WorldCat Identities

Westlake, Donald E.

Overview
Works: 369 works in 1,913 publications in 7 languages and 60,059 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Novels  Humorous fiction  Political fiction  Horror fiction  Musical fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other, Narrator
Classifications: PS3573.E9, 813.54
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Get real by Donald E Westlake( Book )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 1,994 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
Bad news by Donald E Westlake( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Polish and held by 1,890 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
The road to ruin by Donald E Westlake( Book )

19 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
Watch your back! by Donald E Westlake( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,730 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
Put a lid on it by Donald E Westlake( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,719 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
God save the mark by Donald E Westlake( Book )

37 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and held by 1,681 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
Good behavior by Donald E Westlake( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 1,676 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
The ax by Donald E Westlake( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,674 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
What's the worst that could happen? by Donald E Westlake( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 1,574 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. By the author of Don't Ask
Money for nothing by Donald E Westlake( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,517 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 )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,417 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 )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,364 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 )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,272 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
Smoke by Donald E Westlake( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and French and held by 1,225 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?
Why me by Donald E Westlake( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,095 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
Kahawa by Donald E Westlake( Book )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,063 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
Drowned hopes by Donald E Westlake( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,007 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
Bank shot by Donald E Westlake( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When John Dortmunder sets out to rob a bank, he really means it. He steals the whole thing. With the help of a sophomoric ex-FBI man, a militant safe-cracker, and old standbys Andy Kelp, Stan Murch, and Murch's Mom, Dortmunder puts a set of wheels under a trailer that just happens to be the temporary site of the Capitalists' & Immigrants' Trust ("Just Watch Us Grow!"). But when the safe won't open and the cops get close, Dortmunder realizes he's got a bigger problem than robbing a bank. He's got to find a place--somewhere in the suburban wasteland of Long Island--to put it
Nobody's perfect by Donald E Westlake( Book )

25 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 965 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
The hot rock by Donald E Westlake( Book )

37 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 955 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
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Bad newsThe road to ruinWatch your back!Put a lid on itGod save the markThe axWhat's the worst that could happen?Money for nothing
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

Carmichael, Judson Jack

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

Curt, Clark

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 novel·lista estatunidenc

Donald E. Westlake novelista estadounidense

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

Marsh, Alan

Marshall, Alan 1933-2008

Marshall, Allan 1933-2008

Stark , Richard

Stark, Richard 1933-2008

Stark, Richard, pseud.

Uėstlejk, Donalʹd 1933-2008

Uėstlejk, Donalʹd E. 1933-2008

West, Edwin

West, Edwin 1933-2008

Westlake, D.E.

Westlake, D. E. 1933-2008

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

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-

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

Westlake, Donald Edwin.

Westlake, Donald Edwin 1933-

Westlake, Donald Edwin 1933-2008

Wesŭtureik'ŭ, Donŏldŭ I.

Дональд Вестлейк американський письменник і кіносценарист

Коу Т

Коу Т. 1933-

Старк Р

Старк Р. 1933-

Уэстлейк, Дональд

Уэстлейк, Дональд Эдвин

דונלד א. ווסטלייק מחבר רומנים אמריקאי

دونالد إي. ويستلاك روائي أمريكي

دونالد وست لک

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

唐納德·E·韋斯特萊克

Languages
English (384)

French (20)

German (5)

Italian (5)

Russian (3)

Polish (2)

Korean (1)