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Robert B. Parker | Robert B. Parker

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Sep.22.2012
Photo: Book cover, from its Goodreads page.   The new book in the Jesse Stone series, Fool Me Twice, is a good, quick read, as I read it in just a few hours.  Having said that, I can't say much more positive about it, since the plot is a rehash of Parker's Looking for Rachel Wallace (...
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Aug.26.2012
Photo: Lullaby's book cover, from Kirkus Reviews, at www.kirkusreviews.com   The title says it's "Robert B. Parker's Lullaby," and the copyright belongs to the estate of Robert B. Parker, but this novel, the first without Parker, is all Atkins.  The names are the same, but the writing...
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Mar.12.2012
photo: book cover from its Amazon page   This is a continuing series of short story critiques and summaries from The Best Mystery Stories--1998.  While these stories are a bit old, of course, the hope is that the reader will check out the authors of the stories positively reviewed, as...
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Jan.14.2012
    Photo:  First edition front cover of the Swedish book, from its Wikipedia site   Second book of the deceased author's Millenium trilogy, in many ways superior to the first.  It continues the trend of bucking the solid rules of publishing--jumping between even more 3rd...
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Oct.20.2011
    I wanted to dislike it because the continuation of someone else's baby by another writer just doesn't sit well with me--and they usually fail, or seem intent to just make money (see: James Bond).  But Brandman does a good job here, keeping most of Parker's Jesse Stone while...
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May.30.2011
Well, just back from a two-day vacation at my better half's father's cabin on a mountain lake in NH.  Not too bad.  Got a chance to go in the shallow lake, swin around in said lake that's fed only by springs, drive around thin, windy roads, see ceneteries undisturbed since the 1860s--on dirt roads...
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May.26.2011
Sixkill wasn't bad, though it's not anything we haven't seen before.  Since it's perhaps the last Spenser, it's too bad because Hawk doesn't make an appearance.  In fact, that's the curiousity here.  It's like Parker had nowhere else for Hawk to go; Hawk's been in Southeast Asia for awhile now. ...
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Apr.30.2011
I've read every Kellerman, even his nonfiction stuff, like Savage Spawn, and I have to say that his Alex Delaware series now is suffering from the series disease--nothing new to say; no new ways to say it.  I figured out the ending in advance here, as I have with many of his lately, unless the...
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Jan.21.2010
Although I've joined the Twitter set, I haven't really found that it's something I want to spend hours a day tracking. I've yet to figure out the nuances. I have under 200 followers, and even filtering for those who I find have useful or interesting things to say, I can't imagine reading all those...