Richard Stark - The Handle (2nd Hand Paperback)
Number 8 in the series that Richard Stark wrote about Parker, who on screen has been played by Lee Marvin in "Point Blank", Jason Statham in "Parker" & Mel Gibson in "Payback". All movies are worth your while and fairly true to the character that Richard Stark wrote about.
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 Baron ran a gambling island off the Texas coast in the Gulf’s blue waters. To Parker, it was just a floating crap game with class. To the Big Boys, it was competition they couldn’t stomach. They wanted a specialist to rob the Baron blind, pluck him like a chicken, and burn this paradise island into the sea. That’s why they sent for Parker.
His price was 200 grand in cash and Crystal - a beautiful little blonde. So the pot was sweet, but the heist soon had so many twists it smelled like a brand-new lemon - and Parker knew the line between success and failure on this score would be exactly the length of the barrel of a .38.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good (Some very slight tanning only)
- Category : Fiction - Crime & Mystery
- Published : 1966 (This Edition 1999 - Allison & Busby)
- ISBN : 9780850318142
- SKU : B002053
- PPC : LL250gm
- RRP : £3.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"This is a great series of books. More tough guy noir." - Goodreads Review.
Donald Edwin Westlake was an American writer, with more than a hundred novels and non-fiction books to his credit. He specialized in crime fiction, especially comic capers, with an occasional foray into science fiction and other genres. Richard Stark was one of his pen names.