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Bad Business (Spenser, Bk 31)
Bad Business - Spenser, Bk 31
Author: Robert B. Parker
When Marlene Rowley hires Spenser to follow her cheating husband, Spenser finds not only a two-timing spouse, but another detective hired to shadow the wayward Marlene. Not the most trusting couple in town--but, as Spenser's about to learn, certainly one of the most dangerous...
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425199572
ISBN-10: 0425199576
Publication Date: 3/1/2005
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 119 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This is a Spenser novel. Back in Boston. Back with Hawk and with the lovely Susan. You either love Spenser, his compatriots and all his baggage, or you do not. I do. He is one of a kind - give Spenser a chance; you might grow to love him too (warts and all).
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"When Marlene Rowley hires Spenser to follow her cheating husband, Spenser finds not only a two-timing spouse, but another detective hired to shadow the wayward Marlene. Not the most trusting couple in town--but, as in Spenser's about to learn, certainly one of the most dangerous..." worldcat.org

I enjoyed this novel as Spencer and the detective for the other spouse share information on each of their assignments, without any conflict of interest.
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Really good Robert Parker book. Funny and witty like his other books. Enjoyed this book a lot.
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He said, she said, I said... It was really getting monotonous listening to this audio but I enjoyed the story itself. Parker should be a little more imaginative but I guess he is well liked. All in all an enjoyable listen.
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Spenser is a PI with many contacts, a psychiatrist girlfriend (Susan), and the tenacity to get the job done. I enjoyed the twists and turns of this book, but not Spenser and Susan. I found them both to be egotistical and uppity. Susan is a definite snob and not a likeable character at all. In addition, the author, Robert B. Parker, seems to have a prejudice against larger people, as throughout the book, definite derogatory comments were made that didnt need to be and didnt add to the book or description of the characters. Better descriptive words are available to describe a larger person. It was offensive. If you are going to be insulting to one set of people, be consistent and do it for all of them (tall, skinny, short, fat, rich, poor, white, black, whatever). On the plus side, Spenser has an unusual friend and contact that helped him out quite a bit on this caseHawk. He is a muscular black man who is extremely funny and I thoroughly enjoyed him. I found myself wishing the book used Hawk as the main hero. Oh well. I wont bother with another Robert B. Parker novel again as I was seriously offended by all of his fat comments, but if that doesnt bother you, then go for it.
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Another good Spenser book.
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Classic Parker and an enjoyable read. My only beef about this one is that there are too many characters with similar sounding yuppie names that I kept losing track of who and what. Kind of like an Agatha Christie but not nearly as boring.
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If you enjoyed the tv program Spencer for Hire. You will enjoy this book as the show was based on the books. I enjoyed it very much.

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