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Bad Business: A Spenser Novelby Robert B. Parker
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"One of the great series in the history of the American detective story" (New York Times) 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.
"There's less violence than usual in this Spenser novel but more detecting....Parker is treading water here, albeit with some flair and a good deal of humor." Publishers Weekly
"Parker thickens the plot with a master's patience, producing some satisfyingly unexpected twists, even though, in accord with his recent manner, he's a lot less careful about wrapping it all up." Kirkus Reviews
"[A]nother combination of wry satire and sly action....Spenser swaggers a bit too much, and the dialogue can get one-two punch formulaic, but even so, Parker still runs at the front of the private-eye pack." Connie Fletcher, Booklist
"While the dominoes tumble fairly predictably, Parker keeps the dialogue snappy, Spenser's sexy banter with his psychiatrist girlfriend adding spice to an already kinky whodunit. (Grade: B)" Entertainment Weekly
"Parker's dialogue is the kind you can savor. Spenser gets most of the good one-liners that you'd like to think you could think up, too, only it'd be about three days too late....[Parker's] is a hard-boiled art, but he's an expert at it, and I'm only sorry the book had to end." Providence Journal
"There's not much action and even less violence...but there's plenty of Spenserian wit, especially involving sex....No Spenser fan who reads Bad Business is going to feel cheated, for Parker still does what he does very well. There's not a dull page in this book." Chicago Sun-Times
"If Parker is tired of writing Spenser novels, he certainly shows no signs of it. He continues to surprise, please and entertain. What more can one ask for?" BookReporter.com
When Spenser is hired by a Marlene Rowley to follow her cheating husband, he soon crosses paths with a detective who's shadowing the wayward Marlene. Not the most trusting couple in town — but, as Spenser is about to learn, certainly the most dangerous.
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.
About the Author
Robert B. Parker was the author of more than fifty books. He died in January 2010.
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