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  • ISBN 1555046975
  • ISBN13 978-1555046972
  • Language English
  • Author Richard Stark
  • Publisher John Curley & Assoc; Large Print edition (December 1, 1988)
  • Pages 218
  • Formats azw lrf lit docx
  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Mystery
  • Size ePub 1101 kb
  • Size Fb2 1337 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 925

Book by Stark, Richard

Series: Atlantic large print. Hardcover: 206 pages. Publisher: J. Curley (1988). One of the great things about the Parker series is how each story builds on the previous one, so it is pretty cool to see things like the Outfit and Grofield make appearances.

Series: Atlantic large print. The Feds also make an early play and put the squeeze on Parker, whose invisibility to them has slowly been destroyed over the last few books, especially in "The Jugger.

Richard Stark was one of the many pseudonyms of Donald E. Westlake (1933-2008), a prolific author of noir crime fiction. In 1993 the Mystery Writers of America bestowed the society’s highest honor on Westlake, naming him a Grand Master.

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Richard stark series: Parker. The University of Chicago Press has embarked on a project to return the early volumes of this series to print for a new generation of readers to discover-and become addicted t. n The Outfit, Parker goes toe-to-toe with the mob-hitting them with heist after heist after heist-and the entire underworld learns an unforgettable lesson: whatever Parker does, he.

A book in the Parker series. The silencer had been made for a gun with a larger barrel, and a jury-rigged clamp arrangement had been fashioned to fit it to the small barrel of the

A book in the Parker series. The silencer had been made for a gun with a larger barrel, and a jury-rigged clamp arrangement had been fashioned to fit it to the small barrel of the. 25. Parker stuck his foot under the killer’s chest, pushed, and rolled him over. He flopped over like a fish, his right arm swinging over and thumping the floor like a sack.

It's always a pleasure reading how author Richard Stark meticulously crafts these robberies and makes each one feel fresh.

the mob, organized crime, the Commission, et. sends a hitman to cap Parker. It's always a pleasure reading how author Richard Stark meticulously crafts these robberies and makes each one feel fresh. As usual, there's not much to these books, but they're short little adventures guaranteed to keep you entertained! The 80th and final book I read in 2014!

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Richard Stark's Parker: The Hunter is a 2009 graphic novel by Darwyn Cooke, an adaptation of the first Parker novel The Hunter written by Donald E. Westlake under the pseudonym Richard Stark.

Apart from writing using his real names, Donald E. Westlake has also published several books using numerous pseudonyms. They are as follows; Richard Stark: One of the author’s best-known and continuing pseudonym is that of Richard Stark. The pen name Richard Stark debuted in the year 1959 with the Mystery Digest. Four other short stories followed, and they include The Curious Facts Preceding my Execution, which was published in the year 1961 together with the author’s short story collection.

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Donald E. Westlake was one of the most amazing and perhaps least known American writers of the 20th Century. As unbelievable as it sounds, he was the author of over 100 novels, screenplays, and short story collections written under 14 pen names, both male and female, and his books have been made into 24 movies prior to his death six years ago. I suspect all the pen names are one reason for his relative anonymity compared to dozens of less talented writers with far fewer writing credits. I’m sure he cried all the way to the bank. That said, Westlake was best known for two utterly different series of crime novels. One is the thirteen ‘Dortmunder’ novels — comic capers by a gang of dimwitted and always unlucky crooks. The best of these, and the best of his movies, are “The Hot Rock” and “The Bank Shot.” Read the books or rent the movie. You’ll die laughing. On the other hand, his second series is the 26 ‘Parker’ novels written under the name Richard Stark. ‘Stark’ is also a pretty good description of the lead character, the stories, and the writing. They are well beyond noir. Parker is a brutal, remorseless killer and the stories about him, such as “The Hunter,” the first of them, and “The Outfit,” the third, usually deal with violent crime and revenge. Parker doesn’t believe in ‘proportional response.’ When crossed, he kills everyone in sight and “lets God sort it out;” or he would if he believed in anything except money, which he doesn’t. Unlike Dortmunder, who has many redeeming character traits and is impossible to dislike, Parker has none, zero. No character arc, no quirky habits, no funny sidekick. He is a loner and a humorless killing machine. Some refer to him as an 'anti-hero', but he is none of the sort. A character must have at least one redeeming, sympathetic feature to be any kind of hero, anti or not, and Parker has none. Hence, my dilemma. I loved Westlake’s other books; and then I read “The Outfit,” and I hated it. However, all the literary critics and Hollywood-types love the Parker character, the dramatic plots, and the technical stuff, so I figured I must be a dolt and missed something. To give it another chance, I read “The Hunter.” Same result. I didn’t like it either. The best comparisons I can draw are to some of the early Ed McBain 87th Precinct stories or a couple of less-successful Elmore Leonard novels, but maybe I just don’t ‘get’ it. Read them yourself and see what you think. William F. Brown is the author of 5 suspense novels with over 300 Five-Star Reviews: The Undertaker, Amongst My Enemies, Thursday at Noon, Winner Take All, and now Aim True, My Brothers.
... Parker turned to Handy. “I'll keep an eye on this bird while you go through the house.”
“Right.” Handy pocketed his gun and left the room.
“Have you been masterminding these robberies?” Quill asked.
“No. My friends have been doing them on their own.”
“They've been very professional robberies.”
“My friends are very professional."

