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Donald E. WestlakeAuthor Donald E. Westlake (July 12, 1933 - December 31, 2008) was born in Brooklyn, New York. Westlake attended three colleges in New York State and spent two and a half years in the United States Air Force. In 1996, he received a doctorate in letters from SUNY Binghamton.

Westlake was best known as a crime novelist and creator of John Dortmunder, the most clever and least lucky thief in crime fiction, and, writing as Richard Stark, the hard-boiled heist master Parker.

Variously known as Richard Stark, Tucker Coe, Curt Clark, Samuel Holt, Timothy J. Culver, J. Morgan Cunningham, Judson Jack Carmichael, among others, Donald Westlake penned more than one hundred books, mostly in crime fiction but also in genres from biography to history, science fiction and children's stories.

Donald E. Westlake died December 31, 2008.

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His website: www.donaldwestlake.com
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Forever and a Death
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Forever and a Death by Donald Westlake

Comedy is Finished
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The Comedy is Finished by Donald E. Westlake

Money for Nothing
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Money for Nothing by Donald Westlake

Bad News
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Bad News by Donald Westlake

The Hook
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The Hook by Donald Westlake

Road to Ruin
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Road to Ruin by Donald Westlake
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Stark, Richard (Donald Westlake) - Breakout (Advance Reading Copy) Stark, Richard (Westlake, Donald) | Breakout | Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Stark, Richard (Donald Westlake) | Dirty Money | Book - Advance Reading Copy Stark, Richard (Westlake, Donald) | Dirty Money | Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Stark, Richard (Donald Westlake) - Firebreak (Advance Reading Copy) Stark, Richard (Westlake, Donald) | Firebreak | Book - Advance Reading Copy

2001 NY: Mysterious Press Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps.

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Stark, Richard (Westlake, Donald) - Flashfire (Advance Reading Copy) Stark, Richard (Westlake, Donald) | Flashfire | Book - Advance Reading Copy

2000 NY: Mysterious Press Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps.

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Stark, Richard (Westlake, Donald) - Flashfire (Signed First Edition) Stark, Richard (Westlake, Donald) | Flashfire | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2000 NY: Warner     First edition, first printing, near-fine (page toning) in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Stark, Richard (Westlake, Donald) - Flashfire (Signed First Edition) Stark, Richard (Westlake, Donald) | Flashfire | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2000 NY: Warner     First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.    Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Westlake, Donald (Editor)  - Best American Mystery Stories of 2000 (Signed First Edition) Westlake, Donald E. (Editor) | Best American Mystery Stories of 2000 | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2000 NY: Houghton Mifflin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by Donald Westlake, editor.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Westlake, Donald E. (Editor) | Best American Mystery Stories, The | Signed First Edition Westlake, Donald E. (Editor) | Best American Mystery Stories, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2000 NY: Houghton Mifflin   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by Donald E. Westlake.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Westlake, Donald E. (Stark, Richard) | Ax, The | Signed First Edition Book Westlake, Donald E. (Stark, Richard) | Ax, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1997 NY: Mysterious Press First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Westlake, Donald - Bad News (Signed First Edition) Westlake, Donald E. | Bad News | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2001 NY: Mysterious Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Westlake, Donald | Forever and a Death | Signed First Edition Book Westlake, Donald E. | Forever and a Death | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book (bookplate laid-in)  June 2017 NY: Hard Case Crime  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, author-signed bookplate laid in.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Westlake, Donald - Get Real (Signed First Edition) Westlake, Donald E. | Get Real | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book (bookplate laid-in)  July 2009 NY: Grand Central Publishing  First edition, first printing, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, author-signed bookplate on FFEP.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book (bookplate laid-in)  July 2009 NY: Grand Central Publishing  First edition, first printing, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, author-signed bookplate on FFEP, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Westlake, Donald - Good Story and Other Stories, A (Signed First Edition) Westlake, Donald E. | Good Story and Other Stories, A | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1999 NY: Cengage Gale  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, no dust jacket as issued, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Westlake, Donald - Hook, The (Signed Advance Reading Copy) Westlake, Donald E. | Hook, The | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  2001 NY: Mysterious Press Advance reading copy, new in pictorial wraps, signed by author.

