The Hunter

Roman

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Author: Richard Stark

Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag

ISBN: 3552057250

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Parker – ohne Vorname, ohne Biographie – ist ein Einzelgänger, professionell bis zur Perfektion – als Verbrecher. Doch vor zehn Monaten wurde er bei einem Waffendeal von seiner eigenen Frau verraten, die mit Mal Resnick, einem Großmaul aus dem Verbrechersyndikat, gemeinsame Sache machte. Jetzt ist Parker zurück in der Stadt, ein einsamer Jäger, der nach allen Regeln der Kunst Rache nimmt. "The Hunter" wurde 1967 unter dem Titel "Point Blank" von John Boorman mit Lee Marvin verfilmt und erscheint jetzt in der Neuübersetzung von Nikolaus Stingl.

The Hunter

A Parker Novel

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Author: Richard Stark

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226772844

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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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 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. “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 wouldn’t write what he does if Stark hadn’t been there before. And Quentin Tarantino wouldn’t write what he does without Leonard. . . . Old master that he is, Stark does all of them one better.”—Los Angeles Times “Donald Westlake’s Parker novels are among the small number of books I read over and over. Forget all that crap you’ve been telling yourself about War and Peace and Proust—these are the books you’ll want on that desert island.”—Lawrence Block

Dirty Money

A Parker Novel

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Author: Richard Stark

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022648615X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Parker's got a new fence and a new plan to get the loot back from a botched job in Dirty Money, but a bounty hunter, the FBI, and the local cops are on his tail. Only his brains, his cool, and the help of his lone longtime dame, Claire, can keep him one step ahead of the cars and the guns.

Parker

The Hunter by Richard Stark with Illustrations by Darwyn Cooke

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Author: Richard Stark

Publisher: IDW Publishing

ISBN: 9781613776599

Category: Fiction

Page: 206

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In 1962, Donald E. Westlake, writing under the pseudonym Richard Stark, created what would become one of the most important and enduring crime fiction series ever produced - Parker. Westlake wrote more than 20 Parker novels, many considered classics of the genre, and a number of which have transitioned to the big screen. Most notable of these is Point Blank, directed by John Boorman and starring Lee Marvin, released in 1967. Westlake received many accolades during his distinguished career, including being named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writer's of America, that prestigious organization's highest honor. Darwyn Cooke has adapted four Parker books as graphic novels so far. The first three, The Hunter, The Outfit, and The Score have all won Eisner and Harvey Awards. He will be providing all-new color illustrations for The Hunter, the first in a series of hardcover prose novels released in chronological order and featuring Cooke's art. The Hunter, the first book in the Parker series, is the story of a man who hits New York head-on like a shotgun blast to the chest. Betrayed by the woman he loves and double-crossed by his partner in crime, Parker makes his way cross-country with only one thought burning in his mind - to coldly exact his revenge and reclaim what was taken from him!

Das Geld war schmutzig

Roman

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Author: Richard Stark

Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag

ISBN: 3552058346

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Als Touristen getarnt, die den herbstlichen Laubwald Neuenglands bewundern, logieren Parker und seine Freundin in einer Pension in der Nähe der verlassenen Kirche, wo die bei einem Banküberfall erbeuteten Millionen versteckt sind. Aber in der Zwischenzeit ist Dalesia, einer von Parkers Kumpeln, ausgebrochen, es wimmelt in der Gegend von Polizisten, Parkers Konterfei hängt überall aus, und eine Kopfgeldjägerin möchte sich ihre Prämie verdienen. Mit einem riskanten Plan kommen sie an die Beute und ziehen vor den Augen der Polizei mit dem Geld ab, jetzt getarnt als Mitglieder einer obskuren "Erlöserkirche". Aber dann tritt eine andere Bande auf den Plan und will ihnen die Beute abnehmen. Nach "Fragen Sie den Papagei" und "Keiner rennt für immer" ist dies der nächste Thriller, der den faszinierend coolen Helden Parker in Hochform zeigt.

Parker: The Hunter

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Author: Donald E. Westlake,Darwyn Cooke

Publisher: IDW Publishing

ISBN: 1600104932

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 140

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Darwyn Cooke, Eisner-Award-winning writer/artist, sets his artistic sights on bringing to life one of the true classics of crime fiction: Richard Stark's Parker. Stark was a pseudonym used by the revered and multi-award-winning author, Donald Westlake. The Hunter, the first book in the Parker series, is the story of a man who hits New York head-on like a shotgun blast to the chest. Betrayed by the woman he loved and double-crossed by his partner in crime, Parker makes his way cross-country with only one thought burning in his mind - to coldly exact his revenge and reclaim what was taken from him! Parker: The Hunter is the latest offering in IDW Publishing's series of Digital Graphic Novels. We've assembled the best of favorite brands and respected creators for you to collect on your digital bookshelf. Story and art: Darwyn Cooke Editor: Scott Dunbier Features: - Page by page viewing, pinch and zoom for details - Tap user controls or swipe to turn pages - "See all" table of contents keywords: Darwyn, Cooke, Richard, Stark, Westlake, comic, graphic, novel, crime

