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us: Stark, Richard, 1933-2008



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    • found: His The green eagle score, 1989: CIP t.p. (Richard Stark)
    • found: LC data base, 3-22-89 (hdg.: Westlake, Donald E.; usage: Donald E. Westlake; D.E. Westlake; Richard Stark; Tucker Coe; John B. Allan)
    • found: CA, v. 16, c1986 (Westlake, Donald Edwin, 1933-; pseuds.: John B. Allan, Tucker Coe, Richard Stark)
    • found: Biog. resource center (Contemp. authors), Mar. 20, 2008 (Donald E. Westlake; also known as Tucker Coe, John B. Allan, Richard Stark, Samuel Holt, Sheldon Lord, Curt Clark, Timothy J. Culver, Tucker Toe, J. Morgan Cunningham, Alan Marshall, Edwin West; b. July 12, 1933, Brooklyn, N.Y.; writer)
    • found: New York times WWW site, Jan. 2, 2009 (in obituary published Jan. 1: Donald E. Westlake; b. Donald Edwin Westlake, July 12, 1933, Brooklyn; d. Wednesday night [Dec. 31, 2008], Mexico, aged 75; prolific, award-winning mystery novelist who pounded out more than 100 books and 5 screenplays on manual typewriters during a career of nearly 50 years)
    • found: Wikipedia, June 12, 2015 : Donald E. Westlake article (Richard Stark: Westlake' best-known continuing pseudonym was that of Richard Stark. Stark debuted in 1959, with a story in Mystery Digest. Four other Stark short stories followed through 1961, including "The Curious Facts Preceding My Execution", later the title story in Westlake's first short-story collection. Then, from 1962 to 1974, sixteen novels about the relentless and remorseless professional thief Parker and his accomplices (including larcenous actor Alan Grofield) appeared and were credited to Richard Stark. "Stark" was then inactive until 1997, when Westlake once again began writing and publishing Parker novels under Stark's name. The University of Chicago began republishing the Richard Stark novels in 2008. When Stephen King wrote the novel The Dark Half in 1989, he named the central villain George Stark as an homage to Westlake.)
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    • PS3573.E9
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    • [Old catalog heading: Westlake, Donald E.]
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    • 1989-03-23: new
    • 2015-06-13: revised
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