Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Westlake in Sweden: The Man with the Getaway Face (1963)

The first item is what I believe the very first Westlake ever published in Sweden. This was published as #159 in the X-böckerna (The X Books) series in 1963. I suppose that is quite early for a Parker translation. Too bad the publishers chose to begin with the second one in the series, and in 1964 follow it up with the first one.

The cover is pretty good looking, except that I don't think Parker would ever brood like that - as if he was auditioning for the lead in REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE or something. Artist unknown.

The Swedish title translates into THE MAN WHO WAS SOMEONE ELSE. No complaints there - for once they got it right.

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