(Sunny Randall, "Boston's leading lady gumshoe" (New York ...)
Sunny Randall, "Boston's leading lady gumshoe" (New York Daily News), returns as hired bodyguard for the spoiled, and possibly dangerous, prize female client of a sleazy producer. This time, she gets a little help from Parker's popular character Jesse Stone, making a guest appearance here
(She was a model wife and mother, bludgeoned with a hammer...)
She was a model wife and mother, bludgeoned with a hammer on the streets of Beacon Hill. Spenser's searching for a motive and a murderer--and finding more secrets than meet the eye...
(“Ebullient entertainment.”—Time A hotshot reporter is d...)
“Ebullient entertainment.”—Time A hotshot reporter is dead. He'd gone to take a look-see at “Miami North”—little Wheaton, Massachusetts—the biggest cocaine distribution center above the Mason-Dixon line. Did the kid die for getting too close to the truth . . . or to a sweet lady with a jealous husband? Spenser will stop at nothing to find out. Praise for Robert B. Parker's Spenser novels “Like Philip Marlowe, Spenser is a man of honor in a dishonorable world. When he says he will do something, it is done. The dialogues zings, and there is plenty of action . . . but it is the moral element that sets them above most detective fiction.”—Newsweek “Crackling dialogue, plenty of action and expert writing . . . Unexpectedly literate—Spenser is in many respects the very exemplar of the species.”—The New York Times “They just don’t make private eyes tougher or funnier.”—People “Parker has a recorder’s ear for dialogue, an agile wit . . . and, strangely enough, a soupçon of compassion hidden under that sardonic, flip exterior.”—Los Angeles Times “A deft storyteller, a master of pace.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Spenser probably had more to do with changing the private eye from a coffin-chaser to a full-bodied human being than any other detective hero.”—The Chicago Sun-Times “Spenser is tough, intelligent, wisecracking, principled, and brave.”—The New Yorker
(New York Times bestselling author of the Spenser series o...)
New York Times bestselling author of the Spenser series of crime thrillers - Book 2 in the series - Appie Knoll is the kind of suburb where kids grow up right. But something is wrong. Fourteen-year-old Kevin Bartlett disappears. Everyone thinks he's run away -- until the comic strip ransom note arrives. It doesn't take Spenser long to get the picture -- an affluent family seething with rage, a desperate boy making strange friends...friends like Vic Harroway, body builder. Mr. Muscle is Spenser's only lead and he isn't talking...except with his fists. But when push comes to shove, when a boy's life is on the line, Spenser can speak that language too. "A brillant, and cynical, comic tragedy or tragic comedy of manners. Long may Parker wave." -- Los Angeles Times
(When Raymond Chandler died in 1959, he left behind the fi...)
When Raymond Chandler died in 1959, he left behind the first four chapters of a new Philip Marlowe thriller. Now three decades later, Robert B. Parker, the bestselling creator of the Spenser detective novels, has completed Poodle Springs in a full-length masterpiece of criminal passion. "More than just an impressive homage, this is a first-rate detective novel with all of the suspense, action, and human drama that we have come to expect from the best."--Playboy Philip Marlowe is alive and well and living in Poodle Springs, California. He's married to a wealthy heiress now. But living in the lap of luxury hasn't made a dent in Marlowe's cynicism--or his talent for attracting trouble. Soon he's on a trail of greed, lust, and murder as dark and cunning as any he's ever seen. Philip Marlowe is back in business. "Raymond Chandler fans, throw away your dog-eared copies of The Big Sleep...Philip Marlowe has returned!"--Milwaukee Journal
(Playaway is the easiest way to listen to a book on the go...)
