No! Donald Westlake has died of a heart attack, aged 75. This really, really stinks. Westlake was one of the best, if not THE best. I just reviewed Dirty Money (under the Richard Stark alias) for ILAM and that won’t be out for months. Awful news. I never had the pleasure of meeting him but I will miss him all the same. What a dreadful way to start 2009.

Donald Westlake is gone