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God Save the Child

God Save the Child


Robert B Parker

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God Save the Child Spenser 02 By Robert B. ParkerThis is for My Mother and Father Chapter 1 If you leaned way back in the chair and cranked your neck hard over, you could see the sky from my office window, delft-blue and cloudless and so bright it looked solid. It was September after Labor Day, and somewhere the corn was probably as high as an elephants eye, the kind of weather when a wino could sleep warm in a doorway. Mr. Spenser are you listening to us I straightened my head up and looked ...

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Mortal Stakes

Mortal Stakes


Robert B Parker

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Mortal Stakes Spenser 03 By Robert B. ParkerThis too is for Joan, David, and Daniel Only where love and need are one, And the work is play for mortal stakes, Is the deed ever really done For Heaven and the futures sakes. - ROBERT FROST CHAPTER ONE IT WAS SUMMERTIME, and the living was easy for the Red Sox because Marty Rabb was throwing the ball past the New York Yankees in a style to which hed become accustomed. I was there. In the skyview seats, drinking Miller High Life from a big paper cup, ...

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Promised Land

Promised Land


Robert B Parker

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Promised Land Spenser 04 By Robert B. Parker Chapter 1 I had been urban-renewed right out of my office and had to move uptown. My new place was on the second floor of a two-story round turret that stuck out over the corner of Mass Ave and Boylston Street above a cigar store. The previous tenant had been a fortuneteller and I was standing in the window scraping her patchy gilt lettering off the pane with a razor blade when I saw him. He had on a pale green leisure suit and a yellow shirt with ...

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The Judas Goat

The Judas Goat


Robert B Parker

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The Judas Goat By Robert B. Parker Spenser 05 Copyright c 1978 1 Hugh Dixons home sat on a hill in Weston and looked out over the low Massachusetts hills as if asphalt had not been invented yet. It was a big fieldstone house that looked like it ought to have vineyards, and the front entrance was porticoed. It didnt look like the kind of place where they have much truck with private cops, but you cant judge a house by its portico. I parked in the lower parking lot as befitted my social status and ...

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Looking for Rachel Wallace

Looking for Rachel Wallace


Robert B Parker

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LOOKING FOR RACHEL WALLACE Spenser 06 By Robert B. Parker For Joan, David, and Danielmy good fortune 1 Locke-Obers Restaurant is on Winter Place, which is an alley off Winter Street just down from the Common. It is Old Boston the way the Custom House tower is Old Boston. The decor is plain. The waiters wear tuxedos. There are private dining rooms. Downstairs is a room which used to be the Mens Bar until it was liberated one lunchtime by a group of humorless women who got into a shouting match ...

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Early Autumn

Early Autumn


Robert B Parker

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Early Autumn Spenser 07 By Robert B. Parker CHAPTER 1 The urban renewers had struck again. Theyd evicted me, a fortune-teller, and a bookie from the corner of Mass. Ave. and Boylston, moved in with sandblasters and bleached oak and plant hangers, and last I looked appeared to be turning the place into a Marin County whorehouse. I moved down Boylston Street to the corner of Berkeley, second floor. I was half a block from Brooks Brothers and right over a bank. I felt at home. In the bank they did ...

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A Savage Place

A Savage Place


Robert B Parker

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A Savage Place By Robert B. Parker Spenser 08 Copyright c 1981 For Joan, No one is as interesting, nor nearly so luminous And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills, Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree And here were forests ancient as the hills, Enfolding sunny spots of greenery. But oh that deep romantic chasm which slanted Down the green hill athwart a cedarn cover A savage place as holy and enchanted As eer beneath a waning moon was haunted By woman wailing for her demon-lover ...

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Ceremony

Ceremony


Robert B Parker

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To Joan, for whom the sun does in fact rise and set or would if she told it to. The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drownedfrom The Second Coming, by William Butler Yeats Chapter 1Shes a goddamned whore, Harry Kyle said. And I dont want her in this house again. For Gods sake, Harry, youre talking about your own daughter, his wife said. Shes a goddamned whore, Harry said. You dont know that, Mr. Kyle, Susan said. The hell I dont. I saw her in there hanging ...

