"Slayground" is my favorite Stark novel. Where this book excels is giving you a clear picture of Parker and his overwhelming situation. (1995), From: Seller Inventory # 9780226770925. . Pendleton also used real places. Softback. . (2019), From: Paperback. In Slayground, Parker and two accomplices rob over $70,000 from an armored truck, but things go wrong when their escape vehicle crashes on an icy street during their escape. PAP. However, unexpected obstacles or glitches can turn the most carefully planned capers into a test of survival skills even for a consummate professional thief like Parker. (2011), About this Item: The University of Chicago Press, United States, 2011. He takes refuge in a closed-for-the-winter amusement park/fun house as a temporary hideout. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. "Slayground" is vintage Parker, hard-boiled, violent and as perfectly crafted as a fine watch. Chiron Media With Slayground, it is exactly what the synopsis says it is, and nothing more. 1994 first edition first printing Headline hardback; VG condition; storage damage, dint tear at bottom of pages 171-176; dj not price-clipped, VG, very slight shelf wear; UK dealer, immediate dispatch. He realizes that he may not survive, but he steadfastly prepares to face, punish, and eliminate his foes with his wits and whatever resources he can find in the amusement park. Paperback. More information about this seller are among the most poised and polished fictions of their time and, in fact, of any time.”, “Parker is a true treasure. Using the humid, marshy landscape to their advantage, the cult has laced the swamps with armed guards and deadly traps. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. . . Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Slayground: A Parker Novel (Parker Novels Book 14). . Can he pull another trick out of his bag? Softback. (Reading, United Kingdom), About this Item: Headline Book Publishing 12/01/1995, 1995. But it turns out he was just warming up: the next three "Parker" novels would see Stark crank everything up a notch - tightening the writing, heightening the violence, and, most of all, hardening the deadly heister at the books' heart. More information about this seller lumbers through the pages of Richard Stark’s noir novels scattering dead bodies like peanut shells. The University of Chicago Press, United States, 2011. 183 pages. | Contact this seller In this book, protagonist Parker becomes trapped in an amusement park after a robbery, with the local Don and his men swarming through the place looking for him. (1995), ISBN 10: 0747244189ISBN 13: 9780747244189, From: Postage is reduced on multiple orders. . D.R.W. He was indeed tough (hardboiled), but he didn't use violence unless it was necessary for a successful heist or to extract himself from dangerous situations. Unable to add item to List. . SWAMP FEVERS National security is on the line when a senator's daughter disappears from her Florida college. It's survival of the fittest all the way, as Parker does whatever he can to [detour] anyone who comes after him, and escape with his life.The novel itself doesn't start out so linear, as first we follow Parker through his botched robbery, and then we go back to before the robbery, and meet each of the mobsters and crooked cops. Outnumbered and outgunned, Parker can't afford a single miscalculation. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 15, 2013. Slayground turns the hunter into prey, as Parker gets trapped in a shuttered amusement park, besieged by a bevy of local mobsters. Condition: Very Good. "The grinning horror with the plastic face . I love the Darwyn Cooke comic book adaptations of the Parker novels but have never read one in the original prose-only format. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Condition: New. University of Chicago Press, 2010. Their dream trip soon turns into a nightmare fight for survival as they become bystanders and prey for rival drug gangs. Slayground by Richard Stark, 1971, Published for the Detective Book Club by W.J. Headline Publishing Group, United Kingdom, London He realizes that he may not survive, but he steadfastly prepares to face, punish, and eliminate his foes with his wits and whatever resources he can find in the amusement park. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. The spine remains undamaged. 10. . Condition: New. Condition: Used; Good. Yet it is all aslant. Outmanned, with only one means of escape. (2012), ISBN 10: 0226770427ISBN 13: 9780226770420, About this Item: The University of Chicago Press, United States, 2012. With all the crime authors out there why only one ''Richard Stark'' who delivers a heist man as hard as nails? ", “Parker is refreshingly amoral, a thief who always gets away with the swag.”, “Parker . I enjoyed Slayground. 3. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Paperback. Paperback. I plan to read other Parker novels in the future and I recommend Slayground to any crime-fiction aficionado, especially to those who enjoy the perspective of the criminal. Language: English. I probably liked/disliked this book for completely polar opposite reasons than most reviewers. Condition: New. The tension never lets up. | Contact this seller Univ of Chicago Pr (1995), From: 8. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. From: Reprint. