The Resource God save the mark, Donald E. Westlake, (electronic resource)

God save the mark, Donald E. Westlake, (electronic resource)

Label
God save the mark
Title
God save the mark
Statement of responsibility
Donald E. Westlake
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Language
eng
Summary
Fred Fitch is a man who is both pure of heart and substance but utterly credulous. If there is a scam operating anywhere--his rooming house where the General needs a loan to print his revelation of the secret history of the government, the street where the Little Sisters of the Poor are raising funds for the homeless, or just about anywhere in between--Fred finds it or it finds Fred to the same uncertain end. Fred even has his own contact, Reilly, on the Bunco Squad at Headquarters, who adds weekly to the enormous file. But Fred's complicated life becomes overly complicated when a lawyer turns up on the scene to tell him that his late Uncle Matt has willed him $300,000. Fred has never before heard of Uncle Matt. Along with the inheritance comes the devoted Gertie Divine, Uncle Matt's old friend who is all too willing to become Fred's new friend, and a host of other mysterious characters who are willing to chum up with Fred in their bid for the $300,000, all of whom feel their claim to be more valid than Fred's. This otherwise comic caper turns desperate when the pursuers begin to make serious attempts on Fred's life and Gertie becomes just a little too devoted. Westlake's brilliant and original picaresque story was awarded the MWA Edgar as best novel of 1967
Summary
Fred Fitch, a hapless sucker for any type of con, inherits three hundred thousand dollars from his long-lost Uncle Matt, an ex-crook murdered by persons unknown, who have now set their sights on Fred
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Award
Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Mystery Novel, 1968.
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061867
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Westlake, Donald E
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Inheritance and succession
  • Murder victims' families
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
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a novel of crime and confusion
Label
God save the mark, Donald E. Westlake, (electronic resource)
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Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11327308
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780795312038
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11327308
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
God save the mark, Donald E. Westlake, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11327308
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780795312038
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11327308
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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