Robert B. Parker

1 Sixkill

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2011-05-03
Description :  A bad-boy movie star named Jumbo pushes the limits of his reputation when he's accused of rape and murder. When the Boston PD calls on Spencer, he meets Jumbo's young bodyguard, Zebulon Sixkill, and the two form an unlikely alliance. It's a high profile case for Spenser, but the Hollywood secrets he uncovers are sordidly unsavory- and not just those of the accused...

2 Painted Ladies

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-10-05
Description :  Spenser had a simple job-protect an art scholar during a ransom exchange for a stolen painting. No one was supposed to die. But the scholar had secrets no one knew, and uncovering them will endanger Spenser as well.

3 Silent Night

Author : Robert B. Parker & Helen Brann
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-10-22
Description :  It’s a white Christmas in Boston and Spenser and Susan are looking toward all the joys of the holiday. But the mood turns dark when a young boy named Slide contacts Spenser. Street-tough and world-weary, the eleven-year-old convinces Spenser to meet with Jackie Alvarez, who runs a shelter for homeless youth—one under inexplicable threats by &#xa0;persons unknown. Jackie and Slide need Spenser’s help to stop the intimidation before it escalates into something much worse. &#xa0;<br /> But when the source of the threats is revealed to be even more sinister than first imagined, Spenser must find a way to protect Slide and the other lost boys for whom the shelter is the last chance for a better life.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

4 Promised Land

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2010-07-01
Description :  Spenser is a wisecracking former boxer turned private investigator and he is just settling into his new office when enters Harv Shepard, a beleaguered businessman who is looking for someone to help locate his runaway wife. So begins Promised Land, the fourth novel by Robert Parker, that follows the exploits of his cerebral but tough character, detective Spenser. Why Harv Shepard's wife abandoned her family and exactly where she has gone comprise only half the intrigue in this story, though Spenser soon discovers that Harv is a man in deep trouble, involved with a crooked loan shark and tangled in an ailing business venture. The real reason we keep turning the pages of Promised Land is because of the compelling figure cut by detective Spenser. The way in which he gets the information he gets about the case from police detectives, bartenders, and local thugs—Spenser’s unique bracing blend of irony and sincerity that almost never encourages the people he encounters to really like him--is as interesting as the information he gets. Spenser is clever, often hilarious and his quips have something more than self-amusement as their end. Beneath the air of insouciant detachment and irony is a quixotic concern, as witnessed by his often self-sacrificing actions. The people Spenser meets often made predictable mistakes, falling into the same traps he has seen countless others fall into, and out of which they are mistakenly sure they can get out. Although he is weary of watching this pageant of human weakness and failure time and again, Spenser cannot help but become emotionally entangled in his cases, no matter how numbingly predictable they may be. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Robert B. Parker was one of contemporary fiction's most popular and respected detective writers. Best known for his portrayal of the tough but erudite investigator Spenser, Parker wrote over twenty-five novels over the course of his career, which began in 1973. Parker's acclaim and his thorough background in classic detective literature helped earn him the somewhat unusual commission of completing a Philip Marlowe novel that the great Raymond Chandler had left unfinished. Promised Land and the other Spenser novels spawned the movie Spenser: For Hire and a string of made-for-TV movies. SERIES DESCRIPTIONS From classic book to classic film, RosettaBooks has gathered some of most memorable books into film available. The selection is broad ranging and far reaching, with books from classic genre to cult classic to science fiction and horror and a blend of the two creating whole new genres like Richard Matheson's The Shrinking Man. Classic works from Vonnegut, one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, meet with E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India. Whether the work is centered in the here and now, in the past, or in some distant and almost unimaginable future, each work is lasting and memorable and award-winning.

5 The Judas Goat

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1992-06-01
Description :  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.<br /><br />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.

6 Split Image

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Police Procedural 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-02-23
Description :  After a high-ranking crime figure is found dead on Paradise Beach, Jesse Stone and Sunny Randall realize just how much they really have in common with their victims, their suspects-and each other.

