Mass Market Paperbound
224 pages, 6.86 × 4.14 × 0.58 in
December 5, 1992
Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0440171970
ISBN - 13: 9780440171973
From the Publisher
Spenser is good at finding things. But this time he has a client out on Cape Cod who is in over his head. Harvey Shepard has lost his pretty wife -- and a very pretty quarter million bucks in real estate. Now a loan shark is putting on the bite.Spenser finds himself doing a slow burn in the Cape Cod sun. The wife has turned up as a hot suspect in a case of murder one...the in-hock hubby has 24 hours before the mob makes him dead...and suddenly Spenser is in so deep that the only way out is so risky it makes dying look like a sure thing.
"Spenser is the sassiest, funniest, most-enjoyable-to-read private eye around today." (The Cincinnati Post)
About the Author
Robert Brown Parker is a novelist and educator. He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on September 17, 1932. Parker earned a B.A. from Colby College in 1954, served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1954 to 1954, and then returned to earn an M.A. from Boston University in 1957. Parker received his Ph.D. from Northwestern. Parker worked as a teacher at Lowell State College in 1964. He also taught at Bridgewater State College and Northwestern University. Parker is co-founder with his wife, Joan, in an independent film company, Pearl Productions. In 1971, Parker published The Godwuff Manuscript, as an a homage to Raymond Chandler. The character he created, Spencer, became his own detective and was featured in more than twenty novels. Parker's, Spencer character has been featured in six TV movies and the television series Spencer: For Hire, that starred Robert Urich and ran from 1985 to 1988.
From Our Editors
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