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Sixkill (Spenser, Bk 40)
Sixkill - Spenser, Bk 40
Author: Robert B. Parker
On location in Boston, bad-boy actor Jumbo Nelson is accused of the rape and murder of a young woman. From the start the case seems fishy, so the Boston PD calls on Spenser to investigate. — The situation doesn't look good for Jumbo, whose appetites for food, booze, and sex are as outsized as his name. He was the studio's biggest star, bu...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425246900
ISBN-10: 0425246906
Publication Date: 4/3/2012
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 1
Robert B. Parker's last book - I would have loved it no matter what. But the novel did not disappoint. The old favorite characters are there - Spenser, Susan, Quirk, Pearl and so many more - sadly Hawk is missing. At the request of the police, Spenser is hired to prove the guilt or innocence of a famous movie actor who has been involved in the strangulation death of a young girl. Or has he? The man is so vulgar, so horrendously fat,so immersed in his habits of alcohol. sex and drugs that it is hard to even imagine his innocence. When Spencer is forced to take on "Jumbo's" bodyguard and beats him, the youg Cree Indian is fired. He becomes Spenser's protege. And so it goes ... Parker's wonderful character development, short chapters, amazing resolution. I suspect that Sixkill, the Indian, was a character that Parker had hoped to develop for other books. You are going to like him and will wish for more. Isn't it odd that when the author dies so do the characters you've grown to love. Now we'll never know how the great romance between Susan and Spencer will turn out or read another moving dedicaion to Joan? Great book.
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Sadly, this is the last book written by Mr. Parker. May he rest in peace. I've been reading his books since 1969/1970 and his passing is very sad. Joe Mantegna has narrated most, if not all, Parker's "Spenser" books and as always captures the tone and attitude of Spenser. Read the book, and also had to hear Joe Mantegna for this last book. It must have been sad for him. Its a solid Spenser story, a must for all Parker fans. I know other authors are taking over the story but it just won't be the same.
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