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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (493 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Donald E. Westlake Narrator: Stephen Thorne Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Cab driver Chet Conway was hoping for a good tip from his latest fare, the sort he could spend. But what he got was a tip on a horse race. Which might have turned out okay, except that when he went to collect his winnings, Chet found his bookie lying dead on the living room floor. Chet knows he had nothing to do with it—but just try explaining that to the cops, to the two rival criminal gangs who each think Chet’s working for the other, and to the dead man’s beautiful sister, who has flown in from Las Vegas to avenge her brother’s murder... Download and start listening now!


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  • “Stephen Thorne sounds like a natural-born reader of Westlake’s breezy, irreverent characters.”


  • “Even as Westlake kids the conventions of mystery, the neatly knotted plot proves that he takes even fun seriously.”


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kenneth | 2/12/2014

    " Another fun pulp mystery. I really enjoyed this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bradley | 1/29/2014

    " Hard Case Crime #44 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Daniel Cooksey | 1/18/2014

    " Absolutely FUN crime book. Westlake writes characters who actually talk and act like people do in real life, and the main character's persistence in telling the truth was refreshing. Highly recommended as a reading "snack"! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Scott Rhee | 1/18/2014

    " Donald E. Westlake's "Somebody Owes Me Money" is vintage pulp fiction. Originally published in 1969, "SOMM" has been wonderfully resurrected thanks to Hard Case Crime, which has been faithfully publishing pulpy crime novels---old and new---for several years now. Westlake's blend of hard-boiledness and humor make this particular novel a winner. Chet Conway is a cab driver who wins big on a horse at the races. Unfortunately, when he goes to collect his winnings from his bookie, he finds the guy dead from a bullet hole in the chest. Immediately, the bookie's wife, the cops, the mob, and the bookie's sexy little sister think he's the murderer. He just wants his money, but in order to get it, he may have to play amateur detective to find the real killer, clear his name, and get the money. For some reason, I picture this vividly as a mad-cap 60s black-and-white comedy-noir with Jack Lemmon as Conway, Walter Matthau as Detective Golderman, and Ann Margaret as Abbie. "

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