In the detective business, Spenser sometimes has to bend the law. Other times, to break it. But he lives by his own inviolate rules. But when Susan's desperate letter arrives, Spenser doesn't think twice. His best friend, Hawk, faces a life sentence. And the woman he loves has gotten herself into even bigger trouble. Now Spenser has to free them both . . . even if it means breaking his own rules to do it. Praise for Robert B. Parker: 'Nobody does it better' Publishers Weekly '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' Boston Globe 'Spenser is a constant revelation for even long-time Parker fans' Milwaukee Sentinel 'One of the great series in the history of the detective story' New York Times Book Review 'Reading Parker is like swimming downstream in a river of adrenaline' Boston Observer 'Robert Parker is still top gun in the tough-guy school of fiction' Playboy 'Spenser gives the tribe of hard-boiled wonders a new vitality and complexity' Chicago Sun-Times 'The sassiest, funniest, most-enjoyable-to-read-about private eye around today... the legitimate heir to the Hammett-Chandler-Macdonald tradition' Cincinnati Post 'Reading a Spenser novel is like a family reunion - it makes one feel good' Library Journal
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-25 - Publisher: Hachette UK
In the detective business, Spenser sometimes has to bend the law. Other times, to break it. But he lives by his own inviolate rules. But when Susan's desperate letter arrives, Spenser doesn't think twice. His best friend, Hawk, faces a life sentence. And the woman he loves has gotten herself
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-17 - Publisher: Dell
“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
Type: BOOK - Published: 1985 - Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
It was nearly midnight and I was just getting home from detecting. I had followed an embezzler around on a warm day in early summer trying to observe him spending his ill-gotten gain. The best I'd been able to do was catch him eating a veal cutlet sandwich in a
Spenser's girlfriend Susan runs away with another man, Jerry Costigan, the son of a very rich and dangerous criminal. Spenser and his friend Hawk go in search of Susan, but are soon caught up in the world of the CIA, guns and murder.