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Donald Westlake’s “Get Real”

getrealJust Desserts Logo 225We finished off our year of mystery fiction discussions in October 2009 by discussing the late Donald Westlake’s 2009 Dortmunder novel Get Real; not true “mystery” novels, the Dortmunder books are more amusing thrillers or “caper” novels, featuring a bumbling group of master thieves whose grand schemes for the next big score inevitably collide with Murphy’s Law.

This book was discussed at the Just Desserts meeting on October 29, 2009. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about this book in a reply comment to this blog post, below.

This was the final Just Desserts meeting for 2009 — we’ll take our traditional November/December hiatus before (hopefully) returning in January with all new authors and titles. Watch for a posting in November encouraging mystery fans to discuss the works of Leslie Charteris here on the blog during our “off” months!

Dortmunder fans — check out The Dortmunder series booklist on BookGuide!