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  • Author:
    Robert B. Parker
  • ISBN:
    0385293305
  • ISBN13:
    978-0385293303
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  • Publisher:
    Delacorte PressSeymour Lawrence (April 1, 1984)
  • Pages:
    228 pages
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    Mystery
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Robert Brown Parker (September 17, 1932 – January 18, 2010) was an American writer of fiction, primarily of the mystery/detective genre. His most famous works were the 40 novels written about the fictional private detective Spenser

Robert Brown Parker (September 17, 1932 – January 18, 2010) was an American writer of fiction, primarily of the mystery/detective genre. His most famous works were the 40 novels written about the fictional private detective Spenser. ABC television network developed the television series Spenser: For Hire based on the character in the mid-1980s; a series of TV movies based on the character were also produced. His works incorporate encyclopedic knowledge of the Boston metropolitan area.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Parker not only writes a fast-paced thriller but manages to tackle serious themes like the nature of love, the line between love and obsession, loving somebody without knowing yourself, and so on. 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 priority. So when a religious sect kidnaps a pretty young dancer. A key book in the Spenser series.

I heard car doors open and close. Then my headlight went out and it was nearly dark. There was no attempt at stealth. They knew I knew they were there r at least, two in each ca. . They knew I knew they were there r at least, two in each car. Maybe more. There were traffic sounds all around. Behind me to the right, City Square; about me, Route 93; behind me and to my left, the Charlestown Bridge. I heard the pump slide back on a shotgun as someone jacked a shell up into the chamber. I knew what it was. It doesn't sound like anything else. Linda was in the shopping mall by now, out.

Robert Parker was one helluva writer. His Spenser novels alone guarantee that he’ll be remembered within the noir genre for years to come

Robert Parker was one helluva writer. His Spenser novels alone guarantee that he’ll be remembered within the noir genre for years to come. But what is really amazing about Parker is that he put parts of himself in Spenser. VALEDICTION is a perfect example of what I am talking about. You see, VALEDICTION is a very troubling book for me.

The most dangerous man to cross is one who isn't afraid to die.

John Donne, A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning. There was a pay phone outside the Blue Bell and a phone book that hadn't been ripped loose. I looked up the Bullies and called the main number. Bullard Winston, please.

The Godwulf Manuscript Promised Land A Savage Place Valediction Poodle Springs All Our Yesterdays Sudden Mischief Family Honor Shrink Rap Appaloosa Sixkill. Robert B. Parker’s works cannot be listed without mentioning the Spencer series. Others include Sunny Randall series, Jesse Stone series and Cole & Hitch series. The Godwulf manuscript is the first book in the Spencer series.

Valediction is yet another Robert B. Parker novel featuring Spenser, the formidable Boston . Parker novel featuring Spenser, the formidable Boston based private eye, who apparently has no first name. This story (number 11 in the Spenser series) begins with. Parker was the author of seventy books, including the legendary Spenser detective series, novels featuring Chief Jesse Stone, and the acclaimed Virgil Cole/Everett Hitch westerns, as well as the Sunny Randall novels. Winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award and long considered the undisputed dean of American crime fiction, Parker died in January 2010. Библиографические данные.

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. Parker was the author of seventy books, including the legendary Spenser detective series, the novels featuring Police Chief Jesse Stone, and the acclaimed Virgil Cole–Everett Hitch westerns, as well as the Sunny Randall novels. Winner of the Mystery Writer. ore about Robert B. Parker. About Robert B.

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.

"Tough, wisecracking, unafraid and unexpectedly literate --in many respects the very exemplar of the species." (The New York Times)


Taun
One of my least favorite Spenser novels. It starts off badly, when Spenser is asked to investigate the brutal kidnapping of a woman by gun-toting members of a religious cult. Spenser's client, the kidnap victim's boyfriend, has made the interesting decision not to inform the police or FBI of the kidnapping. Spenser then makes the interesting decision not to strongly encourage his client to do so, or to do so on his own. Neither apparently feels any obligation to deploy every available resource in order to actually RESCUE the woman. Is this the real Spenser or an imposter? Also, the kidnap victim was not a hermit, she was part of a dance company. Why didn't someone else notify the authorities?

