Order of Dortmunder Books
John Dortmunder is a character featured in a series of novels by American novelist Donald E. Westlake. The first novel in the series, The Hot Rock was originally intended to be a Parker novel. Like Parker, Dortmunder is a career criminal, although he is a non-violent criminal who prefers to plan out elaborate schemes, which of course never work out exactly the way he plans.
The Dortmunder series began in 1970 with the aforementioned novel The Hot Rock. The series consists of 14 novels, with the final one (Get Real) published in 2009. Below is a list of Donald Westlake’s Dortmunder books in order of when they were originally released (also their chronology):