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Robert B. Parker's Wonderland (Spenser Novels)

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Publisher Comments:

Old friends. Small favors. Bitter rivals. Stirred together, it all makes for one explosive cocktail. Spenser can feel the heat stretching from Boston to Vegas—and people are about to get burned.

Henry Cimoli and Spenser have been friends for years, yet the old boxing trainer has never asked the private eye for a favor. Until now. A developer is trying to buy up Henry's condo on Revere Beach—with a push from local thugs. Soon Spenser and his apprentice, Zebulon Sixkill, are on the trail of a mysterious woman, a megalomaniacal Las Vegas kingpin, and a shady plan to turn a chunk of land north of Boston into a sprawling casino. As alliances shift and twisted dreams surface, the Boston political machine looks to end Spenser's investigation one way or another—and once and for all.

“Atkins…has managed to nudge this venerable series in a new direction while staying true to its core, seemingly channeling its creator at every turn. Its a magnificent accomplishment that is not to be missed.” —Bookreporter.com

Synopsis:

When fourteen-year-old Mattie Sullivan asks Spenser to look into her mother’s murder, he’s not convinced by her claim that the wrong man was convicted. Mattie is street-smart, wise beyond her years, and now left to care for her younger siblings and an alcoholic grandmother in a dilapidated apartment in South Boston. But her need for closure and her determination to make things right hits Spenser where he lives.

As Spenser becomes more involved, he thinks that Mattie may be onto something after all. And he’s going to need the help of his friend Hawk to find peace for Mattie—a job that’s more dangerous than he ever thought.

About the Author

Robert B. Parker was the author of seventy books, including the legendary Spenser detective series, the novels featuring Chief Jesse Stone, and the acclaimed Virgil Cole/Everett Hitch westerns, as well as the Sunny Randall novels. Winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award and long considered the undisputed dean of American crime fiction, he died in January 2010.

Ace Atkins is the author of thirteen novels, including the New York Times bestseller Robert B. Parker's Lullaby . He was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Novel in 2012 for The Ranger, the first book in his Quinn Colson series, which also includes The Lost Ones and The Broken Places. Atkins, whom the bestselling author Michael Connelly has called “one of the best crime writers working today,” lives on a farm outside Oxford, Mississippi.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425270660
Author:
Atkins, Ace
Publisher:
Berkley Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Spenser
Series Volume:
40
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
includes teaser
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.25 in 0.46 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , When fourteen-year-old Mattie Sullivan asks Spenser to look into her mother’s murder, he’s not convinced by her claim that the wrong man was convicted. Mattie is street-smart, wise beyond her years, and now left to care for her younger siblings and an alcoholic grandmother in a dilapidated apartment in South Boston. But her need for closure and her determination to make things right hits Spenser where he lives.

As Spenser becomes more involved, he thinks that Mattie may be onto something after all. And he’s going to need the help of his friend Hawk to find peace for Mattie—a job that’s more dangerous than he ever thought.

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