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The Hunter (Parker Novels)

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Written between 1962 and 1974 and published under the great Donald Westlake's most famous pseudonym, these 15 novels - featuring the relentless antihero Parker - put the "hard" in hardboiled. If you love the style and period of Mad Men but long for more gun battles and bloody knuckles, Stark is for you! Offer good on select titles, new (not used) copies only.

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Publisher Comments:

You probably haven't ever noticed them. But they've noticed you. They notice everything. That's their job. Sitting quietly in a nondescript car outside a bank making note of the tellers' work habits, the positions of the security guards. Lagging a few car lengths behind the Brinks truck on its daily rounds. Surreptitiously jiggling the handle of an unmarked service door at the racetrack.

They're thieves. Heisters, to be precise. They're pros, and Parker is far and away the best of them. If you're planning a job, you want him in. Tough, smart, hardworking, and relentlessly focused on his trade, he is the heister's heister, the robber's robber, the heavy's heavy. You don't want to cross him, and you don't want to get in his way, because he'll stop at nothing to get what he's after.

Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark's eponymous mystery novels, is one of the most unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir. Lauded by critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose-style — and adored by fans who turn each intoxicating page with increasing urgency — Stark is a master of crime writing, his books as influential as any in the genre. 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 to.

In The Hunter, the first volume in the series, Parker roars into New York City, seeking revenge on the woman who betrayed him and on the man who took his money, stealing and scamming his way to redemption.

Review:

"Whatever Stark writes, I read. He's a stylist, a pro, and I thoroughly enjoy his attitude." Elmore Leonard

Review:

"Richard Stark's Parker novels...are among the most poised and polished fictions of their time and, in fact, of any time." John Banville, Bookforum

Review:

"Parker is a true treasure....The master thief is back, along with Richard Stark." Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Parker is refreshingly amoral, a thief who always gets away with the swag." Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"Westlake knows precisely how to grab a reader, draw him or her into the story, and then slowly tighten his grip until escape is impossible." Washington Post Book World

Synopsis:

You probably havent ever noticed them. But theyve noticed you. They notice everything. Thats their job. Sitting quietly in a nondescript car outside a bank making note of the tellers work habits, the positions of the security guards. Lagging a few car lengths behind the Brinks truck on its daily rounds. Surreptitiously jiggling the handle of an unmarked service door at the racetrack.

Theyre thieves. Heisters, to be precise. Theyre pros, and Parker is far and away the best of them. If youre planning a job, you want him in. Tough, smart, hardworking, and relentlessly focused on his trade, he is the heisters heister, the robbers robber, the heavys heavy. You dont want to cross him, and you dont want to get in his way, because hell stop at nothing to get what hes after.

Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Starks eponymous mystery novels, is one of the most unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir.  Lauded by critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose-styleand adored by fans who turn each intoxicating page with increasing urgencyStark is a master of crime writing, his books as influential as any in the genre. 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 discoverand become addicted to.

In The Hunter, the first volume in the series, Parker roars into New York City, seeking revenge on the woman who betrayed him and on the man who took his money, stealing and scamming his way to redemption.

 

“Westlake knows precisely how to grab a reader, draw him or her into the story, and then slowly tighten his grip until escape is impossible.”Washington Post Book World

 

“Elmore Leonard wouldnt write what he does if Stark hadnt been there before. And Quentin Tarantino wouldnt write what he does without Leonard. . . . Old master that he is, Stark does all of them one better.”Los Angeles Times

 

“Donald Westlakes Parker novels are among the small number of books I read over and over. Forget all that crap youve been telling yourself about War and Peace and Proustthese are the books youll want on that desert island.”Lawrence Block

 

Synopsis:

In midtown Manhattan, Mike Hammer, recovering from a near-fatal mix-up with the Mob, runs into drug dealers assaulting a young hospital messenger. He saves the kid, but the muggers are not so lucky. Hammer considers the rescue a one-off, but someone has different ideas, as indicated by a street-corner knife attack.With himself for a client, Hammerwith his beautiful, deadly partner Veldatake on the narcotics racket in New York just as the streets have dried up and rumors run rampant of a massive heroin shipment due any day. In a New York of flashy discotheques, swanky bachelor pads, and the occasional dark alley, Hammer confronts doctors and drug addicts, hippie chicks and hit men, meeting the changing times with his timeless brand of violent vengeance. Originally begun and outlined by Spillane in the mid-Sixties, and expertly completed by his longtime collaborator Max Allan Collins, The Big Bang is vintage Mike Hammer on acid . . . literally.

