The Hot Rock (John Dortmunder Series #1)

The Hot Rock (John Dortmunder Series #1)

by Donald E. Westlake


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ISBN-13: 9780446677035
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 04/28/2001
Series: John Dortmunder Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 466,380
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About 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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The Hot Rock (John Dortmunder Series #1) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
pod49 More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
mrtall on LibraryThing 3 months ago
The Hot Rock is a delightfully funny caper story, or, rather six different capers, as Dortmunder and his team of eccentrics try to get their hands on the rock. Westlake's dialog and pacing are exemplary; this is one of those books where you read for a bit and suddenly realize that twenty or thirty pages have flown by. Highly recommended.
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DewdLM More than 1 year ago
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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ybdude1936 More than 1 year ago
Used to be one could buy this for .50.