Authors > Robert B. Parker

Robert B. Parker was the author of seventy books, including the legendary Spenser detective series, the novels featuring Police 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, he died in January 2010.

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The Godwulf Manuscript

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.

Year: 1973     Genre: Murder Mystery

God Save the Child

Appie Knoll is the kind of suburb where kids grow up right. But something is wrong. Fourteen-year-old Kevin Bartlett disappears. Everyone thinks he's run away -- until the comic strip ransom note arrives.

Year: 1974     Genre: Hardboiled DetectiveKidnapping

Mortal Stakes

Everybody loves a winner, and the Rabbs are major league. Marty is the Red Sox star pitcher, Linda the loving wife. She loves everyone except the blackmailer out to wreck her life.

Year: 1975     Genre: Extortion

Promised Land

Spenser is good at finding things. But this time he has a client out on Cape Cod who is in over his head. Harvey Shepard has lost his pretty wife -- and a very pretty quarter million bucks in real estate.

Year: 1976     Genre: Missing PersonOrganized Crime

The Judas Goat

Spenser has gone to London--and not to see the Queen. He's gone to track down a bunch of bombers who've blown away his client's wife and kids. His job is to catch them. Or kill them. His client isn't choosy.

Year: 1978     Genre: Thriller

Night Passage

After a busted marriage kicks his drinking problem into overdrive and the LAPD unceremoniously dumps him, thirty-five-year-old Jesse Stone's future looks bleak. So he's shocked when a small Massachusetts town called Paradise recruits him as police chief. He can't help wondering if this job is a genuine chance to start over, the kind of offer he can't refuse.

Year: 1997     Genre: Police Procedural

Sep 17, 1932 -- Jan 18, 2010

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SERIES: Jesse Stone

My Library
Own Read Rating WishYear # Title Genres & Tags

-- -- -- --19971Night Passage Police Procedural
-- -- -- --19982Trouble in Paradise Police Procedural
-- -- -- --20013Death in Paradise  Police Procedural
-- -- -- --20034Stone Cold Police Procedural
-- -- -- --20065Sea Change Police Procedural


SERIES: Spenser

My Library
Own Read Rating WishYear # Title Genres & Tags

-- -- -- --19731The Godwulf Manuscript Murder Mystery
-- -- -- --19742God Save the Child Hardboiled DetectiveKidnapping
-- -- -- --19753Mortal Stakes Extortion, Baseball
-- -- -- --19764Promised Land Missing PersonOrganized Crime
-- -- -- --19785The Judas Goat Thriller
-- -- -- --19806Looking for Rachel Wallace KidnappingPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --19807Early Autumn Kidnapping
-- -- -- --19818A Savage Place Private Eye, Hollywood