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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (136 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Donald E. Westlake Narrator: Brian Holsopple Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2012 ISBN: 9781611748109
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Al Engel had worked his way up to being Nick Rovito’s right-hand man, near the top of the Syndicate. And this was a delicate job that Rovito had given him: retrieving a very important jacket, loaded with heroin, from the fresh grave of the drug mule who was accidentally buried wearing it.

Rovito orders Engel to go to the grave in the early hours of the morning, dig up the coffin, and get back the suit—plus kill two bird with one stone (so to speak) and whack the guy who will help with the digging. There’s just one problem (at least there’s just one to begin with): It turns out the grave is empty. Now it’s Engel who finds himself “in deep”.

Busy Body is early Westlake, as he was mastering the genre he would become known for: the comic caper.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edward | 10/21/2013

    " Compared to the half a dozen other Westlake books I've read, this one simply was not as funny or quite as well written. It was an enjoyable read, but not a particularly memorable one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara Messenger | 10/17/2013

    " Loved this. Original and such a well constructed story. You can tell Westlake can write. Laughed out loud in one part - so clever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret Dee | 7/4/2013

    " Fun Christmas Book. Perfect for the holidays! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Psirene | 9/10/2012

    " Good for my rainy day read. Disappointed James has been pulled back into story was pulling for Charles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karyn | 7/31/2012

    " This book is literally about a dead body that gets buried, unburied, reburied, moved... all centered around a poor hapless mobster that is given this funny assignment. Not your typical Goodfellas or Godfather type of mobster. "

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About the Author
Author Donald E. WestlakeDonald E. Westlake (1933 - 2008) was a three-time Edward Award winner and the author of over a hundred novels and non-fiction books. In 1993, the Mystery Writers of America named Westlake a Grand Master, the highest honor bestowed by the society.
About the Narrator

Brian Holsopple has been in the voice-over and audio business for more than twenty years. His commercial client list includes Discover Channel, Virginia Lottery, and City Bank of Texas, among others. A winner of the 2007 Publisher’s Weekly Audiobook Award, he has narrated books for Arthur C. Clarke, Henry Wiencek, and Jay Rubenstein.