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A Triple Shot of Spenser (Spenser Mysteries) (Spenser Novels) [Paperback]

Robert B. Parker
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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group (1 Nov 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425206718
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425206713
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 180,227 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Consolidated Edition 28 Jun 2007
Format:Paperback
The large format paperback comprises Pastime, Double Deuce and Paper Doll which are novels 18, 19 and 20 in the Spenser series.

If you are a fan of Robert B Parker and his crime thriller genre in general and his Spenser novels (currently numbering 33 at the last count) in particular then you will like each of these three books.

Clearly this is not the best place to start reading the series and as an oversize paperback it may not fit with the others on your shelves, but you never know, the publisher may release all of his back works in the same format one of these days.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A triple Shot of Spenser 2 Mar 2014
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What can i say.? Really enjoyable, RBP is a sad loss. I love compilations, they always seem great value for money. You can also have a break between stories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Spenser 24 Nov 2012
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If you like Spenser then this triple shot is a treat and difficult to put down even though you know you are running out of Parker. All the usual ingredients of characters, including Pearl,and the humour are there. Good stories and clever writing. If you have not read any start now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Parker at his best 22 Sep 2013
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Three fantastic consecutive Spenser stories. Classic interplay between Spenser and Hawk. A chance also to find out a bit about Spenser's childhood.
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