Grand Central Publishing
On Sale: July 17, 2009
Featuring: John Dortmunder
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Mystery Hard Boiled
In Donald E. Westlake's classic caper novels, the bad get
better, the good slide a bit, and Lord help anyone caught
between a thief named John Dortmunder and the current object
of his attention. However, being caught red-handed is
inevitable in Dortmunder's next production, when a TV
producer convinces this thief and his merry gang to do a
reality show that captures their next score. The producer
guarantees to find a way to keep the show from being used in
evidence against them. They're dubious, but the pay is good,
so they take him up on his offer.
A mock-up of the OJ bar is built in a warehouse down on
Varick Street. The ground floor of that building is a big
open space jumbled with vehicles used in TV world,
everything from a news truck and a fire engine to a hansom
cab (without the horse). As the gang plans their next move
with the cameras rolling, Dortmunder and Kelp sneak onto the
roof of their new studio to organize a private enterprise.
It will take an ingenious plan to outwit viewers glued to
their television sets, but Dortmunder is nothing if not
persistent, and he's determined to end this shoot with money
in his pockets.
1 comment posted.
Re: Get Real
So has another famous author just passed today.. John Updike. His body of work included over 20 short stories and many novels.. makes me think of rearranging all the sh stories and novels I have written,. at least his got published!
(Colette Hill 9:54pm January 27, 2009)
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