Playaway is the easiest way to listen to a book on the go. An all-in-one format, the player and content are combined in one 2 ounce unit and it comes with everything you need to start listening immediately. No separate player needed, no CDs, no downloads - just press play! Sudden Mischief, the 25th Spenser novel, finds Robert B. Parker's seemingly ageless sleuth once again engaging Boston's bad guys and sorting out life's moral dilemmas, all (or mostly) in the name of love. When Spenser's girlfriend, psychiatrist Susan Silverman, asks him to investigate charges of sexual harassment leveled against her ex-husband, Brad Sterling, the detective agrees, though the assignment "shows every sign of not working out well." As the sexual harassment allegations melt like April snow, Sterling drops out of sight, a dead body appears in his office, and Spenser discovers a murky slush of clues that suggest Sterling's work as a marketing genius for local charities has been a front for some truly despicable criminal activities. As always, the more-than-slightly-shady Hawk is on hand to help Spenser sort the good from the bad, but Spenser is left to his own devices when it comes to making sense of the emotional havoc the case creates in his relationship with Susan. And what devices they are: emotionally mature and physically dynamic, Spenser once again proves himself as detective, friend, lover, and human being as Sterling's reappearance forces Susan to examine her past and her conscience while searching for her own autonomy. As always, Spenser endures as an intelligent, ethical, and poetic private eye, even if his endless middle age seems a bit supernatural.
(Boston PI Spenser returns - heading west to the rich man'...)
Boston PI Spenser returns - heading west to the rich man's haven of Potshot, Arizona, a former mining town reborn as a paradise for Los Angeles millionaires looking for a place to escape the pressures of their high-flying lifestyles. Potshot overcame its rough reputation as a rendevous for old-time mountain men who lived off the land, thanks to a healthy infusion of new blood and even newer money. But when this Western idyll is threatened by a local gang - a 21st century posse of desert rats, misfits, drunks and scavengers - the local police seem powerless.
(This is a collection of four paperbacks written by Robert...)
This is a collection of four paperbacks written by Robert Parker in the Spenser Series. They are not a matched set, but are all the same size. God Save the Child: 0-440-12899-4 Promised Land: 0-440-17197-0 The Judas Goat: 0-440-14196 and A Savage Place: 0-440-18095-3
(Everybody loves a winner, and the Rabbs are major league....)
Everybody loves a winner, and the Rabbs are major league. Marty is the Red Sox star pitcher, Linda the loving wife. She loves everyone except the blackmailer out to wreck her life. Is Marty throwing fast balls or throwing games? It doesn't take long for Spenser to link Marty's performance with Linda's past...or to find himself trapped between a crazed racketeer and an enforcer toting an M-16. America's favorite pastime has suddenly become a very dangerous sport, and one wrong move means strike three, with Spenser out for good!
(Robert B Parker Collection 4 Books Set Pack. This set inc...)
Robert B Parker Collection 4 Books Set Pack. This set included two different mystery Series Books. "A Spenser Mystery" and "A Jesse Stone Mystery" Titles included in this Set are : 1. The Professional, 2. Night and Day, 3. Rough Weather, 4. Stranger in Paradise.
(New York Times bestselling author of the Spenser series o...)
New York Times bestselling author of the Spenser series of crime thrillers - Book 1 in the series - "The toughest, funniest, wisest, private eye in the field these days." - Houston Cronicle Spenser earned his degree in the school of hard knocks, so he is ready when a Boston university hires him to recover a rare, stolen manuscript. He is hardly surpised that his only clue is a radical student with four bullets in his chest. The cops are ready to throw the book at the pretty blond coed whose prints are all over the murder weapon but Spenser knows there are no easy answers. He tackles some very heavy homework and knows that if he doesn't finish his assignment soon, he could end up marked "D" -- for dead.
(Spenser goes back to school--to investigate corruption in...)
Spenser goes back to school--to investigate corruption in college town. Taft University's hottest basketball star is shaving points for quick cash. And if Spenser doesn't watch his own footwork, the guilty parties will shave a few years off his life...
(An Apache hit man arrives in Paradise to find a missing g...)
An Apache hit man arrives in Paradise to find a missing girl and snuff out her mother. But his conscience is getting the best of him. If he doesn’t make the hit, he’ll pay for it. So might Jesse Stone, who’s been enlisted to protect them all.
(Rare Home Box Office videotape of the film "Poodle Spring...)
