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The Comedy is Finished

The Comedy is Finished Donald Westlake (Estate)
Pub date 1st January 2010
Original publisher Hard Case Crime
International publishers Editions Payot et Rivages (France)

The year is 1977, and America is finally getting over the nightmares of Watergate and Vietnam and the national hangover that was the 1960s. But not everyone is ready to let it go. Not aging comedian Koo Davis, friend to generals and presidents and veteran of countless USO tours to buck up American troops in the field. And not the five remaining members of the self-proclaimed People's Revolutionary Army, who've decided that kidnapping Koo Davis would be the perfect way to bring their cause back to life...

The last of Westlake’s novels, this title was published posthumously.

 

Praise for The Comedy is Finished

“The characters are well drawn, the dialog flows, and the chapters speed by, making for a breezy, solid read. This late discovery is a welcomed treat for Westlake’s many fans. A natural for all mystery collections." - Library Journal

“One of the best Westlake novels I’ve read.” - Washington Post

“A tense, compelling story...painfully insightful...[readers will] be hard-pressed to put the book down.” - Booklist

“Sharply written and insightful…a worthy addition to Westlake’s lengthy catalogue.” - Publishers Weekly

"One of the great writers of the 20th Century." - Newsweek

"The novel’s deeper meditations will keep you thinking long after you’ve closed the book." - USA Today

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