Parts one, two, and four of THE OUTFIT are from Parker's point-of-view. The mob is after Parker, and he has to convince them to lay off. He does this by writing everyone in his 'profession' to hit the mob at once:

"... You organized people are so wide open. We walk into a syndicate place and we look around, and just automatically we think it over, we think about it like a job. We don't do anything about it, because you people are on the same side as us, but we think about it. I've walked around for years with three syndicate grabs all mapped out in my head, but I've never done anything about it."

This is a brilliant concept, and brilliantly executed. After the one-heist MAN WITH THE GETAWAY FACE, Westlake/Stark writes a sequel with four or more heists in it, just to prove his versatility. And how absolutely detailed and true his accounts of the numbers racket, the two men and the four brown suits (38 S), the souped up getaway VW bug... and the guy who sits in a gas station by the track, with a safe full of layoff money.- and this is all just half of part three.

Then there is the satirical, and yet true to life debriefing that Quill (the accountant) gives to Bronson, the mob boss hiding out in Buffalo:

Quill held up four fingers. “So there are four things which set the club up,” he said. “They didn't think they'd be robbed, they hadn't thought about what to do if they were robbed, none of them would risk being shot to protect the organization's money, and they didn't think of themselves as crooks. In a nutshell.”
“Hold on.” Bronson held up his own hand, fingers splayed like a traffic cop's. “What do you mean, they don't think they're crooks?"

THE OUTFIT is not quite 200 pp. long, but it is so exuberant, so brimful, that it proves the virtues of littleness. It is itself a souped up VW.
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The Outfit, otherwise known as the Syndicate, starts this story by trying to kill Parker. The hit man attempts the action while Parker is sleeping, but Parker reverses the action and eliminates the assassin. Such begins Richard Stark's third Parker crime mystery.

Parker is one of my favorite characters. I do not like Parker for his occupation (master criminal and robber) nor for his typical methods (he often kills a few people during his heists). I like Parker's personality and discipline. Parker says little and means exactly what he says (sort of a Clint Eastwood in "spaghetti westerns"). Parker is direct, follows a strict code (targets only the rich and never hurts weak or disadvantaged people), and always acts like a gentleman.

In "The Outfit", Parker decides that he needs to handle his problem with organized crime. So our master planner attempts to cut a deal with the big bosses of crime. When he meets heavy resistence, he decides to change the leadership of the outfit. Can he do it? Can Parker actually cause a revolution within the Outfit and get a better deal from new leaders? Parker's plan is pure genius in its simplicity. Parker knows the weakness in Mob security and exploits it, Parker know what the mob usually plains and devises cleaver way to dismantle security and provide Parker and his partners excelled access to armoires .....

The Outfit is a short book with a lot of action. Richard Stark keeps us "briefed" in all the action. We observe both the planning and the execution of numerous criminal actions. The ongoing suspense continually rivets our attention.

The "Outfit" is a fine mystery filled with plots, schemes, and suspenseful action. I recommend this book.