KINDLE [The Mourner]


  • Paperback
  • 224
  • The Mourner
  • Richard Stark
  • English
  • 10 December 2018
  • 9780446677721

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  1. says: KINDLE [The Mourner] Richard Stark ¶ 7 Free read

    KINDLE [The Mourner] When Parker was in the middle of a night of passion with Bett Harrow he got attacked by a would be assassin from the Outfit Parker dealt with the guy but Bett ended up sneaking away with a gun that had Parker’s prints on it Since his prints are on file from an old arrest and Bett knows his best assumed identity this could lead to big problemsTurns out that Bett who has a thing for the bad boys has a rich daddy who wants to hav

  2. says: KINDLE [The Mourner] Richard Stark ¶ 7 Free read

    KINDLE [The Mourner] If you read the previous novel then you know that Parker's gun was stolen after the failed assassination by none other than his lov

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    KINDLE [The Mourner] Free download ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¶ Richard Stark Richard Stark ¶ 7 Free read eh my least favorite parker book yet it's also the first 'freak of the week'; that is one that has nothing to do parker's backstory kind of like a mediocre x files that has nothing to do with the alien mythology and you feel like you might've wasted 44 minutes of your life but it's also okay because it's the x files and even the clunky stupid bad ones are good except for the few 'funny' episodes but the mourner will get 3 stars simply be

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    Free download ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¶ Richard Stark KINDLE [The Mourner] 35 StarsThere aren't loads of substance to these books so far and they're almost all plot so I would feel weird giving them super high scores But I really can't find much that's wrong with them They've been very consistent so far and Richard Stark always shines with pacing plotting and actionThis time around Pa

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    KINDLE [The Mourner] Free download ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¶ Richard Stark Characters The Mourner Parker gets blackmailed by Bett Harrow his love interest from previous book The Outfit to steal a statue called the Mourner for her father Parker and Handy run afoul of another group planning on robbing the same man People are killed and Parker makes an alliance with Menlo a Russian charged with getting back 100000 the man was ski

  6. says: KINDLE [The Mourner] Richard Stark ¶ 7 Free read Characters The Mourner

    Characters The Mourner KINDLE [The Mourner] Reading my review from 2010 below before I re read ‘The Mourner’ I was struck by one of my observations – suggestin

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    KINDLE [The Mourner] Free download ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¶ Richard Stark Richard Stark ¶ 7 Free read The Mourner is the fourth Parker novel from Richard Stark pretty much a stand alone following the first three books that focus on Parker’s war with The Outfit This novel is either a Maltese Falcon knock off or homage as

  8. says: Free download ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¶ Richard Stark KINDLE [The Mourner]

    KINDLE [The Mourner] Free download ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¶ Richard Stark Richard Stark ¶ 7 Free read When Parker was finally finished with The Outfit he ended up being blackmailed by a dame who had a troublesome piece of evidence against him now he must steal The Mourner for her rich daddyAnother slick fast paced heist with

  9. says: Free download ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¶ Richard Stark Richard Stark ¶ 7 Free read Characters The Mourner

    Characters The Mourner Richard Stark ¶ 7 Free read Free download ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¶ Richard Stark Out of all the Parker books I've read so far at this point the first four and then two later ones written after Richard Stark resurfaced in Donald Westlake's life in the 1990's this is the most brutal one There is something in the book that feels like it's a throwaway in the overall Parker story this is mostly likely just a side ep

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    KINDLE [The Mourner] Donald E Westlake aka Richard Stark knows how to write Enjoy hard boiledyou'll enjoy StarkWestlake This is only my second Parker but oh yes no doubt Parker's growing on me warts and all The Mourner reminds me of the movie Pulp Fiction Not the storyline at all but the likability of the bad guys the characters and the action of present events to past events back to present events It's not difficult for me to kee

