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Book Information: What's So Funny?

What's So Funny? (2007) [Novel]
by Donald E. Westlake Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Series: John Dortmunder

Summary (From the publisher):

All it takes is a few underhanded moves by a tough ex-cop named Eppick to pull Dortmunder into a game he never wanted to play. With no choice, he musters his always-game gang and they set out on a perilous treasure hunt for a long-lost gold and jewel-studded chess set once intended as a birthday gift for the last Romanov czar, which unfortunately reached Russia after that party was over.

From the moment Dortmunder reaches for his first pawn, he faces insurmountable odds. The purloined past of this precious set is destined to confound any strategy he finds on the board. Success is not inevitable with John Dortmunder leading the attack, but he's nothing if not persistent, and some gambit or other might just stumble into a winning move.

Original title: What's So Funny?
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryComic Crime

Edition #1: What's So Funny?

What's So Funny? (2007)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Donald E. Westlake gets the last laugh in his comic mystery What's So Funny?, with an ending so laden with irony it almost has you thinking that crime doesn't pay." New York Times
  • "More characters than at Agincourt, each with a wicked way with a punch line, and a plot twist that lands this firmly in Westlake's own screwball territory." Kirkus Reviews
  • "Readers new to the Dortmunder series will simply laugh, then head to the library for more." Booklist
  • "How Dortmunder pulls off another heist will keep readers entertained with characters who feel more like old friends than literary inventions." Library Journal
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What's So Funny? (March 2008)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446401159
Dimensions: 4.24 x 6.81 x 1.11
Pages: 406

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