Author(s): Donald E. Westlake
In Westlake's brilliantly bizarre and always amusing world, it's usually the thief who comes out on top. But times could be changing. When a TV producer convinces our roguish crook Dortmunder and his gang to star in a reality TV show that captures their next heist, being caught red-handed seems inevitable. It will take an ingenious plan to outwit viewers glued to their TV sets, but Dortmunder rises to the challenge. In this last crime novel from an undisputed master of the genre the well worn phrase The eyes of the nation are upon you' takes on a whole new meaning - let's hope Dortmunder doesn't get stage-fright.
'Westlake is a crime-writing machine bordering on genius ... twists and turns, masses of snappy dialogue and a ton of humour' Daily Mirror.
Donald Westlake won the Edgar Award three times and was named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. Amongst his numerous awards he also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bouchercon committee and his screenplay for The Grifters won an Oscar nomination. Born in Brooklyn, he died in New York on 31 December, 2008.