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Donald E. Westlake (1933–2008)

Autor(a) de The Hunter

257+ Works 25,052 Membros 816 Reviews 89 Favorited

About the Author

Author Donald E. Westlake was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 12, 1933. He attended colleges in New York, but did not graduate. He wrote more than 100 novels and 5 screenplays throughout his lifetime. He also wrote under numerous pseudonyms including Richard Stark, Tucker Coe, and Samuel Holt. mostrar mais Almost 20 of his novels were adapted into films and he created the television series, The Father Dowling Mysteries. He is a three-time winner of the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America and was nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay for The Grifters. He was also named a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master in 1993. He died of a heart attack on December 31, 2008 at the age of 75. (Bowker Author Biography) Donald E. Westlake has won three Edgar Awards & was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for "The Grifters". He lives in upstate New York. (Publisher Provided) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras de Donald E. Westlake

The Hunter (1962) 1,093 cópias
The Hot Rock (1970) 912 cópias
The Man with the Getaway Face (1963) 612 cópias
The Ax (1997) 552 cópias
The Outfit (1963) 541 cópias
Bank Shot (1972) 495 cópias
The Score (1964) 494 cópias
361 (1962) 473 cópias
Don't Ask (1993) 446 cópias
What's So Funny? (2007) 433 cópias
The Mourner (1963) 423 cópias
The Road to Ruin (2004) 423 cópias
Drowned Hopes (1990) 422 cópias
Bad News (2001) 421 cópias
God Save the Mark (1967) 406 cópias
Somebody Owes Me Money (1969) 402 cópias
Lemons Never Lie (1971) 387 cópias
Watch Your Back! (2005) 371 cópias
Comeback (1997) 362 cópias
Flashfire (2000) 351 cópias
Ask the Parrot (2006) 350 cópias
Get Real (2009) 350 cópias
Breakout (2002) 342 cópias
Good Behavior (1985) 341 cópias
Firebreak (2001) 321 cópias
Why Me (1983) 315 cópias
Jimmy the Kid (1974) 315 cópias
The Seventh (1966) 314 cópias
Money for Nothing (2003) 314 cópias
Slayground (1969) 313 cópias
Put a Lid on It (2002) 309 cópias
Nobody's Perfect (1977) 306 cópias
Backflash (1998) 306 cópias
The Hook (2000) 305 cópias
The Handle (1966) 300 cópias
Trust Me On This (1988) 296 cópias
Smoke (1995) 294 cópias
The Black Ice Score (1968) 292 cópias
The Mercenaries (1960) 287 cópias
Nobody Runs Forever (2004) 276 cópias
The Rare Coin Score (1967) 266 cópias
The Green Eagle Score (1967) 261 cópias
The Sour Lemon Score (1969) 250 cópias
Dirty Money (2008) 247 cópias
Deadly Edge (1971) 246 cópias
Thieves' Dozen (2005) 244 cópias
Butcher's Moon (1974) 244 cópias
Dancing Aztecs (1976) 238 cópias
Kahawa (1981) 235 cópias
Memory (2010) 218 cópias
Help, I am Being Held Prisoner (1974) 217 cópias
Humans (1992) 212 cópias
Baby, Would I Lie? (1994) 201 cópias
Plunder Squad (1972) 200 cópias
Brothers Keepers (1975) 199 cópias
The Spy in the Ointment (1966) 193 cópias
The Busy Body (1966) 192 cópias
The Fugitive Pigeon (1965) 186 cópias
Cops and Robbers (1972) 185 cópias
The Damsel (1967) 162 cópias
The Comedy is Finished (2012) 160 cópias
The Blackbird (1969) 143 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2000 (2000) — Editor & Introduction — 141 cópias
Castle in the Air (1980) 140 cópias
Two Much (1975) 133 cópias
Forever and a Death (2017) 129 cópias
The Dame (1969) 125 cópias
Sacred Monster (1989) 114 cópias
High Adventure (1985) 112 cópias
Killing Time (1961) 102 cópias
Enough (1977) 95 cópias
Levine (1984) 86 cópias
Anarchaos (1967) 83 cópias
A Likely Story (1984) 82 cópias
Tomorrow's Crimes (1989) 80 cópias
One of Us Is Wrong (1986) 78 cópias
Pity Him Afterwards (1965) 66 cópias
Who stole Sassi Manoon? (1968) 62 cópias
Murder Among Children (1967) 60 cópias
Killy (1963) 60 cópias
Call Me a Cab (2022) 59 cópias
Murderous Schemes (1996) — Editor, Introduction & Contributor — 59 cópias
The Scared Stiff (2002) 57 cópias
Adios, Scheherazade (1970) 53 cópias
I gave at the office, (1971) 49 cópias
Don't Lie to Me (1972) 49 cópias
A Jade in Aries (1970) 45 cópias
Wax Apple (1970) 44 cópias
Under an English Heaven (1972) 41 cópias
Gangway! (1973) 39 cópias
High Jinx (1987) 34 cópias
Up Your Banners: A Novel, (1969) 30 cópias
The Risk Profession (1963) 26 cópias
Transylvania Station (1987) 22 cópias
Ordo (1986) 18 cópias
Hellcats and Honeygirls (2010) 18 cópias
Comeback | Flashfire (2000) 17 cópias
Comfort Station (1973) 17 cópias
They Also Serve (1961) 16 cópias
The Stepfather [1987 film] (2010) — Writer — 16 cópias
The Hot Rock (2010) 12 cópias
A Travesty (1977) 12 cópias
361 | Killy (1995) 12 cópias
Man Hungry (2012) 10 cópias
The Parker Omnibus, Volume 2 (1999) 10 cópias
Ex Officio (1970) 9 cópias
Campus Doll (1964) 8 cópias
Price of Desire: Three Novellas from Transgressions (2005) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Brother and Sister (1961) 8 cópias
Young and Innocent (2011) 6 cópias
The Winner 6 cópias
Never Shake a Family Tree (1995) 6 cópias
Philip (1967) 5 cópias
The Girl of My Dreams (1978) 4 cópias
The Spy in the Elevator (1997) 4 cópias
Virgin's Summer (1960) 3 cópias
The Cruel Touch (1963) 3 cópias
Season in Sodom (1967) 3 cópias
Un pichón recalcitrante (1967) 3 cópias
Now What? 2 cópias
Skeeks 2 cópias
Argent sale (2013) 2 cópias
All my lovers (1979) 2 cópias
Art and Craft 2 cópias
All the Girls Were Willing (1960) 2 cópias
So Willing (2016) 2 cópias
Nackles 2 cópias
The Sado Swappers (1967) 2 cópias
The Operator (2023) 2 cópias
Power Play 2 cópias
Dios salve al primo (2013) 2 cópias
Call Him Nemesis (2020) 2 cópias
Flashfire (Parker 19) 1 exemplar(es)
Campus Lovers (1963) 1 exemplar(es)
Strange Affair 1 exemplar(es)
De wreker 1 exemplar(es)
Las estatuas dolientes 1 exemplar(es)
The Dame (Grofield 2) 1 exemplar(es)
Backflash (Parker 18) 1 exemplar(es)
The Damsel (Grofield 1) 1 exemplar(es)
Call Me A Cab 1 exemplar(es)
Slayground (Parker 14) 1 exemplar(es)
The Comedy is Finished 1 exemplar(es)
The Score (Parker 5) 1 exemplar(es)
La danza dei maya (1987) 1 exemplar(es)
Sex on Arrival (1968) 1 exemplar(es)
Gutter Boy 1 exemplar(es)
Sinland (1962) 1 exemplar(es)
Sniff (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Swap Marathon (1967) 1 exemplar(es)
A Taste For Depravity (1969) 1 exemplar(es)
Sex Tripper 1 exemplar(es)
Sin Prowl 1 exemplar(es)
Swinging Secretary (1968) 1 exemplar(es)
Lust Film (1962) 1 exemplar(es)
Sally (1959) 1 exemplar(es)
