Robert B. Parker by RobertB. Parker
The Virgil Cole/Everett Hitch Novels 1 ? 4

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Four outstanding novels set in the Old West, featuring the "smart and resourceful"* gun-slinging duo Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch--from the New York Times bestselling author of the Spenser, Jesse Stone, and Sunny Randall novels. (*Publishers Weekly)

Includes:
Appaloosa
Resolution
Brimstone
Blue-Eyed Devil

 

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Robert B. Parker was the author of more than fifty books. ied in January 2010.
 
Published October 9, 2012 by Berkley. 969 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Westerns, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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(Parker's nicest touch: the hitman's tender relationship with his spouse of 20 years.) Then, increasingly impatient and bloodthirsty, the trio (Janet has learned to shoot) stalks Karl to his well-guarded woods-and-lake retreat in Maine--where Parker's already-tenuous control over tone and credibi...

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Two cases in one, neither very complicated, but you read Parker for the sharpest vernacular around (excepting George Higgins) and also for a definite ethical extension: "honorable behavior" not violence is the "real machismo," the integrity Spenser refuses to put in escrow.

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And when Paul's parents object to what has now become a virtual kidnapping, Spenser gets the goods on them (Dad's insurance seams, Mom's promiscuity) and blackmails them into leaving the kid alone and paying for his schooling.

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It’s Behan who manipulates Tombstone’s cowboys into believing the Earps are black-hearted carpetbaggers, greedy and ambitious at their expense.

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I have long been a fan of Parker, having read 20 of his books with protagonist private investigator Spenser in one summer.

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Parker spends a lot of time getting the young heroes acquainted with the adult world, though I believe that today’s kids are a lot more acclimated to that world than Parker’s characters.

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Some critics and fans have suggested that Jesse Stone, Chief of Paradise, Massachusetts, is a younger version of Robert B.

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However, he’s also probably the best-read and one of the best gourmets (hats off to Nero Wolfe as the best) and best ladies’ men out there.

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The last couple of Spenser novels written by Robert B.

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I like to think I'm all of those things - well, except the strong one - so when a new Spenser book comes out I invariably read it, living vicariously through him.

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Virgil is aware of it but doesn’t deal with it, and Parker doesn’t force the reader to acknowledge it until near the end of the book.

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Upon reading the book, I found myself talking my wife and friends, male as well as female, about this predilection of the male of the species.

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Although Split Image is referenced as a Jesse Stone novel, it prominently features private detective Sunny Randall equally.

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Chron.com

Here, Spenser and some hitmen are stalking each other: “I backed a little down the corridor and lay flat on the floor with my gun ready.

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Mysterious Reviews

Parker uses a present-day conversation between Spenser (a Boston private investigator who has appeared in some 36 novels thus far) and his ladyfriend Susan to introduce readers to his character as a teenager in Chasing the Bear, a non-mystery novel that nonetheless could serve as an introduction ...

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When Brandman explains why Stone is moving to an isolated cottage on the water, for example, he writes: “But as the years went by and his position in Paradise became more secure, he began to yearn for something more suited to his personality and his desire for privacy.” Parker would have just tol...

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ForeWord Reviews

Although Spenser (last name only, please) was not born fully formed, he was literate, chivalric, and socially aware from the very beginning, traits that would endure and take on greater definition in the thirty-eight subsequent Spenser chronicles Parker turned out before his death at 77 in 2010.

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