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ISBN13: 9780425179550
ISBN10: 0425179559
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"It's easy to see why Parker's snappy banter and cynical eye have kept fans turning pages for 25 years . . . 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. 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. travels to Georgia to protect the two-year-old destined to become the next Secretariat.

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. Disregarding the resentment of the local Georgia law enforcement, Spenser takes the case. 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. 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.

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Boston P.I. Spenser heads down South where someone is making death threats against a thoroughbred horse destined to be the next Secretariat. As Spenser arrives at the horse owner's request, he finds that down in Dixie, the lies are buzzing--and the dying is easy. A "People" magazine Book of the Week.

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Robert B. Parker was the author of more than fifty books. He died in January 2010.

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Peter Flom, August 12, 2009 (view all comments by Peter Flom)
Spenser heads south.

In this novel from the middle of the Spenser series (this one written in 2001), Spenser is called on to investigate the killing of some horses on a thoroughbred farm in Georgia. It's typical Parker - the plot moves along, the dialogue is quick - but some of the usual gang of characters are absent (no Hawk, no Vinnie).

If you like the Spenser series, you'll probably like this one; it's good, but not top level for the series.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425179550
Author:
Parker, Robert B.
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Author:
Parker, Robert B.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Georgia
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Horse racing
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Race horses
Subject:
Boston
Subject:
Spenser
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Spenser
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.30x4.34x.91 in. .49 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Boston P.I. Spenser heads down South where someone is making death threats against a thoroughbred horse destined to be the next Secretariat. As Spenser arrives at the horse owner's request, he finds that down in Dixie, the lies are buzzing--and the dying is easy. A "People" magazine Book of the Week.
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