Monday, June 1, 2009

Monday Mystery Backlist - THIEVES DOZEN

This week's Monday Mystery Backlist comes from my blogging friend Corey over at The Drowning Machine. This may be a dangerous project for me. Corey's post is the first guest post for this series and I'm dying to get my little paws on this book! I was thrilled that Corey chose a book by Donald Westlake. I've read some of Corey's reviews of Donald Westlake and know he's the perfect person to represent Westlake's contribution to the mystery genre. So, without further ado, here is this week's Monday Mystery Backlist title:

I've chosen Donald E. Westlake's THIEVES DOZEN to submit to your Monday Mystery Backlist. The book contains 11 (hence the title) short stories about professional thief John Dortmunder and his no-goodnik friends. The book serves as a hilarious introduction to Dortmunder's life and luck, which is usually bad. In these stories, John's misadventures run the gamut from horse-thieving to jewelry and art heists to just plain avoiding arrest. All of the stories but one first appeared at varying times in various periodicals in the 1980s - 90s.

Trade Paperback
Publish Date: 4/1/2004, The Mysterious Press
ISBN: 9780446693028
There is also an open ebook that appeared in 2007.

Many thanks to Corey for his submission to the Monday Mystery Backlist post. Make sure you stop over to The Drowning Machine to keep tabs on what Corey's reading. Do you have a nominee for the Monday Mystery Backlist? I'd love to hear from you. Remember, the rules are only that it has to be within the mystery genre and published at least one full year ago. If you're an author yourself, I'd love to take your recommendations as long as they aren't your own books.

See you next Monday with another Mystery Backlist title! Happy Reading!

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le0pard13 June 1, 2009 at 5:24 PM  

Since The Hot Rock is one of my favorite caper films, this seems the perfect pick to learn more about John Dortmunder and company. Great pick and post, guys.

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