Donald E Westlake

Donald E Westlake

This is a complete list of Donald E Westlake books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category. Donald E Westlake also writes as: Richard Stark and Tucker Coe.

Also writes as: Richard Stark and Tucker Coe.

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List of Phil Crawford Books in Publication Order

List of Parker Books in Publication Order (as Richard Stark)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
9
Payback / Point Blank / The Hunter
1962
2
8.5
The Steel Hit / The Man With The Getaway Face
1963
3
9
The Outfit
1963
4
9
The Mourner
1963
5
9
The Score / Killtown
1963
6
8
The Jugger
1965
7
9
The Seventh / The Split
1966
8
8
The Handle / Run Lethal
1966
9
9
The Rare Coin Score
1967
10
9
The Green Eagle Score
1967
11
9
The Black Ice Score
1968
12
9
The Sour Lemon Score
1969
13
9
Slayground
1971
14
10
Deadly Edge
1971
15
Plunder Squad
1972
16
Butcher's Moon
1974
17
10
Comeback
1997
18
Backflash
1998
19
Flashfire / Parker
2000
20
10
Firebreak
2001
21
Breakout
2002
22
9
Nobody Runs Forever
2004
23
9
Ask The Parrot
2006
24
8
Dirty Money
2008

List of Mitch Tobin Books in Publication Order (as Tucker Coe)

List of Alan Grofield Books in Publication Order (as Richard Stark)

List of Dortmunder Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.7
The Hot Rock
1970
2
Bank Shot
1972
3
Jimmy The Kid
1974
4
Nobody's Perfect
1977
5
Why Me?
1983
6
Good Behavior
1985
7
Drowned Hopes
1990
8
Don't Ask
1993
9
What's The Worst That Could Happen?
1996
10
9
Bad News
2001
11
9
The Road To Ruin
2004
12
9
Watch Your Back!
2005
13
8.5
What's So Funny?
2007
14
Get Real
2009

List of Sam Holt Books in Publication Order

List of Sara & Jack Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Sally
1959
2
Man Hungry
1959
3
All My Lovers
1959
4
SO WILLING.
1960
5
All about Annette
1960
6
Virgin's Summer
1960
7
The Wife Next Door
1960
8
The Mercenaries/The Cutie
1960
9
Passion's Playthings
1961
10
Call Me Sinner
1961
11
Campus Doll
1961
12
Brother and Sister
1961
13
Killing Time
1961
14
Young and Innocent
1961
15
361
1962
16
Strange affair.
1962
17
Killy
1963
18
Campus Lovers
1963
19
Pity Him Afterwards
1964
20
The Fugitive Pigeon
1965
21
6
The Busy Body
1966
22
Spy in the Ointment
1966
23
8
God Save the Mark
1967
24
Anarchaos
1967
25
Philip
1967
26
Who stole Sassi Manoon?
1968
27
Up Your Banners
1969
28
Somebody Owes Me Money
1969
29
Adios Scheherazade
1970
30
Comfort Station
1970
31
Ex Officio
1970
32
I Gave at the Office
1971
33
Cops and Robbers
1972
34
Gangway! (With: Brian Garfield)
1973
35
Help, I Am Being Held Prisoner
1974
36
Brothers Keepers
1975
37
Two Much
1975
38
Dancing Aztecs
1976
39
Castle in the Air
1980
40
Kahawa
1981
41
A Likely Story
1984
42
High Adventure
1985
43
Humans
1992
44
Smoke
1995
45
8
The Ax
1997
46
8
The Hook
2000
47
The Scared Stiff
2001
48
9
Put a Lid on It
2002
49
9
Money for Nothing
2003
50
Memory / The Actor
2010
51
The Comedy is Finished
2012
52
Forever and a Death
2017
53
Call Me a Cab
2022

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Transgressions Books in Publication Order

List of Parker Graphic Novels in Publication Order (with Darwyn Cooke, as Richard Stark)

