[Reviews] ValedictionI wouldn't be completely shocked if this winds up being my favorite Spenser novel in the series...
[Guides] Watch DogsI've completed what I anticipate will be the intensive part of my Watch Dogs guide project, so I'm sharing.
This story isn't for the faint of heart, but Spenser's admirers are surely accustomed to that by now.
The ninth volume in Robert B. Parker's series of novels about Spenser, " Ceremony," briefly introduces the reader to yet another dysfunctional family. Even though their daughter April has apparently been seen working as a prostitute in the bad part of town, the tale's initial villains are the overbearing father and the mother who timidly allows him to make life miserable. Spenser and Susan are unsurprised that their daughter ran away, shortly before she might have graduated high school.
Spenser finds himself caught up in the middle of a Hollywood case with Hollywood stakes.
Judging by an introductory page positioned ahead of the first chapter, Robert B. Parker's novel " A Savage Place" derives its title from the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem, "Kubla Khan." It's an apt description for a book that finds returning hero Spenser, the sleuth with a poet's soul, leaving his native Boston for a case that plays out on the Hollywood fringe.
A detective and a teen make an unlikely but interesting pair in this departure from the usual sort of Spenser case.
" Early Autumn," the seventh Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker, tells the story of several atypical weeks in the sleuth's life, but they don't actually play out in that particular season. The title is a metaphor, because of course it is. This is Parker we're talking about.
A real treat for readers who were hoping for a return to form for the Spenser series.
It's no spoiler to say that Spenser spends much of " Looking for Rachel Wallace," the sixth book in the series about the wisecracking detective from Boston, looking forů Rachel Wallace. It's right there in the title, and in the blurb on the back of the book also.
                                                            
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