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  • Bibliography:
    38 Books - 2 Series
  • First Book:
    January 1962
  • Latest Book:
    February 2018
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Full Series List in Order

An Alan Grofield Novel

The Blackbird (Apr-2012)
The Dame (Apr-2012)
The Damsel (Apr-2012)

A Parker Novel

1 - The Hunter (1962)
2 - The Man With the Getaway Face (1963)
3 - The Outfit (1963)
4 - The Mourner (1963)
5 - The Score // Killtown (1964)
6 - The Jugger (1965)
7 - The Seventh (1966)
8 - The Handle (1966)
9 - The Rare Coin Score (1967)
10 - The Green Eagle Score (1967)
11 - The Black Ice Score (1968)
12 - The Sour Lemon Score (1969)
13 - Deadly Edge (1971)
14 - Slayground (1971)
15 - Plunder Squad (1972)
16 - Butcher's Moon (1974)
17 - Comeback (Oct-1997)
18 - Backflash (Jul-1998)
19 - Flashfire (Nov-2000)
20 - Firebreak (Nov-2001)
21 - Breakout (Nov-2002)
22 - Nobody Runs Forever (Nov-2004)
23 - Ask the Parrot (Dec-2006)
24 - Dirty Money (Apr-2008)

Book List in Order: 38 titles


    • / Action Adventure
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    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 secur...



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    Master thief Parker comes to a plastic surgeon in Nebraska with a face that the Outfit--the New York syndicate--wants to decorate with a bullet. But nothing can keep Parker away from his old life of crime--and the major heist of an armored car somewh...



    • / Action Adventure
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    Blackmailed into stealing a priceless French statue in the hands of Lepas Kapor, a Russian spy, Parker finds himself caught in a web involving the Mob, the Soviets, a two-timing blond, a double cross, and a competitor. Reprint....



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    When the Outfit tries to kill him, Parker declares war. Ripping off the syndicate is easy, but going one-on-one with Bronson, the Outfit's big boss, is the hard part. Hard for anyone but Parker, because the entire underworld understands that whatever...



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    Knock over a city? A whole goddam city? Parker knew how and he thought he knew why. But there was no figuring Edgars. The idea had been his, the plan had been his and Parker had moulded them into something better. But there was no figuring Edga...



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    It was a mess. If Sheer talked, Parker's cover was blown. But Sheer had talked and Sheer had died. And Younger, a fat crooked cop, had listened and was left dreaming on a cool half-a-million dollars that didn't exist, and a list full of name...



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    Baron is clever—perhaps too clever. He sits on the heavily protected island of Cockaigne, a mini-Las Vegas forty miles out in the Gulf of Mexico, raking in as much as $250,000 some nights, laughing at the Outfit, who can’t collect their cu...



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    The robbery was a piece of cake. The getaway was clean. And seven men were safely holed up in different places while Parker held all the cash. But somehow the sweet heist of a college football game turns sour, Parkers woman is murdered, and the take ...








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    Parker knew the score was dangerous from the moment he first heard of it. A cowboy caper. Still, he listened. It was Parker's way of life to buck the odds, but when the odds grew too long a cool thief might pass--unless he saw a way they could be sho...



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    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 ado...



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    A corrupt African colonel has converted half his country's wealth into diamonds and smuggled them to a Manhattan safe house. Four upstanding citizens plan to rescue their new nation by stealing the diamonds back with the help of a "specialist" -- Par...



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    Bank robberies should run like clockwork, right? If your name’s Parker, you expect nothing less. Until, that is, one of your partners gets too greedy for his own good. The four-way split following a job leaves too small a take for George Uhl, who b...



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    It had taken four men to crash the rock concert and a few minutes to split the receipts and hit the crossroads. Parker headed northeast with a bulging suitcase and an itching for the broad who was waiting for him. That should have been an end. He fou...



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    This one is Super-Parker. I am in awe of Stark's (Donald Westlake) skills at placing the entire action in a closed-for-the-season amusement park with only one exit. Parker is trapped not only by crooked cops, but the bad guys as well. What a kaleidos...



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    “Hearing the click behind him, Parker threw his glass straight back over his right shoulder, and dove off his chair to the left.” When a job looks like amateur hour, Parker walks away. But even a squad of seasoned professionals can't guarantee a...



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    • / Action Adventure
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    The sixteenth Parker novel, Butcher’s Moon is more than twice as long most of the master heister’s adventures, and absolutely jammed with the action, violence, and nerve-jangling tension readers have come to expect. Back in the corrupt town where...



