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Donald E Westlake
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The Professor
The Professor rated it 4 years ago
“Well, what now, genius?” Mid-period Westlake unpublished on account of “The King Of Comedy” and surfacing posthumously; a famous name gets kidnapped and we follow the ensuing drama. This doesn’t feel like an unfinished draft (c.f. “The Man With The Golden Gun”) and apart from its time capsule natur...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 4 years ago
This was my final holiday read for Christmas this year and it was excellent! Otto Penzler, the owner of The Mysterious Bookshop in NYC, each year commissions a short mystery from a well-known author, to be published in a small pamphlet and given to customers at the holiday season as a way to say ...
Opinions of Saturn
Opinions of Saturn rated it 4 years ago
After Raymond Kelley, a recently discharged Air Force soldier, witnesses the murder of his father and is horrifically maimed in the aftermath, he decides it’s time for paycheck. With only one word and a vague description of the murderer’s car to go on, Raymond and his brother quickly find themselves...
The Professor
The Professor rated it 4 years ago
“Now to find Uhl.” A job goes, yes, sour on Parker and he sets out to put things right, the Parker way. He has a pretty rum time of it, all told. Yes, Claire can wire him funds from afar but this time round Parker gets drugged, shot at, and his leads get killed right in front of him, all of which ra...
The Professor
The Professor rated it 5 years ago
“You don’t get off the hook that easily…” A turn of the century standalone thriller from Mr Westlake, suddenly referencing email and Amazon. Chapter 1 presents you with a setup not a million miles away from Ira Levin’s ‘Deathtrap’. Smirking, you say to yourself, ‘that’s rather neat, lets see where t...
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