Paper $14.00 ISBN: 9780226770390 Published April 2012 Not for sale in the British Commonwealth except Canada
E-book $14.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226770406 Published March 2012 Not for sale in the British Commonwealth except Canada

The Dame

An Alan Grofield Novel

Richard Stark

Richard Stark

With a new Foreword by Sarah Weinman
198 pages | 5-1/4 x 8 | © 2012
Paper $14.00 ISBN: 9780226770390 Published April 2012 Not for sale in the British Commonwealth except Canada
E-book $14.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226770406 Published March 2012 Not for sale in the British Commonwealth except Canada

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 Dame finds Grofield in Puerto Rico protecting a rich, demanding woman in her isolated jungle villa, and reluctantly assuming the role of detective. A rare Westlake take on a whodunit, The Dame features a cast of colorful characters and a suspenseful—and memorable—climax.

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.

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