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Dancing Aztecs - a book by Westlake, Donald E.

Dancing Aztecs

Dancing Aztecs( )
Author: Westlake, Donald E.
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Overlook Press, The
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $13.95
Book Description:

A small South American republic has decided to capitalize on its national symbol: a prized gold statue of a dancing Aztec priest. The president asks a sculptor to make sixteen copies of it for sale abroad. The sculptor replaces the original with one of his fakes, and ships the real one to New York City for an under-the-table sale to a museum. The statues travel to America spread out among five crates, labeled to ensure that delivery goes as planned. But it doesn't work. ...
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Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.38 x 8 x 0.78 Inches
Book Weight:0.59 Pounds
Author Biography
Westlake, Donald E. (Author)
Author Donald E. Westlake was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 12, 1933. He attended colleges in New York, but did not graduate. He wrote more than 100 novels and 5 screenplays throughout his lifetime. He also wrote under numerous pseudonyms including Richard Stark, Tucker Coe, and Samuel Holt. Almost 20 of his novels were adapted into films and he created the television series, The Father Dowling Mysteries. He is a three-time winner of the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America and was nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay for The Grifters. He was also named a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master in 1993. He died of a heart attack on December 31, 2008 at the age of 75.


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