|Mourner, the (1963) [Novel]|
by Richard Stark
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The statue wore white and grieved. Parker wasn't interested in its sentimental value. The thief cared more about retrieving a certain gun that came with it, the one he had use in a previous crime that could incriminate him. By the time Parker comes face to face with the sixteen-inch-tall alabaster figurine called The Mourner, he knows that stealing it for a rich man and his beautiful, amoral daughter is the least of his worries. New players are coming in every minute, from strutting syndicate boys to a fat man with a heavy accent who is lighter on his feet than he looks. Now in a deadly, treacherous endgame, Parker will find out who intends to bury whom-and why no one will be crying over his grave...
Original title: The Mourner
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Crime/Caper