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1 Westlake, Donald E. ADIOS, SCHEHERAZADE: The Secret Life of a Sensuous Man
(New York, New York): A Signet Book from New American Library, (1971). First paperback edition, first printing. Signet #Q4802. Original .95 price. Mass market paperback. Faint reading creases to spine, very mild creases to front cover, very light wear to exteme shelf edges, unfaded, tight, square and very good plus in red printed wraps. A very well-preserved, elusive collectible. 
The three-time Edgar award-winning author, draws on his writing-publishing experiences in this humorous spoof. A fledgling porno-writer sets out to write the dirtiest book and gets side-tracked with ghost-writing, movie-deals, Playboy articles, etc. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Westlake, Donald E. BABY, WOULD I LIE?
(New York): The Mysterious Press, (1994). 0892965320 / 9780892965328 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine in green over maroon boards with gilt titles and devices to the spine; in a fine dust jacket. 
Comic caper novel focused on the murder trial of a country music star. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 (Westlake, Donald E.) Stark, Richard BACKFLASH
(New York, NY): Mysterious Press/Warner Books, (1988). 0892966629 / 9780892966622 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in a fine, if faintly age-toned, dust jacket. 
"This time, a weirdly motivated retired civil servant, an out-of-control smalltown cop, and some greedy bikers stand in the way of Parker and Co.'s successful removal of $400,000 from the gambling boat."--Dick Adler. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 (Westlake, Donald E.) Stark, Richard COMEBACK
(New York): The Mysterious Press, (1997). 0892966610 / 9780892966615 First edition: Advance Reading Copy. Proof. Fine in glossy pictorial wraps. 
With COMEBACK, Donald E. Westlake was persuaded by family and friends, to resurrect his legendary series of books about a career criminal known only as Parker, last seen in BUTCHER'S MOON (1974). 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Westlake, Donald E. DON'T ASK
New York: The Mysterious Press, 1993. 0892964693 / 9780892964697 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"Dortmunder is back--hurrah!"--The New York Times Book Review. Another misadventure from the annals of "the burglar king of the bungled caper."--Playboy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Westlake, Donald E. DROWNED HOPES
New York: The Mysterious Press, (1990). First edition, limited issue: one of 26 deluxe lettered presentation copies, SIGNED by the author. This is letter ''J.'' Fine in gilt-lettered turquoise leatherette and matching slipcase. 
A Dortmunder novel. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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7 Westlake, Donald E. DROWNED HOPES
New York: The Mysterious Press, (1990). 0892961783 / 9780892961788 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Textblock tanned, as usual, else fine in a fine dust jacket. 
John Dortmunder, "anti-hero of such comic crime classics as THE HOT ROCK and GOOD BEHAVIOR," returns home at dawn after another failed burglary to be greeted by an old cell-mate with a bizarre plan to recover $700,000 in stolen money. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Westlake, Donald E. GIVE TILL IT HURTS: A Christmas Story
New York: The Mysterious Bookshop, 1993. First edition: an original chapbook. Mild age-toning, else fine in decorated, stapled wraps. 
A Dortmunder tale written by Westlake expressly for this holiday gift chapbook printed by Carolyn and Otto Penzler for friends and "valued clients" of their storied mystery book shop. A nifty Westlake item. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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9 Westlake, Donald E. GOD SAVE THE MARK
(New York, New York): Signet Books, (1968). First edition thus: movie tie-in paperback edition. Signet #T3625; cover price, $.75. A brilliant, fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps with cover blurb which reads, ''TV star Bill Cosby makes his screen debut in the motion picture production of GOD SAVE THE MARK.'' The film was never released! 
Scarce edition of Westlake's Edgar winner. "Splendid action-farce, a delightful comedy of character, and a brief encyclopedia on the art of the con...will go down as one of the most entertaining episodes in suspense novel history."--NY Times Book Review. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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10 Westlake, Donald E. GOOD BEHAVIOR
New York: Mysterious Press, (1985). 0892962400 First edition, limited issue: one of 26 lettered copies produced especially for Neiman-Marcus and SIGNED by Westlake. This is letter ''V.'' Hardcover. Fine in black cloth stamped in bronze with titles, border device, and publisher's logo. In matching black cloth slipcase. 
