The Man with the Getaway Face

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.

The Man with the Getaway Face

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

The Getaway Car

... Anthology Once against the Law (coedited with William Tenn) (1968)
Murderous Schemes (coedited with J. Madison Davis) (1996) Writing as Richard
Stark Parker Novels The Hunter (1962) The Man with the Getaway Face (1963)
The Outfit ...

The Getaway Car

"Collection of published and unpublished gems: a memoir about learning to write, an imaginary interview between Westlake's various identities, essays on writing, introductions, and letters to writers like Stephen King and Brian Garfield. A true miscellany, this includes a piece by Abigail Westlake, a recipe for "May's Famous Tuna Casserole" and a 'Midnight snack'."--From the publisher.

The Handle

Yancy was his normal self again, glass in right hand, bottle in left hand, smile on
face. He said, "You want ... It's your face." It wasn't. It was a face a plastic surgeon
had given him once. ... *The Man with the Getaway Face. 21 Parker walked ...

The Handle

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 Handle, Parker is enlisted by the mob to knock off an island casino guarded by speedboats and heavies, forty miles from the Texas coast. "Parker . . . lumbers through the pages of Richard Stark’s noir novels scattering dead bodies like peanut shells. . . . In a complex world [he] makes things simple.”—William Grimes, New York Times “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 Seventh

The getaway was clean. And seven men were safety holed up in different places
white Parker held att the cash. But somehow the sweet ... Getaway Face, The
Outfit, The Mourner, The Score, The Jugger, The Handle, and The Rare Coin
Score.

The Seventh

The seventh book in the Parker series, this describes the aftermath of a brilliant heist at a college football game.

Nobody Runs Forever

BY RICHARD STARK The Hunter The Man with the Getaway Face The Outfit The
Mourner The Score The Jugger The Seventh TheHandle The Damsel The Rare
Coin Score The Green Eagle Score The Dame The Black Ice Score The Sour ...

Nobody Runs Forever

Master criminal Parker is back and in deeper, darker trouble than ever before. The classic anti-hero is forced to use every trick in his dubious arsenal to avoid having to pay the ultimate price for his questionable line of work.

Breakout

BY RICHARD STARK The Hunter [Payback] The Man with the Getaway Face The
Outfit The Mourner The Score The Jugger The Seventh The Handle The Damsel
The Rare Coin Score The Green Eagle Score The Dame The Black Ice Score ...

Breakout

Parker's back in jail, but not just any old jail; it's the correctional center, where people without bail wait before and during their trial. So Parker's first order of business is to build a network among these cons and break on through to the other side.

Dirty Money

By Richard Stark The Hunter The Man with the Getaway Face The Outfit The
Mourner The Score The Jugger The Seventh The Handle The Damsel The Rare
Coin Score The Green Eagle Score The Dame The Black Ice Score The Sour
Lemon ...

Dirty Money

Only one thing could drive master thief Parker to return to the scene of a crime - the bags full of cash he was forced to abandon when his last heist turned sour. The race is on to reclaim the loot, before dark forces on both sides of the law can swoop in for the kill. Masquerading as a choir, his gang is anything but holy, and Parker, remorseless as ever, will stop at nothing to redeem his prize...

Richard Stark s Parker the Martini Edition

Darwyn Cooke's first two Parker books, The Hunter and The Outfit, are collected in a tremendous, special, oversized hardcover edition -- with an additional 65-pages of content -- encased in a beautiful slipcase Richard Stark's Parker: The ...

Richard Stark s Parker  the Martini Edition

Darwyn Cooke's first two Parker books, The Hunter and The Outfit, are collected in a tremendous, special, oversized hardcover edition -- with an additional 65-pages of content -- encased in a beautiful slipcase! Richard Stark's Parker- The Hunter graphic novel debuted in July 2008 to instantaneous popular and critical acclaim. It made the New York Times bestseller list and won coveted Eisner and Harvey awards. The second graphic novel, The Outfit, was released in 2010 and was met with similar response, and won the 2011 Eisner for Best Writer/Artist. The Hunter and The Outfit tell the story of Parker, Richard Stark's classic anti-hero, as he returns to New York to settle the score with his wife and partner in crime after they betray him in a heist gone terribly wrong. After evening the field and reclaiming his prize, the Outfit decide to do some score settling of their own... and learn much too late that when you push a man like Parker, it had better be all the way to the grave. Also contains the short stories The Man With the Getaway Face and The Seventh.

