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When infamous actor Jumbo Nelson is accused of rape and murder, the Boston PD calls on Spenser to make heads or tails of the case. Although the evidence is mounting against Jumbo, Spenser makes a break when he teams up with Jumbo’s bodyguard, Zebulon Sixkill, and uncovers some secrets involving the murder victim.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, c2011.
ISBN: 9780399157264
Branch Call Number: PARKE
Characteristics: 293 p. : col. maps ; 24 cm.


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Dec 15, 2017

A quick read with some good one-liners, but the plot was weak - like a "B" movie.

Jan 03, 2016

Sadly, Mr. Parker's final book, which gladly doesn't disappoint. The passing of Mr. Parker heralds the passing of a reader's friend and friendship. RIP.

Feb 03, 2013

This is one laid back Spencer. Story is ok. But what kept me turning the pages is the exchange between Spencer and "Z"; and Spencer and Susan. No stress here. Just a nice boat ride on a calm pond bordered with tall willow trees. Kinda sad it's Parker's last book. But he does have a backlog catalog that I didn't got to yet. I'll be sure to return to it soon.

Dec 17, 2011

Sixkill ---- by Robert B. Parker c - 2011 (Spenser Novel) ---- A very good read ----
I Enjoy Mr. Parkers works and love the Humor ---- Enjoy! ----RichardPaul

Dec 06, 2011

Fast read and a real page turner. The new character as Spenser's understudy can become a regular like Hawk.

Aug 29, 2011

Typical Spenser, which I love. Will miss this author's wit & the cast of characters who have come to feel like people I know.

Aug 15, 2011

I started reading the Spencer series in the late 70s. I think Parker reached his peak with "A Catskill Eagle", and held that peak for a decade. His more recent Spencer novels were somewhat predictable, but were like visiting old friends. If you are starting to read Parker/Spencer, go back and start as early as possible in the series

Aug 04, 2011

The last of the Spenser novels is a fine way to end this series. How sad that Parker passed away; I was hoping that he would have expanded his Sunni series. However; clearly not to happen. This offering is very Spenser/Parker-like. The story line is predictable, the outcome what I expected and yet there is a comfort reading this book, like reading his other writing. When I pick up one of his books I know that I am going to be entertained. Fare-thee-well Robert Parker; I have enjoyed reading your work through the years.

Aug 02, 2011

was a great book it is to bad it is his last

NZaleske Jun 01, 2011

Always fun to read Robert Parker. This one was very good.

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