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Help I Am Being Held Prisoner (Hard Case Crime Book 132) by [Donald E. Westlake]

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Help I Am Being Held Prisoner (Hard Case Crime Book 132) Kindle Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 49 ratings
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Length: 255 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled
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Editorial Reviews


"The novel offers so many gifts to the reader—wonderful characters; a wide-eyed, goofy sense of humor; some delightfully hysterical wordplay—that the publisher has done readers an enormous favor by bringing it back into print." -- Booklist starred review

"A bright reprint from 1974 that shows [Westlake] working the field in which he remains unrivaled: the comic caper in which Murphy's law reigns supreme...Fans of Westlake's Dortmunder series, which got started around the same time with The Hot Rock (1970), will appreciate the author's consummate blending of comedy and suspense, often within the same sentence, and rejoice that more Westlakes are slated for resurrection."
--Kirkus Review

"Fans both old and new will be tickled." Publishers Weekly

"Donald E. Westlake at his funniest and his most ingenious...not to be missed" -- The Violent World of Parker

"Pick up this well-written, exquisitely plotted and, yes, really funny caper novel and see what all of the excitement was and is about." - BookReporter

"a fast, funny romp of a story, virtually “unputdownable.” - Anthony Cardno blog review

"Like all of the best Westlake books, this one careens along like a cyclist on meth."  --

"thoroughly entertaining little gem" - Bookgasm
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Donald E. Westlake is widely regarded as one of the great crime writers of the 20th Century. He won three Edgar Awards and was named a Grandmaster by the Mystery Writers of America. Many of his books have been made into movies; Westlake also wrote the screenplay for "The Grifters," for which he received an Academy Award nomination. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • Publication Date : February 13, 2018
  • Print Length : 255 pages
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • ASIN : B0787YGKWV
  • File Size : 799 KB
  • Publisher : Titan Books; Reprint Edition (February 13, 2018)
  • Language: : English
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49 ratings