Westlake, Donald E. 

Introductory Notes


Donald Edwin Westlake was born in Brooklyn, NY, on July 12. He attended Champlain College and State University of New York at Binghamton and served in the U. S. Air Force 1954-1956. 

He published under both his own name and several pseudonyms, including Richard Stark, Timothy J. Culver, Curt Clark, Tucker Coe, and Samuel Holt.

Westlake died on December 31, 2008.


Books by Donald E. Westlake


Novels

  • Up Your Banners (1969)
  • Adios, Scheherazade (1970)
  • I Gave at the Office (1971)
  • Brothers Keepers (1975)
  • Kahawa (1982)
  • A Likely Story (1984)
  • Sacred Monster (1989)
  • Humans (1982)
  • Smoke (1995)
  • The Ax (1997)


Comic Crime Novels

  • The Fugitive Pigeon (1965)
  • The Busy Body (1966)
  • The Spy in the Ointment (1966)
  • God Save the Mark (1967)
  • Who Stole Sassi Manoon? (1968)
  • Somebody Owes Me Money (1969)
  • Cops and Robbers (1972)
  • Help I Am Being Held Prisoner (1975)
  • Two Much (1975)
  • Dancing Aztecs (1976)
  • Enough (1977)
  • Castle in the Air (1980)
  • High Adventure (1985)
  • High Jinx (1987; with Abby Westlake)
  • Transylvania Station (1987; with Abby Westlake)
  • Trust Me on This (1988)
  • Baby, Would I Lie? (1994)
  • The Hook (2000)
  • Put a Lid on It (2002)
  • Money for Nothing (2003)
  • The Scared Stiff (2003)
  • The Road to Ruin (2004)
  • Thieves’ Dozen (2004)
  • Get Real (2009)


The Dortmunder Series

  • The Hot Rock (1970)
  • Bank Shot (1972)
  • Jimmy the Kid (1974)
  • Nobody’s Perfect (1977)
  • Why Me (1983)
  • Good Behavior (1985)
  • Drowned Hopes (1990)
  • Don’t Ask (1993)
  • What’s the Worst That Could Happen? (1996)
  • Bad News (2001)
  • Watch Your Back! (2005)
  • What’s So Funny? (2007)


Crime Novels

  • The Mercenaries (1960)
  • Killing Time (1961)
  • 361 (1962)
  • Killy (1963)
  • Pity Him Afterwards (1964)


Juvenile

  • Philip


Western

  • Gangway (1973; with Brian Garfield)


Short Stories

  • The Curious Facts Preceding My Execution and Other Fictions (1968)
  • Levine (1984)
  • Tomorrow’s Crimes (1989)


All material on these pages is © as indicated by Mary Daniels Brown