Rare Home Box Office videotape of the film "Poodle Springs" starring James Caan. Set in 1963, an aging Philip Marlowe (James Caan) is supposedly giving up his wild times to get married to a younger socialite (Dina Meyer). However, as might be expected, crime follows Marlowe and he is soon mixed up in blackmail and murders, as a sleazy photographer (David Keith) threatens to expose photos of a former stripper (La Joy Farr) who is now running with a billionaire. As things progress, Marlowe realizes that his new wife's father (Joe Don Baker) is also involved. "Poodle Springs" is a 1998 neo-noir HBO film directed by Bob Rafelson. The film is based on the unfinished novel "Poodle Springs" by Raymond Chandler, completed after his death by Robert B. Parker and published in 1989. IN COLOR. RUN TIME: 100 minutes.
(A mystery fan's collection of three works by the best-sel...)
A mystery fan's collection of three works by the best-selling Robert Parker features the wisecracking, pizza-and-beer-consuming detective Spenser in The Godwulf Manuscript, Mortal Stakes, and Promised Land.
(They were the Sheridan men, ruled by passion, betrayed by...)
They were the Sheridan men, ruled by passion, betrayed by love, heirs to a legacy of violence and forbidden desire. Gus, Boston's top homicide cop: he knew equally well the backroom politics of City Hall and the private passions of the very rich, a man haunted by the wanton courage and perilous obsessions he inherited from his father... Conn, the patriarch, a lawless cop who spawned a circle of vengeance and betrayal that would span half a century... and Chris, Gus's beloved son, a Harvard lawyer and criminologist, fated to risk everything to break the chain of obsession and rage... Three generations linked by crime and punishment--cops and heroes, fathers, sons, and lovers united at last by revelations that could bring a family to its knees...
(“Robert B. Parker has taken his place beside Dashiell Ham...)
“Robert B. Parker has taken his place beside Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Ross Macdonald,” The Boston Globe once wrote. But over the course of a legendary literary career, Parker single-handedly reinvented American detective fiction for the modern world with his irreverent, idealistic protagonist, Spenser. This exclusive eBook bundle brings together five of the best early Spenser mysteries, including the first three in the series: THE GODWULF MANUSCRIPT (Book 1) GOD SAVE THE CHILD (Book 2) MORTAL STAKES (Book 3) EARLY AUTUMN (Book 7) A CATSKILL EAGLE (Book 12) From a murdered student at an elite university to a star Red Sox pitcher accused of throwing games, from the affluent Massachusetts suburbs to the backstreets of Boston and the backwoods of Maine, these immersive novels are grounded in place, peopled by a diverse cast of characters, and bursting with Spenser’s signature humor and attitude. Praise for Robert B. Parker’s Spenser novels “Crackling dialogue, plenty of action and expert writing . . . Unexpectedly literate—Spenser is in many respects the very exemplar of the species.”—The New York Times “They just don’t make private eyes tougher or funnier.”—People “Parker has a recorder’s ear for dialogue, an agile wit . . . and, strangely enough, a soupçon of compassion hidden under that sardonic, flip exterior.”—Los Angeles Times “A deft storyteller, a master of pace.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Spenser probably had more to do with changing the private eye from a coffin-chaser to a full-bodied human being than any other detective hero.”—The Chicago Sun-Times “Spenser is tough, intelligent, wisecracking, principled, and brave.”—The New Yorker
('A straightforward, unrelenting, shamelessly romantic nov...)
'A straightforward, unrelenting, shamelessly romantic novel that's about a two-year obsession...It works...and love stories that work are almost an extinct breed . Almost.' --Santa Cruz
(Set of 3 hardcover Spencer novels by Robert B. Parker. Se...)
Set of 3 hardcover Spencer novels by Robert B. Parker. Set includes Schools Days, Cold Service and Hundred Dollar Baby. All are first Edition's, First printings.
(Playaway is the easiest way to listen to a book on the go...)