Flashfire

A Parker Novel

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Author: Richard Stark

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226770648

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Between Parker’s 1961 debut and his return in the late 1990s, the world of crime changed considerably. Now fake IDs and credit cards had to be purchased from specialists; increasingly sophisticated policing made escape and evasion tougher; and, worst of all, money had gone digital—the days of cash-stuffed payroll trucks were long gone. But cash isn’t everything: Flashfire and Firebreak find Parker going after, respectively, a fortune in jewels and a collection of priceless paintings. In Flashfire, Parker’s in West Palm Beach, competing with a crew that has an unhealthy love of explosions; when things go sour, Parker finds himself shot and trapped—and forced to rely on a civilian to survive. Firebreak takes Parker to a palatial Montana "hunting lodge" where a dot-com millionaire hides a gallery of stolen old masters—which will fetch Parker a pretty penny if his team can just get it past the mansion’s tight security. The forests of Montana are an inhospitable place for a heister when well-laid plans fall apart, but no matter how untamed the wilderness, Parker’s guaranteed to be the most dangerous predator around. “Like all of Stark’s Parker novels, Firebreak is a brutal yet compelling glimpse into the amoral world of crime and revenge.”—Booklist “The action [in Flashfire] is nonstop. . . . The awful fascination in these Parker tales comes from knowing the protagonist will always do whatever is necessary to protect himself and to achieve his goals.”—Wall Street Journal

Parker: The Score

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Author: Donald E. Westlake,Darwyn Cooke

Publisher: IDW Publishing

ISBN: 1623020115

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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Fresh from his Eisner Award-winning efforts on The Hunter and The Outfit, Darwyn Cooke now sets his steely sights on The Score, the classic Richard Stark Parker novel from 1964. _Parker becomes embroiled in a plot with a dozen partners in crime to pull off what might be the ultimate heist-robbing an entire town. Everything was going fine for a while, and then things got bad. Considered one of the best in the Parker series, The Score is the perfect vehicle for Darwyn Cooke to pull out all the stops and let loose with a book that has all the impact of a brutal kick to the solar plexus!

Das dunkle Vermächtnis

Ein Charlie-Parker-Thriller

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Author: John Connolly

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 395530566X

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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"Lesen Sie und fürchten Sie sich" (The Times) – Bestsellerautor John Connolly ist der "Meister des Gänsehautmoments"! Nach dem traumatischen Verlust seiner Familie hat sich der New Yorker Ex-Cop Charlie Parker nach Maine zurckgezogen, an den Ort seiner Kindheit. Als eine junge Frau und ihr Sohn von der Hand eines Unbekannten sterben, muss Parker die Verfolgung aufnehmen. Denn der Schlüssel zur Klärung des Verbrechens liegt in der Geschichte seiner eigenen Familie. Und in den dunklen Wäldern von Maine, dem Ursprung eines mythischen Killers... "Ein mysteriöser Krimi mit hohem Suchtfaktor!" (Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung)

The Score

A Parker Novel

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Author: Richard Stark

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226772936

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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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 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. Parker works with a group of professional con men in The Score on his biggest job yet—robbing an entire town in North Dakota. “Whatever Stark writes, I read. He’s a stylist, a pro, and I thoroughly enjoy his attitude.”—Elmore Leonard “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 “Donald Westlake’s Parker novels are among the small number of books I read over and over. Forget all that crap you’ve been telling yourself about War and Peace and Proust—these are the books you’ll want on that desert island.”—Lawrence Block

The Man with the Getaway Face

A Parker Novel

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Author: Richard Stark

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226772868

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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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 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. Parker goes under the knife in The Man with the Getaway Face, changing his face to escape the mob and a contract on his life. Along the way he scores his biggest heist yet: an armored car in New Jersey, stuffed with cash. “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 wouldn’t write what he does if Stark hadn’t been there before. And Quentin Tarantino wouldn’t write what he does without Leonard. . . . Old master that he is, Stark does all of them one better.”—Los Angeles Times “Donald Westlake’s Parker novels are among the small number of books I read over and over. Forget all that crap you’ve been telling yourself about War and Peace and Proust—these are the books you’ll want on that desert island.”—Lawrence Block

Slayground

A Parker Novel

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Author: Richard Stark

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226772974

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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The hunter becomes prey, as a heist goes sour and Parker finds himself trapped in a shuttered amusement park, besieged by a bevy of local mobsters. There are no exits from Fun Island. Outnumbered and outgunned, Parker can't afford a single miscalculation. He’s low on bullets—but, as anyone who’s crossed his path knows, that definitely doesn’t mean he’s defenseless. “Nobody tops Stark in his objective portrayals of a world of total amorality.” —New York Times “Energy and imagination light up virtually every page, as does some of the best hard-boiled prose ever to grace the noir genre.” —Publishers Weekly

Appaloosa

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Author: Robert B. Parker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783905811605

Category:

Page: 206

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Firebreak

A Parker Novel

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Author: Richard Stark

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226770656

Category: Fiction

Page: 297

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"Firebreak takes Parker to a palatial Montana hunting lodge where a dot-com millionaire hides a gallery of stolen old masters--which will fetch Parker a pretty penny if his team can just get it past the mansion's tight security. The forests of Montana are an inhospitable place for a heister when well-laid plans fall apart, but no matter how untamed the wilderness, Parker's guaranteed to be the most dangerous predator around."--Page 4 of cover.

