Re: RARA-AVIS: books to read - Westlake and Crais

From: Bob Toomey (
Date: 07 Jan 2000

Mark Blumenthal wrote:
> Donald Westlake has written more hb than the Parkers. Try reading the books
> he wrote as Tucker Coe They are about Mitch Tobin who was kicked off the
> police because he was sleeping with a woman when he was supposed to be on
> duty. Since his partner was killed covering for him he is wracked by guilt.
> He is absorbed by building a wall, but he winds up being a detective in 5
> books. Kinds of Love, Kinds of Death is the first. An early novel, Killing
> Time, is clearly influenced by Red Harvest.

Other HB Westlake novels include his first, THE MERCENARIES (also reprinted as THE SMASHERS, possibly in an attempt to have it confused with a Matt Helm adventure), KILLY and 361. KAHAWA and HIGH ADVENTURE have their tough moments as well, and THE AX, while not exactly HB, has a meanness to it that will probably appeal to members of this list.


# To unsubscribe, say "unsubscribe rara-avis" to
# The web pages for the list are at .

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 07 Jan 2000 EST