Painted Ladies: A Spenser Mystery 39

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Quercus Publishing, Jan 27, 2011 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Spenser is approached by Ashton Prince, an art professor who wants him to help recover a stolen painting. The thieves will return the painting in exchange for a ransom, and so the professor wants Spenser along in case things turn nasty. The exchange goes seemingly without a hitch, but as Prince emerges carrying a rectangular object wrapped in brown paper and heads for the private detective's car, the package explodes and makes a dreadful mess of the hapless prof. Spenser isn't going to let anyone get away with killing one of his clients, but first he's got to figure out who did it and why. Turns out that Professor Prince was giving extra tuition to his pretty young female students - and not just of the academic kind.

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Parker has never been a great writer, but he's fun, and I'll miss him. Read full review

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The 4 stars must be kept in the context of Detective novels. These books won't change your life but Robert B. Parker is the king of Detective stories. When I'm in a bit of a reading rut, I knock out one of these entertaining bad boys and that usually gets me going again. Read full review

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