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Hook, the (2000) [Novel]
by Donald E. Westlake Rating: Weighted - 6.8 / Average - 6.5 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Whether he is making you laugh with his Dortmunder crime capers or making you shiver with his Parker novels or recent bestseller The Ax, Donald E. Westlake is an unrivaled master of suspense. Now he presents a diabolically clever tale of murder, ambition, and jealousy that proves that getting published isn't just hard work, it's murder...


Bestselling author Bryce Proctorr has sales in the millions, while Wayne Prentice can't make a dime. But Bryce is blocked-he can't write a word-and to add to his misery, he's sick of his wife. He makes Wayne an astounding offer: If Wayne gives Bryce one of Wayne's unsold manuscripts, Bryce will publish it under his own name and split the big money. What does Wayne have to do to get into the game? That's the kicker. That's the hook...

Original title: The Hook
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryCrime/Caper

Edition #1: The Hook

The Hook (2000)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "A clever ending that's both surprising and inevitable." New York Times
  • "Westlake always has a fresh twist for his funny and intelligent crime novels.... THE HOOK is vintage Westlake, one of his best." Toronto Globe and Mail
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The Hook (April 2000)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Warner Books
ISBN: 9780446609562
Dimensions: 4.15 x 6.8 x 0.8 in
Pages: 321
Notes: Cover design and art by Tony Greco

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The Hook (June 2000)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Thorndike, ME
Publisher: Thorndike Press
ISBN: 9780786224661
Dimensions: 5.7 x 9.8 x 0.8 in
Pages: 392

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