RARA-AVIS: Lemons Never Lie by Richard Stark

From: e_lynskey ( e_lynskey@yahoo.com)
Date: 29 May 2007

I liked this caper novel starring Alan Grofield, one of Parker's crew who has bought a summer stock theater (a renovated old barn) in Mead Grove, Indiana. Of course the only theater-goers are doctors wives and schoolteachers.

Grofield is forced to work on the side as a thief to keep his enterprise afloat. The ending isn't what I'd hoped for but the dialogue is great. The scene with Grofield buying the getaway truck from a junk dealer is a riot.

Does this novel compare to Westlake's THE AXE?


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