  • Parker steals. Parker kills. It’s a living… His partners had crossed him, his wife had emptied a .38 at his belly, and they’d left him in a burning house. Parker was tougher than they’d thought, but some business in the pen had kept him ...






  • In a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Master thief Parker, Liss, and Mackey pull off a million-dollar robbery of a Christian evangelical crusade, only to be double-crossed by their angelic inside man. Reprint....




  • It's payback time! Now a major motion picture from Paramount Pictures starring Mel Gibson as master theif Parker, who appeared in a series of celebrated crime novels between 1962 and 1974 and returned after 23 years in "Comeback", which was named a N...



  • Melander likes to do things flashy. When Parker finds himself working with Melander on a bank heist in a mid-sized midwestern city, his job is throwing a Molotov cocktail into a gas station. The resulting explosion sends the cops and fire trucks to t...



  • Parker put down the body and answered the phone. And from that moment on he had two jobs to do. One was to rob a remote Montana lodge where a dot-com billionaire hid stolen art treasures in his basement. The other was to find out why a hit man had co...



  • One Way in. No Way Out. Even master criminals make mistakes. Parker's most recent sin has landed him in prison, where it's only a matter of time before the law uncovers his real name-and the extent of his astounding criminal career. To escape, Parker...



  • Seven men came to a meeting in Cincinnati. One wore a wire, and another didn't hesitate to kill him-fast and hard. Now Parker has left that meeting and the murder behind, and gotten involved in a scheme that is stuffed with money and trouble. In t...



  • When he’s not carrying out heists with his friend Parker, Alan Grofield runs a small theater in Indiana. But putting on shows costs money and jobs have been thin lately – which is why Grofield agreed to fly to Las Vegas to hear Andrew Mye...





  • Together at last. Under the pseudonym Richard Stark, Donald E. Westlake, one of the greats of crime fiction, wrote twenty-four fast-paced, hard-boiled novels featuring Parker, a shrewd career criminal with a talent for heists and a code all his own. ...






  • Master criminal Parker takes another turn for the worse as he tries to recover loot from a heist gone terribly wrong. In Nobody Runs Forever, Parker and two cohorts stole the assets of a bank in transit, but the police heat was so great they could o...



  • Donald E. Westlake is one of the greats of crime fiction. Under the pseudonym Richard Stark, he wrote twenty-four fast-paced, hardboiled novels featuring Parker, a shrewd career criminal with a talent for heists. Using the same nom de plume, Westlake...



  • Donald E. Westlake is one of the greats of crime fiction. Under the pseudonym Richard Stark, he wrote twenty-four fast-paced, hardboiled novels featuring Parker, a shrewd career criminal with a talent for heists. Using the same nom de plume, Westlake...



  • Donald E. Westlake is one of the greats of crime fiction. Under the pseudonym Richard Stark, he wrote twenty-four fast-paced, hardboiled novels featuring Parker, a shrewd career criminal with a talent for heists. Using the same nom de plume, Westlake...



  • There have been many film adaptations of Richard Stark’s novels over the years, but none of them actually featured a protagonist named Parker—and none of them fully captured Parker’s chilling tenacity and laconic anticharm. Here for the first t...



  • Cold Blooded War! In this standalone tale, the Doctor and Donna attempt to broker a peace plan between two very hierarchical and pompous alien races, the Draconians and Ice Warriors. But their best efforts are derailed by someone who stands to gain...



  • The Eisner-Award winning creator continues adapting Richard Stark's world of criminals, thugs, and grifters with his signature pulp flair in this second installment. A hard-nosed thief, Parker is Richard Stark's most famous creation, and Stark, in...



  • A high-octane trip across America, The Score finds Parker assembling the best caper men he can find to knock over his most audacious target yet: an entire town. They scheme, they prepare, and they execute with military precision, unaware that the wh...



  • The award-winning graphic novel series adapting one of crime-fiction's most famous and hard-boiled characters continues in this beautifully illustrated and stylized masterpiece.Parker, whose getaway car crashes after a heist, manages to elude capture...


Award-Winning Books by Richard Stark

Slayground
2014 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award -- Adaptation


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Richard Stark has published 38 books.

Richard Stark does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Richard Stark's Parker: Slayground, was published in February 2018.

The first book by Richard Stark, The Hunter, was published in January 1962.

Yes. Richard Stark has 2 series.