Synopses & Reviews
One of Boston’s elite has been murdered. The accused is his new wife. She’s blonde, beautiful, and young. The jury’s going to hate her. 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.
“Delicious fun…Spenser is back in his element—out-punching and out-quipping adversaries in Beantown. An entertaining supporting cast puts this one on the top shelf…one of the authors wittier outings. Bottom line: A merry Widow
“Priceless moments.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Top-notch stuff.”—The Seattle Times
“Parkers energies remain as formidable as his heros.”—Boston Globe
“Prime Spenser…an enjoyable ride.”—The Times Union (Albany, NY.)
“Widows Walk ranks among the best in the Spenser series—just enough of the hard-boiled stuff, a touch of good-natured cynicism, some mature reflection on the nature of life and a well-knotted whodunit. Its a great way to spend the weekend…For those who have yet to have the pleasure of our heros company, its a stellar introduction.”—Calgary Herald
“Its the dialogue that marks Parker as the undisputed master of the hard-boiled universe.”—Ottawa Citizen
“The writing is as clean as fresh ice, and from the opening sentence, its clear that readers are in the hands of a vet who knows what hes doing.”—Publishers Weekly
“ANY book by Robert B. Parker is a treat but there is something extra-special when he gives us a new detective story starring the inimitable Spenser. [Widows Walk is] classic Parker, with that beautifully pared-down style that wastes no words but still conjures up richly detailed characters and a vibrant sense of place…funny…touching… compassionate.” —Sunday Mercury
“Spencer is back, as quick with a quip and as free with his fists as ever…So enjoy.”—The San Diego Union Tribune
“One of the great series in the history of the American detective story.”—The New York Times
“A cats cradle of conspiracies…fun to read as ever.”—Los Angeles Times
About the Author
Robert B. Parker was the author of seventy books, including the legendary Spenser detective series, the novels featuring Police 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.