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What's So Funny?
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Grand Central Pub
Publication date March 1, 2008
Pages 406
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780446401159
ISBN-10 0446401153
Dimensions 1 by 4 by 7 in.
Weight 0.44 lbs.
Original list price $7.99 says people who bought this book also bought:
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: In his classic caper novels, Donald E. Westlake turns the world of crime and criminals upside down. 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 intentions. Now Westlake's seasoned but often scoreless crook must take on an impossible crime, one he doesn't want and doesn't believe in. But a little blackmail goes a long way in... WHAT'S SO FUNNY?

All it takes is a few underhanded moves by a tough ex-cop named Eppick to pull Dortmunder into a game he never wanted to play. With no choice, he musters his always-game gang and they set out on a perilous treasure hunt for a long-lost gold and jewel-studded chess set once intended as a birthday gift for the last Romanov czar, which unfortunately reached Russia after that party was over.

From the moment Dortmunder reaches for his first pawn, he faces insurmountable odds. The purloined past of this precious set is destined to confound any strategy he finds on the board. Success is not inevitable with John Dortmunder leading the attack, but he's nothing if not persistent, and some gambit or other might just stumble into a winning move.

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Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (November 14, 2007)
9780786298396 | details & prices | 505 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $30.95
About: Book by Westlake, Donald E.
1 edition from Grand Central Pub (April 26, 2007)
9780446582407 | details & prices | 359 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $24.99
About: Tempted to find a highly valuable, seven-hundred-pound chess set, hapless crook John Dortmunder musters his merry band of fellow ne'er-do-wells on a haphazard treasure hunt that prompts his investigation of Russia's last czar.
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Reprint edition from Grand Central Pub (March 1, 2008)
9780446401159 | details & prices | 406 pages | 4.00 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.44 lbs | List price $7.99
About: In his classic caper novels, Donald E.
from Mysterious Pr (April 30, 2007)
9780892968039 | details & prices | 320 pages | List price $24.99
from Grand Central Pub (March 1, 2008)
9780446511780 | details & prices | List price $7.99

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