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Westlake, Donald E.

Overview
Works: 217 works in 973 publications in 9 languages and 41,573 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Political fiction  Suspense fiction  Musical fiction  Drama  Satire  Detective and mystery stories, American  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Scenarist, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3573.E9, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Donald E Westlake
 
Most widely held works by Donald E Westlake
Get real by Donald E Westlake( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,084 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
What's so funny? by Donald E Westlake( Book )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,081 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
Put a lid on it by Donald E Westlake( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,974 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 )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,937 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 1,849 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 )

30 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,835 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 )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,817 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
What's the worst that could happen? by Donald E Westlake( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,637 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 )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Finnish and held by 1,630 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
Money for nothing by Donald E Westlake( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,587 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 )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,568 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 1,532 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 )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,428 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 )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,283 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 1,256 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?
Castle in the air by Donald E Westlake( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and Finnish and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having long indulged himself in daydreams more exciting than his mundane life as a carpet merchant, Abdullah unexpectedly purchases a magic carpet and his life changes dramatically as his daydreams come true and dangerous adventures become daily fare
Humans by Donald E Westlake( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fed-up with the sinfulness of humans, God decides to destroy the world and sends His angel to round up the people
Nobody's perfect by Donald E Westlake( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here's the Dortmunder Gang, five hapless but loveable hoodlums, hired by Arnold Chauncey to hoist a priceless oil painting from his fashionable townhouse so that he can collect the insurance. Simple? Not when this gang runs amuck among Arnold's houseguests
Dancing Aztecs by Donald E Westlake( Book )

30 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When sixteen copies of a famous Aztec statue arrive in New York, men will die to find out which one is the real thing A small South American republic has decided to capitalize on its national symbol: a prized gold statue of a dancing Aztec priest. The president asks a sculptor to make sixteen copies of it for sale abroad. The sculptor replaces the original with one of his fakes, and ships the real one to New York City for an under-the-table sale to a museum. The statues travel to America spread out among five crates, labeled to ensure that delivery goes as planned. But it doesn & rsquo;t work. Asked to pick up the crate marked & ldquo;E & rdquo; at the airport, delivery man Jerry Manelli, confused by his client & rsquo;s Spanish accent, takes crate & ldquo;A & rdquo; instead. The statue disappears into the city, leading him on a baffling chase, which & mdash;if he comes up with the wrong Aztec & mdash;could cost him his life
The stepfather by Nelson McCormick( Visual )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and French and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Michael returns home from military school, he discovers that his mother has a new live-in boyfriend, David. Though he appears to fit in well with the family, Michael has a bad feeling about him. As the two men get to know each other, Michael's suspicions rise to the surface and he starts to delve into David's past. Is the man who will soon be his stepfather too good to be true? It just might be too late to find out!
 
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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 amerikansk manusforfattar og skribent

Donald E. Westlake amerikansk manusfrfattare och frfattare

Donald E. Westlake amerikansk manusforfatter og skribent

Donald E. Westlake amerikansk manuskriptforfatter og skribent

Donald E. Westlake crivain amricain

Donald E. Westlake scrittore statunitense

Donald E. Westlake US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Donald Edwin Westlake

Holt, Samuel 1933-2008

Stark, Richard.

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 1933-2008

Westlake, Donald E. (Donald Edwin)

Westlake, Donald Edwin.

Westlake, Donald Edwin, 1933-

Westlake, Donald Edwin 1933-2008

Wesŭtureik'ŭ, Donŏldŭ I.

Уэстлейк, Дональд

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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What's so funny?Put a lid on itBad newsWatch your back!The axThe road to ruinWhat's the worst that could happen?Money for nothing