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Mystery
  • Author:
    Donald E. Westlake
  • ISBN:
    0786276525
  • ISBN13:
    978-0786276523
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  • Publisher:
    Thorndike Press; 1 edition (July 12, 2005)
  • Pages:
    440 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Mystery
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  • Rating:
    4.8
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Westlake Donald . Westlake A book in the John Dortmunder series To Susan Richman, who wasn't sure it was such a good idea, but who marched forward anyway God bless. 1 WHEN JOHN DORTMUNDER, a free man, not even on parole, walked into the . Bar Grill on Amsterdam Avenue that Friday night in July, just before ten o'clock, the regulars were discussing the afterlife. A book in the John Dortmunder series. To Susan Richman, who wasn't sure it was such a good idea, but who marched forward anyway God bless.

This introduction of sports stymied everybody for a minute, as Dortmunder watched Rollo slice up a banana and drop the chunks into the glasses like depth charges.

This introduction of sports stymied everybody for a minute, as Dortmunder watched Rollo slice up a banana and drop the chunks into the glasses like depth charges. Next he reached for a lime, as Dortmunder looked around and saw what must have happened. It was summertime in New York City, late July, and the sluggish tide of tourists had washed up on this unlikely shore five ladies who did each other’s silvery wavy hair, and who were seated now at one of the booths on the right.

In his classic caper novels, Donald E. Westlake turns the world of crime and criminals upside-down: the bad get better, the good get worse, and God save anyone caught between a thief named John Dortmunder and his most improbable plans.

Watch Your Back! Annotation. Author: Donald Westlake. Publication date: 2005. But before they pull the job, Dortmunder’s crew is startled to find their beloved gin joint, the OJ, in the clutches of the Mafia - who consider it perfect for a little fraud, courtesy of a nice big fire.

All the usual Westlake suspects are back in another fine mess, or in this case in a delightful collection of 11 Dortmunder stories.

A deposed South American dictator has hidden his entire fortune of cash, stocks and jewellery inside twelve stones of a castle. All the usual Westlake suspects are back in another fine mess, or in this case in a delightful collection of 11 Dortmunder stories.

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Watch Your Back! book. Westlake was named Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master (1993); has won Edgar Allan Poe Awards for Best Novel, Screenplay, and Short Story; and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for "The Grifters.

He specialized in crime fiction, especially comic capers, with an occasional foray into science fiction and other genres

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A Four-time Edgar Award-winning Author

In his classic caper novels, Donald E. Westlake turns the world of crime and criminals upside-down: the bad get better, the good get worse, and God save anyone caught between a thief named Dortmunder and his most improbable plans. Now Westlake's unlucky lawbreaker has been handed a golden opportunity that even he can't screw up - until he's struck by a sudden case of criminal attention deficit disorder . . .


Fountain_tenderness
I love all the Dortmunder books. This one has all the regulars with even more laughs than usual. Donald Westlake had a great sense of humor. The Dortmunder books were the "stars in his crown." I am sorry that Mr. Westlake has left us. Whenever I am truly down, I can pick up one of his books and get an instant pick-me-up. I have read all the Dortmunder books at least twice, some three times. They are just so well written with a satirical touch that is unique. Enjoy them-as far as I am concerned, they are jewels to savor!
Zolorn
Watch your back is the second of the Dortmunder Novels, that I read and I like it very much (still busy reading it).
In time I will get more of them.
It is an interesting plot with the sympathy on the crooks for a change, small crooks who have to battle against big ones and the rich people.
I also bought a DVD of the other one I read: "What's the worst that could happen", but was a bit disappointed, as the names were changed (No "Dortmunder")and because most of the crooks were black, the whole movie was kind of kind of rap style, which was not like the book at all.
Otherwise Danny de Vito is always good to watch.

I will stick to reading the books in the future.

Kind regards Rosemarie MacDonald
Burgas
This is a very funny book. It's the latest installment in the series about John Dortmunder, who's misadventures in crime never cease to amuse.

