Re: RARA-AVIS:Never Shake a Family Tree

Staffars Serier (
Sun, 2 May 1999 22:52:50 +0200 mt:

>This is a short story by Westlake. It has been reprinted more than once
>in anthologies, for example in _Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense_,
>St Martin's Press, edited by Martin Greenberg (a great general mystery
>collection -- with some hardboiled stories in it).

Mm-m, and let's not forget that it's also included in Westlake's first
collection of short stories, "The Curious Facts Preceding My Execution".

Incidentally, I believe that the title story was actually Westlake's first
humorous crime story. It was also originally published using the Stark


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