Pale Kings and Princes

Pale Kings and Princes

Book - 1988
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“Ebullient entertainment.Time

A hotshot reporter is dead. He'd gone to take a look-see at “Miami North”—little Wheaton, Massachusetts—the biggest cocaine distribution center above the Mason-Dixon line.

Did the kid die for getting too close to the truth . . . or to a sweet lady with a jealous husband?

Spenser will stop at nothing to find out.

Praise for Robert B. Parker's Spenser novels

“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

“Crackling dialogue, plenty of action and expert writing . . . Unexpectedly literate—[Spenser is] in many respects the very exemplar of the species.”The New York Times
 
“They just don’t make private eyes tougher or funnier.”People
 
“Parker has a recorder’s ear for dialogue, an agile wit . . . and, strangely enough, a soupçon of compassion hidden under that sardonic, flip exterior.”Los Angeles Times
 
“A deft storyteller, a master of pace.”The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
“Spenser probably had more to do with changing the private eye from a coffin-chaser to a full-bodied human being than any other detective hero.”The Chicago Sun-Times
 
“[Spenser is] tough, intelligent, wisecracking, principled, and brave.”The New Yorker

Baker & Taylor
Spencer investigates the murder of a news reporter who had been prying into the cocaine trade in the central Massachusetts town of Wheaton

Publisher: New York : Dell, 1988, c1987
ISBN: 9780440200048
0440200040
Branch Call Number: M PARKER
Characteristics: 304 p. ; 18 cm

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7626dee
Jul 15, 2016

A Spenser field trip story with some odd ethnic sidelines. Parker finds these little pockets of immigrants in New England sort of cut off from their roots.
Small wonder they revert to crime encouraged by the huge profits available in the drug culture.

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RichardPaul
Jun 30, 2012

Pale Kings and Princes ---- by Robert B. Parker c - 1987 (A Spenser Novel) ---- This Spenser story is a very good read. Flows well and is exciting to follow. Humor is in tune with the Tale. ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul (finished 6-27-12)

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I love this author.

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