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Ask The Parrot

By Richard Stark

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Biographical Notes

Richard Stark was one of the many pseudonyms of Donald E. Westlake (1933-2008), a prolific author of crime fiction. In 1993, the Mystery Writers of America bestowed the society's highest honor on Westlake, naming him a Grand Master.

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  • ISBN: 9781847240989
  • Publication date: 04 Oct 2007
  • Page count: 352
  • Imprint: Quercus
'This is classic Richard Stark, the grandmaster of American crime fiction, who brought Parker back to life by popular demand after a 20-year break. Parker, of course, is probably the genre's most captivating anti-hero ... he's showing little signs of ageing and neither is Stark's prose - it's as lean, hungry and tightly plotted as ever ... superior entertainment' Daily Mirror. — Daily Mirror
'Stark is one of the great exponents of American noir crime fiction and Parker is one of his most enduring creations' Daily Mail. — Daily Mail
'The writing is as stripped down as a drag racer and the action is brutal and powerful' The Scotsman. — Scotsman
'Well-written, exciting and hugely entertaining ... Stark's crisp, convincing dialogue is as good as Elmore Leonard' The Times. — The Times
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