Character Guide: The Man with the Getaway Face

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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Adler, Dr. The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Alma The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Benjy The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Blue The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Edelman, Samuel The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Fox, Maurice The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Lawson, James The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Lennie The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
May The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
McKay, Handy The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Parker The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Sheer, Joe The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Skimm The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Stubbs The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Wells, Charles F. The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man