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Valediction

Valediction


Robert B Parker

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Spenser Book 11 Valediction Robert B. ParkerCopyright 1984For Joan,like gold to airy thinness beat Dull sublunary lovers love Whose soul is sense cannot admit Absence, because it doth remove Those things which elemented it.John Donne, A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning CHAPTER 1There were at least three kinds of cops in Harvard Yard: a scattering of Cambridge cops, gray-haired mostly, with faces out of County Mayo portly old men in brown uniforms and no sidearms who guarded the gates and ...

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A Catskill Eagle

A Catskill Eagle


Robert B Parker

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A Catskill Eagle Spenser 12By Robert B. Parker Copyright1985 For Joan And there is a Catskill eagle in some souls that can alike dive down into the blackest gorges, and soar out of them again and become invisible in the sunny spaces. And even if he forever flies within the gorge, that gorge is in the mountains so that even in his lowest swoop the mountain eagle is still higher than the other birds upon the plain, even though they soar. HERMAN MELVILLE, Moby-Dick CHAPTER 1IT WAS NEARLY MIDNIGHT ...

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Taming a Sea Horse

Taming a Sea Horse


Robert B Parker

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Taming A Sea-Horse Robert B. Parker Copyright 1986 For Joan Nay, well go Together down, sir: Notice Neptune though, Taming a sea-horse, thought a rarity, Which Claus of Innsbruck cast in bronze for me Robert Browning, My Last Duchess 1 I hadnt had lunch with Patricia Utley since the last time the Red Sox won the pennant. That seems like another way to say never, but in fact it had been ten years. We were looking at the menu and sipping margaritas on the rocks, salt in a restaurant called Bogies ...

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Pale Kings and Princes

Pale Kings and Princes


Robert B Parker

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Pale Kings and Princes Robert B. Parker Copyright 1987 as always for Joan, and Dan, and Dave, and this time too, for Kathy I saw pale kings and princes too, Pale warriors, death-pale were they all Who criedLa belle Dame sans Merci Hath thee in thrall. John Keats, fromLa Belle Dame sans Merci Chapter 1The sun that brief December day shone weakly through the west-facing window of Garrett Kingsleys office. It made a thin yellow oblong splash on his Persian carpet and gave up. Eric Valdez was a ...

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Crimson Joy

Crimson Joy


Robert B Parker

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Crimson Joy Spenser 15 By Robert B. Parker CHAPTER 1Sheridan Street in Jamaica Plain goes uphill from Center Street for about two hundred yards, crests, and heads down toward Chestnut Avenue. Its a narrow street, lined with two- and three-family clapboard houses. Many of the houses had been broken up into apartments and a lot of the apartments were occupied by students and recent graduates. The rest by people who worked without a tie. On a bright, cold day in early March the last shame of winter ...

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Playmates

Playmates


Robert B Parker

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Playmates Spenser 16 By Robert B. Parker For Joan 1 VINCE Haller invited me to lunch at the Clarendon Club on Commonwealth Avenue with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Taft University, Hallers alma mater. No sneakers, Haller told me. No jeans, no open shirts with that idiotic gold chain you wear thats at least six years out of fashion. Susan gave it to me, I said. Sure, Haller said and gave me a look Id seen him give witnesses during cross examination. It was a look that said you are a ...

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Stardust

Stardust


Robert B Parker

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Stardust Spenser Book 17 By Robert B. Parker Copyright 1990 For Joan, no dream in vain Chapter 1 WHEN you walk across the Common from the Beacon Street side, coming up from Charles Street and angling toward Park Street, you are walking up one of those low urban hills that no one notices, unless they are running. At the top, with the State House at about ten oclock and the Park Street Church straight ahead at twelve oclock high, you look down toward the Park Street Station. Which is what Susan ...

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