Promised Land

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Dell, 1976 - Fiction - 218 pages
102 Reviews
Acclaimed mystery author Robert B. Parker continues to win an even greater audience with each new Spenser novel. For all crime fiction lovers who discovered Parker through his latest bestsellers "Pastime" and "Double Deuce", his entire Dell backlist is now available in attractively repackaged editions.

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The plot is fast moving and entertaining. - Goodreads
I think the whole premise of this book is dumb. - Goodreads
The whole plot and resolution are lame. - Goodreads
Plot was mediocre as was the climax. - Goodreads
All tacked onto a plot that is a bit contrived. - Goodreads
He's like an engineer with his writing. - Goodreads

Review: Promised Land (Spenser #4)

User Review  - John - Goodreads

Wow, I can't believe I enjoyed the Spenser books that came before this one. I don't know if I'll read any more of them now. I think the whole premise of this book is dumb. Spenser gets hired, gets ... Read full review

Review: Promised Land (Spenser #4)

User Review  - Matthew Newton - Goodreads

Generally enjoyable. Read full review


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About the author (1976)

Robert Brown Parker was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on September 17, 1932. He received a B.A. from Colby College in 1954, served in the U.S. Army in Korea, and then returned to receive a M. A. in English literature from Boston University in 1957. He received a Ph.D. in English literature from Boston University in 1971. Before becoming a full-time writer in 1979, he taught at Lowell State College, Bridgewater State College and Northwestern University. In 1971, Parker published The Godwuff Manuscript, as homage to Raymond Chandler. The character he created, Spencer, became his own detective and was featured in more than 30 novels. His Spencer character has been featured in six TV movies and the television series Spencer: For Hire that starred Robert Urich and ran from 1985 to 1988. He is also the author of the Jesse Stone series, which has been made into a series of television movies for CBS, and the Sunny Randall series. His novel Appaloosa (2005) was made into a 2008 movie directed by and starring Ed Harris. He has received numerous awards for his work including an Edgar Award for Best Novel in 1977 for The Promised Land, Grand Master Edgar Award for his collective oeuvre in 2002, and the Gumshoe Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. He died of a heart attack on January 18, 2010 at the age of 77.

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