Jimmy the Kid

Author(s): Donald E. Westlake
Series: Dortmunder Series No: 3
Original Publish Date: Oct 25, 2011
Product Number: EB00051999
Released: Aug 13, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781453229187
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A kidnapping plan cribbed from a crime novel goes hilariously wrong for gang boss John Dortmunder—from the Edgar Award–winning author of Bank Shot.
When his “friend” Andy Kelp has a plan, career criminal John Dortmunder knows that means trouble. Kelp’s schemes, no matter how well intentioned, tend to spiral quickly out of control. But this one, Kelp swears, is airtight. He read it in a book!
The novel featured a kidnapping so brilliant there’s no way it wouldn’t work in real life. Though offended that his usual role as heist planner has been usurped, Dortmunder reluctantly agrees to the scheme.
Unfortunately, they kidnap a kid smarter than all of them put together. What’s simple on the page turns complex and chaotic—and there’s no reference guide to help Dortmunder through the madness he’s signed on for.
“[Westlake’s] most durable character. Whatever can go wrong in the man’s elaborate attempts at larceny invariably does, and in the most amusing and unexpected ways possible.” —Los Angeles Times
“Westlake has no peer in the realm of comic mystery novelists.” —San Francisco Chronicle

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Author(s): Donald E. Westlake
Narrator(s): Brian Holsopple
Genre: Mystery
Product Number Z100041980
Released: Mar 05, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781622310449