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The Handle

(1966)
(Run Lethal)
(The eighth book in the Parker series)
A novel by

 
 
The Baron ran a gambling island off the Texas coast in the Gulf's blue waters. To Parker, it was just a floating crap game with class. To the Big Boys, it was competition they couldn't stomach. They wanted a specialist to rob the Baron blind, pluck him like a chicken, and burn this paradise island into the sea. That's why they sent for Parker. His price was 200 grand in cash and Crystal - a beautiful little blonde. So the pot was sweet, but the heist soon had so many twists it smelled like a brand-new lemon - and Parker knew the line between success and failure on this score would be exactly the length of the barrel of a .38.

"Super-ingenious. Super-lethal...Parker is super-tough." (New York Times Book Review)

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"To me, Richard Stark is the Prince of Noir." - Martin Cruz Smith


Used availability for Richard Stark's The Handle

Hardback Editions

May 1988 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Handle (Atlantic Large Print Books)
Author(s): Richard Stark
ISBN: 0-7451-9343-9 / 978-0-7451-9343-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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April 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Handle
Author(s): Richard Stark
ISBN: 0-8052-8242-4 / 978-0-8052-8242-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Not Applicable
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1985 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Handle
Author(s): Richard Stark
ISBN: 0-85031-654-5 / 978-0-85031-654-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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Paperback Editions

August 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Handle: A Parker Novel
Author(s): Richard Stark, Luc Sante
ISBN: 0-226-77106-7 / 978-0-226-77106-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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January 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Handle
Author(s): Richard Stark
ISBN: 0-85031-814-9 / 978-0-85031-814-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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May 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Handle (Atlantic Large Print Series)
Author(s): Richard Stark
ISBN: 1-55504-531-6 / 978-1-55504-531-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: John Curley & Assoc
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January 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Handle
Author(s): Richard Stark
ISBN: 0-380-69900-1 / 978-0-380-69900-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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January 1974 : UK Paperback
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Title: Run Lethal
Author(s): Richard Stark
ISBN: 0-340-15137-4 / 978-0-340-15137-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Coronet Books
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Handle (The Parker Novels)
Author(s): Richard Stark
ISBN: 1-72131-954-9 / 978-1-72131-954-1
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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April 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Handle: A Parker Novel (Parker Novels)
Author(s): Richard Stark
ISBN: 1-60998-740-3 / 978-1-60998-740-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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December 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Handle
Author(s): Richard Stark
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Handle Lib/E (Parker Novels)
Author(s): Richard Stark
ISBN: 0-7927-8123-6 / 978-0-7927-8123-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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September 2000 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Handle
Author(s): Richard Stark
ISBN: 0-7366-5639-1 / 978-0-7366-5639-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Handle: A Parker Novel (Parker Novels Book 8)
Author(s): Richard Stark
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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