Payback (Parker Series #1)

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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 Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times. Crime writer Richard Stark is the pseudonym of Mystery Writers of American Grand Master Donald E. Westlake.

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Overview

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 Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times. Crime writer Richard Stark is the pseudonym of Mystery Writers of American Grand Master Donald E. Westlake.

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Martin Cruz Smith
To me, Richard Stark is the Prince of Noir.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446674645
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/28/1995
  • Series: Parker Series , #1
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 833,828
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

DONALD E. WESTLAKE, aka Richard Stark, has written numerous novels over the past thirty-five years under his own name and pseudonyms, including Richard Stark. Many of his books have been made into movies, including , which became the brilliant film noir Point Blank, and the 1999 smash hit Payback. He penned the Hollywood scripts for The Stepfather and The Grifters, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. The winner of three Edgar awards and a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, Donald E. Westlake was presented with The Eye, the Private Eye Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award, at the Shamus Awards.
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