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"The new series by the creator of the hugely successful Spenser books has a great deal going for it: an empathetic, painfully flawed protagonist; an atmospheric small-town setting rife with corruption; and a whole new set of fascinating secondary characters" (Booklist). Don't miss the first five novels featuring Jesse Stone, police chief of Paradise, Massachusetts, by New York Times bestselling author Robert B. Parker. Includes: Night Passage Trouble in Paradise Death in Paradise Stone Cold Sea Change
From "the reigning champion of the American tough-guy detective novel" (Entertainment Weekly), four novels featuring Jesse Stone, ex-LAPD, now the police chief in Paradise, Massachusetts. Don't miss these mysteries from the New York Times bestselling author of the Spenser series. Includes: High Profile Stranger in Paradise Night and Day Split Image
Six mystery novels featuring one of the most beloved detectives of all time: the Boston private investigator known as Spenser. Playmates Stardust Pastime Double Deuce Paper Doll Walking Shadow
Spenser, one of the all-time great detectives, stars in these six brilliant mystery novels by Robert B. Parker. Includes: Potshot Widow's Walk Back Story Bad Business Cold Service School Days
From the New York Times bestselling mystery author, six novels in the acclaimed series featuring Boston's best PI, Spenser. Includes: Hundred Dollar Baby Now & Then Rough Weather The Professional Painted Ladies Sixkill
The iconic Boston P.I. stars in six classic crime novels in "one of the great series in the history of the American detective story" (New York Times Book Review). Thin Air Chance Small Vices Sudden Mischief Hush Money Hugger Mugger
"In some ways, Sunny is a female Spenser. Like him, she's a former cop, now a Boston PI, quick with a pistol and a quip...promises to be a series for the ages."* These six novels feature the New York Times bestselling author's first female protagonist--Sunny Randall, "the real deal" (*Publishers Weekly). Includes: Family Honor Perish Twice Shrink Rap Melancholy Baby Blue Screen Spare Change
Four outstanding novels set in the Old West, featuring the "smart and resourceful"* gun-slinging duo Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch--from the New York Times bestselling author of the Spenser, Jesse Stone, and Sunny Randall novels. (*Publishers Weekly) Includes: Appaloosa Resolution Brimstone Blue-Eyed Devil
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.
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.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.From the Paperback edition.
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...
Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone faces the case of his career in the newest novel in the bestselling series.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.
Melanie Joan Hall is a bestselling author in a bind. Her publisher needs her to tour on behalf of her newest blockbuster, and Melanie Joan needs a bodyguard-cum-escort to protect her from an overbearing ex-husband whose presence unnerves her to the point of hysteria. Sunny's cool demeanor, cop background, and P.I. smarts are an instant balm for the older woman. She begins to sense that Melanie Joan's ex-a psychotherapist-is not your basic stalker, and when an incident at a book signing leaves the ex bloodied and the author unconscious, it's clear the stakes are high. Deciding that the only way to crack the case is from the inside, Sunny enters therapy herself, only to discover some disturbing truths about herself . . . while putting her life on the line
"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.
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...
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. 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...
Boston P.I. Sunny Randall joins forces with the most important man in her life-her father-to crack a thirty-year-old case.<P> "Hi Phil, You miss me? I got bored, so I thought I'd reestablish our relationship. Give us both something to do in our later years. Stay tuned. Spare Change"<P> 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.<P> 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.<P> 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.<P> 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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Susan Silverman's ex doesn't call himself "Silverman" anymore--he's changed his name to "Sterling." And that's not the only thing that's phony about him. A do-gooding charity fundraiser, he's been accused of sexual harassment by no less than four different women. And not long after Spenser starts investigating, Sterling is wanted for a bigger charge: murder...
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.
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...
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