Back Story by Robert B. Parker
A Spenser Novel

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In Robert B. Parker's most popular series, an unsolved thirty-year-old-murder draws the victim's daughter out of the shadows for overdue justice-and lures Spenser into his own past, old crimes, and dangerous lives.

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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.
Published January 1, 2003 by Putnam. 291 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Crime. Fiction

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and (3) a Boston strongman named Sonny Karnofsky sends goons with guns to Spenser’s place to make it clear that he wants Spenser to let sleeping dogs lie, though not why that’s what he’d prefer.

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Spenser's respectable 30th outing (he debuted 30 years ago in The Godwulf Manuscript) finds the veteran Boston PI teaming briefly with Jesse Stone, the cop hero of a newer Parker series (Death in Paradise, etc.).

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Book Reporter

I was about a third of the way through BACK STORY, the new Spenser novel by Robert B.

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Entertainment Weekly

Back Story, the Boston scribbler's 30th Spenser novel in 30 years, puts the Shakespeare-quoting PI on the cold case of a woman killed during a 1974 bank robbery.

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Reviewing the Evidence

On a gray May afternoon, Boston based Private Investigator Spenser receives a visit from the closest thing he has to a son, Paul Giacomin.

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Tate doesn’t know he’s a ghost, Violet attempts to join him on the other side, there’s a new medium in town and Piggy Man fearing Derek is the victim of a most unfortunate coincidence… As hinted at in the previous episode, the opening flashback for this one offers the full skinny on Tate’s back ...

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