7 The Godwulf Manuscript

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1992-12-05
Description :  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. <br /><br />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.<br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

8 The Professional

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-10-05
Description :  The wives of Boston's wealthiest men have a mutual secret: they all had an affair with the same cad who's blackmailing them, and Spenser's been hired to stop him. But when the wives start dying one by one, Spenser's new case becomes murder.

9 Night Passage

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Police Procedural 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  1997-09-22
Description :  After a busted marriage kicks his drinking problem into overdrive and the LAPD unceremoniously dumps him, the thirty-five-year-old Jesse Stone's future looks bleak. So he's shocked when a small Massachusetts town called Paradise recruits him as police chief. He can't help wondering if this job is a genuine chance to start over, the kind of offer he can't refuse.<br /><br />Once on board, Jesse doesn't have to look for trouble in Paradise: it comes to him. For what is on the surface a quiet New England community quickly proves to be a crucible of political and moral corruption—replete with triple homicide, tight Boston mob ties, flamboyantly errant spouses, maddened militiamen and a psychopath-about-town who has fixed his violent sights on the new lawman. Against all this, Jesse stands utterly alone, with no one to trust; even he and the woman he's seeing are like ships that pass in the night. He finds he must test his mettle and powers of command to emerge a local hero—or the deadest of dupes.<br /><br />As the flagship volume in a new series featuring a complex and engaging sleuth,&#xa0;<i>Night Passage</i>&#xa0;is cause for celebration.

10 Blue-Eyed Devil

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Historical  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-05-04
Description :  Once, Appaloosa law was Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch. Now it's Amos Callico, a vindictive, power-hungry tin star with bigger aims-and he could use Cole and Hitch on his side. This time the paid guns aren't for hire, which makes Callico a very vengeful man. But threatening Cole and Hitch ignites something just as dangerous.

11 Looking for Rachel Wallace

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Hard-Boiled  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1987-08-01
Description :  Spenser is..."The sassiest, funniest, most-enjoyable-to-read-about private eye around today...the legitimate heir to the Hammett-Chandler-Macdonald tradition." --<i>The Cincinnati Post</i> <br /><br />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." --<i>The Boston Globe</i><br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

12 A Catskill Eagle

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1985-05-01
Description :  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.

13 God Save the Child

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Hard-Boiled  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1987-05-01
Description :  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. &#xa0;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.<br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

14 Crimson Joy

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1988-06-01
Description :  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.<br /><br />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.

15 Pale Kings and Princes

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Hard-Boiled  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1987-05-01
Description :  "Like Philip Marlowe, Spenser is a man of honor in&#xa0;&#xa0;a dishonorable world. When he says he will do&#xa0;&#xa0;something, it is done. The dialogues zings, and&#xa0;&#xa0;there is plenty of action... but it is the moral&#xa0;&#xa0;element that sets them above most detective fiction."&#xa0;&#xa0;--<i>Newsweek</i><br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

16 Trouble in Paradise

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Police Procedural  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  1998-09-21
Description :  <b>Jesse Stone returns in this&#xa0;<i>New York Times</i> bestselling novel of death and deception from Robert B. Parker.</b><br /><br />Stiles Island is a wealthy and exclusive enclave separated by a bridge from the Massachusetts coast town of Paradise. James Macklin sees the Island as the ultimate investment opportunity: all he needs to do is invade it, blow the bridge, and loot the island.&#xa0; To realize his scheme, Macklin, along with his devoted girlfriend, Faye, assembles a crew of fellow ex-cons—all experts in their fields— including Wilson Cromartie, a fearsome Apache.&#xa0; James Macklin is a bad man, a very bad man.&#xa0; And Wilson Cromartie, known as Crow, is even worse.<br /><br />As Macklin plans his crime, Paradise police chief Jesse Stone has his hands full.&#xa0; He faces romantic entanglements in triplicate: his ex-wife, Jenn, is in the Paradise jail for assault, he’s begun a new relationship with a Stiles Island realtor named Marcy Campbell, and he’s still sorting out his feelings for attorney Abby Taylor. When Macklin’s attack on Stiles Island is set in motion, both Marcy and Abby are put in jeopardy.&#xa0; As the casualties mount, it’s up to Jesse to keep both women from harm.<br /><br />Filled with what <i>The Boston Globe</i> has termed Parker’s characteristic “light, shade, texture, and complexity,” <i>Trouble in Paradise</i> is the work of a master.<br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

17 Mortal Stakes

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Hard-Boiled  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1987-05-01
Description :  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. <br /><br />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. <br /><br />America's favorite pastime has suddenly become a very dangerous sport, and one wrong move means strike three, with Spenser out for good!