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Westlake, Donald - Hook, The (Signed First Edition) Westlake, Donald E. | Hook, The | Signed First Edition Book

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Westlake, Donald - Humans (Signed First Edition) Westlake, Donald E. | Humans | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1992 NY: Mysterious Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Westlake, Donald E. | Kahawa | Signed First Edition Book Westlake, Donald E. | Kahawa | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book  1995 NY:  Mysterious  First edition, first printing, fine in a near-fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Westlake, Donald E. | Kahawa | Signed First Edition Book Westlake, Donald E. | Kahawa | Signed First Edition Book

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Westlake, Donald E. | Kahawa | Signed First Edition Book Westlake, Donald E. | Kahawa | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1995 NY: Mysterious Press  First edition, first printing, near fine in a near fine dust jacket (small flaw to jacket front), signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Westlake, Donald E. | Kahawa | Signed First Edition Book Westlake, Donald E. | Kahawa | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1995 NY: Mysterious Press  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Westlake, Donald E. - Kahawa (Signed First Edition) Westlake, Donald E. | Kahawa | Signed First Edition Thus Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book  1995 NY:  Mysterious  First edition, first printing (thus), fine in a near-fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Westlake, Donald - Money for Nothing (Signed Advance Reading Copy) Westlake, Donald E. | Money for Nothing | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Westlake, Donald E. - Put a Lid On It (First Edition) Westlake, Donald E. | Put a Lid On It | First Edition Book

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Westlake, Donald E. - Put a Lid on It (Signed First Edition) Westlake, Donald E. | Put a Lid on It | Signed First Edition Book

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Westlake, Donald E. - Road to Ruin, The (First Edition) Westlake, Donald E. | Road to Ruin, The | First Edition Book

2004 NY: Mysterious Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket.

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Westlake, Donald - Road to Ruin, The (Signed Advance Reading Copy) Westlake, Donald E. | Road to Ruin, The | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Westlake, Donald E.- Road to Ruin, The (Signed First Edition) Westlake, Donald E. | Road to Ruin, The | Signed First Edition Book

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Westlake, Donald - Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Westlake, Donald E. | Signed Bookplate | Signed Bookplate

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Donald E. Westlake Selected Bibliography


Phil Crawford Series

  1. Backstage Love - 1959
  2. All the Girls Were Willing - 1960
  3. Sin Prowl - 1963

Parker Series (written as Richard Stark)

  1. The Hunter - 1962
  2. The Man with the Getaway Face - 1963
  3. The Outfit - 1963
  4. The Mourner - 1963
  5. The Score - 1963
  6. The Jugger - 1965
  7. The Seventh - 1966
  8. The Handle - 1966
  9. The Rare Coin Score - 1967
  10. The Green Eagle Score - 1967
  11. The Black Ice Score - 1968
  12. The Sour Lemon Score - 1969
  13. Deadly Edge - 1971
  14. Slayground - 1971
  15. Plunder Squad - 1972
  16. Butcher’s Moon - 1974
  17. Comeback - 1997
  18. Backflash - 1998
  19. Flashfire - 2000
  20. Firebreak - 2001
  21. Breakout - 2002
  22. Nobody Runs Forever - 2004
  23. Ask the Parrot - 2006
  24. Dirty Money - 2008
  25. Get Real - 2009

Other

  • Kahawa - 1995
  • The Ax - 1997
  • A Good Story and Other Stories - 1999
  • The Hook - 2000
  • Bad News - 2001
  • Put a Lid On It - 2002
  • Money for Nothing - 2003
  • Road to Ruin - 2014
  • Memory - 2010 (published posthumously)
  • The Comedy is Finished - 2012 (published posthumously)
  • Forever and a Death - June 2017 (published posthumously)

Anthologies

  • Best American Mystery Stories of 2000 (Edited by Donald E. Westlake) - 2000

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