Book Reviews of Potshot (Spenser, Bk 28)

Potshot (Spenser, Bk 28)
Potshot - Spenser, Bk 28
Author: Robert B. Parker
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425182888
ISBN-10: 0425182886
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 104 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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I love everything that this man writes and this book lives up to all of your expectations!
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Spenser at his usual best.
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This is another great Spencer story by Robert Parker. It has humor, a great plot and Hawk. What more could you ask for? I am sure going to miss Spencer since the author passed away recently.
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This is a series about P.I. Spenser from Boston. I really enjoyed this listen and will look for others by Parker about Spenser. I couldn't wait to get in the car!
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My first Robert B Parker book but not my last.
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A fun read--Spenser's back, along with Hawk and some truly bad friends, trying to rid the town of Pot Shot of the evil element (the Dell)! Enjoy!
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part of the spenser series- that the tv shows were based on-a town is under seige from a band of murderous marauders- law can't help- so spenser does- great!!
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This is one of Parker's best! I read it in one sitting...just couldn't put it down.
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Parker takes all the greatest charactors, from all the greatest Spencer novels, and reunites them in Potshot. I might keep this one!
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Parker never disappoints!
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The town of Potshot Arizona is under seige from a band of murderous marauders, and the law is helpless to stop them. But now there's a new gun in town-Boston P.I. Spenser- and he's gathered a posse of the best and baddest to back him up.
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This is my first book by this author. I enjoyed the "make you smile" sense of humor laced through the book. I will definitely be getting more of his books.
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Surprisingly, a Spenser book not set in Boston. This one's in a little town called Potshot, Arizona, and Spenser is a modern-day, gun-toting, wild-west avenger. A nice change of pace for the series, and more of what we've come to expect from Parker.
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Spenser novel.
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I always enjoy books in the Spencer series.
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Spenser goes to Arizona and tames the wild west. Very good book
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Speser and his hand-picked posse, including Hawk, stop a band of murderers in Potshot Arizona where they no longer fear the law. Good read.
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Great, light reading!
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Parker is my favorite. Full of suspense and a great sense of humor. I'm hooked on his writing.
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Another great Spencer novel. Spencer as an old-fashioned sheriff rounding up the bad guys.
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Another great Spenser adventure, this one with a Western US setting. All the usual great Spenser characters and thugs. He touches his bases in L.A. Hawk great as usual as Afr-Amer. colleague to Spenser. A little of shrink girlfriend Susan, not enough. Moves slowly for first 200 pages, flys at the last 90. Great read.
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The Spenser series remains fresh after 28 novels in about 30 years. How does Parker do it? Through recurring characters as alive as any in fiction, and through exceptionally clean, graceful prose that links the novels as surely as do the characters. The author also refreshes himself through other writings the Sunny Randall series, for example, or Gunman's Rhapsody, a tale about Wyatt Earp that Putnam will publish in June. So even when Parker resorts to a bit of gimmickry, as he does here, the vitality of his storytelling prevails. The manifest gimmickry is Boston P.I. Spenser's corralling of sidekicks from previous novels Hawk, of course, but also gay Tedy Sapp from Hugger Mugger, sharpshooter Chollo from Thin Air, Vinnie Morris (from several novels) and a few others to deal with trouble in the Arizona town of Potshot. Spenser is hired by a sexy blonde to look into the shooting death there of her husband, who tangled with an outlaw group known as the Dell, which for years has extorted the citizens of Potshot. There's an eventual shootout, of course (there are enough parallels between this tale and that of Wyatt Earp to guess that Parker's forthcoming Earp novel inspired this one), but not before Spenser digs into the town's secrets, uncovering the expected but in detail, always surprising domestic mayhem and corruption. Genuinely scary villains, sassy dialogue, a deliciously convoluted mystery with roots in the classic western and Parker's pristine way with words result in another memorable case.
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My second favorite of the Spenser series (with Small Vices being my absolute favorite).
You do need to have read several of the earlier books to understand many of the characters and their dynamics. A good read.
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Spenser has an interesting sense of humor that offsets the ugly crimes so that the book doesn't get real heavy. All of Robert Parker's books (and I've read about 85% of them)are easy reads.
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I've read every Spenser for Hire book available and this one did not let me down. A great read - Parker has done it again.
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Someone creased front cover - otherwise ...some spine creasing starting and vg cond.