The Godwulf Manuscript

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Dell Publishing Company, 1973 - Fiction - 204 pages
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New York Times bestselling author of the Spenser series of crime thrillers - Book 1 in the series -

"The toughest, funniest, wisest, private eye in the field these days." - Houston Cronicle

Spenser earned his degree in the school of hard knocks, so he is ready when a Boston university hires him to recover a rare, stolen manuscript. He is hardly surpised that his only clue is a radical student with four bullets in his chest.

The cops are ready to throw the book at the pretty blond coed whose prints are all over the murder weapon but Spenser knows there are no easy answers. He tackles some very heavy homework and knows that if he doesn't finish his assignment soon, he could end up marked "D" -- for dead.
 

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User Review  - jwals - LibraryThing

1st Spenser novel, spends a good deal of time describing the wardrobes of the period, (I'd forgotten we wore clothes like that) and some interesting meals. I've read several later Spenser books, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Berly - LibraryThing

The Godwulf Manuscript. Spenser is such a classic gumshoe. Attractive to women, but sensitive; smart; bends the rules for a good cause; and likes his booze. Oh, and he is better in the kitchen than I am! A quick, amusing read. I will look for more in the series. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
15
Section 3
23
Section 4
32
Section 5
39
Section 6
47
Section 7
61
Section 8
72
Section 14
130
Section 15
133
Section 16
139
Section 17
147
Section 18
153
Section 19
160
Section 20
167
Section 21
172

Section 9
82
Section 10
89
Section 11
99
Section 12
108
Section 13
120
Section 22
177
Section 23
185
Section 24
192
Section 25
198
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About the author (1973)

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

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