Character Guide: Backflash

The Parker universe is a dense and well-populated place. Many characters recur and often their actions in one novel can be important plot points in another. To help you navigate the rich and varied world of Richard Stark, the University of Chicago Press Staff has put together this easy-to-use character guide. Characters are searchable by alignment (The Outfit, other criminals, dames, civilians, and law men) and by book. When you click on a character a short summary will be available. Any salacious details are hidden in the spoiler section for each character, which you can access by clicking on the bomb icon in an entry. If you have questions, comments, or corrections, please contact us.


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Andersen, Lief The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Becker, Ray The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Braselle, Noelle Kay The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Cahill, Susan The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Carlow, Mike The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Cathman, Hilliard The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Claire The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Ernie The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Fox, Maurice The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Harcourt, Pete The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Helen The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Howell, Marshall The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Jack The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Jerry The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Kotkind, Morton The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Kwai, Kim Toe The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Manchester, Greg The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Parker The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Ruth The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Sam The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Shields, Rosemary The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Sternberg, Lou The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Twill, George The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Wycza, Dan The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man