The Mourner: A Parker Novel (Parker Novels)

By Richard Stark, John Banville

You most likely haven’t ever spotted them. yet they’ve spotted you. They become aware of everything. That’s their activity. Sitting quietly in a nondescript vehicle outdoor a financial institution making word of the tellers’ paintings behavior, the positions of the safety guards. Lagging a couple of automobile lengths in the back of the Brinks truck on its day-by-day rounds. Surreptitiously jiggling the deal with of an unmarked provider door on the racetrack.

They’re thieves. Heisters, to be distinct. They’re execs, and Parker is much and away the easiest of them. If you’re making plans a role, you will want him in. difficult, clever, hardworking, and relentlessly desirous about his alternate, he's the heister’s heister, the robber’s robber, the heavy’s heavy. You don’t are looking to move him, and also you don’t are looking to get in his method, simply because he’ll cease at not anything to get what he’s after.

Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark’s eponymous secret novels, is without doubt one of the so much unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir.  Lauded via critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose-style—and cherished by means of fanatics who flip each one intoxicating web page with expanding urgency—Stark is a grasp of crime writing; his books as influential as any within the style. The college of Chicago Press has launched into a venture to come back the early volumes of this sequence to print for a brand new iteration of readers to discover—and turn into hooked on. This season’s choices contain volumes 4–6 within the sequence: The Mourner, The Score, and The Jugger.

The Mourner is a narrative of convergence—of cultures and of men with weapons. sizzling at the path of a statue stolen from a fifteenth-century French tomb, Parker enters a global of eccentric artwork creditors, grasping overseas officers, and shady KGB brokers. subsequent, Parker works with a bunch con males in The Score on his largest task yet—robbing a complete city in North Dakota. In The Jugger, Parker travels to Nebraska to aid out a geriatric safecracker who is aware too lots of his felony secrets and techniques. by the point he arrives, the safecracker is useless and Parker’s skeletons are at the verge of escaping from their closet—unless Parker hotels to deadly measures.

 

“Whatever Stark writes, I learn. He’s a stylist, a professional, and that i completely get pleasure from his attitude.”—Elmore Leonard

 

“Westlake understands accurately the right way to seize a reader, draw her or him into the tale, after which slowly tighten his grip until eventually get away is impossible.”—Washington put up ebook World

 

“Donald Westlake’s Parker novels are one of the small variety of books I learn repeatedly. fail to remember all that crap you’ve been telling your self approximately War and Peace and Proust—these are the books you’ll wish on that wasteland island.”—Lawrence Block

 

 

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The Outfit: A Parker Novel (Parker Novels)

By Richard Stark

You most likely haven’t ever spotted them. yet they’ve spotted you. They become aware of everything. That’s their activity. Sitting quietly in a nondescript motor vehicle outdoor a financial institution making notice of the tellers’ paintings conduct, the positions of the safety guards. Lagging a couple of motor vehicle lengths at the back of the Brinks truck on its day-by-day rounds. Surreptitiously jiggling the deal with of an unmarked provider door on the racetrack.
They’re thieves. Heisters, to be specified. They’re execs, and Parker is way and away the simplest of them. If you’re making plans a task, you will have him in. tricky, clever, hardworking, and relentlessly curious about his alternate, he's the heister’s heister, the robber’s robber, the heavy’s heavy. You don’t are looking to move him, and also you don’t are looking to get in his method, simply because he’ll cease at not anything to get what he’s after.
Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark’s eponymous secret novels, is without doubt one of the so much unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir.  Lauded via critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose-style—and loved by way of fanatics who flip each one intoxicating web page with expanding urgency—Stark is a grasp of crime writing, his books as influential as any within the style. The college of Chicago Press has launched into a undertaking to come back the early volumes of this sequence to print for a brand new iteration of readers to discover—and develop into addicted to.
In The Outfit, Parker is going toe-to-toe with the mob—hitting them with heist after heist after heist—and the whole underworld learns an unforgettable lesson: no matter what Parker does, he does deadly.
 
“Westlake understands accurately how one can seize a reader, draw her or him into the tale, after which slowly tighten his grip till get away is impossible.”—Washington put up publication World
 
“Elmore Leonard wouldn’t write what he does if Stark hadn’t been there sooner than. And Quentin Tarantino wouldn’t write what he does with no Leonard. . . . previous grasp that he's, Stark does them all one better.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“Donald Westlake’s Parker novels are one of the small variety of books I learn persistently. disregard all that crap you’ve been telling your self approximately War and Peace and Proust—these are the books you’ll wish on that wasteland island.”—Lawrence Block
 

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The Mike Hammer Collection, Volume 1: I, The Jury, My Gun Is Quick, Vengeance is Mine!

