RARA-AVIS: Donald Westlake bibliography

From: trentrey (trent@violentworldofparker.com)
Date: 25 Jul 2010

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    I have just added a Donald Westlake bibliography (novels only, so far) to The Violent World of Parker. I believe its the most complete and accurate Westlake bibliography out there, mainly because I swiped all the material from the four bibliographies I found online (including Thrilling Detective's--thanks!) and made some additions and corrections. I've also made the spreadsheet I used available for download, should anyone want a checklist.

    I would appreciate it if any Westlake fans out there could chime in with any needed additions or corrections, because I'd really like to make it definitive. There are three issues that I am aware of:

    Westlake sleaze novels: Westlake acknowledged four sleaze novels, written as Edwin West, on his website. Lawrence Block confirmed three more that he co-wrote, soon to be republished in the omnibus Hellcats and Honeygirls. So far as I know, those are the only sleaze books that are 100% confirmed Westlake. I would prefer not to include any titles that aren't 100% confirmed as Westlake. If anyone out there can confirm other titles, I'd appreciate it.

    Order of publication within a year: This is hardly critical, but if I can get it, I'd like an accurate publication order within any given year.

    Confirmation of at least two publication years: Publication years for Sin Hellcat and Comfort Station are not confirmed. I've found three possible years for Comfort Station: 1970, 1972, and 1973. I would love confirmation on those (or, better yet, copies of the books!).

    Here it is. Any input is most welcome: http://violentworldofparker.com/?page_id=2813

    --Trent The Violent World of Parker http://violentworldofparker.com/

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