Rachel Wallace is a radical feminist on tour with a controversial book, and she needs protection. Private detective Spenser, a little too wisecracking and direct for Rachel’s tastes, doesn’t last long as her bodyguard. But when Rachel vanishes in the depths of a Boston winter, Spenser must charge to her rescue.
Harvey Shepard’s wife has run away and private detective Spenser has been hired to find her. A seemingly easy mission, but there may be more to this case than meets the eye.
When a religious sect kidnap a young dancer, a hit man’s bullet soon has Spenser’s name on it. But the most dangerous man to cross is the one who isn’t afraid to die, and Spenser has just lost the woman who made his life worth living.
Paradise, Massachusetts, is gearing up for the busy summer season when a spate of car thefts places its quiet, tourist-friendly reputation in jeopardy. Jesse Stone fears an automobile theft gang has set up shop in town, and the silver-tongued, heavy-handed police chief vows to put a stop to their activity. Almost as soon as he starts tackling this threat, another materializes: one of a more personal nature. An old enemy, hell-bent on revenge, is fresh out of prison. Thus begins a tale of proactive policing and personal paranoia, in which Stone finds himself defending himself, his patch and — before long — his latest squeeze. In Killing the Blues, Michael Brandman combines all of Parker’s tried and tested ingredients to create a highly enjoyable and authentic Jesse Stone thriller.
The trail of a missing high-school girl leads private detective Spenser to the Boston red-light district and to an underworld of high-class brothels, vice and corruption.
Ten years ago, Spenser saved a teenage boy from his father’s rage. Now, in his twenties, the son is seeking answers to his mother’s sudden disappearance. And once again, Spenser is the only one he can turn to.
Private Detective Spenser is on his easiest job yet. Art professor Ashton Prince has hired him to help recover a stolen painting. The thieves will return it in exchange for a ransom. All Spenser has to do is accompany Prince, just in case. And collect his fee. But, as Prince walks away from the exchange towards Spenser’s car carrying the wrapped painting, it explodes. Prince is gone, and with him, Spenser’s cash. Starting to investigate, Spenser discovers Prince’s past is far from squeaky clean, but nothing warrants going to such unusual lengths to kill him. Who did it, and why?
When Spenser is hired to protect glamorous star Jill Joyce from an anonymous harasser, he gets more than he bargained for. The stalking is growing steadily more sinister and Spenser fears it could soon turn into murder.
The first in the series featuring private detective Spenser sees Spenser hired to return a stolen fourteenth-century manuscript to its rightful owners, an investigation that soon leads him into a complex web of murder, radical politics, adultery, drugs and organised crime.
‘;Robert B. Parker has taken his place beside Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Ross Macdonald,’ The Boston Globe once wrote. But over the course of a legendary literary career, Parker single-handedly reinvented American detective fiction for the modern world with his irreverent, idealistic protagonist, Spenser. This exclusive eBook bundle brings together five of the best early Spenser mysteries, including the first three in the series: THE GODWULF MANUSCRIPT (Book 1) GOD SAVE THE CHILD (Book 2) MORTAL STAKES (Book 3) EARLY AUTUMN (Book 7) A CATSKILL EAGLE (Book 12) From a murdered student at an elite university to a star Red Sox pitcher accused of throwing games, from the affluent Massachusetts suburbs to the backstreets of Boston and the backwoods of Maine, these immersive novels are grounded in place, peopled by a diverse cast of characters, and bursting with Spenser’s signature humor and attitude. Praise for Robert B. Parker’s Spenser novels ‘;Crackling dialogue, plenty of action and expert writing . . . Unexpectedly literate[Spenser is] in many respects the very exemplar of the species.’The New York Times ‘;They just don’t make private eyes tougher or funnier.’People ‘;Parker has a recorder’s ear for dialogue, an agile wit . . . and, strangely enough, a soupon of compassion hidden under that sardonic, flip exterior.’Los Angeles Times ‘;A deft storyteller, a master of pace.’The Philadelphia Inquirer ‘;Spenser probably had more to do with changing the private eye from a coffin-chaser to a full-bodied human being than any other detective hero.’The Chicago Sun-Times ‘;[Spenser is] tough, intelligent, wisecracking, principled, and brave.’The New Yorker