Author: Westlake, Donald E.
Publisher: M. Evans and Company, Inc., New York
Publication Date: 1977
Edition: SIGNED First Edition
Book Condition: F-
D-j Condition: F
Comments: Front board has a tiny spot.
Synopsis: Two separate stories – “A Travesty” and “Ordo.” In “A Travesty,” Carey Thorpe accidentally kills his girlfriend. As a result, Thorpe “flails and conives his way through a plot so devious that it finally sums up the entire genre of the Mystery Story. Carey successively becomes the Detective’s Sidekick, the Least Obvious Suspect, the Amateur Detective, the Innocent Accused, and the Murderer Himself.” In the second story in the book, “Ordo,” Ordo Tupikos discovers that the woman he was once married to is now the reigning sex queen of the movies. So, what does he do???