Playaway is the easiest way to listen to a book on the go. An all-in-one format, the player and content are combined in one 2 ounce unit and it comes with everything you need to start listening immediately. No separate player needed, no CDs, no downloads - just press play! Spenser is forced by loyalty into an alien world where violence is a way of life and outsiders enter at a lethal risk. When Spenser's cohort Hawk is hired by the tenants of a gang-plagued Boston housing project known as "Double Deuce," he enlists his friend's aid. A friend's girl and her infant daughter have been gunned down. Though the act at first appears to be an accidental drive-by shooting, it soon becomes clear that it was a premeditated murder. Before they can solve the crime, Spenser and Hawk must take on an adolescent band of hardened urban warriors. As bullets fly and the brutality escalates, Spenser learns more than he ever dreamed about a generation imprisoned in a hell of poverty and hopelessness where muscle is the ticket to survival, and the surest way out is in a body bag. Pulsing with moral complexity, Double Deuce is the kind of no-holds-barred action thriller only Robert B. Parker can create.
(The murder of a notorious talk-show host places Paradise,...)
The murder of a notorious talk-show host places Paradise, Mass. pokice chief Jesse Stone in the harsh glare of the media spotlight. When another dead body is found just days later the pressure to solve the murders becomes unbearable. Jesse is forced to delve into a world of stormy relationships. Knowing whom to trust is a matter of life and death.
(Boston P.I. Sunny Randall joins forces with the most impo...)
Boston P.I. Sunny Randall joins forces with the most important man in her life-her father-to crack a thirty-year-old case.
(TV reporter Candy Sloan has eyes the color of cornflowers...)
TV reporter Candy Sloan has eyes the color of cornflowers and legs that stretch all the way to heaven. She also has somebody threatening to rearrange her lovely face if she keeps on snooping into charges of Hollywood racketeering. Spenser's job is to keep Candy healthy until she breaks the biggest story of her career. But her star witness has just bowed out with three bullets in his chest, two tough guys have doubled up to test Spenser's skill with his fists, and Candy is about to use her own sweet body as live bait in a deadly romantic game--a game that may cost Spenser his life.
(Spenser's interest in teenage prostitute April Kyle leads...)
Spenser's interest in teenage prostitute April Kyle leads him to Robert Rambeaux, ersatz Juilliard student and April's pimp, and to Ginger Bucky, another of Rambeaux's hookers, who suddenly turns up dead.
(The murder of a notorious public figure places Paradise, ...)
The murder of a notorious public figure places Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone in the harsh glare of the media spotlight. When the body of controversial talk-show host Walton Weeks is discovered hanging from a tree on the outskirts of Paradise, police chief Jesse Stone finds himself at the center of a highly public case, forcing him to deal with small-minded local officials and national media scrutiny. When another dead body-that of a young woman-is discovered just a few days later, the pressure becomes almost unbearable. Two victims in less than a week should provide a host of clues, but all Jesse runs into are dead ends. But what may be the most disturbing aspect of these murders is the fact that no one seems to care-not a single one of Weeks's ex-wives, not the family of the girl. And when the medical examiner reveals a heartbreaking link between the two departed souls, the mystery only deepens. Despite Weeks's reputation and the girl's tender age, Jesse is hard-pressed to find legitimate suspects. Though the crimes are perhaps the most gruesome Jesse has ever witnessed, it is the malevolence behind them that makes them all the more frightening. Forced to delve into a world of stormy relationships, Jesse soon comes to realize that knowing whom he can trust is indeed a matter of life and death.
(When his closest ally, Hawk, is beaten and left for dead ...)
When his closest ally, Hawk, is beaten and left for dead while protecting a bookie, Spenser embarks on an epic journey to rehabilitate his best pal, body and soul. But that means infiltrating a ruthless mob—and redefining his friendship with Hawk in the name of vengeance... “Cold Service moves with the speed of light.”—Orlando Sentinel
(When a sinister doctor pairs up with a sex-crazed eccentr...)
When a sinister doctor pairs up with a sex-crazed eccentric to kidnap the psychotic Carol Sternwood, Marlowe's investigation leads him ever deeper into a decadent southern Californian underworld.
(Hired as a bodyguard at an exclusive society wedding, Spe...)
Hired as a bodyguard at an exclusive society wedding, Spenser witnesses an unexpected crime: the kidnapping of the young bride, which opens the door for murder, family secrets, and the reappearance of an old nemesis.
(In a sequel to Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep, Marlowe ...)
