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Download Full The Godwulf Manuscript in PDF by Robert B. Parker Full eBook and published by Dell. This book was released on 2009-09-30 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York Times bestselling author of the Spenser series of crime thrillers—Book 1 in the series “The toughest, funniest, wisest, private eye in the field these days.”—Houston Chronicle 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. The cops are ready to throw the book at the pretty blond coed whose prints are all over the murder weapon but Spenser knows there are no easy answers. He tackles some very heavy homework and knows that if he doesn't finish his assignment soon, he could end up marked “D”—for dead.
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Download Full Ceremony (A Spenser Mystery) in PDF by Robert B. Parker Full eBook and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-06-13 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The trail of a missing high-school girl leads private detective Spenser to the Boston red-light district and to an underworld of high-class brothels, vice and corruption. April Kyle is in trouble. As Spenser and his sidekick Hawk battle to find her, will they get to her in time or will she remain a little girl lost...? Praise for Robert B. Parker: 'Nobody does it better' Publishers Weekly 'Tougher, stronger, better educated, and far more amusing than Sam Spade, Phil Marlowe or Lewis Archer . . . Spenser gives the connoisseur of that rare combination of good detective fiction and good literature a chance to indulge himself' Boston Globe 'Spenser is a constant revelation for even long-time Parker fans' Milwaukee Sentinel 'One of the great series in the history of the detective story' New York Times Book Review 'Reading Parker is like swimming downstream in a river of adrenaline' Boston Observer 'Robert Parker is still top gun in the tough-guy school of fiction' Playboy 'Spenser gives the tribe of hard-boiled wonders a new vitality and complexity' Chicago Sun-Times 'The sassiest, funniest, most-enjoyable-to-read-about private eye around today... the legitimate heir to the Hammett-Chandler-Macdonald tradition' Cincinnati Post 'Reading a Spenser novel is like a family reunion - it makes one feel good' Library Journal
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