Character Guide: The Handle

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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Arnold The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Bronson, Arthur The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Bud The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Carey, Mr. The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Cassidy, Hopalong The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Crystal The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Eddie The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
England, Mr. The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Grofield, Alan The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Gruber The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Heenan The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Humboldt The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Karns, Walter The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Larris The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Parker The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Resnick, Mal The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Ross The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Rudi The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Salsa The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Steuber The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
von Altstein, “Baron” Wolfgang Friedrich Kastelbein The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Wymerpaugh The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Yancy The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man