Vital Lessons in Craft, Via Crime Fiction: A Review of Donald E. Westlake’s “The Getaway Car”

The Getaway Car: A Donald Westlake Nonfiction Miscellany by Donald E. Westlake; edited by Levi Stahl University of Chicago Press; 223 p. Donald Westlake wrote about a hundred books over some fifty odd years under a dozen or so pen names. Most of those titles could broadly be classified as crime fiction but he probably explored more permutations and tangents of the form than any other author. This likely explains all those pseudonyms. We rarely have the chance to get […]

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