Not credible.

As many reviews here have noted, in this novel, Susan Silverman dumps Spenser and moves to San Francisco, where she quickly finds a new lover. Much weepy angst follows.

Bah. She had every right to end the relationship, and she DID end the relationship with this gross betrayal. If she did it once, it is a safe bet that she will do it again if given the opportunity. Spenser should say, "Bye-bye Susan! Don't call, don't write!" Sadly, he does not.

I won't go into the novel's ending, except to say that it was ridiculously improbable. I did not believe it.

If you are looking for a Spenser novel to skip, this is a good choice.
*Nameless*
If you have not guessed, Robert Parker is struggling with losing Joan in this book. He threw in enough fiction, gunfights, and villains to cover things, but he is torn apart right before your eyes. How much is fiction? We can not ask anymore. Not our business anyway. This book was for Robert not us. So does the cover story matter? No Spenser will get Susan back later. Partially anyway. Robert will get Joan back later. Partially anyway. But for this book he wanders, and worries, and even tries to die. But Spenser is too tough. And so very sad. I am not sure how much of this I wanted to know. Maybe we are like Paul when Spenser told him that he had nothing more to give him at that time. Wait. Spenser and Robert get better in a book or two.
Sat
I'm a big fan of Robert B. Parker's Spenser novels. Nobody does detective - private eye novels better than Parker. I liked the television show "Spenser For Hire", loosely based on the books, but the books are much better. Most of the main characters are a little different than the TV show, except for Hawk. Avery Brooks nailed it. His Hawk is exactly like Hawk in the novels. I've bought the first 15 from The Godwulf Manuscript through Crimson Joy and have been reading them it order. I'm currently on the 13th, Taming A Sea-Horse, Once you start they are hard to put down. What you might call, "A page turner". Very entertaining.
Welahza
Susan has left for Washington, D.C., to take a new job after getting her Harvard Ph.D., and Spenser's miserable. In the meantime, he takes a case for a choreographer who tells him he has lost his girlfriend to a religious cult. Spenser immediately realizes the parallels to his own situation and agrees to take the case. It turns out that, like Susan, the girl is staying and is free to leave any time. The choreographer can't let it rest, and Spenser feels that all is not hunky-dory with the cult. He does his usual poking around and stirring up trouble, and the conclusion is a violent one.

Parker not only writes a fast-paced thriller but manages to tackle serious themes like the nature of love, the line between love and obsession, loving somebody without knowing yourself, and so on. A key book in the Spenser series.
Kefrannan
This story begins on a very sad note. We see the trial separation of our two star-crossed lovers immediately after Susan Silverman's PhD graduation ceremony at Harvard. The bitter irony of life on full display. Of course we are heart broken for Spenser as we witness his loss of the one thing that holds his life together.

Anyway, life goes on despite matters of the heart, and a missing persons case soon shows up on Spenser's radar. A dance acquaintance of young Paul Giacoman is allegedly kidnapped at gunpoint by a local religious cult and Spenser soon determines that said cult defends its beliefs and privacy with vigorous enthusiasm.

Spenser's feelings of loss and regret are mixed in with his feelings for the missing girl and it soon begins to boil over as the reader silently cheers Spenser on in his first brush with the baddies of the so-called "bullies cult". Spenser wins the first round and soon locates the girl who somewhat surprisingly assures our favourite PI that she is perfectly happy in her current situation. Spenser soon finds evidence to the contrary and in an entertaining finale we witness a satisfying conclusion.

Hawk's role in the first half is surprisingly limited, but since Susan is away "finding herself" in San Francisco, it is only fair that our man Spense is able to do the same thing (but without realising it) back home in Beautiful Boston.

As always, Mr Parker's writing style is short, sweet, and straight to the point. But we all know this and if we did not like this writing style then we would not be coming back for all forty one books in the series. Another solid effort.