But when this western idyll is threatened by a local gang—a twenty-first-century posse of desert rats, misfits, drunks, 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.
Potshot Spenser Book 28 #ad - Enter spenser, who has been hired by the comely Mary Lou Buckman to investigate the murder of her husband. The buckmans, a pair of L. A. Transplants, moved to Potshot and started a modest outdoor tour service. Boston P. I. 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.
Without any witnesses, spenser has little to go on, and it’s clear the local police chief won’t be doing much to help.
Hugger Mugger Spenser Book 27G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - It's easy to see why parker's snappy banter and cynical eye have kept fans turning pages for 25 years. 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. 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. Disregarding the resentment of the local Georgia law enforcement, Spenser takes the case. Travels to georgia to protect the two-year-old destined to become the next Secretariat. 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.
Hugger Mugger Spenser Book 27 #ad - 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, and some of the best supporting characters to grace the printed page, eloquently spare prose, Hugger Mugger is grand entertainment.
. When spenser is approached by walter clive, to find out who is threatening his horse Hugger Mugger, president of Three Fillies Stables, he can hardly say no: He's been doing pro bono work for so long his cupboards are just about bare.
Widow's Walk Spenser Book 29G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - The accused is his new wife. With next-to-no alibi, and multi-million reasons to kill her husband, she needs the best defense money can buy. His name is spenser, and he’d give anything to believe her. The jury’s going to hate her. One of boston’s elite has been murdered. She’s blonde, beautiful, and young.
Back Story Spenser Book 30G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - In robert B. Parker's most popular series, old crimes, an unsolved thirty-year-old-murder draws the victim's daughter out of the shadows for overdue justice-and lures Spenser into his own past, and dangerous lives.
Hush Money Spenser Book 26G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - 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. In the first, a high-minded university might be hiding a killer within a swamp of political correctness.
Bad Business Spenser Book 31G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - One of the great series in the history of the American detective story gets even better when Spenser is hired by a jilted bride to follow a cheating husband, only to cross paths with a detective hired to tail the two-timing wife. They aren't the most trusting couple in town, but as it turns out, they are the most dangerous.
Sudden Mischief Spenser Book 25G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - 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. 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.
Cold Service Spenser Book 32G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - When his closest ally, is beaten and left for dead while protecting a bookie, Spenser embarks on an epic journey to rehabilitate his best pal, Hawk, body and soul. But that means infiltrating a ruthless mob—and redefining his friendship with Hawk in the name of vengeance. Cold service moves with the speed of light.