Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Sunday, June 3, 2012 / “Looking for Rachel Wallace” by Robert B. Parker

Today’s featured book is Looking for Rachel Wallace by Robert B Parker.

"Looking for Rachel Wallace" by Robert B. Parker

“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

If you want to make your own comments on this selection, we would love to hear from you. Join our Facebook Killer Nashville group page and join in the discussion.

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


About Clay Stafford

Clay Stafford is an author / filmmaker ( and founder of Killer Nashville ( As a writer himself, he has over 1.5 million copies of his own books in print in over 14 languages. Stafford’s latest projects are the feature documentary “One of the Miracles” ( and the music CD “XO” ( A champion of writers, Publishers Weekly has identified Stafford as playing “an essential role in defining which books become bestsellers” throughout “the nation’s book culture.” (PW 6/10/13)
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