Bad Business by Robert B. Parker

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One of the great series in the history of the American detective story gets even better when Spenser is hired by a jilted bride to follow a cheating husband, only to cross paths with a detective hired to tail the two-timing wife. They aren't the most trusting couple in town, but as it turns out, they are the most dangerous.


About Robert B. Parker

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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 March 1, 2005 by Berkley. 336 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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It’s too late to ask Trent Rowley, because he’s been shot to death by somebody who had no trouble breaching the security at Kinergy, the Enron-like energy-trading octopus where he toiled alongside his mistress and her husband.

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There's less violence than usual in this Spenser novel but more detecting, which may explain why there's little of the PI's tough sidekick Hawk but much of his psychologist girlfriend Susan, which may not please the many Spenser fans who grew tired years ago of the love banter between the soul ma...

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Book Reporter

One of the finest gifts the first few months of a new year can bring is a new Spenser novel.

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Entertainment Weekly

In his 31st outing, Boston PI Spenser muses, ''I always hoped that I'd have a case where one day I could use the phrase 'cause a stir on wall street.''' And so he does: hired to trail a philandering husband, Spenser stumbles across financial chicanery, a couple of murders, and rampant wife-sw...

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Approximately three decades after his debut, Robert B Parker's most famous private investigator, Spenser, puts in another appearance in BAD BUSINESS with nary a twinge of arthritis in evidence to slow him down despite his longevity.

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