One Of Us Is Wrong

One Of Us Is Wrong Actor Sam Holt has packed in Packard the TV detective he played for several years to much acclaim and lots and lots of money But success has had its downside Holt is so closely identified with Packar

  • Title: One Of Us Is Wrong
  • Author: Donald E. Westlake
  • ISBN: 9781933397405
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Paperback
  • Actor Sam Holt has packed in Packard, the TV detective he played for several years to much acclaim and lots and lots of money But success has had its downside Holt is so closely identified with Packard that he can t get hired to play anyone else Suddenly, though, someone seems to have a new role for Holt the role of Dead Body Years of having watched stunt drivers do tActor Sam Holt has packed in Packard, the TV detective he played for several years to much acclaim and lots and lots of money But success has had its downside Holt is so closely identified with Packard that he can t get hired to play anyone else Suddenly, though, someone seems to have a new role for Holt the role of Dead Body Years of having watched stunt drivers do their stuff help Holt avoid becoming a grease spot on the San Diego Freeway, but his Volvo will never play the violin again And if Holt can t figure out where the screenwriters are going with this one, he s not going to get a chance for a second take.

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    About “Donald E. Westlake

    • Donald E. Westlake

      Donald E Westlake 1933 2008 was one of the most prolific and talented authors of American crime fiction He began his career in the late 1950 s, churning out novels for pulp houses often writing as many as four novels a year under various pseudonyms such as Richard Stark but soon began publishing under his own name His most well known characters were John Dortmunder, an unlucky thief, and a ruthless criminal named Parker His writing earned him three Edgar Awards the 1968 Best Novel award for God Save the Mark the 1990 Best Short Story award for Too Many Crooks and the 1991 Best Motion Picture Screenplay award for The Grifters In addition, Westlake also earned a Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America in 1993 Westlake s cinematic prose and brisk dialogue made his novels attractive to Hollywood, and several motion pictures were made from his books, with stars such as Lee Marvin and Mel Gibson Westlake wrote several screenplays himself, receiving an Academy Award nomination for his adaptation of The Grifters, Jim Thompson s noir classic.

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    • It's pretty meta: Samuel Holt is really Donald E. Westlake. Samuel Holt's protagonist is Sam Holt, who was born Holton Hickey, who played a character on television named Jack Packard, in which identity Sam Holt/Holton Hickey has been inexorably entangled in the public's mind, so that Holt has become virtually unemployable except as Packard. This gave Westlake an entirely new narrative voice, which he ran with nicely.


    • Holt is a pseudonym for Donald Westlake who is so funny but can be so dark (writing as Richard Stark). This is medium dark with an inside glimpse of Hollywood. Good stuff.


    • 1986. Donald Westlake writing as Sam Holt, a protected pen-name. For five years, Holt, a former police detective, stars in a TV series about a criminology professor and sometime private eye. After the series is cancelled, new roles are hard to find. Holt's too identified with his successful TV character. We've all had that problem, right?Holt is almost murdered one day while driving on the San Diego Freeway. One thing leads to another and the actor playing the private eye is soon using his polic [...]


    • First book in the series. Sam Holt, reluctantly retired actor, is minding his own business on a California highway when two Impalas, two middle Eastern looking men in each, do their best to knock his Volvo into trucks, guard rails, off the road. He then remembers a black mail tape a writer friend showed him several months that has to be the cause. he reluctantly gets pulled into an insane plot involving the idiot friend and terrorists.


    • Wish that Donald Westlake's cover hadn't been blown, so he could have kept writing these. The first entry introduces actor turned amateur sleuth Samuel Holt, who narrates the tale with good humor and finesse. The plot is revealed through his POV, and takes some good turns. Westlake's voice here strikes a good balance, feeling more personal than Dortmunder while retaining Parker's pugnacity.


    • AKA: Alan Marshall, Alan Marsh, James Blue, Ben Christopher, Edwin West, John B. Allan, Curt Clark, Tucker Coe, P.N. Castor, Timothy J. Culver, J. Morgan Cunningham, Samuel Holt, Judson Jack Carmichael, Richard Stark, Donald E. Westlake




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