About the Author

Richard Stark is one of the many pseudonyms of Donald E. Westlake, 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226770994
Author:
Stark, Richard
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Collins, Max Allan
Author:
Spillane, Mickey
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Criminals
Subject:
Parker (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Parker Novels
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

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Product details 208 pages University of Chicago Press - English 9780226770994 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Whatever Stark writes, I read. He's a stylist, a pro, and I thoroughly enjoy his attitude."
"Review" by , "Richard Stark's Parker novels...are among the most poised and polished fictions of their time and, in fact, of any time."
"Review" by , "Parker is a true treasure....The master thief is back, along with Richard Stark."
"Review" by , "Parker is refreshingly amoral, a thief who always gets away with the swag."
"Review" by , "Westlake knows precisely how to grab a reader, draw him or her into the story, and then slowly tighten his grip until escape is impossible."
"Synopsis" by ,
You probably havent ever noticed them. But theyve noticed you. They notice everything. Thats their job. Sitting quietly in a nondescript car outside a bank making note of the tellers work habits, the positions of the security guards. Lagging a few car lengths behind the Brinks truck on its daily rounds. Surreptitiously jiggling the handle of an unmarked service door at the racetrack.

Theyre thieves. Heisters, to be precise. Theyre pros, and Parker is far and away the best of them. If youre planning a job, you want him in. Tough, smart, hardworking, and relentlessly focused on his trade, he is the heisters heister, the robbers robber, the heavys heavy. You dont want to cross him, and you dont want to get in his way, because hell stop at nothing to get what hes after.

Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Starks eponymous mystery novels, is one of the most unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir.  Lauded by critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose-styleand adored by fans who turn each intoxicating page with increasing urgencyStark is a master of crime writing, his books as influential as any in the genre. 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 discoverand become addicted to.

In The Hunter, the first volume in the series, Parker roars into New York City, seeking revenge on the woman who betrayed him and on the man who took his money, stealing and scamming his way to redemption.

 

“Westlake knows precisely how to grab a reader, draw him or her into the story, and then slowly tighten his grip until escape is impossible.”Washington Post Book World

 

“Elmore Leonard wouldnt write what he does if Stark hadnt been there before. And Quentin Tarantino wouldnt write what he does without Leonard. . . . Old master that he is, Stark does all of them one better.”Los Angeles Times

 

“Donald Westlakes Parker novels are among the small number of books I read over and over. Forget all that crap youve been telling yourself about War and Peace and Proustthese are the books youll want on that desert island.”Lawrence Block

 

"Synopsis" by ,
In midtown Manhattan, Mike Hammer, recovering from a near-fatal mix-up with the Mob, runs into drug dealers assaulting a young hospital messenger. He saves the kid, but the muggers are not so lucky. Hammer considers the rescue a one-off, but someone has different ideas, as indicated by a street-corner knife attack.With himself for a client, Hammerwith his beautiful, deadly partner Veldatake on the narcotics racket in New York just as the streets have dried up and rumors run rampant of a massive heroin shipment due any day. In a New York of flashy discotheques, swanky bachelor pads, and the occasional dark alley, Hammer confronts doctors and drug addicts, hippie chicks and hit men, meeting the changing times with his timeless brand of violent vengeance. Originally begun and outlined by Spillane in the mid-Sixties, and expertly completed by his longtime collaborator Max Allan Collins, The Big Bang is vintage Mike Hammer on acid . . . literally.
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