Monday, 23 August 2010

A Richard Stark/Donald Westlake 'Alan Grofield' Book Cover Gallery

So then, with the arrival of The Dame, it's time to take a look at the covers for the four books Donald 'Richard Stark' Westlake wrote about actor-turned-thief Alan Grofield. I've not included any Books on Tape editions, and there are two Hodder & Stoughton UK editions I've yet to find images of (The Dame and The Blackbird), but otherwise this is as complete as I could make it. Enjoy.

The Damsel

Macmillan, US, hardback, 1967
Signet, US, paperback, 1969

Hodder & Stoughton, UK, hardback, 1968 
Hodder & Stoughton 1968 (back cover; jacket by Michael Dempsey)

Rivages, France, paperback, 1988
Foul Play/Countryman, US, paperback, 1990

The Dame

Macmillan, US, hardback, 1969
Macmillan 1969 (back cover; jacket by Muni Lieblein)

Foul Play/Countryman, US, paperback, 1990
Rivages, France, paperback, 1993

The Blackbird

Macmillan, US, hardback, 1969
Macmillan 1969 (back cover; jacket by Jack Wolf)

Gallimard, France, hardback (?), 1971
Foul Play/Countryman, US, paperback, 1990

Lemons Never Lie

World, US, hardback, 1971
World 1971 (back cover; jacket by Milton Charles)

Foul Play/Countryman, US, paperback, 1990
Hard Case Crime, US, paperback, 2006

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