* Put a Lid on It, Donald E. Westlake’s most recent novel, was published in Mysterious Press hardcover in 4/02. It will be published in mass market paperback in 3/03 to tie in with the hardcover release of MONEY FOR NOTHING. *Westlake’s critically acclaimed The Hook (Mysterious Press hardcover, 3/00) won a “Book World Rave” for 2000 in the Washington Post Book World and has over 90,000 hardcover and paperback copies in print combined. The Ax (Mysterious Press, 1997) reached #9 on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list, hit the New York Times business best-seller list, and has over 146,000 copies in hardcover and paperback print combined. * Westlake’s novels have a history of Hollywood success: Mel Gibson’s Payback was the #3 money earner of the spring 1999 movie season, and What’s the Worst That Could Happen? earned more than $50 million at the box office. Films based on four of his novels are in development.