Yeah, "definitive" was probably the wrong word. I know from trying to keep track of the various editions of the Parker books that tracking the various editions of the entire Westlake bibliography would drive me insane. I'm shooting for a complete list of what was published and when it was first published, and any alternate titles.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ron Clinton" <clinton65@...> wrote:
> Trent, you mentioned you wanted it "definitive"...but I don't see any
> reprints listed. A number of these went into other printings -- paperback,
> later hardcover (like the Tucker Coe books that saw hc reprints decades
> later), UK editions, limited editions, etc. Are you looking for info on
> those, or just listing the first appearances?
> Ron C.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On
> > Behalf Of trentrey
> > Sent: Sunday, July 25, 2010 8:04 PM
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> > Subject: RARA-AVIS: Donald Westlake bibliography
> > I have just added a Donald Westlake bibliography (novels only, so far) to
> > Violent World of Parker. I believe its the most complete and accurate
> > bibliography out there, mainly because I swiped all the material from the
> > 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
> > Edwin West, on his website. Lawrence Block confirmed three more that he
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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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