Fiction

Spare Change

Author: Robert B. Parker

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 906

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.
Fiction

Robert B. Parker: The Sunny Randall Novels 1-6

Author: Robert B. Parker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 2034

View: 860

"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
Language Arts & Disciplines

Sequels

Author: Janet Husband

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 782

View: 417

A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.
Reference

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page:

View: 817

Literary Criticism

In Pursuit of Spenser

Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 893

Pays tribute to Spenser, and Parker, with affection, humor, and a deep appreciation for what both have left behind.
Libraries

Library Journal

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Libraries

Page:

View: 471

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Fiction

Silent Night

Author: Robert B. Parker

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 620

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.