In Pursuit of Spenser

Edited by Otto Penzler – In Pursuit of Spenser will certainly shed some light on its titular iconic PI. But Otto Penzler’s edited collection of essays is even more informative about Spenser’s creator. And through Bob Parker (as contributors always refer to him), we learn…
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Give me that Geiger counter!

On the radar – This week’s report is the direct result of us putting a long arm deep into the CFL mail bag and pulling out some of the most interesting new arrivals for our reviews pile. There’s a critically acclaimed anthology edited by crime…
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Written by Ace Atkins — For fans of hardboiled private eye fiction, Robert B Parker is an iconic name. Parker was a lifelong admirer of hardboiled crime fiction who wrote his PhD dissertation about Hammett, Chandler and Macdonald. In 1973, Parker published The Godwulf Manuscript. It…
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