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Painted ladies, Robert Parker

Label
Painted ladies
Title
Painted ladies
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Robert Parker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Spenser's end is his beginning. In this posthumously published novel (Parker died in January), the Boston PI tries to retrieve a priceless work of art and deals with the rarefied and nasty world of academics, as he did in his very first caper, The Godwulf Manuscript (1973). Thirty-seven novels later, Spenser can still nail a person's foibles on first meeting, still whip up a gourmet meal in a few minutes, still dispatch the thugs who haunt his office and his home, and do it all while maintaining a fierce love of Susan Silverman and English poetry (which he quotes frequently and always to good effect). The plot this time spins off from Spenser's shame over the murder of a client, a college art professor who asked him to provide backup during a delicate ransom exchange for a rare seventeenth-century Dutch painting. Spenser, ever true to his modern day chivalric code, cannot let himself off the hook for the professor's death. His investigation unveils the professor's avocation as a sexual predator of coeds, and it digs deeply into both the world of art theft (reaching back to Nazi thefts of great European works). Halfway through this thoroughly entertaining mystery, Parker writes a perfect valedictory for the much-loved Spenser: "Sometimes I slew the dragon and galloped away with the maiden. Sometimes I didn't. . . . But so far the dragon hadn't slain me." Long live Spenser. --Connie Fletcher --This text refers to the Hardcover edition
Cataloging source
NOG
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1932-2010
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Parker, Robert B.
Index
index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Spenser
  • Private investigators
  • Art thefts
  • Murder
Label
Painted ladies, Robert Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1312789
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780425243626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1312789
  • (OCoLC)752183825
Label
Painted ladies, Robert Parker
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1312789
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780425243626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1312789
  • (OCoLC)752183825

Library Locations

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