A bit more about Donald Westlake
Here's a post I made a year ago about Westlake's occasional tendency to jump the boundaries between series. Here's one delicious way he solved the problem of sustaining interest in a long-running series. Here's a bit about the fine Australian author Garry Disher and his fascination with Parker.
And here's just a touch of Dortmunder sneaking into a Parker book, Dirty Money:
"`You kill a lawman,' [Parker] said, `you're in another zone. McWhitney and I are gonna have to work this out.'© Peter Rozovsky 2009
"`But not on the phone.'
"Parker yawned. `Nothing on the phone ever,' he said. `Except pizza.'"