Her present got her killed, but no one is talking--not the crew of the Lady Jane, the yacht moored in Paradise Harbor: not Florence's very blonde, very tan twin sisters, and not her parents.
Sunny Randal is hired to provide security for a best selling novelist, who is being stalked by her ex-husband and ex-psychiatrist.
"Brann does a seamless job...Diehard Parker fans will be delighted. " -Publishers Weekly A special treat for the holiday season - a rumination on Christmas, family, and the meaning of home as conceived by Robert B. Parker. It's December in Boston, and Spenser is busy planning the menu for Christmas dinner when he's confronted in his office by a young boy named Slide. Homeless and alone, Slide has found refuge with an organization named Street Business, which gives shelter and seeks job opportunities for the homeless and lost. Slide's mentor, Jackie Alvarez, is being threatened, and Street Business is in danger of losing its tenuous foothold in the community, turning Slide and many others like him back on the street. But it's not a simple case of intimidation - Spenser, aided by Hawk, finds a trail that leads to a dangerous drug kingpin, whose hold on the at-risk community Street Business serves threatens not just the boys' safety and security, but their lives as well. Unfinished at the time of his death, Silent Night was completed by Parker's longtime agent, whose decades-long association with Parker's work gives her unique insight and perspective to his voice and storytelling style. Her contribution also speaks volumes about their enduring friendship. .
An extraordinary new Spenser novel from the beloved New York Times-bestselling author, published posthumously. On location in Boston, bad-boy actor Jumbo Nelson is accused of the rape and murder of a young woman. From the start the case seems fishy, so the Boston PD calls on Spenser to investigate. The situation doesn't look good for Jumbo, whose appetites for food, booze, and sex are as outsized as his name. He was the studio's biggest star, but he's become their biggest liability. In the course of the investigation, Spenser encounters Jumbo's bodyguard: a young, former football-playing Native American named Zebulon Sixkill. Sixkill acts tough, but Spenser sees something more within the young man. Despite the odd circumstances, the two forge an unlikely alliance, with Spenser serving as mentor for Sixkill. As the case grows darker and secrets about both Jumbo and the dead girl come to light, it's Spenser--with Sixkill at his side--who must put things right.
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 ("You're smart. You're tough. You, too, are a paradigm of law enforcement perfection, and you're my kid"), Phil calls on his daughter, Sunny, to help catch the criminal who eluded him so many years before. Sunny is certain that she's found her man after interviewing just a handful of suspects. Though she has no evidence against Bob Johnson, she trusts her intuition. And she knows the power she has over him-she can feel the skittishness and sexual tension that he radiates when he's around her--but persuading her father and the rest of the task force is a different story. When the killer strikes a second and third time, the murders take a macabre turn, as the victims each eerily resemble Sunny. While her father pressures her to drop the case, Sunny's need to create a trap to nab her killer grows. In a compelling game of cat-and-mouse, Sunny uses all her skills to draw out her prey, realizing too late that she's setting herself up to become the next victim.
Family ties prove deadly in the brilliant new Jesse Stone novel from New York Times-bestselling author Robert B. Parker. The body in the trunk was just the beginning. Turns out the stiff was a foot soldier for local tough guy Reggie Galen, now enjoying a comfortable "retirement" with his beautiful wife, Rebecca, in the nicest part of Paradise. Living next door are Knocko Moynihan and his wife, Robbie, who also happens to be Rebecca's twin. But what initially appears to be a low-level mob hit takes on new meaning when a high-ranking crime figure is found dead on Paradise Beach. Stressed by the case, his failed relationship with his ex-wife, and his ongoing battle with the bottle, Jesse needs something to keep him from spinning out of control. When private investigator Sunny Randall comes into town on a case, she asks for Jesse's help. As their professional and personal relationships become intertwined, both Jesse and Sunny realize that they have much in common with both their victims and their suspects-and with each other.
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."
Some times making friends with the neighbors can be deadly. In fact, this urbane pair of thrill killers is knocking locals off one by one-and they've marked Jesse Stone as their next victim.
Jesse Stone has his hands full with his old nemesis Crow showing up and asking for his help, and reconnecting with his ex-wife Jenn who's investigating gangs.
Spenser and Hawk are trying to clear Susan's ex-husband from sexual harassment charges.
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.
Frank Belson's wife has disappeared, and Spenser is asked to help find her.
THE PROMISED LAND .. .... Renowned for his wisecracks, his right hook, and his penchant for poetry and pretty women, Spenser is one-of-a-kind in the detective business. Spenser took mystery readers by storm when he made his debut in The Godwulf Manuscript in 1974, and since then Robert B. Parker has brought the irresistible gumshoe back in one bestseller after another. THE GODWULF MANUSCRIPT Spenser thought it was an open and shut case--find out who stole the priceless 14th- century Godwulf Manuscript from a Boston college library and get the book back. But the witty sleuth quickly discovers that the medieval manuscript is just one strand in a sticky web of drug deals, a seductive blue- blood mother and her even more seductive daughter, a murdered campus radical, small- time mobsters, and big-time trouble. "Spenser is as tough as they come and spiked with a touch of real class." --Kirkus Reviews MORTAL STAKES For Spenser, it looks like the job of a lifetime: drink beer, eat peanuts, and hang out with the Boston Red Sox players to investigate some behind-the-scenes hanky panky. But Spenser soon stumbles on a very nasty blackmail scheme involving a pornographic movie, the team's star pitcher, and a couple of vicious thugs. Spenser thinks he's found a solution, but time is running out--and if the truth leaks, the Sox are finished. "Spenser probably had more to do with changing the private eye from a cof- fin-chaser to a full-bodied human being than any other detective hero." --The Chicago Sun-Times PROMISED LAND Harvey Shepard, a shady Cape Cod vacation home developer, wants his wife back, and he's willing to pay Spenser whatever it takes to find her and get her home. But the real trou- ble starts when Spenser tracks the little woman down and discovers she's gotten her- self mixed up in a bank robbery and murder. Spenser's got just twenty-four hours to untangle this mess--or he'll wind up with two very dead clients. "[Spenser is] tough, wisecracking, unafraid, lonely, unexpectedly literate- in many respects the very exemplar of the species." --The New York Times
Captain Jesse Stone fights a gang of criminals planning on robbing the super-rich as well as his alcoholism, while still reeling from his divorce.
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.
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.
While out jogging, suspense writer Aaron Newman witnesses a murder and notifies the police. When the suspect, psychopath Adolph Karl, threatens Newman's family, Aaron, his wife, and army buddy decide that their only chance is to eliminate Karl and his gang.
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