By Mickey Spillane

A Triple-Shot Anthology From the Undisputed grasp of Detective Fiction.

In Mickey Spillane's vintage detective novels, the motion exploded in a bone-crunching catharsis. women and men didn't make love, they collided. difficult brutes used their fists to force domestic a message. more durable broads used guile. And no one's morals have been loftier than the gutter. No apologies. Little redemption. They rendered critics powerless, stunned intellectuals, encouraged a brand new wave of pulp mayhem, and left the general public hungry for more.

Given their scorching, fever-pitch prose and breathless pacing, Spillane's Mike Hammer novels quick grew to become essentially the most profitable sequence in publishing history—an leading edge, no-holds-barred, ultravisceral explosion of intercourse and violence that made Hammer a literary legend, and Spillane, one of many bestselling authors of all time. After fifty years, neither has misplaced their energy to sucker punch the reader.

Find out for your self during this first-time ever omnibus that includes the 1st 3 Mike Hammer novels through the dwelling grasp of the hard-boiled mystery...

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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (The Niki Slobodian Series Book 1)

By J.L. Murray

Niki Slobodian sees issues – issues that are not imagined to be there. categorized an irregular through New executive, her identify is tacked onto the Registry, which appears to be like getting longer nowadays. Now she cannot paintings or she'll turn out an identical position as her father: in legal. yet without funds coming in, Niki's getting desperate. 

So while a mysterious shopper deals to get her off the Registry in trade for taking his case, Niki jumps on the likelihood. All she has to do is around up a homicidal darkish that is escaped from Hell and is cruising round the urban in borrowed our bodies. The murders are piling up, with Niki's infamous father by some means concerned, and Niki's working out of time. And it sort of feels the darkish is not the in basic terms factor that escaped...

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The Fabulous Clipjoint

By Fredric Brown

1948 Edgar Award Winner! Ed Hunter is 18, and he's not satisfied. He does not are looking to turn out like his father, a linotype operator and a under the influence of alcohol, married to a harridan, with a harridan-in-training stepdaughter. Ed desires out, he desires to dwell, he desires to see the area prior to it truly is too overdue. Then his father does not come domestic one evening, and Ed reveals out how sturdy he had it. the majority of the e-book has Ed teaming up with Uncle Ambrose, a former carny employee, and looking for out who killed Ed's dad. however the name is as a lot a coming-of-age story because it is a pulp.

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Interface

By Joe Gores

Neil Fargo is a San Francisco deepest investigator employed by way of the rich Maxwell Stayton to discover his lacking daughter. His seek takes him into the very center of the city's grotesque underbelly. And Fargo makes the stream into the drug company at with reference to an identical time as Docker, a Vietnam veteran with shut hyperlinks to Fargo, is storming via San Francisco's felony underworld on a murderous crusade of revenge.

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Playback

By Raymond Chandler

Marlowe is employed by way of an influential legal professional he is by no means herd of to tail a beautiful redhead, yet makes a decision he prefers to assist out the redhead. She's been acquitted of her alcoholic husband's homicide, yet her spouse's father prefers to not take the court's notice for it.

"Chandler wrote like a slumming angel and invested the sun-blinded streets of la with a romantic presence:" -- Ross Macdonald

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42 Days for Murder

Shean Connell, a personal detective, units out to solve a divorce case in Reno, and reveals that he has been framed by way of the fellow who's boss of the town's criminals. After he perspectives the girl within the morgue and has the end of his ear shot away, he realizes that homicide and never divorce is being plotted. Why would not Tod Wendel's spouse converse to him? among the rich society girl and her husband stood the forces of the underworld-gangsters, white slavers, dope runners-and Shean Connell breaks the case during this hard-hitting, lusty secret novel. initially released in 1938.

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Genève sang dessus dessous: 5 fictions policières (ROMAN)

Des ambiances, des quartiers, des figures qui ont marqué l. a. Cité de Calvin... Genève comme décor de five nouvelles noires

Cinq passionnés de polars. Une joyeuse bande. Tous proposent ici une histoire noire ayant pour cadre Genève. Manière pour eux de célébrer le bicentenaire de los angeles police genevoise sur le mode littéraire. C’est Pierre Maudet qui a pris l’initiative de les réunir. Le ministre de l. a. police en personne. directions ? Pas d’instructions ! Liberté totale. A chacun son kind, son époque et ses personnages. Voici cinq nouvelles enlevées, inédites et bien contrastées.

