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Jimmy the Kid (The Dortmunder Novels Book 3) by [Westlake, Donald E]
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"Great entertainment." --"Publishers Weekly"

"[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"

"Great entertainment." --"Publishers Weekly" "[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"

Great entertainment. "Publishers Weekly" [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""

"Great entertainment." --Publishers Weekly "[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

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Taking cues from a pulp novel, Dortmunder arranges a kidnapping.

Kelp has a plan, and John Dortmunder knows that means trouble. His friend Kelp is a jinx, and his 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.

In county lock-up for a traffic charge, Kelp came across a library of trashy novels by an author named Richard Stark. The hero is a thief named Parker whose plans, unlike Kelp and Dortmunder's, always work out. In one, Parker orchestrates a kidnapping so brilliant that, Kelp thinks, it would have to work in real life. Though offended that his usual role as planner has been usurped, Dortmunder agrees to try using the novel as a blueprint. Unfortunately, what's simple on the page turns complex in real life, and there is no book to guide him through the madness he's signed on for.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 886 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1453234802
  • Publisher: mysteriouspress.com (1 June 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KFE6S7A
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #316,304 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Christopher (o.d.c.)
4.0 out of 5 starsKelp shook his head. “It just doesn’t have the scope of Richard Stark,” he said.
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Mal Warwick
4.0 out of 5 starsA cockamamie story that's just as funny today as when it was written
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3.0 out of 5 starsA Book Where the Plot is Based on Another (fictional) Book by the Same Author
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5.0 out of 5 starsOne of the better Dortmunder novels
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