Summary, no spoilers:

Arnie Albright is New York fence who comes up with the plan for the perfect crime. While at a Club Med, he meets billionaire and jerk extraordinaire, Preston Fareweather. He is mistreated by Fareweather (who isn't?), and decides to get revenge.

Fareweather is hiding out from process servers who are trying to contact him at the behest of four angry ex-wives. He has not been to his New York apartment in over two years, and doesn't plan to return anytime soon.

Arnie contacts his buddy, Dortmunder, and they decide to round up the usual gang, and burglarize Fareweather's apartment and steal his BMW....since he isn't around.

As usual, with any Dortmunder scheme, anything and everything goes wrong. Enter New Jersey mobsters, mishaps at the OJ (Dortmunder's favorite bar), and the newest member of the gang, a naive but enthusiastic 19 year old named Justin. And of course the important lesson that timing is everything.

This book is highly recommended. It's funny and satisfying, and you are left with a big smile on your face when you finish the last page. Westlake at his best.
Helldor
Since Ed McBain's departure, I've been looking for a writer guaranteed to end a reading slump. I think I've found one. Actually the Dortmunder series and the 87th precinct have a lot in common. They're both humorous, they both rely on multiple characters and story lines, and both writers are deceptively adept prose masters.

The biggest difference between the two is that Westlake has us cheering for the crooks. In this one, Dortmunder's fence, Arnie Albright, has set the gang up to rob a venture capitalist, Preston Fairweather, who's hiding from his ex-wives in the Caribbean, making his Manhattan apartment easy pickings. The B-story involves the "Busting out" of the OJ Bar and Grill, Dortmunder's hangout. Busting out is maxing out the bar's credit line, then shutting the place down. Dortmunder and crew waylay the organized crime members behind it.

Certainly Dortmunder and his friends are amusing characters, but I found the minor ones more entertaining in this one. Two of them stand out. Preston Fairweather's ex-wives conspire to kidnap him and bring him back to the states to face litigation. In his attempt to escape their clutches he meets a bone fisherman named Porfiro. The interplay between the two is hysterical. The second one is young Judson Blint who takes a job working for Tiny's girlfriend J.C. His resume is a pack of lies, which is why she hires him. She runs several scams, one of which is taking up too much of her time. Judson is hired to run the others while she's absorbed. Judson will end up being the most valuable member of the gang.

Like McBain whose literary efforts were written under the name Evan Hunter, Westlake can really turn a phrase when he wants to. This is Alan, Preston Fairweather's right-hand man being introduced to Pam Broussard, who is in the employ of the ex-wives: "He shook her hand, a cold hard thing like a falconer's glove." This next example is from Preston Fairweather, describing the Caribbean: "The August sun, God's blood blister, hung midway down the sky."

I've read three Dortmunders now and it's always frustrating that Dortmunder never seems to score the big one, but it's also fascinating to see how he will be foiled this time.
SmEsH
If you are a regular, what you expect is what you get. Sit down and laugh. Please not on a long airplane flight. People start giving you funny looks. Trust me on this one. Baby would I lie?
Ximinon
There are two prerequisites for reading and enjoying the Dortmunder novels by the amazingly prolific Donald Westlake: (1) you enjoy watching a fiendishly clever plot unfold, and (2) you love to laugh.

In his 75 years -- Westlake died on the last day of the year 2008 -- Westlake wrote more than 100 novels and a passel of other books as well. Included were a dozen novels about the hapless career burglar, John Dortmunder, and his cronies, Stan Murch, Andy Kelp, Tiny, and assorted significant others and hangers-on. "Watch Your Back!", published in 2005, is a good example of the lot.

The plot of this book is so convoluted that creating a summary strikes me as a daunting task. Besides, just knowing the plot would spoil the experience of reading it. "Watch Your Back!" is a whole lot of fun. From time to time, I simply couldn't stop laughing.

(From Mal Warwick's Blog on Books)
Asyasya
This is another of Westlake's wonderful novels about Dortmunder, and I have to admit, I find this character and the story of his somewhat "snakebit" life always makes me grin. One of the 10,000 rules must be that if anything can go wrong, even in a parallel universe, it will...for Dortmunder and his friends.