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 […]


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, […]