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VINE VOICEon 5 July 2013
Addicts of Robert B Parker will have different favourites. The really greedy hope for Susan Silverman, Pearl the wonder dog, Hawk, Charlie Cimoli, Quirk and Belson, posibly even Jo Broz. Many are missing from Hugger Mugger, notably Hawk, without whom there can't really be five stars.

The consolation is a lot of Susan, justification for Parker's smart dialogue. Boston doesn't feature. Spenser is in Georgia at a racing stables inhabited by a vicious, conniving, amoral family - "like being in a Tennessee Williams play." For much of the time the detective's failure to detect leads to frequent consultations with Susan. There is also a sympathetic - and sympathetically portrayed - local policeman.

The ending is teasingly ambiguous, but it is not reached before Parker has posted an implicit message in support of respect and understanding for the gay community.
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on 10 August 2014
Couldn't take this book seriously with a sentence like,

"And you are being brought in over someone who has heretofore been in charge?", in only the second chapter. Who speaks like that?

However, the storyline is OK although as someone else pointed out, no threat to Dick Francis. I won't be rushing to get another book in this series.
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on 12 October 2017
Again another book for my husband to read and enjoy
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on 15 July 2013
I've newly discovered Robert Parker and love his style and slick dialogues. This one is an interesting story with many twists and turns which maintains interest to the end. My only criticism was that the ending was slightly disappointing and a little unfulfilled.
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on 9 September 2015
Really enjoy Robert B Parker books ,great holiday reading. Light entertaining an funny.
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on 1 January 2015
this book was a very good book to read on a train, plain or any time.
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on 29 July 2013
Have been a fan of Robert B Parker and the Spenser novels for many years, am glad they are now on kindle. Well worth the read.
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on 19 June 2016
Prompt delivery excellent product
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on 15 January 2016
Excellent and well written, like all the late Robert B. Parker's books. If you like the classical private eye genre, you'll love these books. If you don't, more's the pity.
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on 30 January 2017
Great read
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