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The Hot Rock (John Dortmunder Series #1)

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The Hot Rock introduces John Archibald Dortmunder, the thief whose capers never quite come off, as he and his convict friends plot to steal the fabulous Balaboma Emerald.

This is the classic that introduced John Archibald Dortmunder, the thief whose capers never quite come off, as he and his convict friends plot to steal the fabulous Balaboma Emerald. They almost carry it off, but then the guy carrying the stone is picked up by the...

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Overview

The Hot Rock introduces John Archibald Dortmunder, the thief whose capers never quite come off, as he and his convict friends plot to steal the fabulous Balaboma Emerald.

This is the classic that introduced John Archibald Dortmunder, the thief whose capers never quite come off, as he and his convict friends plot to steal the fabulous Balaboma Emerald. They almost carry it off, but then the guy carrying the stone is picked up by the cops. . ..

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446677035
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Series: John Dortmunder Series , #1
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 172,702
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

DONALD E. WESTLAKE has written numerous novels over the past thirty-five years under his own name and pseudonyms, including Richard Stark. Many of his books have been made into movies, including , which became the brilliant film noir Point Blank, and the 1999 smash hit Payback. He penned the Hollywood scripts for The Stepfather and The Grifters, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. The winner of three Edgar awards and a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, Donald E. Westlake was presented with The Eye, the Private Eye Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award, at the Shamus Awards.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted August 29, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    First and best Dortmunder

    My favorite Westlake book. Persistence gets you somewhere, but not always a happy ending. Good NYC atmosphere. Interesting characters that most people would like. And yes, funny. flag

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2008

    A reviewer

    Read it, saw the movie, enjoyed both. Westlake keeps slump-shouldered burglar John Dortmunder running through hoops in a funny story. Westlake holds your interest throughout the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2012

    The ad says that this book has 304 pages but when I received it

    The ad says that this book has 304 pages but when I received it was only 144 pages Am I missing something here?
    A good book however.

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  • Posted July 14, 2012

    Used to be one could buy this for .50.

    Used to be one could buy this for .50.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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