Donald E. Westlake (1933-2008) was an American novelist who was best known for comic capers, but he also contributed to genres including more general crime fiction, science fiction and lots more. He wrote under many different pseudonyms, including Richard Stark (his best-known pen name), Alan Marshall, Andrew Shaw, Edwin West, John B. Allan, Don Holliday, Tucker Coe, Samuel Holt, Judson Jack Carmichael and several others. His series include Dortmunder, Parker, Grofield, Mitchell Tobin and others.

Westlake was an extremely prolific author. His first novel was Backstage Love in 1959. By the time, his final (thus far?) novel was published in 2012, he had written over 100 novels. Below is a list of all of Donald E. Westlake’s books in order of publication and in chronological order:

Publication Order of Phil Crawford Books


Backstage Love(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All the Girls Were Willing(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sin Prowl(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Parker Books


The Hunter(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man With the Getaway Face(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Outfit(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mourner(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Score(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Jugger(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Seventh(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Handle(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Green Eagle Score(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rare Coin Score(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Ice Score(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sour Lemon Score(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly Edge(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Slayground(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Plunder Squad(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Butcher's Moon(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Comeback(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Backflash(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flashfire(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Firebreak(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Breakout(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nobody Runs Forever(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ask the Parrot(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dirty Money(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mitchell Tobin Books


Kinds of Love, Kinds of Death(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Among Children(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wax Apple(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Jade in Aries(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Don't Lie To Me(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Alan Grofield Books


The Damsel(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blackbird(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dame(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lemons Never Lie(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dortmunder Books


The Hot Rock(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bank Shot(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jimmy the Kid(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nobody's Perfect(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Why Me?(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Good Behavior(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Drowned Hopes(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Don't Ask(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What's The Worst That Could Happen?(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bad News(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Road to Ruin(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Watch Your Back!(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What's So Funny?(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Get Real(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Sam Holt Books


One of Us is Wrong(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Know a Trick Worth Two of That(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
What I Tell You Three Times is False(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fourth Dimension is Death(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Sara Joslyn Books


Trust Me On This(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Baby, Would I Lie?(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Sally(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Man Hungry(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All My Lovers(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wife Next Door(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Girl Called Honey(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mercenaries(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
So Willing(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All About Annette(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Virgin's Summer(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Passion's Playthings(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Call Me Sinner(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Campus Doll(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brother and Sister(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Off Limits(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killing Time(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Young and Innocent(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
361(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strange Affair(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killy(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Campus Lovers(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pity Him Afterwards(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fugitive Pigeon(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Busy Body(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spy in the Ointment(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
God Save the Mark(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anarchaos(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Philip(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Who Stole Sassi Manoon?(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Up Your Banners(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Somebody Owes Me Money(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ex Officio(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Adios Scheherezade(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Comfort Station(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Gave at the Office(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cops and Robbers(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gangway!(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Help! I Am Being Held Prisoner(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brothers Keepers(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Two Much(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dancing Aztecs(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Castle in the Air(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kahawa(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Likely Story(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
High Adventure(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Humans(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Smoke(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ax(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hook(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scared Stiff(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Put a Lid On It(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Money For Nothing(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Memory(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Comedy is Finished(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Getaway Car: A Donald Westlake Nonfiction Miscellany(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Notes: Backstage Love was also published as Apprentice Virgin. All the Girls Were Willing is also known as What Girls Will Do. The Mercenaries‘ alternate titles include The Smashers (UK) and The Cutie (Westlake’s preferred title). The Hunter‘s alternate titles include Point Blank and Payback. The Score‘s UK title was Killtown. The Man with the Getaway Face was published in the UK as Steel Hit. The Seventh was later published as The Split. The Handle was published in the United Kingdom as Run Lethal. Ex Officio was also published as Power Play. The Hook was published in the UK as Corkscrew.

The Parker and Grofield series were written under the pen name of Richard Stark. The Sam Holt books were written under the pseudonym of Samuel Holt. The Mitchell Tobin books were published under the nom de plume of Tucker Coe. The Phil Crawford novels and most of Westlake’s work from 1959-1961 (except for The Mercenaries) were published under the name of Alan Marshall. Ex Officio was published under the pen name of Timothy J. Culver. The Scared Stiff was published under the pen name Judson Jack Carmichael. Comfort Station was published using the pseudonym J. Morgan Cunningham. Anarchaos was published under the pen name of Curt Clark.

A Girl Called Honey and So Willing were co-authored by Lawrence Block (under the pen names of Alan Marshall & Sheldon Lord). Gangway! was co-authored by Brian Garfield.


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