Alan Grofield #3: The Blackbird by Richard Stark (Macmillan, 1969)

Title: The Blackbird
Author: Donald E. Westlake as Richard Stark
Imprint & Number: Macmillan (a Cock Robin Mystery)
Cover price: 4.50
Publication date: 1969
Cover artist: Jack Wolf

The 3rd of Westlake’s novels in which Alan Grofield is the main protagonist, all of which are a part of the shared universe centered around the Parker character. If you don’t know Parker beyond the screen interpretations of Lee Marvin, Mel Gibson, Robert Duvall, etc., do yourself a favor and read the books.

From the front cover:

Grofield takes a fall but rallies for a super encore with a hassle of international no-goods and a bounteous African lady spy

For more on Westlake, Parker and his other characters & books see…

http://violentworldofparker.com

Donald westlake by Jean-Marie David

Donald westlake by Jean-Marie David (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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