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Once he became a series character, I made the conscious choice that he would never act like a series character, never wink at the reader, never pull his punches. Better for him, better for me.

Donald E. Westlake

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Westlake's most famous characters include the hard-boiled criminal Parker (appearing in fiction under the Richard Stark pseudonym) and Parker's comic flip-side John Dortmunder. In 1987 Westlake wrote the teleplay Fatal Confession a pilot for the TV series Father Dowling Mysteries based on the novels by Ralph McInerny. "
Samuel Holt: 4 mystery novels featuring the character of Sam Holt 1986-1989: One of Us is Wrong and I Know a Trick Worth Two of That both 1986; What I Tell You Three Times is False 1987; The Fourth Dimension is Death 1989.

He was a three-time Edgar Award winner one of only three writers (the others are Joe Gores and William L. Donald Edwin Westlake (July 12 1933 – December 31 2008) was an American writer with over a hundred novels and non-fiction books to his credit.

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