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,
Not that there isn't violence and adventure aplenty. Available
as an e-book-only edition, Lemons Never Lie-a taut
thriller that finds Grofield recruited by a man named Myers for a
sketchy brewery heist. But when Grofield gets cold feet, he has to
decide if it's riskier to go through with the plot, or to say no to
With a new foreword by Sarah Weinman that situates the
Grofield series within Westlake's work as a whole, these novels are
an exciting addition to any crime fiction fan's library.