Donald Westlake turns the world of crime and criminals upside down and has the last laugh in WHAT'S SO FUNNY?, his latest comic caper novel.
His perennially depressed master thief, John Dortmunder, finds himself involved an impossible crime, one he doesn't want and doesn't believe in and which he'd rather avoid if possible...but a little blackmail goes a long way.
All it takes is a few underhanded moves by a tough ex-cop named Eppick to pull Dortmunder into a game he never wanted to play.
With no choice, he musters his always-game gang and they set out on a perilous treasure hunt for a long-lost gold and jewel-studded chess set once intended as a birthday gift for the last Romanov czar.
Unfortunately for everyone, then and now, he became the last Romanov czar without making it to his own birthday party.
From the moment Dortmunder reaches for his first pawn, he faces insurmountable odds...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Quercus Publishing
- Publication Date: 05/06/2008
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781847243850