In a sequel to Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep, Marlowe takes on a case involving General Sternwood, who is six feet under, Vivian, who is dating a blackmailer, and Carmen, a sanitorium escapee. Reprint. K.
(Robert B. Parker fans have been quick to embrace each add...)
Robert B. Parker fans have been quick to embrace each addition to his remarkable canon, from the legendary Spenser series to the novels featuring Jesse Stone and Sunny Randall. And his occasional forays into the past-Gunman's Rhapsody, a fresh take on Wyatt Earp, and Poodle Springs, based on a Raymond Chandler story-have dazzled critics and confirmed his place among the greatest writers of this century. With Double Play, he presents us with a book he was literally born to write. It is 1947, the year Jackie Robinson breaks major-league baseball's color barrier by playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers-and changes the world. This is the story of that season, as told through the eyes of a difficult, brooding, and wounded man named Joseph Burke. Burke, a veteran of World War II and a survivor of Guadalcanal, is hired by Brooklyn Dodgers manager Branch Rickey to guard Robinson. While Burke shadows Robinson, a man of tremendous strength and character suddenly thrust into the media spotlight, the bodyguard must also face some hard truths of his own, in a world where the wrong associations can prove fatal. A brilliant novel about a very real man, Double Play is a triumph: ingeniously crafted, rich with period detail, and re-sounding with the themes familiar to Parker's readers-honor, duty, responsibility, and redemption.
(Spenser is good at finding things. But this time he has a...)
Spenser is good at finding things. But this time he has a client out on Cape Cod who is in over his head. Harvey Shepard has lost his pretty wife -- and a very pretty quarter million bucks in real estate. Now a loan shark is putting on the bite.Spenser finds himself doing a slow burn in the Cape Cod sun. The wife has turned up as a hot suspect in a case of murder one...the in-hock hubby has 24 hours before the mob makes him dead...and suddenly Spenser is in so deep that the only way out is so risky it makes dying look like a sure thing. "Spenser is the sassiest, funniest, most-enjoyable-to-read private eye around today." (The Cincinnati Post)
(Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone faces t...)
Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone faces the case of his career in the newest novel in the bestselling series. When a woman's partially decomposed body washes ashore in Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone is forced into a case far more difficult than it initially appears. Identifying the woman is just the first step in what proves to be an emotionally charged investigation. Florence Horvath was an attractive, recently divorced heiress from Florida; she also had a penchant for steamy sex and was an enthusiastic participant in a video depicting the same. Somehow the combination of her past and present got her killed, but no one is talking-not the crew of the Lady Jane, the Fort Lauderdale yacht moored in Paradise Harbor; not her very blond, very tan twin sisters, Corliss and Claudia; and not her curiously affectless parents, living out a sterile retirement in a Miami high rise. But someone-Jesse-has to speak for the dead, even if it puts him in harm's way.
(A New York Times Bestselling Author -- Spenser earned his...)
A New York Times Bestselling Author -- Spenser earned his degree in the school of hard knocks, so he?s ready when a Boston university hires him to recover a stolen rare manuscript. His only clue is a radical student with four bullets in his chest. The cops are ready to throw the book at the pretty blond coed whose prints are all over the murder weapon, but Spenser knows there are no easy answers. He has to tackle some very heavy homework to avoid ending up marked "D" -- for dead.
(Tony and Brianna Lincoln just moved into Paradise, but fr...)
Tony and Brianna Lincoln just moved into Paradise, but friendly they aren't. In fact, these urbane thrill killers are knocking off the neighbors one by one, and Jesse Stone is next.
(Parker and Stone-back with another New York Times bestsel...)
Parker and Stone-back with another New York Times bestseller When the sun sets in Paradise, the women get nervous. A Peeping Tom is on the loose. According to the notes he sends Police Chief Jesse Stone, he's about to take his obsession one step further.
(A serial killer is on the loose in Beantown and the cops ...)
A serial killer is on the loose in Beantown and the cops can't catch him. But when the killer leaves his red rose calling card for Spenser's own Susan Silverman, he gets all the attention that Spenser and Hawk can give. Spenser plays against time while he tracks the Red Rose killer from Boston's Combat Zone to the suburbs. His trap is both daring and brave, and gives the story a satisfying climax.