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. . (London, United Kingdom), About this Item: Condition: New. Condition: New. (Middlesbrough, United Kingdom), About this Item: Gray Friar Press, 2012. Slayground book. PAP. . Pity he never (as far as I know) got back for his money. Blackwell's Seller Inventory # 9627782-n. More information about this seller He also tried to choose his companion thieves very carefully. Condition: New. Postage is reduced on multiple orders., 1991. From: . Spine still tight, in very good condition. Refresh and try again. Tell us what you're looking for and once a match is found, we'll inform you by e-mail. First UK paperback edition (First Printing). | Contact this seller True, we never read of honor, sensitivity, introspection, and love for the very good reason Parker possesses none of these traits. Condition: New. This is definitely a fun book, as the other reviewer stated, but what set "Slayground" apart from the rest for me was the way he handled plotting. Brand new Book. The characterization was okay but not nearly as well as Don Pendleton did. PAP. . Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published | Contact this seller 9. If you like masterful, well-crafted mysteries with lots of twists and turns, then you'll love Kori D. Miller's gripping book. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. More information about this seller Our BookSleuth is specially designed for you. What else can go wrong as Damien Dickens races against time to find the killer? Slayground turns the hunter into prey, as Parker gets trapped in a shuttered amusement park, besieged by a bevy of local mobsters. Please try your request again later. . Paperback. Condition: Very Good. He’s a stylist, a pro, and I thoroughly enjoy his attitude.”, “Donald Westlake’s Parker novels are among the small number of books I read over and over. We have dispatched from our book depository; items of good condition to over ten million satisfied customers worldwide. Parker escapes into the park, only to find there's no other way out. 30. lumbers through the pages of Richard Stark’s noir novels scattering dead bodies like peanut shells. The only way out is through the front gate. (London, United Kingdom), About this Item: Independently Published, United States, 2019. By the time Richard Stark sat down to write "Deadly Edge" in 1971, he'd been chronicling the adventures of his antihero, Parker, for nearly a decade. "Deadly Edge" kicks things off by bidding a brutal adieu to the 1960s: Parker robs a rock concert, but the heist goes sour, and he finds himself - and his woman, Claire - menaced by a pair of sadistic, drug-crazed hippies. Stark every time. | Contact this seller New Book. Dust Jacket Condition: No dustjacket. This story places Parker in a position that seems impossible for him to survive. Condition: vg+. (1994), ISBN 10: 074721008XISBN 13: 9780747210085, From: This book was pretty good, and Andy Boot done a good job trying to live up to Don Pendleton, but fell short in so many ways. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. | Contact this seller Avon 1984 edition, vg+ condition paperback. The Monster Bookshop To create our... To see what your friends thought of this book. The leader of the cult responsible is desperate to boost his sect's influence by gaining access to the sensitive government information the girl possesses...even if she dies in the process. He doesn't hate his enemies, but he does what he knows he must do to survive without any regrets. He also tried to choose his companion thieves very carefully. Not that there isn't violence and adventure aplenty. To often authors promise, but when you get down to it there's like a paragraph of the real stuff and the rest is boring page filling stuff. He also knows that soon enough they'll realize he's the robber being mentioned in the news reports, the robber who has seventy grand on him. More information about this seller The baleful presence in the old tenement . Condition: New. ; Slayground; Those They Left Behind; We, Who Live in the Wood; The Faerie; Daddy Was a Space Alien; The Doom; Blessed Katie; Elderly Lady, Lives Alone; The Ditch; The Poppet; Enemies at the Door." Please try again. In a complex world [he] makes things simple.”, “Richard Stark’s Parker novels . There's a problem loading this menu right now. Reviewed in the United States on September 10, 2014. ", “Parker is refreshingly amoral, a thief who always gets away with the swag.”, “Parker . . I'd suggest finding a copy at your local library, instead of paying a fortune for a used edition. This is fast paced hard-boiled crime fiction at its best. The hunter becomes prey, as a heist goes sour and Parker finds himself trapped in a shuttered amusement park, besieged by a bevy of local mobsters. Comeback: A Parker Novel (Parker Novels Book 17), The Score: A Parker Novel (Parker Novels Book 5). So these days I stay clear of the middle class of the road type of crime fiction. Will they corner him? Forget all that crap you’ve been telling yourself about, “Richard Stark writes a harsh and frightening story of criminal warfare and vengeance with economy, understatement and a deadly amoral objectivity—a remarkable addition to the list of the shockers that the French call roman noirs.”, 4 1.5-hour cassettes Parker is trapped not only by crooked cops, but the bad guys as well. Seller Inventory # 29493395-n. More information about this seller Condition: Used; Good.

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