Hush Money Spenser Book 26G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - In the first, a high-minded university might be hiding a killer within a swamp of political correctness. And in the other, spenser comes to the aid of a stalking victim, only to find himself the unwilling object of the woman's dangerous affection. Spenser has his hands full when he takes on two cases at once.
Small Vices Spenser Book 24G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - Ellis Alves is no angel. But when a man with a. 22 puts spenser in a coma, the hope for justice may die with him. 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.
Hugger Mugger Spenser Book 27G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - 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. When spenser is approached by walter clive, president of Three Fillies Stables, to find out who is threatening his horse Hugger Mugger, he can hardly say no: He's been doing pro bono work for so long his cupboards are just about bare.
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. With razor-sharp dialogue, eloquently spare prose, and some of the best supporting characters to grace the printed page, Hugger Mugger is grand entertainment.
Hugger Mugger Spenser Book 27 #ad - . It's easy to see why parker's snappy banter and cynical eye have kept fans turning pages for 25 years. Though clive has hired a separate security firm, he wants someone with Spenser's experience to supervise the operation. Despite a veneer of civility, Spenser encounters tensions beneath the surface southern gentility.
His wisecracks, combined with parker's shorthand flair for scathing characterization, make for a satisfying read, " said Entertainment Weekly of last year's Hush Money. Travels to georgia to protect the two-year-old destined to become the next Secretariat.
Chance Spenser Book 23G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - Mafia princess Shirley Meeker wants her husband back. 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. So does her father the kingpin and a few other shady characters.
Potshot Spenser Book 28G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - But when this western idyll is threatened by a local gang—a twenty-first-century posse of desert rats, drunks, misfits, 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.
Enter spenser, who has been hired by the comely Mary Lou Buckman to investigate the murder of her husband. It is mary lou’s belief that when her husband refused to pay The Preacher and his men protection money he was killed. 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.
Potshot Spenser Book 28 #ad - Transplants, moved to Potshot and started a modest outdoor tour service. Calling on his own cadre of tried-and-true cohorts, Bobby Horse, Chollo, including Vinnie Morris, Bernard J. Fortunato, tedy sapp and the redoubtable Hawk, Spenser must find a way to beat the gang at their own dangerous game. Boston P.
I. Without any witnesses, spenser has little to go on, and it’s clear the local police chief won’t be doing much to help. 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.