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Robert B. Parker Hundred Dollar Baby Spenser Book 34 For Joan: Priceless 1 The woman who came into my office on a bright January day was a knockout. Her hair had blond highlights and her fawn-colored suit appeared to have been hand-sewn by Michael Kors. She took off some sort of fur-lined cape and tossed it over the arm of my couch, and came over and sat down in one of my client chairs. Spenser Book 34. For Joan: Priceless.

Robert Brown Parker (September 17, 1932 – January 18, 2010) was an American writer of fiction, primarily of the mystery/detective genre. His most famous works were the 40 novels written about the private detective Spenser. ABC television network developed the television series Spenser: For Hire based on the character in the mid-1980s; a series of TV movies based on the character were also produced. His works incorporate encyclopedic knowledge of the Boston metropolitan area.

Hundred-Dollar Baby THE SPENSER NOVELS School Days Cold Service Bad Business Back Story Widow’s Walk . Shrink Rap. Perish Twice. Also by robert b. parker.

Hundred-Dollar Baby THE SPENSER NOVELS School Days Cold Service Bad Business Back Story Widow’s Walk Potshot Hugger Mugger Hush Money Sudden Mischief Small. A Year at the Races (with Joan Parker). Poodle Springs (with Raymond Chandler). Three Weeks in Spring (with Joan Parker). Training with Weights (with John R. Marsh).

Spenser Book 34. When you have to go there, they have to take you i. I said. You taught me that," she said.

April Kyle, a prostitute from Spenser's past, comes back into his life-with deadly complications. Books related to Hundred-Dollar Baby. Robert B. Parker's Kickback. Parker's Cheap Shot.

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Written by Robert B. Parker, Audiobook narrated by Joe Mantegna. By: Robert B. Narrated by: Joe Mantegna. Series: Spenser, Book 34. Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins. Categories: Mysteries & Thrillers, Modern Detective.

In a tale that reintroduces the character of runaway prostitute April Kyle, a poised adult April, now the head of an upscale Boston call-girl operation, requests private investigator Spenser's help in preventing a local kingpin from seizing control of her enterprise. 250,000 first printing.

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Westened
This entry falls a little flat. Having read the previous two books featuring April Kyle, I found her actions at the end out of character. Hawk and Teddy Sapp were more boadly drawn than usualk, descending into stereotype and adding little to the story except some standard butt-kicking moments. And Tony Marcus and Ty-Bop were more of the same. That said, Susan and Spenser's often eye-rolling verbal affirmations of how special and unique they are was toned down a little for this book, though their discussions about pornography and prostitution were more than a little akward and superficial with some ridiculous psuedo analysis that amounted to little more than the usual 'ain't it great to be us' and 'other people sure are messed up'.

But even a lackluster Spenser book is better than no Spenser book.
Zuser
I love Spenser as a character. Always have. I love his quick humor. I love his confidence. I love the way he loves people. I love that he feels he has to save people from themselves more often than he saves them from other people trying to harm them.

I probably won't ever dislike Spenser or want to stop reading about him.

But there's the deal: sometimes now, I want more from him. I want more than the dialogue. I want more than the predictable conversations he has with Susan and Hawk. I want. . .what? Not change, precisely. I just want more added to the usual.

In this book, Parker did his usual good job with continuity. That is to say, he didn't write anything that makes Spenser or any other character deviate from his/her norm. Spenser is charged with once again helping a woman he "saved" before, and there's a little tension there because she isn't someone who's easy to save (or even to like).

But overall--the dialogue is remarkably similar to dialogue in previous Spenser novels. There's the same lack of question marks when characters are presumably asking questions. The same quick banter that makes the pages fly but sometimes also leaves the reader wanting. . .well, more.

So, for me, this book was the equivalent of a nice little catch-up with Spenser and his circle. What it didn't do for me was leave me feeling that I knew him any better or had explored much in the way of new, exciting issues.

A little spice would have been nice, Mr. Parker. That said, a ho-hum "Spenser" beats the average crime novel/mystery pretty much any day.
Narder
April Kyle, the young girl Spenser saved from a vicious prostitution ring only to move her up to a top-of-the-line prostitution ring, is back and once more needs to be saved. Only this time she's a full-grown woman running an independent sex operation of her own. When she shows up in Spenser's office, he doesn't at first recognize her. Then, after he does, she talks about how thugs are menacing her operation, trying to cut in on her business. Spenser takes up her defense and soon finds himself enmeshed against a local thug working for a high-rolling predator.

Robert B. Parker is the bestselling author of the Spenser, Jesse Stone, and Sunny Randall series as well as several independent works like WILDERNESS, LOVE & GLORY, and APPALOOSA. A television show, SPENSER: FOR HIRE, was based on his novels, as well as several made-for-TV movies. His Jesse Stone series has become a series of made-for-TV movies starring Tom Selleck.

Parker's writing, as always, is elegant and smooth, whipping by in a blur as a seasoned reader slips comfortably back into the familiar world the author's been writing about for the last 30 years. April Kyle's story is a familiar one: she's in trouble and Spenser has to ride to the rescue. The violence and action develops well, and even the psychological profiling that Susan does fits the story in a satisfying manner. Hawk is present, riding backup as he usually does, and even Teddy Sapp, Frank Belson, and Martin Quirk put in appearances.

I would have liked a little more history developed on April Kyle. In particular, why she left her family in the first place back in CEREMONY. That character development seemed to be missing in this book.

As always, Parker's fans have been waiting on this novel. Knowing that it would be about April Kyle has made the wait even more intolerable. But it's here now, and long-time readers will enjoy the excursion with Spenser. I really suggest new readers pick up copies of CEREMONY and TAMING A SEA-HORSE before reading this one. That way more emotional context will be present for them.
Manarius
you won't feel as bad about spending $6.99 as you would if you paid for the hardback. The first part of this book is just plain boring. I really don't have to know exactly what every person in the book is wearing or the exact position Pearl the Wonderdog is lying in on whoever's sofa (there's a "chapter" of just Spenser and Pearl sitting on the sofa)or the play by play of Spenser looking out the window ; and the conversations between Spenser and Susan were dull and rather unnecessary. The story picks up a little at the end but it is disappointing overall. And I still have a real problem with how Parker "writes" Hawk's dialog, I cringe when I read it. He still sounds like he just came off the plantation. Surely Mr. Parker could find someone in Boston that he could use as an example of the current slang and speech patterns of the streets. He should listen to a hip-hop record or something. (Although frankly I would be more frightened if Hawk spoke perfect English while he was pointing a gun at my head.) It's just time that Hawk stop playing Stepin Fetchit to Spenser. And could we PLEASE have some "conflict" between characters! Everyone understands each other so well it can get dull. Susan and Spenser have the same conversations in every book lately and they're always so perfectly accepting and happy with each other, it would be nice to make them more realistic - for goodness sake could they have a fight or something??? Everytime a new Spenser book comes out I hope it will be more like the old ones and less like a formulaic, overlong, short story. Once again I was wrong. I think I'll take my own advice next time.
Hundred-Dollar Baby (Spenser Mystery) download epub
Mystery
Author: Robert B. Parker
ISBN: 0399153764
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: Putnam Adult; First Edition edition (October 24, 2006)
Pages: 304 pages