By Donald E. Westlake
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Donald E. Westlake (1933-2008) was once probably the most prolific and proficient authors of yankee crime fiction. He all started his occupation within the past due Fifties, churning out novels for pulp homes - usually writing as many as 4 novels a 12 months lower than a number of pseudonyms - yet quickly started publishing lower than his personal identify. His such a lot recognized characters have been John Dortmunder, an unfortunate thief, and a ruthless legal named Parker. His writing earned him 3 Edgars and a Grand grasp Award from the secret Writers of the US. Westlake's cinematic prose and brisk discussion made his novels appealing to Hollywood, and a number of other movies have been made of his books, with stars equivalent to Lee Marvin and Mel Gibson.
Westlake wrote numerous screenplays himself, receiving an Academy Award nomination for his model of The Grifters, Jim Thompson's noir classic.
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