(Spenser has gone to London -- and not to see the Queen. H...)
Spenser has gone to London -- and not to see the Queen. He's gone to track down a bunch of bombers who've blown away his client's wife and kids. His job is to catch them. Or kill them. His client isn't choosy. But there are nine killers to one Spenser -- long odds. Hawk helps balance the equation. The rest depends on a wild plan. Spenser will get one of the terrorists to play Judas Goat -- to lead him to others. Trouble is, he hasn't counted on her being very blond, very beautiful and very dangerous.
(Spenser's never had a client like Jill Joyce, the star of...)
Spenser's never had a client like Jill Joyce, the star of TV's Fifty Minutes. She's beautiful, bitchy, sexy--and someone is stalking her. Spenser can hardly blame the would-be assassin...until he means the true meaning of "stage fright."
(When Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch arrive in Appaloosa, t...)
When Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch arrive in Appaloosa, they find a town suffering at the hands of a renegade rancher who’s already left the city marshal and one of his deputies dead. Cole and Hitch are used to cleaning up after scavengers, but this one raises the stakes by playing not with the rules—but with emotion. Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.
( New York Times bestselling author Robert B. Parker?s fi...)
New York Times bestselling author Robert B. Parker?s first novel for young readers There is something evil in the air ; Bobby senses it. Who is that man he saw arguing with his pretty new English teacher? Bobby knows he should mind his own business, but times are confusing. World War II just ended, and the world is changing? Bobby?s world, especially. There?s Joanie, for one?why does being her friend feel awkward? And then there are his buddies, the junior varsity Edenville Owls?basketball players in need of a leader. Can they help each other off the court as well as they can on it? They will need to.
(Since its first publication, this sports instructional cl...)
Since its first publication, this sports instructional classic has helped hundreds of thousands of Americans get stronger. Now it's back, completely revised and updated, to show a new generation of fitness-minded readers the keys to gaining strength and improving in their sport by lifting weights. In this handy primer you'll learn: 34 weight-lifting exercises that can make you stronger The secrets of building strength without becoming overmuscled Sport-specific weight training for football, track, and other sports Seperate exercises to strengthen the neck, shoulders, arms, chest, back, waist, and legs Plus tips on choosing weight-training equipment, when to train, tailoring a program to suit your needs, and more!
(Robert Brown Parker (September 17, 1932 - January 18, 201...)
Robert Brown Parker (September 17, 1932 - January 18, 2010) was an American crime writer. His most famous works were the novels about the private detective Spenser. ABC television network developed the television series Spenser: For Hire based on the character in the late 1980s; a series of TV movies based on the character were also produced. His works incorporate encyclopedic knowledge of the Boston metropolitan area. Parker was 77 when he died of a heart attack at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts; discovered at his desk by his wife Joan, he had been working on a novel. The Spenser novels have been cited by critics and bestselling authors such as Robert Crais, Harlan Coben and Dennis Lehane as not only influencing their own work but reviving and changing the detective genre.
(Detective Book Club are 3 different Mystery or Detective ...)
Detective Book Club are 3 different Mystery or Detective Stories Published into one Book. Rare or Collectible Print from the late 50's to Early 80's.
(The most personal and revealing Spenser thriller of all, ...)
The most personal and revealing Spenser thriller of all, Pastime is Robert B. Parker's electrifying masterpeice of crime fiction--a startling game of memory, desire, and danger that forces Spenser to face his own past. Ten years ago, he saved a teenage boy from a father's rage. Now, on the brink of manhood, the boy seeks answers to his mother's sudden disapearance. Spenser is the only man he can turn to. This time, it's more than a routine search for a missing person--Spenser must search his own soul...
(Hi, Phil, You miss me? I got bored, so I thought I’d rees...)
