The Seventh

The Seventh Donald Westlake (Estate)
Pub date 1st January 1966
Original publisher Pocket Books
International publishers Editions Payot et Rivages (France), Lindhardt & Ringhof (Sweden)
Publisher (US) University of Chicago Press

Donald Westlake writing as Richard Stark

In The Seventh, the heist of a college football game goes bad, and the take is stolen by a crazed, violent amateur. Parker must outrun the cops—and the killer—to retrieve his cash.

The 1968 film The Split was adapted from this Parker novel.


Praise for The Seventh

“Originally published in 1966, Stark’s novel is a classic noir crime thriller (replete with complex double-crosses within double-crosses) in which antihero Parker is looking to reclaim his share of the cash from a recent stadium robbery and find the man who murdered his woman.”

Publisher’s Weekly



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