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Nobody Runs Forever

A Parker Novel

Richard Stark

Nobody Runs Forever

Richard Stark

With a New Foreword by Duane Swierczynski
304 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 | © 2017
Paper $16.00 ISBN: 9780226508481 Published September 2017 Not for sale in the British Commonwealth except Canada
E-book $16.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226508511 Published September 2017 Not for sale in the British Commonwealth except Canada
Together at last. Under the pseudonym Richard Stark, Donald E. Westlake, one of the greats of crime fiction, wrote twenty-four fast-paced, hard-boiled novels featuring Parker, a shrewd career criminal with a talent for heists and a code all his own. With the publication of the last four Parker novels Westlake wrote—Breakout, Nobody Runs Forever, Ask the Parrot, and Dirty Money—the University of Chicago Press pulls the ultimate score: for the first time ever, the entire Parker series will be available from a single publisher.

Nobody Runs Forever opens a three-part saga with a job at a poker game that sours into a necktie party. When Parker goes in on a messy scam—stealing an armored car—with someone he barely knows, as usual the amateurs get in the way of the job.

Featuring new forewords by Chris Holm, Duane Swierczynski, and Laura Lippman—celebrated crime writers, all—these masterworks of noir are the capstone to an extraordinary literary run that will leave you craving more. Written over the course of fifty years, the Parker novels are pure artistry, adrenaline, and logic both brutal and brilliant. Join Parker on his jobs and read them all again or for the first time. But don’t talk to the law.
Review Quotes
Marilyn Stasio | New York Times
“Although Parker keeps his cool to the bitter end, it will probably be some time before he can pick up a hymnal without cringing.”
James Wolcott | New York Times
“A cliffhanger. . . . A one-two punch . . . [with] impact and velocity.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review
“You just can’t get good criminal help these days. That’s what Stark’s heist-meister Parker quickly discovers as he tries to make a score to repair his sagging finances. . . . Stark offers lots of bleak fun as well as intriguing physical details of the illegal variety and righteously sharp descriptions of people we pass every day on the street. . . . This stellar series just gets better and better.”
School Library Journal
“Stark’s careful control over every element results in a fascinating novel, a look at the true price of crime, and an opportunity to enjoy another book by this master writer.”
Austin Chronicle
“Blazingly written. . . . From the necktie party beginning to the flap-flap of police helicopters on his trail at the end, it’s another thrill ride worth staying up all night and calling in sick tomorrow morning for, you nine-to-five bandit, you.”
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