Help I am Being Held Prisoner to be re-released 2/18

It isn’t easy going to jail for a practical joke. Of course, this particular joke left 20 cars wrecked on the highway and two politicians’ careers in tatters – so jail is where Harold Künt landed. Now he’s just trying to keep a low profile in the Big House. He wants no part of his fellow inmates’ plan to use an escape tunnel to rob two banks. But it’s too late; he’s in it up to his neck. And that neck may just wind up in a noose…

This isn’t exactly breaking news, but the actual release date snuck up on me and it’s soon. Help I am Being Held Prisoner will be back in print on February 13, 2018, as the cover says, for the first time in thirty years.

Hard Case Crime publisher Charles Ardai mentions this as one of his favorites, and it’s one I haven’t read yet, so I’m really looking forward to it.

Here is the page for it from the official Donald Westlake site.


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