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Detective Stories from the Master,
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This review is from: Classic Robert B. Parker: Looking for Rachel Wallace; Promised Land (Paperback)
It grates, and cheapens a little, to have two stories in the same volume. Mr Parker's stories are terse, and publishers' reservations are understandable, but the stories stand by themselves. They are terse because they are worthy of thoughtful pause. The motivations and points of view of the characters are carefully examined. The little snippets of domesticity - as when Spenser prepares a meal - are charming. I chose this book - in fact, I chose "Looking for Rachel Wallace" to introduce the author to a friend. Mr Parker, rest his soul, has taken the honour of the exemplary detective writer from Dalshiel Hammet. Parker is the Master now.