Characters > Spenser

"Like Philip Marlowe, Spenser is a man of honor in a dishonorable world. When he says he will do something, it is done. The dialogues zings, and there is plenty of action... but it is the moral element that sets them above most detective fiction." -- "Newsweek"

Featured Titles

    The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B. Parker

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.

Year: 1973
Genre: Murder Mystery

    God Save the Child by Robert B. Parker

Appie Knoll is the kind of suburb where kids grow up right. But something is wrong. Fourteen-year-old Kevin Bartlett disappears. Everyone thinks he's run away -- until the comic strip ransom note arrives.

Year: 1974
Genre: Kidnapping

    Mortal Stakes by Robert B. Parker

Everybody loves a winner, and the Rabbs are major league. Marty is the Red Sox star pitcher, Linda the loving wife. She loves everyone except the blackmailer out to wreck her life.

Year: 1975
Genre: BaseballExtortion

    Promised Land by Robert B. Parker

Spenser is good at finding things. But this time he has a client out on Cape Cod who is in over his head. Harvey Shepard has lost his pretty wife -- and a very pretty quarter million bucks in real estate.

Year: 1976
Genre: Missing PersonOrganized Crime

    The Judas Goat by Robert B. Parker

Spenser has gone to London--and not to see the Queen. He's gone to track down a bunch of bombers who've blown away his client's wife and kids. His job is to catch them. Or kill them. His client isn't choosy.

Year: 1978
Genre: Thriller

 

 

Titles

YearTitle

1973The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B. Parker Murder Mystery, Spenser
1974God Save the Child by Robert B. Parker Kidnapping, Spenser, Boston
1975Mortal Stakes by Robert B. Parker Extortion, Baseball, Spenser, Boston
1976Promised Land by Robert B. Parker Missing Person, Organized Crime, Spenser
1978The Judas Goat by Robert B. Parker Thriller, Spenser
1980Early Autumn by Robert B. Parker Kidnapping, Spenser
1980Looking for Rachel Wallace by Robert B. Parker Kidnapping, Private Eye, Spenser
1981A Savage Place by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Spenser
1982Ceremony by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Spenser
1983The Widening Gyre by Robert B. Parker Extortion, Spenser
1985A Catskill Eagle by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Spenser
1986Taming a Sea-Horse by Robert B. Parker Missing Person, Private Eye, Spenser
1987Pale Kings and Princes by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Spenser
1988Crimson Joy by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Serial Killer, Spenser, Boston
1989Playmates by Robert B. Parker Basketball, Spenser, Boston
1990Stardust by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Spenser
1992Double Deuce by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Spenser
1993Paper Doll by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Spenser
1994Spenser's Boston by Robert B. Parker Spenser, Boston
1994Walking Shadow by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Spenser
1995Thin Air by Robert B. Parker Missing Person, Private Eye, Spenser
1996Chance by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Spenser, Las Vegas
1997Small Vices by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Spenser
1998Sudden Mischief by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Spenser
1999Hush Money by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Spenser
2000Hugger Mugger by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Spenser, Georgia
2001Potshot by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Spenser, Arizona
2002Widow's Walk by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Spenser
2003Back Story by Robert B. Parker Cold Case, Private Eye, Jesse Stone, Spenser
2004Bad Business by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Spenser
2005Cold Service by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Vengeance, Spenser
2005School Days by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Spenser
2006Hundred-Dollar Baby by Robert B. Parker Extortion, Private Eye, Spenser
2007Now and Then by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Spenser
2008Rough Weather by Robert B. Parker Family Secrets, Kidnapping, Private Eye, Spenser
2009Chasing the Bear by Robert B. Parker Spenser
2009The Professional by Robert B. Parker Extortion, Private Eye, Spenser
2011Sixkill by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Spenser