Richard Stark/Donald E Westlake RIP

It  is with great sadness that we all say goodbye to Donald Westlake, also known by his pen name Richard Stark. It’s no mystery that this man will be missed, as evidenced by the huge list of tributes culled by Sarah Weinman: http://www.sarahweinman.com/confessions/2009/01/donald-westlake-rip.html.

As a mystery and crime writer Donald had no peer, and his loss cannot be measured. While he lived to 75, and died a natural death on his way out to celebrate New Years Eve, it can olny be said that he died with his gumshoes on.

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Published in: on January 2, 2009 at 9:07 pm  Leave a Comment  

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