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In Donald E. Westlake's classic caper novels, the bad get better, the good slide a bit, and Lord help anyone caught between a thief named John Dortmunder and the current object of his attention.

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Travis McGee is looking forward to a "slob summer," spending his days as far away from danger as possible. But trouble has a way of finding him, no matter where he hides. An old friend, conned out of …
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The Chill (Lew Archer #11)
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Watch Your Back! (Dortmunder, #13)
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Forty Thieves
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In Matt Scudder's mind, money, power, and position elevate nobody above morality and the law. Now the ex-cop and unlicensed p.i. has been hired to prove that socialite Richard Thurman orchestrated the…
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Martians, Go Home
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THEY WERE GREEN
THEY WERE LITTLE
THEY WERE
BALD AS BILLIARD BALLS
AND THEY WERE
EVERYWHERE


Luke Devereaux was a science-fiction writer, holed up in a desert shack waiting for inspiration. He was the first…
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Thieves' Dozen (Dortmunder, #12)
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Featuring Westlake's hapless hero John Dortmunder, this original compilation of short stories ties in to the author's latest Dortmunder hardcover, "The Road to Ruin."
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The Loo Sanction (Jonathan Hemlock, #2)
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A First-Rate Thriller from a Legendary Master

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Pale Gray for Guilt (Travis McGee #9)
Tush Bannon was in the wrong spot at the wrong time. His measly plot of land just so happened to sit right in the middle of a rich parcel of five hundred riverfront acres that big-money real estate in…
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The Moving Target (Lew Archer #1)
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Like many Southern California millionaires, Ralph Sampson keeps odd company. There's the sun-worshipping holy man whom Sampson once gave his very own mountain; the fading actress with sidelines in ast…
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Burglars Can't Be Choosers (Bernie Rhodenbarr, #1)
Bernie Rhodenbarr is a personable chap, a good neighbor, a passable poker player. His chosen profession, however, might not sit well with some. Bernie is a burglar, a good one, effortlessly lifting va…
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The Last Assignment: A Ghost Story
A short ghost story from the bestselling author of Abbot's Keep.

A photographer reluctantly agrees to take images of an abandoned manor house on the Dorset cliff tops only to find the building is not…
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The Empty Copper Sea (Travis McGee #17)
"The professional's professional of suspense writers."

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Van Harder, once a hard drinker, has found religion. But that doesn't keep folks from saying he murdered his employer, Hub Lawle…
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The Road To Ruin (Dortmunder, #11)
Ever-lovable but hapless crook John Dortmunder and his merry band of misfits attempt to drive off with a fleet of vintage automobiles in a con against a corrupt CEO who has lavished more of his compan…
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