Hi, Phil, You miss me? I got bored, so I thought I’d reestablish our relationship. Give us both something to do in our later years. Stay tuned. Spare Change When a serial murderer dubbed “The Spare Change Killer” by the Boston press surfaces after three decades in hiding, the police immediately seek out the cop, now retired, who headed the original task force: Phil Randall. As a sharp-eyed investigator and a doting parent, Phil calls on his daughter Sunny to help trap the criminal who eluded him so many years before. When the killer strikes a second time, and a third, the murders take a macabre turn, as, eerily, the victims each resemble Sunny. While her father pressures her to drop the case, her need to create a trap to catch her killer grows. In a compelling game of cat-and-mouse, Sunny Randall uses all her skills to draw out her prey, realizing too late that she’s setting herself up to become the next victim.
(This is a highly acclaimed Spenser novel by Robert B. Par...)
This is a highly acclaimed Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker. Parker takes readers into the murky big-city underground where Spenser undertakes an intense search for a beautiful, missing prostitute, and finds himself traveling amidst the sleaze of Times Square where sex is a commodity, and young girls are the currency.
(When a shy high school student's body is found washed up ...)
When a shy high school student's body is found washed up on the shore of a quiet beach town - an apparent suicide - Terry Novak doesn't know what to think. He decides to do some investigating with the help of his best friend, Abby. Before long, they learn that asking questions puts them in grave danger. Fortunately, Terry has been learning about fighting, thanks to a retired boxer, who teaches him to use his head and keep his feet set beneath him - lessons Terry takes to heart in more ways than one. Robert B. Parker delivers a taut, empowering mystery for teen readers.
(Lot of 6 Robert B Parker Hardcover Books.. Part of an Est...)
Lot of 6 Robert B Parker Hardcover Books.. Part of an Estate Sale All in Excellent Condition no rips or tears Titles are as follows: Double Deuce Playmates Pastime Thin Air Stardust Potshot
(A bitter divorce is only the beginning. First the father ...)
A bitter divorce is only the beginning. First the father hires thugs to kidnap his son. Then the mother hires Spenser to get the boy back. But as soon as Spenser senses the lay of the land, he decides to do some kidnapping of his own. With a contract out on his life, he heads for the Maine woods, determined to give a puny 15 year old a crash course in survival and to beat his dangerous opponents at their own brutal game.
(The adoring wife of a senatorial candidate has a smile as...)
The adoring wife of a senatorial candidate has a smile as sweet as candy and dots her "i's" with little hearts. A blond beauty, she is the perfect mate for an ambitious politician, but she has a little problem with sex and drugs--a problem someone has managed to put on videotape. The big boys figure a little blackmail will put her husband out of the race. Until Spenser hops on the candidate's bandwagon. But getting back the tape of the lady's X-rated indiscretion is a nonstop express ride to trouble--trouble that is deep, wide and deadly.
(The most dangerous man to cross is one who isn't afraid t...)
The most dangerous man to cross is one who isn't afraid to die. But the most deadly is one who doesn't want to live. And Spenser has just lost the woman who made life his #1 priority. So when a religious sect kidnaps a pretty young dancer, no death threat can make Spenser cut and run. Now a hit man's bullet is wearing Spenser's name. But Boston's big boys don't know Spenser's ready and willing to meet death more than halfway.
( Whether you're new to the popular series by Robert B. P...)
Whether you're new to the popular series by Robert B. Parker or a long-time fan of the Boston P. I., brush up on the cool sleuth's earliest adventures with Mystery Guild's exclusive 3 -in - 1 omnibus, Enter Spencer. Robert B. Parker first introduces Spenser in The Godwulf Manuscript, when a university hires him to recover a rare, stolen manuscript. Spenser's only clue is a radical student with four bullets in his chest, but he isn't so sure the pretty coed whose prints are on the murder weapon is the killer. Can Spenser finish this assignment before he gets a "D" . . . for dead? In God Save the Child, everyone thinks Kevin Bartlett, a 14-year-old boy from a rich, dysfunctional family, has run away - until the ransom note arrives. Spenser's only lead is Kevin's friend the body builder, and he isn't talking. . . except with his fists. But when a boy's life is on the line, Spenser can speak that language, too. Is Red Sox pitcher Marty Rabb throwing fast balls or throwing games? And who's the blackmailer out to wreck his loving wife's life? In Mortal Stakes, it doesn't take long for Spenser to link Marty's performance with Linda's past - or to find himself trapped between a crazed racketeer and an enforcer toting an M-16.
