Double feature / by Donald Westlake.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First Hard Case Crime edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: 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...
    • Content Notes:
      A Travesty -- Ordo.
    • Notes:
      Two novellas, originally published together under the title Enough -- editor's note.
    • Other Titles:
      Enough.
    • ISBN:
      9781785657207
      1785657208
    • Accession Number:
      on1100626796
      1100626796
    • Accession Number:
      fay.704877
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      WESTLAKE, D. E.; WESTLAKE, D. E. Double feature. First Hard Case Crime edition. [s. l.]: Hard Case Crime, 2020. ISBN 9781785657207. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.704877. Acesso em: 22 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Westlake DE, Westlake DE. Double Feature. First Hard Case Crime edition. Hard Case Crime; 2020. Accessed October 22, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.704877
    • APA:
      Westlake, D. E., & Westlake, D. E. (2020). Double feature (First Hard Case Crime edition.). Hard Case Crime.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Westlake, Donald E., and Donald E. Westlake. 2020. Double Feature. First Hard Case Crime edition. Hard Case Crime Books: HCC-143. Hard Case Crime. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.704877.
    • Harvard:
      Westlake, D. E. and Westlake, D. E. (2020) Double feature. First Hard Case Crime edition. Hard Case Crime (Hard case crime books: HCC-143). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.704877 (Accessed: 22 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Westlake, DE & Westlake, DE 2020, Double feature, First Hard Case Crime edition., Hard case crime books: HCC-143, Hard Case Crime, viewed 22 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Westlake, Donald E., and Donald E. Westlake. Double Feature. First Hard Case Crime edition., Hard Case Crime, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.704877.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Westlake, Donald E., and Donald E. Westlake. Double Feature. First Hard Case Crime edition. Hard Case Crime Books: HCC-143. Hard Case Crime, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.704877.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Westlake DE, Westlake DE. Double feature [Internet]. First Hard Case Crime edition. Hard Case Crime; 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 22]. (Hard case crime books: HCC-143). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.704877

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 November #2

Hard Case Crime's project of reprinting the best of Westlake's lesser-known early work continues with these two novellas. Originally published in 1977 under the title Enough, the two have nothing in common except that both are set in the film world. Offering neither crime nor comedy, Ordo is a melancholy but oddly compelling anti-romance about a navy man who discovers years after the fact that his first wife has transformed herself into a Hollywood sex symbol. The more typically Westlake story is the delicious black comedy A Travesty, which stars cynical film critic Carey Thorpe, who accidentally kills his girlfriend and then watches, almost bemused, as his efforts to cover his tracks require more murders. Ah, but here's the wrinkle: Carey discovers a knack for solving crimes (except those he commits) and quickly proves indispensable to the cops, who are smitten with their investigative wunderkind. Antihero Carey is a cad as well as (eventually) a serial killer, but we chuckle in spite of ourselves when we hear lines like If you're going to commit a murder . . . one thing you should definitely not do afterward is have sex with the investigating officer's wife. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 December #1

In this pairing of Hollywood-themed short novels from 1977, MWA Grandmaster Westlake (1933–2008) effortlessly demonstrates that what's old is new again. In Travesty, New York movie critic Carey Thorpe drops cinematic allusions left and right as he tries to dodge a murder rap. He did hit Laura Penny, one of his girlfriends, but didn't plan on her head smashing against the coffee table—and even as he cooks up an alibi, a PI shows up who knows he was in her apartment. With all the clues and misdirection, the narrative is a huge treat for mystery fans, especially when Carey begins going out to crime scenes with the investigating officers and uses his observational abilities to crack the cases. (Westlake even includes a locked room murder.) Ordo, the second half of the double feature, poignantly sketches in what happens when the sailor Ordo Tupikos discovers that his former teen bride has become the sex symbol movie star Dawn Devayne. Why did he stay the same? Travesty is the perfect starting place for readers new to Westlake. (Feb.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.