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Robert B. Parker



Born and raised in Massachusetts, Robert B. Parker completed a Ph.D. in English at Boston University. He married his wife Joan in 1956. He began writing his Spencer novels while teaching at Boston's North-eastern University in 1971. In 1997 he wrote his first Jesse Stone novel, Night Passage. Parker was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 2002.
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Wilderness

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At 46, Aaron Newman was enjoying the good things in life - a good marriage, good health, a good job. Then he witnesses a murder and is plunged into a world of fear and violence. But Aaron refuses to be a victim. In a world where only the strongest survive, he determines to eliminate the psychopath who threatens those he loves.

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Chance (A Spenser Mystery)

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When Boston mobster Julius Ventura asks Spenser and his sidekick, Hawk, to find his missing son-in-law, it's clear he's not telling the whole truth. But something about the case appeals to Spenser and he agrees to take it, only to find himself at the centre of a gangland turf war.

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Thin Air (A Spenser Mystery)

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Walking Shadow (A Spenser Mystery)

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A local theatre director claims he is being followed. An actor is gunned down onstage. There's more behind the scenes than an overzealous critic - and private detective Spenser intends to find out exactly what that is...

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Paper Doll (A Spenser Mystery)

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Hired by an aristocrat who refuses to believe that his wife's brutal street-slaying was random violence, private detective Spenser suddenly finds himself in a world where nothing is what it seems, least of all the life - and death - of the victim.

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Double Deuce (A Spenser Mystery)

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Double Deuce is a forgotten neighbourhood, home to some of Boston's toughest gangs. Private detective Spenser and his sidekick, Hawk, have been tasked with cleaning up the area. But before they can begin, Spenser must take on the teenage thugs and gain control of the streets.

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Pastime (A Spenser Mystery)

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Stardust (A Spenser Mystery)

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Playmates (A Spenser Mystery)

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Crimson Joy (A Spenser Mystery)

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Private detective Spenser is on the case of a serial killer with an unusual calling card - he leaves a red rose on the body of each of his victims. And when the madman targets Susan Silverman, Spenser's resolve is strengthened and he determines to find the murderer no matter what the risk.

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Pale Kings and Princes (A Spenser Mystery)

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Taming a Sea-Horse (A Spenser Mystery)

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Spenser's concern for teenage prostitute April Kyle leads him to Robert Rambeaux, her pimp. Another of Rambeaux's hookers, Ginger Buckey, is found dead shortly afterwards. When April disappears, Spenser traces a deadly relationship between sex, money and power that is not limited solely to the world of prostitution.

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A Catskill Eagle (A Spenser Mystery)

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When Susan Silverman disappears with the heir to an underground weapons empire, Spenser breaks sidekick Hawk out of jail to help him with the search for her. But they also need the help of the CIA, and favours from the agency don't come cheap.

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Valediction (A Spenser Mystery)

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The Widening Gyre (A Spenser Mystery)

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When a senatorial candidate's seemingly perfect wife becomes the target of blackmailers, Spenser quickly becomes embroiled in a world where political ambition often extends into corruption and violence.

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Ceremony (A Spenser Mystery)

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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.

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A Savage Place (A Spenser Mystery)

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TV reporter Candy Sloan is in danger, after investigating labour racketeering in Hollywood's movie industry. Someone isn't happy about it. Spenser is hired to keep Candy safe until the story breaks, but when he discovers quite how far she is willing go to secure her headline, he begins to have second thoughts about the job. But soon her unorthodox approach isn't his only concern...

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The Judas Goat (A Spenser Mystery)

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Private detective Spenser has travelled to London in search of the bombers who attacked his client's family. But there are nine terrorists to track down and he has only his sidekick, Hawk, to help. Spenser hopes one of the targets will play 'Judas Goat', and lead him to the others. Trouble is, he hasn't counted on her being blond, beautiful and dangerous.

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God Save the Child (A Spenser Mystery)

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When a fourteen-year-old boy disappears from a decent neighbourhood, everyone thinks he has run away. Everyone, that is, except private detective Spenser, who is hot on the trail of the missing boy; a trail that leads to corruption and a deadly partnership.

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The Godwulf Manuscript (A Spenser Mystery)

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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.