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Kinds of Love, Kinds of Death

Kinds of Love, Kinds of Death Donald Westlake (Estate)
Pub date 1st January 1966
Original publisher Random House
International publishers Editions Payot et Rivages (France), Lindhardt & Ringhof (Sweden)

Mitch Tobin is a hard-nosed, disgraced ex-cop who spends his days building a wall around his back yard – until Ernie Rembeck walks into his life. Rembeck is a suave, educated mobster whose mistress has vanished along with the money he had stashed in her apartment. Now Mitch is looking for Rembeck’s missing possessions and the persons responsible for their disappearance, and he is in for a wild ride. This take on the classic private eye novel is the first in a series by Westlake, heralded by “New York Times” critic Anthony Boucher as the rightful heir to Dashiell Hammett.

 

Praise for Kinds of Love, Kinds of Death

“Coe . . . comes out triumphant on all counts in this happy blend of the gutsy ‘tough’ novel and the intellectual puzzle.”New York Times Book Review

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