They're all good, of course, but Sour Lemon is one of the best, to my mind anyway.
It's aptly named as Parker has a fiendishly hard time getting most anything to work out in his favor, and his foil (can't really call him 'the villain') is memorable both in character and the comeuppance he is dealt.
Wish I hadn't read all these already.
From: Stewart Wilson <email@example.com>
Sent: Fri, February 19, 2010 12:26:03 PM
Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Richard Stark's Parker books
Oh good. I had a complete set and somehow lost GREEN EAGLE and the
SOUR LEMON. I stopped being careless with them after realizing that
(though I still have no clue how I lost them), but it will be good to be back to a complete set.
On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 8:40 AM, Busted Flush Press
<bustedflushpress@ yahoo.com> wrote:
> Just a heads-up to everyone... Don't forget that University of Chicago is releasing 3 more Parker books in 2 months:
> THE GREEN EAGLE SCORE -- http://www.press. uchicago. edu/presssite/ metadata. epl?isbn= 9780226771083
> THE BLACK ICE SCORE -- http://www.press. uchicago. edu/presssite/ metadata. epl?isbn= 9780226771090
> THE SOUR LEMON SCORE -- http://www.press. uchicago. edu/presssite/ metadata. epl?isbn= 9780226771106
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