SIGNED by Westlake and lettered on the tipped-in limitation page, and also SIGNED and lettered on a laid-in limitation card which is embossed in bronze and whose form-cut outline matches the front cover border device. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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11 Westlake, Donald E. HIGH ADVENTURE
New York: Mysterious Press, (1985). 0892961236 / 9780892961238 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a fine, mildly age-toned dust jacket with wraparound art by David Tamura. 
"The master of the rolling scam has done it again...a comic romp through Latin American politics, drug smuggling, international con games and romance."--James Grady. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Westlake, Donald E. LEVINE
New York: The Mysterious Press, (1984). 0892960639 / 9780892960637 First trade edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
LEVINE is an episodic saga, a series of six novellas laying open for examination the life of a Brooklyn cop, and dedicated to his job but living in constant fear of the moment when his ailing heart finally stops. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13 Westlake, Donald E. MONEY FOR NOTHING
New York: Mysterious Press/Warner Books, (2003). 0892967870 / 9780892967872 First edition, first printing: Advance Reading Copy. Hardcover. Fine in photo-pictorial wraps. 
Stand-alone mystery. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Westlake, Donald E. NOBODY'S PERFECT
New York: M. Evans & Company, Inc., (1977). 0871312492 / 9780871312495 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a price-clipped, else near fine illustrated dust jacket that shows some mild age-toning to the predominantly white jacket. 
The Dortmunder gang, "those five hapless but loveable hoodlums who bungled their way through THE HOT ROCK, BANK SHOT, and JIMMY THE KID" are off again (in more ways than one) in pursuit of the big score. One of his more elusive books. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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15 Westlake, Donald E. NOBODY'S PERFECT
New York: M. Evans & Company, Inc., (1977). 0871312492 / 9780871312495 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The Dortmunder gang, "those five hapless but loveable hoodlums who bungled their way through THE HOT ROCK, BANK SHOT, and JIMMY THE KID" are off again (in more ways than one) in pursuit of the big score. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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16 (Westlake, Donald E.) Stark, Richard PLUNDER SQUAD
New York: Random House, (1972). 0380699060 / 9780380699063 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Tape stains to the front board, scarred evidence of tape removal to the back board, moisture staining to the upper and lower edges of the rear board, upper page edges stained, else very good; in a very good dust jacket with a dampstain to the rear panel. 
One of Westlake's Parker novels (published as by Stark), which has become a remarkably difficult book to come by. This is not an ex-library copy! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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17 Westlake, Donald E. PUT A LID ON IT
(New York, N.Y.): Mysterious Press/Warner Books/An AOL Time Warner, (2002). 0892967188 / 9780892967186 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in white-lettered black boards; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. 
"Crime-caper Grand Master Westlake channeling Ross Thomas...The president's campaign committee needs a burglary performed, and they've learned from Watergate: if you need a burglary, hire a professional burglar...top-shelf Westlake."--Booklist. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Westlake, Donald E. THE HOT ROCK
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1970). 0671205412 / 9780671205416 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. No remainder mark. Superb copy! 
John Dortmunder and company are hired by an U.N. African Ambassador to steal the famed Balabomo Emerald from the hands of a rival African country. Filmed in 1972 with direction by Peter Yates, starring Robert Redford, George Segal, and Moses Gunn. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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19 Westlake, Donald E. WHY ME
(New York, N.Y.): Tor/A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (1985). 0812510526 / 9780812510522 First paperback edition. Mild spine creasing, pages and covers lightly age-toned, else a nearly fine copy in illustrated wraps. 
Dortmunder lifts a gem from a pawn shop only to discover it is the world's most valuable ruby, the Byzantine Fire, which has just been boosted by somebody else! This Dortmunder yarn is oddly scarce in all its incarnations. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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