The Jugger

A Parker Novel

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Author: Richard Stark

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226772851

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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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 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 Jugger, Parker travels to Nebraska to help out a geriatric safecracker who knows too many of his criminal secrets. By the time he arrives, the safecracker is dead and Parker’s skeletons are on the verge of escaping from their closet—unless Parker resorts to lethal measures. “Whatever Stark writes, I read. He’s a stylist, a pro, and I thoroughly enjoy his attitude.”—Elmore Leonard “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 “Donald Westlake’s Parker novels are among the small number of books I read over and over. Forget all that crap you’ve been telling yourself about War and Peace and Proust—these are the books you’ll want on that desert island.”—Lawrence Block

Ask the Parrot

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Author: Richard Stark

Publisher: Mysterious Press

ISBN: 0759569649

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Sometimes mystery master Donald E. Westlake is the author of uproarious crime capers. Sometimes he has a mean streak-and its name is Parker. From his noir classic The Man with the Getaway Face to his recent novel Nobody Runs Forever, whenever Westlake writes as Stark, he lets Parker run loose-a ruthless criminal in a world of vulnerable "straights." On a sunny October afternoon a man is running up a hill. He's not dressed for running. Below him are barking police dogs and waiting up ahead is a stranger-with a rifle, a life full of regrets, and a parrot at home who will mutely witness just how much trouble the runner, Parker, can bring into an ordinary life. The rabbit hunter is Tom Lindahl, a small-town lonely heart nursing a big-time grudge against the racetrack that fired him. He knows from the moment he sees Parker that he's met a professional thief-and a man with murder in his blood. Rescuing Parker from the chase hounds, Lindahl invites the fugitive into his secluded home. He plans to rip off his former employer and exact a deadly measure of revenge-if he can get Parker to help. But Tom doesn't know Parker and that the desperate criminal will do anything to survive-no matter who has to die...

Butcher's Moon

A Parker Novel

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Author: Richard Stark,Lawrence Block

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226770958

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

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Stark's antihero Parker attempts to retrieve money he had to leave in an amusement park, but the money is gone. He enlists Alan Grofield to assist, but when Grofield is taken hostage, Parker assembles a private army to get him back and rob the mob blind at the same time.

The Charlie Parker Collection 1-4

Every Dead Thing, Dark Hollow, The Killing Kind, The White Road

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Author: John Connolly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444779044

Category: Fiction

Page: 1387

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The first four novels in the Charlie Parker series, available together as a digital-only package. Former NYPD Charlie Parker first appears in EVERY DEAD THING on a quest for the killer of his wife and daughter. He is a man consumed by violence, guilt and the desire for revenge. When his ex-partner asks him to track down a missing girl, Parker embarks on a grim odyssey through the bowels of organised crime to a unique serial killer: The Travelling Man. In DARK HOLLOW, Private detective Charlie Parker embarks on a nerve-shredding manhunt and closes in on his prime suspect. But someone else is tracking them both. Parker's empathy with the powerless victims of crime is growing ever stronger. It makes him a natural choice to investigate the death of Grace Peltier in THE KILLING KIND - a death that appears to be a suicide. Genial killers Angel and Louis join Parker again as he descends into a honeycomb world populated by dark angels and lost souls. In THE WHITE ROAD, a black youth faces the death penalty for rape and murder; his victim, the daughter of one of the wealthiest men in South Carolina. It is a case with its roots in old evil, and old evil is Charlie Parker's speciality. Evil men from his past unite to exact a terrible revenge on the private detective.

Das dunkle Paradies

Ein Fall für Jesse Stone

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Author: Robert B. Parker

Publisher: Pendragon Verlag

ISBN: 3865323626

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Jesse Stone muss sich entscheiden: Seine Ehe liegt in Trümmern und sein Alkoholproblem droht übermächtig zu werden. Der Cop tritt die Flucht nach vorn an - nur weg aus Los Angeles. Dass er auf Anhieb einen Posten als Polizeichef in dem kleinen Städtchen mit dem verheißungsvollen Namen Paradise erhält, überrascht niemanden mehr als Stone selbst. Doch schon bald merkt er: Die Neu-England-Idylle trügt. Mehrere brutale Morde erschüttern Paradise. Bei seinen Ermittlungen stößt Stone auf politische Verstrickungen und korrupte Beamte, die ihm das Leben schwer machen. Den kaltblütigen Machenschaften steht Jesse Stone ganz allein gegenüber, denn in Paradise kann er niemandem trauen.