The Hunter

The Hunter [Payback] The Man with the Getaway Face The Outfit The Mourner
The Score The Jugger The Seventh The Handle The Damsel The Rare Coin
Score The Green Eagle Score The Dame The Black Ice Score The Sour Lemon
Score ...

The Hunter

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

Comic Crime

A sampling of titles from all three authorial avatars should suggest Westlake ' s
place in the mainstream of American crime fiction : Killing Time , Murder Among
Children , The Man With the Getaway Face , Butcher ' s Moon , and so forth .

Comic Crime

The humor of Sherlock Holmes, Donald Westlake, Agatha Christie, Michael Innes, and Edmund Crispin are just a few of those discussed. A major point highlighted by this book is simply that wit, slapstick. laughter, and an anything-can-happen motif appear in a significant amount of fiction about crime.

The Getaway Man

Quick, before anything showed on my face. was out there a long time. I never felt
so sad in my whole life. I heard them come up behind me. I didn't turn around. “
You want some sausage?” Virgil said. He knows it's my favorite. “No thanks,” I
said ...

The Getaway Man

Eddie starts stealing cars long before he's old enough to get a license, driven by a force so compelling that he never questions, just obeys. After a series of false starts, interrupted by stays in juvenile institutions and a state prison term, Eddie's skills and loyalty attract the attention of J.C., a near-legendary hijacker. When he gets out, Eddie becomes the driver for J.C.'s ultra-professional crew. J.C., the master planner, is finally ready to pull off that one huge job every con dreams of ... the Retirement Score. But some roads have twists even a professional getaway man couldn't foresee ... Andrew Vachss, a writer widely acclaimed for breathing new life and death into the crime genre, here presents a classic noir tale, relentlessly displaying and dissecting not guilt, but innocence. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Ask the Parrot

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.

Ask the Parrot

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...

The Reprint Bulletin Book Reviews

The Man with the Getaway Face . XXXI , 2 / 810-820 --Mystery Fiction --- Point
Blank . XXXI , 2 / 810-820 --Mystery Fiction STATLER , Oliver . Japanese
Pilgrimage . XXXI , 1/800 STIGLER , George J. The Economist as Preacher and
Other ...

The Reprint Bulletin Book Reviews


The Virginia Quarterly Review

The Hunter , The Man With the Getaway Face , and Last fall , the University of
Chicago Press reisThe Outfit , by Richard Stark ( Donald E. Westlake ) . sued the
first three Richard Stark novels in handChicago , September 2008. $ 14 paper
each ...

The Virginia Quarterly Review


The Parker Omnibus

Three Parker thrillers: The Man With the Getaway Face, The Outfit and Deadly Edge.

The Parker Omnibus

Three Parker thrillers: The Man With the Getaway Face, The Outfit and Deadly Edge.

Concise Major 21st Century Writers

Stark Mysteries ( contains The Hunter , The Man with the Getaway Face , The
Outfit , The Mourner , The Score , and The Seventh ) , G . K . Hall , 1981 .
Comeback , Mysterious Press ( New York , NY ) , 1997 . Backflash , Mysterious
Press ( New ...

Concise Major 21st Century Writers

A comprehensive, five-volume set, Concise Major 21st-Century Writers profiles today's most outstanding and widely known writers. Clearly written in an easy-to-use format, it collects detailed biographical and bibliographical information on approximately 700 authors who are most often studied in college and high school.

Books in Print

The Man With the Getaway Face. —Man with the Getaway Face. —The
Mourner. -The Outfit. Stark, Richard, pseud. Plunder Squad. Stark, Richard. Point
Blank. —The Score. t —The Seventh. —Slay Ground. —Split. –Stark Mysteries.
Stark ...

Books in Print


Read On Crime Fiction

Stark , Richard - > The Man with the Getaway Face . Parker mysteries . 1984 .
Allison and Busby , ISBN 0446674664 , 155p . Stark ' s protagonist is the violent ,
though dispassionate , criminal Parker . Parker is on the run and has plastic ...

Read On   Crime Fiction

Presents a guide to detective and mystery fiction arranged by such characteristics as mood, character, setting, and language.