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)Description / Buy at
What Girls Will Do (1962)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Parker Books

(as Richard Stark)

Payback / Point Blank / The Hunter (1962)Description / Buy at
The Steel Hit / The Man With The Getaway Face (1963)Description / Buy at
The Outfit (1963)Description / Buy at
The Mourner (1963)Description / Buy at
The Score / Killtown (1963)Description / Buy at
The Jugger (1965)Description / Buy at
The Seventh / The Split (1966)Description / Buy at
The Handle / Run Lethal (1966)Description / Buy at
The Rare Coin Score (1967)Description / Buy at
The Green Eagle Score (1967)Description / Buy at
The Black Ice Score (1968)Description / Buy at
The Sour Lemon Score (1969)Description / Buy at
Slayground (1971)Description / Buy at
Deadly Edge (1971)Description / Buy at
Plunder Squad (1972)Description / Buy at
Butcher's Moon (1974)Description / Buy at
Comeback (1997)Description / Buy at
Backflash (1998)Description / Buy at
Flashfire / Parker (2000)Description / Buy at
Firebreak (2001)Description / Buy at
Breakout (2002)Description / Buy at
Nobody Runs Forever (2004)Description / Buy at
Ask The Parrot (2006)Description / Buy at
Dirty Money (2008)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Mitch Tobin Books

(as Tucker Coe)

Kinds of Love, Kinds of Death (1966)Description / Buy at
Murder Among Children (1967)Description / Buy at
Wax Apple (1970)Description / Buy at
A Jade In Aries (1970)Description / Buy at
Don't Lie To Me (1972)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Alan Grofield Books

(as Richard Stark)

Publication Order of Dortmunder Books

Publication Order of Sam Holt Books

One Of Us Is Wrong (1986)Description / Buy at
I Know A Trick Worth Two Of That (1986)Description / Buy at
What I Tell You Three Times Is False (1987)Description / Buy at
The Fourth Dimension Is Death (1989)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Sara & Jack Books

Trust Me On This (1988)Description / Buy at
Baby, Would I Lie? (1994)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Sally (1959)Description / Buy at
Man Hungry (1959)Description / Buy at
All My Lovers (1959)Description / Buy at
SO WILLING. (1960)Description / Buy at
All about Annette (1960)Description / Buy at
Virgin's Summer (1960)Description / Buy at
The Wife Next Door (1960)Description / Buy at
The Mercenaries/The Cutie (1960)Description / Buy at
Passion's Playthings (1961)Description / Buy at
Call Me Sinner (1961)Description / Buy at
Campus Doll (1961)Description / Buy at
Brother and Sister (1961)Description / Buy at
Killing Time (1961)Description / Buy at
Young and Innocent (1961)Description / Buy at
361 (1962)Description / Buy at
Strange affair. (1962)Description / Buy at
Killy (1963)Description / Buy at
Campus Lovers (1963)Description / Buy at
Pity Him Afterwards (1964)Description / Buy at
The Fugitive Pigeon (1965)Description / Buy at
The Busy Body (1966)Description / Buy at
Spy in the Ointment (1966)Description / Buy at
God Save the Mark (1967)Description / Buy at
Anarchaos (1967)Description / Buy at
Philip (1967)Description / Buy at
Who stole Sassi Manoon? (1968)Description / Buy at
Up Your Banners (1969)Description / Buy at
Somebody Owes Me Money (1969)Description / Buy at
Adios Scheherazade (1970)Description / Buy at
Comfort Station (1970)Description / Buy at
Ex Officio (1970)Description / Buy at
I Gave at the Office (1971)Description / Buy at
Cops and Robbers (1972)Description / Buy at
Gangway! (With: Brian Garfield) (1973)Description / Buy at
Help, I Am Being Held Prisoner (1974)Description / Buy at
Brothers Keepers (1975)Description / Buy at
Two Much (1975)Description / Buy at
Dancing Aztecs (1976)Description / Buy at
Castle in the Air (1980)Description / Buy at
Kahawa (1981)Description / Buy at
A Likely Story (1984)Description / Buy at
High Adventure (1985)Description / Buy at
Humans (1992)Description / Buy at
Smoke (1995)Description / Buy at
The Ax (1997)Description / Buy at
The Hook (2000)Description / Buy at
The Scared Stiff (2001)Description / Buy at
Put a Lid on It (2002)Description / Buy at
Money for Nothing (2003)Description / Buy at
Memory / The Actor (2010)Description / Buy at
The Comedy is Finished (2012)Description / Buy at
Forever and a Death (2017)Description / Buy at
Call Me a Cab (2022)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Too Many Crooks (1989)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Curious Facts Preceding My Execution (1968)Description / Buy at
Enough (1977)Description / Buy at
Transylvania Station (With: Abby Westlake) (1987)Description / Buy at
Tomorrow's Crimes (1989)Description / Buy at
A Good Story and Other Stories (1999)Description / Buy at
Meteor Strike (2012)Description / Buy at
Double Feature (2020)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Getaway Car (2014)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Transgressions Books

Transgressions (With: Stephen King,Lawrence Block,Anne Perry,Jeffery Deaver,Sharyn McCrumb,Ed McBain,Bonnie Jeanne Perry,Joyce Carol Oates,Walter Mosley,John Farris) (2005)Description / Buy at
Transgressions, Vol. 2 (By: Stephen King,Lawrence Block,Ed McBain,John Farris) (2006)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Parker Graphic Novels Books

(with Darwyn Cooke, as Richard Stark)

Publication Order of Anthologies

Simply The Best Mysteries, Edgar Award Winners And Front Runners(1970)Description / Buy at
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow...(1974)Description / Buy at
Tales to Send Chills Down Your Spine(1979)Description / Buy at
Alfred Hitchcock's A Choice of Evils(1983)Description / Buy at
Fifty Best Mysteries(1993)Description / Buy at
The Plot Thickens(1997)Description / Buy at
The Mysterious Press Anniversary Anthology: Celebrating 25 Years(2001)Description / Buy at
Transgressions(2005)Description / Buy at
Brooklyn Noir 2(2005)Description / Buy at
Price of Desire(2005)Description / Buy at

If You Like Donald E. Westlake Books, You’ll Love…

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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