Donald Westlake, master of the comic crime caper and so much more, has left this mortal coil at the age of 75 after an apparent heart attack while vacationing in Mexico.

Condolences to his family and friends and all those who have come to love this wonderful author.

Sarah Weinman has a long list of excellent links to all things Westlake.

How come WordPress doesn’t have funeral bunting?

Go read this:

Here (possibly for the first time?) is an annotated critical list of the 88 canonical Westlake novels and short-story collections, occasionally amplified by his own comments from our correspondence.