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The Mourner

Review ↠ The Mourner 107 Richard Stark ¶ 7 Free read Characters The Mourner Parker comes face to face with the 16 inch tall alabaster figurine called The Mourner he knows that stealing it for a rich man and his beautiful amoral daughter is the least of his worries New players are coming in every minute fr. Reading my review from 2010 below before I re read The Mourner I was struck by one of my observations suggesting that Stark clearly liked Menlo so much he gave him a uarter of the novel Now surely all Parker novels are structured in four acts with the third one given over to things that are going on around Parker and it s not uncommon for the third section to be given over entirely to a completely different character with the corresponding section of The Hunter given over to Mel Resnik Therefore it can t have been that much of a surprise to my younger self that part of this book is handed to Parker s antagonist du jour So what on Earth was I talking about But then I read the book again and saw exactly what I meant In Augustus Menlo we don t have a normal run of the mill character for Parker to overcome we have one whom Richard Stark clearly loves and adoresWhen the book focuses on Manlo it doesn t just look at the now and his motivations of the instant it gives us his life story What we have here is a beautiful mini novel of a straight laced European policeman who is comfortably if boredly married and content to live out his life following rules until that is temptation is thrown in his way and he cracks triumphantly There really is enough material here for Manlo to have a book just to himself He s a wonderful character huge exotic European a charmer a beautiful talker with a smooth fa ade that hides a passionate yet corrupt heart In short he s the greatest character Sydney Greenstreet never playedThe fact that Manlo arrives and totally dominates even his chapters with Parker makes for an odd juxtaposition He s such a big character such a stagey character that he doesn t uite fit in to Parker s world and Parker doesn t fit into his And yet Stark does make it work you have these characters who ostensibly speak different languages one who is American hard man taciturn which the other is poetically louacious who are steeped in different political philosophies a kind of capitalism versus a kind of communism Yet deep down they recognise in each other the same strain of dishonestly which means they know each other but can t possibly trust each otherIf memory serves this is the last book for some time where the repercussions of a previous book are played out with the story kicked into life by the theft of Parker s gun in The Outfit which was itself brutally grabbing at loose ends from The Hunter Parker is pressured into stealing a medieval statue from the home of a diplomat but things very rapidly go wrong when other interested parties show their heads It doesn t work seamlessly but Stark here does have two fantastic characters in Parker and Manlo and the results are compulsive Review from January 2010Interestingly the last Dortmunder novel I read Don t Ask featured representatives of an Eastern European government behaving in a duplicitous fashion As does this Parker novel The two books were published thirty years apart but there was clearly something in the idea that WestlakeStark enjoyedPerhaps it s that in Augustus Manlo the louacious torturer and hatchet man in the midst of surrendering to avarice Stark created a character much richer than the normal hapless type who attempts to betray Parker He is almost a twentieth century Dickensian grotesue and Stark likes him so much he gives him an entire uarter of the bookWhen Parker and Handy McKay are persuaded to steal a statue things soon go hay wire with the crosses and double crosses piling on top of each other Published in 1963 this is a fresh and entertaining read which contains little that would date it apart from one reference to the Second World War which would put Parker in his dotage for the later novels Indeed with only a few changes this would still work today and if I was an enterprising film producer looking to put Parker back on the big screen this is certainly one I d considerAlso it has one of the great Parker opening lines When the guy with asthma finally came in from the fire escape Parker rabbit punched him and took his gun away

Free download ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¶ Richard Stark

Review ↠ The Mourner 107 Richard Stark ¶ 7 Free read Characters The Mourner Om strutting syndicate boys to a fat man with a heavy accent who is lighter on his feet than he looks Now in a deadly treacherous endgame Parker will find out who intends to bury whom and why no one will be crying over his grave. The Mourner is the fourth Parker novel from Richard Stark pretty much a stand alone following the first three books that focus on Parker s war with The Outfit This novel is either a Maltese Falcon knock off or homage as you prefer I think homage though it is Parker is way ruthless than Sam Spade As with Dashiell Hammett s way famous novel there s a statue that needs stealing and a struggle between our anti hero and two guys Menlo and Kapor of undetermined national origin the Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet of the John Huston film The accents of Menlo and Kapor are similar to Lorre and Greenstreet in the audio version I listened to today in the car Physically the Menlo character is as rotund as Greenstreet There s a beautiful dame of course ex Bett Harrow who is as ruthless as almost any of the men Parker wins in the ruthless departmentThe guy who wants the statue stolen Harrow his ex girlfriend s daddy is a kind of art romantic but to Parker the statue is just sixteen inches of alabaster worth 50K to him Aesthetics are superfluous to Parker The Lost Mourner of Dijon might as well be a paint by number Elvis painting There s a double cross a two timing broad ruthless gunplay but the tone sort of veers into a comic tone when the super talkative Kapor and Menlo the two foreign nationals give Stark a chance to show off some surprising dialogue since Parker hates too much talk We also get a key incident seen from the different perspectives of Menlo and ParkerWhen asked about who he would cast as Parker Westlake stated Usually I don t put an actor s face to the character though with Parker in the early days I did think he probably looked something like Jack Palance That may be partly because you knew Palance wasn t faking it and Parker wasn t faking it either Never once have I caught him winking at the reader I had kind of thought he was the image of Lee Marvin though Robert Duvall and Mel Gibson have also played him He is amoral hard sentimental I think this is a good tribute to Hammett and a pretty good yarn the least good of the four I have read thus far but still good

Characters The Mourner

Review ↠ The Mourner 107 Richard Stark ¶ 7 Free read Characters The Mourner The statue wore white and grieved Parker wasn’t interested in its sentimental value The thief cared about retrieving a certain gun that came with it the one he had used in a previous crime that could incriminate him By the time. If you read the previous novel then you know that Parker s gun was stolen after the failed assassination by none other than his lover Bret in order to retrieve it he has to steel a valuable statue for her father from a diplomat things get complicated because said diplomat has been skimming from his government so they have already sent their agents to deal with him what stands out in this novel is Parker s out of character behavior usually when a job sours he doesn t stick around but when his partner is kidnapped he stays and comes to the rescue