Dirty Money by Richard Stark

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"[One] of the greatest writers of the twentieth century...Richard Stark, real name Donald Westlake...His Parker books form a genre all their own."
--John Banville, Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea

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 only escape if they left the money behind. In this follow-up novel, Parker and his associates plot to reclaim the loot, which they hid in the choir loft of an unused country church. As they implement the plan, people on both sides of the law use the forces at their command to stop Parker and grab the goods for themselves. Though Parker's new getaway van is an old Ford Econoline with "Holy Redeemer Choir" on its doors, his gang is anything but holy, and Parker will do whatever it takes to redeem his prize, no matter who gets hurt in the process.

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About Richard Stark

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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 also completed a separate series in the Parker universe, starring Alan Grofield, an occasional colleague of Parker. While he shares events and characters with several Parker novels, Grofield is less calculating and more hot-blooded than Parker; think fewer guns, more dames.            Not that there isn’t violence and adventure aplenty. The Damsel begins directly after the Parker novel The Handle. Following a wounded Grofield and his gal on a scenic, action-packed road trip from Mexico City to Acapulco, The Damsel is full of wit, adrenaline, and political intrigue.             With a new foreword by Sarah Weinman that situates the Grofield series within Westlake’s work as a whole, this novel is an exciting addition to any crime fiction fan’s library.
 
Published April 23, 2008 by Grand Central Publishing. 300 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Parker is determined to collect the millions he transferred from an armored bank car into an abandoned Massachusetts church in Ask the Parrot (2006).

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The Guardian

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Dirty Money by Richard Stark Find this on the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop The late Donald E Westlake's final novel under his Richard Stark pseudo...

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Publishers Weekly

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Master thief Parker wraps up some unfinished business in this entertaining if relatively lackluster entry in this long-running crime series from the pseudonymous Stark (aka MWA Grand Master Donald Westlake).

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BC Books

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Parker (one name only) is a professional thief who’s been played in the movies by Lee Marvin and Mel Gibson.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Master thief Parker was last seen robbing two armored cars in NOBODY RUNS FOREVER.

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Bestsellersworld

A realistic crime novel as the story unravels with Parker, the forever-bad guy, trying to figure out how he is going to get a stash of money that he and his accomplices took and hid.

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Monsters and Critics

Though Parker's new getaway van is an old Ford Econoline with "Holy Redeemer Choir" on its doors, his gang is anything but holy, and Parker will do whatever it takes to redeem his prize, no matter who gets hurt in the process.

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Monsters and Critics

In Nobody Runs Forever, Parker and two cohorts stole the assets of a bank in ...more The story picks up shortly after the armored car robbery in Nobody Runs Forever that saw Parker and his duo of criminals stashing their haul of 2.2 million dollars to elude capture.

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