18 Early Autumn

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Hard-Boiled  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1992-04-05
Description :  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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

19 Cold Service

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2005-03-08
Description :  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... <br />“Cold Service moves with the speed of light.”—<b>Orlando Sentinel</b>

20 High Profile

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Police Procedural 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2007-02-06
Description :  The murder of a notorious public figure places Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone in the harsh glare of the media spotlight.<br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.

21 Ceremony

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1992-08-01
Description :  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.

22 Back Story

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2003-03-10
Description :  In Robert B. Parker's most popular series, an unsolved thirty-year-old-murder draws the victim's daughter out of the shadows for overdue justice-and lures Spenser into his own past, old crimes, and dangerous lives.

23 A Savage Place

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Hard-Boiled  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1992-10-03
Description :  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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

24 Valediction

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Hard-Boiled  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1985-03-01
Description :  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.<br /><br />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.

25 The Widening Gyre

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1992-06-01
Description :  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.<br /><br />The big boys figure a little blackmail will put her husband out of the race. Until Spenser hops on the candidate's bandwagon.<br /><br />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.

26 Appaloosa

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2005-06-07
Description :  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.<br /><br /><b>Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.</b>

27 Stranger In Paradise

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Hard-Boiled 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2008-02-05
Description :  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.

28 Bad Business

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2004-03-08
Description :  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.

29 Playmates

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1989-05-01
Description :  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...

30 Night and Day

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Police Procedural  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-02-24
Description :  <b>Parker and Stone-back with another <i>New York Times</i> bestseller </b> <br /><br /> 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.

31 Sea Change

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2006-02-07
Description :  <b>Police chief Jesse Stone faces the case of his career in this thrilling novel in the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling series</b>.<br /><br />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.<br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

32 Stardust

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1990-07-17
Description :  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."

33 Brimstone

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Historical 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-05-05
Description :  <b>Cole and Hitch are back in a new Western classic...</b> <br /><br /> The guns-for-hire introduced in Robert B. Parker's <i>Appaloosa</i> are back... <br /><br /> When Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch track down the woman who stole Virgil's heart, they find a dispirited prostitute rather than the innocent beauty she once was. Now they must save her, even if murder is the price of redemption.

34 Death in Paradise

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2001-10-01
Description :  Robert B. Parker is back in Paradise, where Detective Jesse Stone is looking for two things: the killer of a teenage girl—and someone, anyone, who is willing to claim the body…

35 Taming a Seahorse

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Hard-Boiled  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1986-05-01
Description :  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.

36 Stone Cold

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Police Procedural 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2003-09-29
Description :  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.

37 Resolution

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2008-06-03
Description :  <b>Features the main characters first introduced in Appaloosa- now a major motion picture from New Line Cinema.</b><br /><br /> A greedy mine owner threatens the coalition of local ranchers in the town of Resolution, pitching two honorable gunfighters, Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, into a make-shift war that'll challenge their friendship -and the violently shifting laws of the West.

38 Small Vices

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1997-03-31
Description :  Ellis Alves is no angel. But his lawyer says he was framed for the murder of college student Melissa Henderson...and asks Spenser for help.<br /><br />From Boston's back streets to Manhattan's elite, Spenser and Hawk search for suspects, including Melissa's rich-kid, tennis-star boyfriend. But when a man with a .22 puts Spenser in a coma, the hope for justice may die with him...

