Mass Market Paperbound
208 pages, 6.87 × 4.19 × 0.56 in
December 5, 1992
Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0440129613
ISBN - 13: 9780440129615
From the Publisher
Spenser earned his degree in the school of hard knocks, so he is ready when a Boston university hires him to recover a rare, stolen manuscript. He is hardly surpised that his only clue is a radical student with four bullets in his chest.
The cops are ready to throw the book at the pretty blond coed whose prints are all over the murder weapon but Spenser knows there are no easy answers. He tackles some very heavy homework and knows that if he doesn't finish his assignment soon, he could end up marked "D" -- for dead.
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
"Robert B. Parker has taken his place beside Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Ross MacDonald".--The Boston Globe.