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Donald E Westlake
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Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it 1 year ago
PARDON MY GHOULISH LAUGHER is a collection of mystery stories from the detective pulps. Most of these tales were originally written back in the 1940's. What fun! All of these stories have the possibility of being supernatural tales, but all end up having a perfectly reasonable explanation. What's ...
Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it 2 years ago
Fun story as always when it's Dortmunder and his gang but terrible narrator compared to the others who have narrated over the years. The scene at Max's Used Cars writing the letter to the Better Business Bureau and the regulars in the bar trying to name the 8 reindeer had me stitches. Vintage West...
The Professor
The Professor rated it 3 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 Mid-period Westlake unpublished on account of “The King Of Comedy” and surfacing posthumously; a famous name gets kidnapped and we follow the ensuing drama.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 3 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 3 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...
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