Double Feature

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THE MOVIE STAR AND THE MOVIE CRITIC -- HOW FAR WOULD THEY GO TO KEEP THEIR SECRETS BURIED? DOUBLE FEATURE Contains two CLASSIC Donald E. Westlake novellas, A Travesty and Ordo.

WHAT'S HIDDEN BEHIND THE SILVER SCREEN?

In New York City, a movie critic has just murdered his girlfriend - well, one of his girlfriends (not to be confused with his wife). Will the unlikely crime-solving partnership he forms with the investigating police detective keep him from the film noir ending he deserves?

On the opposite coast, movie star Dawn Devayne - the hottest It Girl in Hollywood - gets a visit from a Navy sailor who says he knew her when she was just ordinary Estelle Anlic of San Diego. Now she's a big star who's put her past behind her. But secrets have a way of not staying buried...

These two short novels, one hilarious and one heartbreaking, are two of the best works Westlake ever wrote. And fittingly, both became movies - one starring Jack Ryan's Marie Josée Croze, and one starring Fargo's William H. Macy and Desperate Housewives' Felicity Huffman.

"A book by this guy is cause for happiness" - Stephen King

Product Details

Price
$10.95  $10.07
Publisher
Hard Case Crime
Publish Date
February 04, 2020
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.0 X 0.7 X 8.0 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781785657207
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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.

Reviews

"A huge treat for mystery fans...the perfect starting place for readers new to Westlake." --Publishers Weekly

"Compelling...delicious."-- Booklist

"a terrific tragicomic pair" - Kirkus Reviews

"Totally terrific stories...If Westlake is new to you this is a great introduction to his work, especially the range he was capable of" - Atomic Junkshop

"DOUBLE FEATURE is a gem...a must-read not only for Westlake completists but also for anyone who appreciates good literature." -BookReporter

"a great addition to Hard Case Crime's catalog and something that should be on every crime fiction fan's radar" - Criminal Element