God Save the Child (A Spenser Mystery) and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

God Save the Child (Spenser) Mass Market Paperback – 1 May 1987


See all 15 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Mass Market Paperback, 1 May 1987
£0.01
Audio Cassette
"Please retry"
£57.33


Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 205 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey Books; Reissue edition (1 May 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0440128994
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440128991
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 1.4 x 17.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,068,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Robert B. Parker (1932-2010) has long been acknowledged as the dean of American crime fiction. His novel featuring the wise-cracking, street-smart Boston private-eye Spenser earned him a devoted following and reams of critical acclaim, typified by R.W.B. Lewis' comment, "We are witnessing one of the great series in the history of the American detective story" (The New York Times Book Review). In June and October of 2005, Parker had national bestsellers with APPALOOSA and SCHOOL DAYS, and continued his winning streak in February of 2006 with his latest Jesse Stone novel, SEA CHANGE.

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Parker attended Colby College in Maine, served with the Army in Korea, and then completed a Ph.D. in English at Boston University. He married his wife Joan in 1956; they raised two sons, David and Daniel. Together the Parkers founded Pearl Productions, a Boston-based independent film company named after their short-haired pointer, Pearl, who has also been featured in many of Parker's novels.

Parker began writing his Spenser novels in 1971 while teaching at Boston's Northeastern University. Little did he suspect then that his witty, literate prose and psychological insights would make him keeper-of-the-flame of America's rich tradition of detective fiction. Parker's fictional Spenser inspired the ABC-TV series Spenser: For Hire. In February 2005, CBS-TV broadcast its highly-rated adaptation of the Jesse Stone novel Stone Cold, which featured Tom Selleck in the lead role as Parker's small-town police chief. The second CBS movie, Night Passage, also scored high ratings, and the third, Death in Paradise, aired on April 30, 2006.

Parker was named Grand Master of the 2002 Edgar Awards by the Mystery Writers of America, an honor shared with earlier masters such as Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen.

Parker died on January 19, 2010, at the age of 77.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tiz Woz on 2 Mar 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I love Robert Parker`s Spenser books, but have never been able to find the early ones in my local library, so I was delighted to find them on Amazon. This is the second Spenser book and I enjoyed it as much as the later ones . The story holds the attention and the writing is as sharp and witty as ever.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By King of LO-AM on 9 Feb 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
One is always in safe hands when you purchase a Robert B Parker novel, as safe as Fort Knox perhaps. He was my reason for buying my Kindle for Parker's novels are not usually available in British Book shops and they should be. It matters not for my Kindle supplies them all within seconds.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G. M. Sinstadt VINE VOICE on 7 Feb 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is once again the early Parker with his social consciousness on display. Ay the heart of the story is a strained relationship between a boy and his unlikeable parents. The author takes time to explore the emotional issues on both sides and doesn't come down in favour of one or the other.

That apart there are fights and shootings and further clues to Spenser's early development (in a fictional sense)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
So enjoyable! I love the humour - sounds like "Mike Hammer" with Stacey Keach many moons ago. I also love the recipes which Spencer gives us from time to time. Tried a few too ! These are very entertaining books by Parker and they keep you guessing - never boring.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mrs J Dench on 15 Jun 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
As usual from Robert B Parker, entertaining and good plotting, I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Another great Spenser book! I Can't wait to get started on the next one!!! Can't believe it took me 27 years to discover these books :-)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback