Robert B. Parker's Lullaby (A Spenser Mystery)

Front Cover
Quercus, Aug 30, 2012 - Fiction - 320 pages

Classic Boston noir thriller from global bestseller, the late, great Robert B. Parker - one of contemporary crime fiction's most popular, enduring and acclaimed authors

'I spotted the girl even before she knocked on my door.'


Mattie Sullivan has approached Spenser for help, asking him to find her mother's killer. But her mother was killed some four years back; and a local man, Mickey Green, was convicted of her murder that very same year.

Mattie is not Spenser's typical client. For a start, she's just fourteen. Nor is her request a typical one - to take a case that's already been solved.

But this kid is wiser than her years. And this case is less clear-cut, and far more dangerous, than it appears.

'One of the great series in the history of the American detective story' New York Times

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
64
4 stars
124
3 stars
65
2 stars
17
1 star
7

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - dasam - LibraryThing

Not as good as Parker's Spenser novels when he was at his best, but much better than Parker when he was writing plots that were just too off the wall. Atkins does a great job of capturing Parker's style, dialogue, and it is good to see these characters stay alive a little longer. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - CSDaley - LibraryThing

I hate to say it but this was the best Spenser book in years. I was starting to lose interest towards the end of Parker's series. Very enjoyable, although I still think there was too much Susan. A tiny bit too much of the little girl also. Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2012)

Ace Atkins is the author of eleven novels, including The Ranger, which was nominated for the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Novel.

Robert B. Parker was the author of seventy books, including the legendary Spenser detective series, the Jesse Stone novels, the acclaimed Virgil Cole / Everett Hitch westerns, and the Sunny Randall novels. Winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award and long considered the undisputed dean of American crime fiction, he died in January 2010.

Bibliographic information