Campus Doll by Edwin West aka Donald E. Westlake (Monrach Books #485, 1961)

Donald Westlake did a handful of titles for Monarch as Edwin West (a play on his middle and last names, obviously) and this one, Campus Doll, is set in the Andrew Shaw Clifton College universe, with a mention of The Sound of Distant Drums and other little quips found in many Shaws.

Jackie is a student who lives comfortably with her MG sportcar, a four room apartment off campus, and a weekly check from her father–until his income vanishes die to economic circumstances. How is she now going to pay tuition and live the life she loves?

Sex, of course. She becomes a hooker.

This is an awful book, so badly written that it is understandable why Westlake would not want his name associated with it.

The Edwin West titles tend to go for high prices on the collector’s market.  This one has been reprinted as a ebook from World Publishing.

2 Responses to “Campus Doll by Edwin West aka Donald E. Westlake (Monrach Books #485, 1961)”

  1. I bought a copy of this for a friend of mine who is a book collector and Westlake fan. Over $100 a few years back.

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