List of Donald E Westlake Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Simply The Best Mysteries, Edgar Award Winners And Front Runners
1970
2
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow...
1974
3
Tales to Send Chills Down Your Spine
1979
4
Alfred Hitchcock's A Choice of Evils
1983
5
Fifty Best Mysteries
1993
6
The Plot Thickens
1997
7
The Mysterious Press Anniversary Anthology: Celebrating 25 Years
2001
8
Transgressions
2005
9
Brooklyn Noir 2
2005
10
Price of Desire
2005
11
Transgressions, Vol. 2
2006
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Donald E Westlake: Biography

Donald E Westlake (Donald Edwin Westlake) was born on July 12th, 1933. Donald E passed away December 31st, 2008 at 75 years old. Donald E Westlake was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Donald E Westlake (Donald Edwin Westlake) is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 53 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1959 with the novel Sally. The most recently released novel was Call Me a Cab which was released in 2022.

Donald E Westlake also wrote the Parker series which has 24 books including Payback / Point Blank / The Hunter and The Steel Hit / The Man With The Getaway Face.

Westlake has been honoured on Japan's Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! list many times. In 1995, Dancing Aztecs was ranked #3 on the international list. Good Behavior took the 9th spot in 1998. The Ax was listed at #4 in 2002. In 2004, The Hook was ranked #5. Thieves' Dozen was ranked 8th on the list in 2010. In addition to his own name, writing as Richard Stark, his novel Comeback made the 2000 list at #5.

Donald E Westlake: Awards & Accolades

Donald E Westlake won the Gumshoe Award, Lifetime Achievement, in 2008.

Westlake's book, God Save the Mark won the Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 1968.

The following novels by Donald E Westlake were also nominated for these awards:

  • The Mercenaries/The Cutie: Edgar Award, Best First Novel (1961).
  • The Busy Body: Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel (1967).
  • The Hot Rock: Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel (1971).
  • Kahawa: Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel (1983).
  • Too Many Crooks: Macavity Award, Best Short Story (1990).
  • Humans: Hammett Prize, Best Crime Novel (1992).
  • The Ax: Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (1998).
  • Bad News: Barry Award, Best Novel (2002).

Donald E Westlake: Author Insights

The highest rated book by Donald E Westlake on Book Notification is The Hot Rock, the 1st novel in the Dortmunder series.

The most read book by Donald E Westlake on Book Notification is The Hot Rock, the 1st novel in the Dortmunder series.

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Donald E Westlake are:

  1. John Grisham, author of the Jake Brigance Series.
  2. Harlan Coben, author of the Myron Bolitar Series.
  3. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.
  4. David Baldacci, author of the Amos Decker Series.
  5. Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher Series.

Donald E Westlake: F.A.Q

When was Donald E Westlake Born?

Donald E Westlake was born on July 12th, 1933.

When did Donald E Westlake die?

Donald E Westlake died on December 31st, 2008 at 75 years old.

Where was Donald E Westlake Born?

Donald E Westlake was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

What awards has Donald E Westlake won?

Donald E Westlake has won the following awards: Lifetime Achievement at the Gumshoe Award (2008).

What book awards has Donald E Westlake won?

Westlake's book, God Save the Mark won the award Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 1968.

What was the first book Donald E Westlake wrote?

The first novel written by Donald E Westlake was Sally, published in 1959.

What was the most recent book Donald E Westlake wrote?

His most recently released work was Call Me a Cab on February 1st, 2022.

How many books has Donald E Westlake written?

Donald E Westlake has written 121 books across 17 series, excluding contributions to anthologies.
  • 2 books in the Phil Crawford Series
  • 24 books in the Parker Series
  • 5 books in the Mitch Tobin Series
  • 4 books in the Alan Grofield Series
  • 14 books in the Dortmunder Series
  • 4 books in the Sam Holt Series
  • 2 books in the Sara & Jack Series
  • 53 Standalone Novels
  • 1 Short Stories/Novellas
  • 7 Short Story Collections
  • 1 Non-Fiction Books
  • 4 books in the Parker Graphic Novels Series

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