(Hawk wants Spenser to wage war on a street gang. Susan wa...)
Hawk wants Spenser to wage war on a street gang. Susan wants Spenser to move in with her. Either way, Spenser's out of his element. So why not risk both?
(Spenser is..."The sassiest, funniest, most-enjoyable-to-r...)
Spenser is..."The sassiest, funniest, most-enjoyable-to-read-about private eye around today...the legitimate heir to the Hammett-Chandler-Macdonald tradition." --The Cincinnati Post Spenser is..."Tougher, stronger, better educated, and far more amusing than Sam Spade, Phil Marlowe, or Lewis Archer...Spenser gives the connoisseur of that rare combination of good detective fiction and good literature a chance to indulge himself." --The Boston Globe
(One of the great series in the history of the American de...)
One of the great series in the history of the American detective story gets even better when Spenser is hired by a jilted bride to follow a cheating husband, only to cross paths with a detective hired to tail the two-timing wife. They aren't the most trusting couple in town, but as it turns out, they are the most dangerous.
(A New York Times Bestselling Author -- Everybody loves a ...)
A New York Times Bestselling Author -- Everybody loves a winner, and the Rabbs are major league. Marty is the Red Sox star pitcher, Linda the loving wife. She loves everyone except the blackmailer out to wreck her life. Is Marty throwing fast balls or throwing games? It doesn't take long for Spenser to link Marty's performance with Linda's past ... or to find himself trapped between a crazed racketeer and an enforcer toting an M-16. America's favorite pastime suddenly becomes a very dangerous sport.
(Her name is Lisa St. Claire. Her husband's a cop. Her whe...)
Her name is Lisa St. Claire. Her husband's a cop. Her whereabouts are unknown. Spenser thought he could help a friend find his missing wife. Until he learned the nasty truth about Lisa St. Claire. For starters, it's not her real name...
(In a shabby waterfront town, an actor is shot dead onstag...)
In a shabby waterfront town, an actor is shot dead onstage. Granted, the script left much to be desired. But there's more behind the scenes than an overzealous critic--and Spenser and Hawk are combing Port City's underworld to find it...
(Spenser bekommt einen Anruf von seiner alten Bekannten Ap...)
Spenser bekommt einen Anruf von seiner alten Bekannten April Kyle, einer Edelhure, die in Schwierigkeiten steckt. Sie wird von einem anonymen Anrufer erpresst. Was zunächst nach einem einfachen Job aussieht, erweist sich als höchst brisanter und gefährlicher Fall, denn niemand sagt die Wahrheit. Angefangen bei April, die tief in ein dubioses "Dreamgirl-Hotel"-Projekt verstrickt ist. April will endlich unabhängig und auf eigene Rechnung arbeiten. Dafür geht sie auch über Leichen.
(Spenser's girlfriend Susan goes away with another man, Je...)
Spenser's girlfriend Susan goes away with another man, Jerry Costigan, the son of a very rich and dangerous criminal. Spenser and his friend, Hawk, go to find Susan. Soon they are in the world of the CIA, guns and murder.
(Boston private eye Spenser's search for a missing high-sc...)
Boston private eye Spenser's search for a missing high-school girl takes him to Boston's Combat Zone, to high-class, specialty brothels, and back to the straight world whose righteous facade overlap pervasive corruption.
Bachelor, Colby College, Waterville, Maine, 1954. Master of Arts in English Literature, Boston University, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy in English Literature, Boston University, 1971.
Doctor of Letters (honorary), Northeastern University, 1987.
Various business and advertising positions, New York City and Boston, 1956-1962; lecturer, Boston University, 1962-1964; member of faculty, Lowell (Massachusetts) State College, 1964-1966; member of faculty, Bridgewater State College, 1966-1968; assistant Professor of English, Northeastern U., Boston, 1968-1973; associate professor, Northeastern U., Boston, 1973-1976; professor, Northeastern U., Boston, 1976-1979. Lecturer Suffolk U., 1965-1966. Co-chairman Parker-Farman Company, 1960-1962.