39 Potshot

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2001-03-19
Description :  <b>Boston P.I. 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. </b><br /><br />Potshot overcame its rough reputation as a rendezvous 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 twenty-first-century posse of desert rats, misfits, drunks, and scavengers—the local police seem powerless. Led by a charismatic individual known only as The Preacher, this motley band of thieves selectively exploits the town, nurturing it as a source of wealth while systematically robbing the residents blind.<br /><br />Enter Spenser, who has been hired by the comely Mary Lou Buckman to investigate the murder of her husband. The Buckmans, a pair of&#xa0; L.A. transplants, moved to Potshot and started a modest outdoor tour service. It is Mary Lou’s belief that when her husband refused to pay The Preacher and his men protection money he was killed. Without any witnesses, Spenser has little to go on, and it’s clear the local police chief won’t be doing much to help. Calling on his own cadre of tried-and-true cohorts, including Vinnie Morris, Bobby Horse, Chollo, Bernard J. Fortunato, Tedy Sapp and the redoubtable Hawk, Spenser must find a way to beat the gang at their own dangerous game.

40 Walking Shadow

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1994-05-12
Description :  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...

41 Paper Doll

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1993-05-31
Description :  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...

42 Pastime

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1991-07-17
Description :  The most personal and revealing Spenser thriller of all, <b>Pastime</b> is <b>Robert B. Parker</b>'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.<br /><br />This time, it's more than a routine search for a missing person--Spenser must search his own soul...

43 Rough Weather

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2008-10-21
Description :  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.

44 Hugger Mugger

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2000-04-03
Description :  "It's easy to see why Parker's snappy banter and cynical eye have kept fans turning pages for 25 years . . . his wisecracks, combined with Parker's shorthand flair for scathing characterization, make for a satisfying read," said <b>Entertainment Weekly</b> of last year's <b>Hush Money</b>. Now Parker presents Spenser with a deceptively dangerous and multi-layered case: Someone has been killing racehorses at stables across the south, and the Boston P.I. travels to Georgia to protect the two-year-old destined to become the next Secretariat. <br /><br />When Spenser is approached by Walter Clive, president of Three Fillies Stables, to find out who is threatening his horse <b>Hugger Mugger</b>, he can hardly say no: He's been doing pro bono work for so long his cupboards are just about bare. Disregarding the resentment of the local Georgia law enforcement, Spenser takes the case. Though Clive has hired a separate security firm, he wants someone with Spenser's experience to supervise the operation.<br /><br />Despite a veneer of civility, Spenser encounters tensions beneath the surface southern gentility. The case takes an even more deadly turn when the attacker claims a human victim, and Spenser must revise his impressions of the whole Three Fillies organization--and watch his own back as well.<br /><br />With razor-sharp dialogue, eloquently spare prose, and some of the best supporting characters to grace the printed page, <b>Hugger Mugger</b> is grand entertainment.

45 Double Deuce

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1992-06-08
Description :  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?

46 School Days

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2005-09-27
Description :  When a Massachusetts boy is accused of mass murder, his socially prominent grandmother, who hires Spenser to investigate, is convinced of his innocence. But Spenser isn’t convinced of anything—except that there’s trouble ahead...

47 Now and Then

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2007-10-23
Description :  Investigating a case of infidelity sounds simple—until it plunges Spenser and his beloved Susan into a politically charged murder plot that’s already left three people dead.

48 Thin Air

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1995-05-09
Description :  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...

49 Chance

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1996-05-21
Description :  Mafia princess Shirley Meeker wants her husband back. So does her father the kingpin and a few other shady characters. Spenser and hawk head to Vegas to find Anthony Meeker and to confirm their suspicion that all these people aren't just missing Anthony's smile. And Spenser has to make some sense of some very disorganized crime...

50 Perish Twice

Author : Robert B. Parker
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Women Sleuths  Police Procedural 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2000-10-02
Description :  Spenser creator <b>Robert B. Parker</b> returns with his newest heroine, Boston P.I. Sunny Randall, coming to the aid of three very different women in three very dangerous situations. One is for business. One is for a friend. One is for family. And all could be fatal…



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