Today’s featured book is Looking for Rachel Wallace by Robert B Parker.
Why I chose this book:
Mystery classic. Arguably the best Spenser novel from Parker (my opinion). Challenge for Spenser is not the bad guys in this one, but the woman who hires him. In the first half of the novel, the detective does his job so well that he is fired and then has to catch up when the real threat appears. Every mystery writer needs to be familiar with this one.
Spenser is…”The sassiest, funniest, most-enjoyable-to-read-about private eye around today…the legitimate heir to the Hammett-Chandler-Macdonald tradition.” – The Cincinnati Post
Spenser is…”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.” &ndash The Boston Globe
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Remember that these books are listed at a discount through Amazon. You also don’t have to purchase the version that is featured here. Many of these books are available in multiple formats: e–book, hardcover, softcover, and audio. Enjoy!
– Clay Stafford, Founder of Killer Nashville