Character Guide: The Sour Lemon Score

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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Andrews, Phil The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Armwood The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Artie The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Brock, Paul The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Claire The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Dane, Barri The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Dempsey The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Dumek The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Ethel The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Grofield, Alan The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Horgan, John “Jack” The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Kastor, Smiles The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Langer, Joyce The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Madge The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
McKay, Handy The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Parker The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Pearson, Lewis The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Pearson, Madge The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Progressi, Howie The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Rosenstein, Matt The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Saugherty, Angela The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Saugherty, Ed The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Saugherty, Pam The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Uhl, George The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Weiss, Benny The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man
Weiss, Grace The Outfit Criminal Dame Civilian Law Man