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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

HARD CASE CRIME: THE COMEDY IS FINISHED

THE WORD FROM EDITOR CHARLES ARDAI …

In just one week, a new book by Donald E. Westlake will arrive in bookstores – the last new Westlake novel we'll ever have.

The Comedy Is Finished tells the story of a famous radio, movie and TV comedian (think Bob Hope) who gets kidnapped by a group of political radicals that threaten to kill him unless ten of their cohorts are freed from federal prison. It's a gripping, moving, surprising book with all the qualities readers expect from Westlake, and the early response from reviewers has been outstanding:

"A tense, compelling story ... painfully insightful ... [readers will] be hard-pressed to put the book down." - Booklist

"A terrifying sprint for redemption and rescue with the reader kept in agonizing suspense until the literal last page. Not to be missed."- Mystery Scene

"This isn't a dream...we’re all in the presence of the master one last time." - Open Letters Monthly

"A welcomed treat for Westlake’s many fans." - Library Journal

"Unexpectedly moving." - Detectives Beyond Borders

"Sharply written and insightful." - Publishers Weekly

"Rife with unexpected scenes of great emotional power and poignancy...You just don’t expect a razor-wire read like this to be so full of feeling ... The Comedy Is Finished is a perfect capper to a brilliant career." - Tom Piccirilli, The Cold Spot

"That didn’t take long ... we already have the first great book of 2012...some of the finest work of the author’s career." - Vince Keenan

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1 comment:

  1. Bish, SFFaudio is planning a discussion of it for an upcoming podcast. Care to join in?

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