John Dortmunder

Created by Donald Westlake (1933-2008) What's so funny? Dortmunder is. Donald Westlake is the King of the Comic Caper Novel (any argument?) and JOHN ARCHIBALD DORTMUNDER, his prize creation, is the savvy professional thief whose plans always, for some strange reason, go spectacularly and hilariously awry. No, he's not a private eye, and he probably … Continue reading John Dortmunder


Created by Richard Stark Pseudonym of ¬†Donald Westlake (1933-2008) "I'm only the messenger!" "Now you're the message," Parker told him, and shot him. -- Parker explains the facts of life, in Butcher's Moon Definitely not a private eye. Hell, sometimes he's so cold and ruthless, he's barely human. Maybe a shark, or some other predator? … Continue reading Parker