Donald E. Westlake is a grand master. Make that a Grand Master,
so named by the Mystery Writers of America. That is one of the
highest honors the members of that august group can bestow upon one
of their own, and in this particular case it is so richly deserved
that they probably ought to retire the trophy.
Westlake is one of those authors who has been so good for so long
that he...well, he doesn't seem to get the commercial success that
he really deserves, like a Number One bestseller the day one of his
new books is released. He is like Ed McBain in that regard.
Everything he does should be filed under "Reference --- How It Is