Just One of Those Days (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Undercover affair (1965) 1 exemplar(es)
Take It Away 1 exemplar(es)
Brothers' Keeper 1 exemplar(es)
Castle in the Air 1 exemplar(es)
Jumble Sale 1 exemplar(es)
El hombre que cambió de cara (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Starship Hopeful 1 exemplar(es)
Da Parker con furore (1987) 1 exemplar(es)
pierre qui brûle 1 exemplar(es)
Party Animal 1 exemplar(es)
Fugue For Felons 1 exemplar(es)
April North (1971) 1 exemplar(es)
This is Death 1 exemplar(es)
Love in the Lean Years 1 exemplar(es)
Un Gemelo Singular (1975) 1 exemplar(es)
Journey to Death (1959) 1 exemplar(es)
Too Many Crooks 1 exemplar(es)
The Split (The Seventh) 1 exemplar(es)
Transgresiones, Vol. 1 (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
I mercenari 1 exemplar(es)
Tiempo De Matar (1984) 1 exemplar(es)
While I was gone 1 exemplar(es)
Fatti sotto, Parker! 1 exemplar(es)
Ask a Silly Question 1 exemplar(es)
Apprentice Virgin 1 exemplar(es)
Good Night! Good Night! 1 exemplar(es)
A Midsummer Daydream 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Father Hunt (1968) — Introdução, algumas edições731 cópias
Richard Stark's Parker: The Hunter (2009) — Original author — 562 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (2000) — Contribuinte — 457 cópias
100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories (1978) — Contribuinte — 411 cópias
The Plot Thickens (1997) — Contribuinte — 327 cópias
Knights of Madness: Further Comic Tales of Fantasy (1998) — Contribuinte — 301 cópias
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Contribuinte — 298 cópias
Transgressions {ten novellas} (2005) — Contribuinte — 268 cópias
Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop (2010) — Contribuinte — 244 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Pulp Fiction (1996) — Contribuinte — 236 cópias
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (1988) — Contribuinte — 193 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 1998 (1998) — Contribuinte — 179 cópias
Thurber on Crime (1991) — Prefácio — 176 cópias
A Century of Great Suspense Stories (2001) — Contribuinte — 154 cópias
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: A Hangman's Dozen (1962) — Contribuinte; Contribuinte — 146 cópias
Nova 1 (1970) — Contribuinte — 139 cópias
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction (1998) — Contribuinte — 134 cópias
Alfred Hitchcock's Tales to Send Chills Down Your Spine (1979) — Contribuinte — 126 cópias
A New Omnibus of Crime (2005) — Contribuinte — 97 cópias
Sci-Fi Private Eye (1997) — Contribuinte — 94 cópias
Police Procedurals (1985) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories (2002) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
Fifty Best Mysteries (1991) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
Brooklyn Noir 2: The Classics (2005) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
The Big Book of Rogues and Villains (2017) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Scream Along with Me (1970) — Contribuinte — 66 cópias
New Worlds of Fantasy (1967) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
A Treasury of Modern Mysteries, Volume 1 (1973) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
Master's Choice, Volume 1 (1999) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
Transgressions, Volume 3 (U.S. Edition) (2006) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
Christmas Magic (1994) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
The Mists from Beyond (1993) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
Manhattan Noir 2: The Classics (2008) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Comic Crime (2002) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
A Yuletide Universe: Sixteen Fantastical Tales (2003) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
3rd Culprit: An Annual of Crime Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
Science Fiction (1973) — Autor — 40 cópias
Great American Ghost Stories (1991) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
Tomorrow, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow ... (1974) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
Murder Short & Sweet (2008) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
New England Ghosts (1990) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
Manhattan Mysteries (1987) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
101 Mystery Stories (1986) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
Great American Ghost Stories Volume 1 (Anthology 16-in-1) (1992) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Beastly Tales (1989) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Mystery for Halloween (1991) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Merchants of Menace: An Anthology of Mystery Stories (1969) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Flesh & Blood: Erotic Tales of Crime and Passion (2001) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
A New Leaf and Other Stories (1971) — Introdução — 18 cópias
Earth in Transit (1976) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Crime After Crime (1998) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Home Sweet Homicide (1991) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Prime Suspects (1987) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
The New Edgar Winners: The Mystery Writers of America (1990) — Introdução — 10 cópias
Homicidal Acts (1988) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Dark Sins, Dark Dreams: Crime in Science Fiction (1978) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Two Much [1995 film] (1996) — Original book — 9 cópias
My Favorite Suspense Stories (1968) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
The Year's Best Mystery and Suspense Stories, 1990 (1990) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Horror Gems, Volume Two, Joseph Payne Brennan and others (2011) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Julian Symons at 80: A Tribute (1992) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Spy Story | Jimmy The Kid (1974) 4 cópias
Transgressions 3: Four Brand New Novellas (UK Edition) (1887) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Travl dag på skafottet (1975) — Autor, algumas edições1 exemplar(es)
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, June 1980 (1980) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Årstid for kranier (1974) — Autor, algumas edições1 exemplar(es)

