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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Open Road Media
Publication date November 6, 2012
Pages 183
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781453234808
ISBN-10 1453234802
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $13.99
Summaries and Reviews
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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
 


Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780871311573
 
from M Evans & Co (October 1, 1974)
9780871311573 | details & prices | List price $6.95
About: Hungry for money, a gang of losers attempts to carry out a caper in a crime novel that involves the kidnapping of a child
Paperback
Book cover for 9780445407473 Book cover for 9780893407421 Book cover for 9781453234808
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Open Road Media (November 6, 2012)
9781453234808 | details & prices | 183 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $13.99
About: 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.
Reissue edition from Mysterious Pr (October 1, 1994)
9780445407473 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $5.50
About: Hungry for money, a gang of losers attempts to carry out a caper that involves the kidnapping of a twelve-year-old prodigy
Large print edition from John Curley & Assoc (June 1, 1984)
9780893407421 | details & prices | List price $13.95

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