by somebody else) hours before. And while the rest of the world goes ga-ga, Dortmunder doesn't even know he has the Byzantine Fire until it's too late. But now everyone from bomb-toting terrorists to Chief of Detectives Francis Mologna, from the Turkish charge d'affaires to the guys in the O.J. Bar and Grill--everyone in the free world of New York City agrees that whoever took that ruby ought to have his neck twisted. Now Dortmunder must find a way to unsteal the heist of a lifetime
The hot rock by Donald E Westlake( Book )

27 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dortmunder Gang has been chosen to steal an emerald valued at $500,000. What follows is a mixture of laughs and thrills featuring a car crash in the N.Y. Coliseum, a helicopter attack on a police station, and a wild breakout from an insane asylum
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Get real
Alternative Names

controlled identityAllan, John B.

controlled identityClark, Curt

controlled identityCoe, Tucker

controlled identityCulver, Timothy J., 1933-2008

controlled identityCunningham, J. Morgan, 1933-2008

controlled identityHolt, Samuel

controlled identityLord, Sheldon

controlled identityMarshall, Alan, 1933-2008

controlled identityStark, Richard, 1933-2008

controlled identityWest, Edwin, 1933-2008

Allan, John B.

Allan John B. 1933-2008

Clark , Curt

Clark Curt 1933-2008

Coe , Tucker

Coe, Tucker 1933-2008

Culver , Timothy J.

Culver Timothy J. 1933-2008

Cunningham, J. Morgan

Cunningham J. Morgan 1933-2008

Cunningham, Morgan j. 1933-2008

Donald E. Westlake Amerikaans schrijver (1933-2008)

Donald E. Westlake amerikansk manusforfattar og skribent

Donald E. Westlake amerikansk manusförfattare och författare

Donald E. Westlake amerikansk manusforfatter og skribent

Donald E. Westlake amerikansk manuskriptforfatter og skribent

Donald E. Westlake écrivain américain

Donald E. Westlake scrittore statunitense

Donald E. Westlake US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Donald Edwin Westlake

Holt , Samuel

Holt, Samuel 1933-2008

Lord, Sheldon

Lord, Sheldon 1933-2008

Marshall, Alan, 1933-2008

Marshall, Allan 1933-2008

Stark , Richard

Stark, Richard 1933-2008

Uėstlejk, Donalʹd 1933-2008

Uėstlejk, Donalʹd E. 1933-2008

West, Edwin 1933-2008

Westlake, D. E.

Westlake, D. E. 1933-2008

Westlake, D.E. (Donald E.)

Westlake , Donald

Westlake, Donald 1933-2008

Westlake, Donald E.

Westlake, Donald E., 1933-2008

Westlake, Donald E. (Donald Edwin)

Westlake, Donald E. (Donald Edwin), 1933-2008

Westlake, Donald Edwin.

Westlake, Donald Edwin 1933-

Westlake, Donald Edwin 1933-2008

Wesŭtureik'ŭ, Donŏldŭ I.

Коу Т. 1933-

Старк Р. 1933-

Уэстлейк, Дональд

웨스트레이크, 도날드 E. 1933-2008

웨스트레이크, 도널드 E. 1933-2008

웨스틀레이크, 도널드 E. 1933-2008

ウェストレイク, ドナルド

ウェストレイク, ドナルド・E

ウェストレーク, ドナルド・E

ウエストレーク, ドナルド・E

ドナルド・E・ウェストレイク

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Get realPut a lid on itBad newsWatch your back!The axThe road to ruinThe hookWhat's the worst that could happen?