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The Resource God save the mark : a novel of crime and confusion, Donald E. Westlake

God save the mark : a novel of crime and confusion, Donald E. Westlake

Label
God save the mark : a novel of crime and confusion
Title
God save the mark
Title remainder
a novel of crime and confusion
Statement of responsibility
Donald E. Westlake
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What, you ask, is a Fred Fitch? Well, for one thing, Fred Fitch is the man with the most extensive collection of fake receipts, phony bills of sale, and counterfeit sweepstakes tickets in the Western Hemisphere, and possibly in the entire world. For another thing, Fred Fitch may be the only New York City resident in the twentieth century to buy a money machine. When Barnum said, "There's one born every minute, and two to take him," he didn't know about Fred Fitch; when Fred Fitch was born, there were two million to take him. Every itinerant grifter, hypester, bunk artist, short-conner, amuser, shearer, short-changer, green-goods worker, pennyweighter, ring dropper, and yentzer to hit New York City considers his trip incomplete until he's also hit Fred Fitch. He's sort of the con-man's version of Go: Pass Fred Fitch, collect two hundred dollars, and move on. What happens to Fred Fitch when his long-lost Uncle Matt dies and leaves Fred three hundred thousand dollars shouldn't happen to the ball in a pinball machine. Fred Fitch with three hundred thousand dollars is like a mouse with a sack of catnip: He's likely to attract the wrong kind of attention. Add to this the fact that Uncle Matt was murdered, by person or persons unknown, and that someone now seems determined to murder Fred as well, mix in two daffily charming beauties of totally different types, and you have a perfect setup for the busiest fictional hero since the well-known one-armed paperhanger. As Fred Fitch careers across the New York City landscape-and sometimes skyline-in his meetings with cops, con men, beautiful girls, and (maybe) murderers, he takes on some of the loonier aspects of a Dante without a Virgil
Cataloging source
DLC
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Westlake, Donald E
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.E9
LC item number
G59 2004
Literary form
fiction
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  • Inheritance and succession
  • Murder victims' families
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
God save the mark : a novel of crime and confusion, Donald E. Westlake
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Control code
ocm52901356
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Forge ed.
Extent
268 p.
Isbn
9780765309181
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2003049426
System control number
(Sirsi) o52901356
Label
God save the mark : a novel of crime and confusion, Donald E. Westlake
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Control code
ocm52901356
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Forge ed.
Extent
268 p.
Isbn
9780765309181
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2003049426
System control number
(Sirsi) o52901356

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