Jimmy the Kid by Donald E. Westlake

Jimmy the Kid

byDonald E. Westlake

Kobo ebook | October 25, 2011

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A kidnapping plan cribbed from a crime novel goes hilariously wrong for gang boss John Dortmunder—from the Edgar Award–winning author of Bank Shot.
 
When his “friend” Andy Kelp has a plan, career criminal John Dortmunder knows that means trouble. Kelp’s schemes, no matter how well intentioned, tend to spiral quickly out of control. But this one, Kelp swears, is airtight. He read it in a book!
 
The novel featured a kidnapping so brilliant there’s no way it wouldn’t work in real life. Though offended that his usual role as heist planner has been usurped, Dortmunder reluctantly agrees to the scheme.
 
Unfortunately, they kidnap a kid smarter than all of them put together. What’s simple on the page turns complex and chaotic—and there’s no reference guide to help Dortmunder through the madness he’s signed on for.
 
“[Westlake’s] most durable character. Whatever can go wrong in the man’s elaborate attempts at larceny invariably does, and in the most amusing and unexpected ways possible.” —Los Angeles Times
 
“Westlake has no peer in the realm of comic mystery novelists.” —San Francisco Chronicle
 

Author Donald E. Westlake was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 12, 1933. He attended colleges in New York, but did not graduate. He wrote more than 100 novels and 5 screenplays throughout his lifetime. He also wrote under numerous pseudonyms including Richard Stark, Tucker Coe, and Samuel Holt. Almost 20 of his novels were adapted in...
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Title:Jimmy the KidFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 25, 2011Publisher:MysteriousPress.com/Open RoadLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1453229183

ISBN - 13:9781453229187

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The lord of sugar hill Great short story, twisted and noir... Charyn 's one of the best u.s. writer, no doubt. Read him....................................................................
Date published: 2015-04-13