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Parker learns that the man who pressured his wife to kill him and stole his share of the loot from a job has used the money to buy his way back into the Outfit. He tracks the man down, kills him and then pressures the Outfit into paying him back. This is the first book featuring Parker, reprinted with a foreword by Donald Westlake. For the most part Parker is cool and calculating, keeping his temper and appetites under control. He lives by doing a few big, well planned and executed thefts per year and living between jobs in resort hotels. He works with people he knows and has reason to trust and brutally punishes betrayal.… (mais)
 
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ritaer | outras 53 resenhas | Jun 15, 2024 |
It’s ok, Westlake might be leaning into Agatha with this one, unlike the other Holt books, just didn’t care about the other characters
 
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jimifenway | outras 2 resenhas | Jun 6, 2024 |
This one cab driver is given a tip in a horse race, and wins $930. He goes to pick up the winnings from his bookies place only to find him a recent corpse! Who killed the guy? And how is our hero gonna get his money?

Absolutely enthralling. Full of slam bang action, hilarious dialogue, and fast moving chase sequences. I’ve found a new bibliography to dive into.
 
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Amateria66 | outras 18 resenhas | May 24, 2024 |
This guy, who was an actor from NYC, wakes up in a Midwestern hospital after receiving a concussion. His memory leaks from his brain like water from a sieve. Maybe he becomes a different person, but he'll never really know. He tries to get back to his home which he doesn't understand probably will never be his home again, all the while losing and gaining memories.

This book devastated me. I've seen so many people with traumatic brain injuries since I started working at the library and the behaviors and mental processes discussed in this book line up 100% with what happens to folks.

Westlake's economy of language and characterization really was a cut above. I never want to read this book again because of how much of a massive bummer it was but there's no denying the degree of craft and depth of feeling it contained.
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Amateria66 | outras 12 resenhas | May 24, 2024 |

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Obras
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Membros
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Popularidade
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Avaliação
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Resenhas
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ISBNs
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Idiomas
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