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The Many Moods of Crime Fiction

Novelist Donald Westlake has written everything, from confession stories to westerns to science fiction. But he's found the most success with his mystery and crime stories. He wrote a series of novels under the name Richard Stark featuring an emotionless criminal named Parker; his newest book, Trust Me on This, is a humorous tale of a tabloid journalist.


Other segments from the episode on July 25, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 25, 1988: Interview with Fouad Ajami; Review of Steve Coleman and Five Elements's album "Sine Die"; Interview with Donald Westlake; Commentary on television coverage…


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