L’historien – nous entraîne dans les rebondissements d’un drame qui s’est déroulé à Genève voici près de deux cents ans. Vraiment ? En retrouvant son père, Anne plonge dans une affaire qu’elle croyait fictive. Mais tout le monde le sait : los angeles fiction, parfois, rejoint l. a. réalité.

La populaire – visite le zoo d’Aïre en 1937. On retrouve un nettoyeur en mauvaise posture. Mort. Fils de gendarme, le jeune Marcel mène l’enquête derrière son père. Les hommes peuvent être mauvais témoins, ça oui. Mais les animaux n’oublient rien…

L’érudit – se demande qui pouvait en vouloir au vieil Ezéchiel. Et que faisait-il d’ailleurs dans ce parc, ce jour-là ? Serait-ce que… Mais oui ! Sa assortment. Fabuleuse. Des centaines de manuscrits du XVIIIe siècle. Une valeur, vous n’avez pas idée.

Le polygraphe – fait disparaître un industriel bigot mais pas réglo. Et los angeles chaise de Calvin. Puis un cupboard d’avocat. Invitant à Genève « son » commissaire du Quai des Orfèvres, Solnia, il déroule une fantasy sociale baignée non de sang, mais d’humour. Noir, bien sûr.

L’effrontée – met en scène une pop celebrity américaine au Stade de Genève fin juin 2014, un beginner de Carambar, un flic boulimique, une comtesse alcoolique. Mais aussi une disparition mystérieuse, un crime dans un parc et… une petite gown noire.

Un recueil pour célébrer le bicentenaire de l. a. police genevoise

EXTRAIT

Comme los angeles maison est vide, à présent ! Il n’est pas temps de gémir, et pourtant je pense à tout ce qui s’est goé autour de moi au cours de ces derniers mois, à l’assassinat auquel j’ai échappé à deux et même trois reprises, à celle qui est morte à ma position, et au variety qu’a connu son assassin.

CE QU’EN PENSE los angeles CRITIQUE

- « Une série d'enquêtes pour locavores du crime rédigées par des auteurs du cru. Sous leurs plumes, Genève offre un décor à l. a. fois familier et décalé. Traversé de clins d'œil, ce recueil bon enfant offre un florilège inégal de mini-polars plus cocasses que sanglants. » Le Matin Dimanche

- « On despatched que les cinq auteurs s'en sont donné à cœur joie. Les cinq histoires – chacune écrite dans un sort résolument différent - sont courtes et truffées de références. Les meilleurs connaisseurs du bout du lac pourront d'ailleurs s'amuser à décoder les clins d'œil les plus subtils. En outre, Genève, sang dessus dessous peut se lire comme un bel exercice de kind qui prouve - à qui en douterait encore - que les déclinaisons possibles du style « polar » sont infinies. » Valérie Gogniat, Le Temps

- « Un beau livre en cinq fictions policières qui nous narre Genève, ses beautés, son histoire, ses cultures, ses paradoxes avec des plumes succulentes qui nous font découvrir le travail quotidien du policier! » Gorgui Ndoye Le web publication de Continent Premier

A PROPOS DES AUTEURS

5 nouvelles noires d’écrivains genevois : Eric Golay, Corinne Jaquet, Luc Jorand, André Klopmann et Sandra Mamboury.

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The Root of His Evil

By James M. Cain

Whereas slinging hash in a diner, a would-be Cinderella meets her Prince CharmingCarrie Selden isn't in any respect just like the lady you've examine within the papers. notwithstanding she was once raised in an orphanage, she isn't an orphan. She didn't end highschool until eventually she was once nineteen, yet that was once simply because she used to be operating as a waitress, no longer simply because she used to be sluggish. And although she's very crafty, good, she's no femme fatale. yet her attractiveness . . . oh definite, her attractiveness is every little thing you've heard. At twenty-one, she takes her rate reductions and strikes to manhattan urban, touchdown a task at a diner known as Karb's, on the backside rung of the eating place chain's tall company ladder. although she makes minimal salary, Carrie is savvy, and it isn't lengthy sooner than she starts off to climb. whilst her coworkers unionize, they decide upon her as president, and from there, the sky's the restrict. yet simply because the union will get underway, she meets a mysterious highbrow named Grant—who will both support her upward push to the head, or drag her instantly all the way down to hell.

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