Donald E. Westlake

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Summer Book Suggestions

Forget the economy with these notable upcoming tomes

(Newser) - It’s almost summer, and that means it’s time to forget about the economy, grab a book, and head to the beach. The Wall Street Journal has some suggestions:
  • The Secret Speech, by Tom Rob Smith: Nothing says “escapism” like this novel—set in the paranoid nightmare of
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Final Chapter for Mystery Writer Westlake

Donald E. Westlake dies of heart attack

(Newser) - Prolific mystery writer Donald E. Westlake, who wrote hundreds of novels, stories and screenplays under his own name and a posse of pseudonyms, died from a heart attack on New Year's Eve while vacationing in Mexico. He was 75. One of his characters, downsized executive turned killer Burke Devore, stands... More »

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