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Melancholy Baby (Sunny Randall Series #4)

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

fine Sunny Randall mystery

Boston private detective Sunny Randall goes into an emotional tailspin when her ex-husband Richie tells her that he is getting remarried. Even though she divorced him she never stopped loving him. She just couldn¿t be married or live anyone else except her bullterrier...
Boston private detective Sunny Randall goes into an emotional tailspin when her ex-husband Richie tells her that he is getting remarried. Even though she divorced him she never stopped loving him. She just couldn¿t be married or live anyone else except her bullterrier Rosie. Unable to cope with the pain of Richie¿s remarriage, Sunny visits psychiatrist Dr. Susan Silverman. Although she doesn¿t know it, Susan is the girlfriend of the famous Spencer.---- Needing something to occupy herself, Sunny takes on the case of Sarah Markham, a twenty year old college student, who wants her to find out who her real parents are. When Sunny talks to the Markhams they insist that they are Sarah¿s real parents; Sunny catches the husband in a lie about where he worked when Sarah was conceived. Two thugs beat up Sarah, telling her to drop the investigation or else. The same musclemen come after Sunny who meets them with her gun and some backup. The information she gets from these two goons leads her to the people who hired them. By the time the case is finished, two men are dead, one person is going to prison, Sarah learns who her biological mother is and Sunny is beginning to understand her fears of marriage.---- Robert B. Parker¿s Sunny Randall series is not a female version of Spenser. She is a troubled woman who seeks help to regain her mental health as s she shows her emotions more than Spenser does and her methods of investigation are quite different as is her circle of friends. MELANCHOLY BABY is one of the author¿s best works with its stark prose, eccentric cast and a climax it is impossible not to love.---- Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Sunny Randall fluff

This book has a very thin story line that made me skip over many fluff paragraphs to get back to the story. Disappointing. Mr. Parker is one of my favorites and I recommend he stick to the male detectives he writes so well about. This book had little humor, unlike his o...
This book has a very thin story line that made me skip over many fluff paragraphs to get back to the story. Disappointing. Mr. Parker is one of my favorites and I recommend he stick to the male detectives he writes so well about. This book had little humor, unlike his other books.

posted by Anonymous on August 4, 2005

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  • Posted April 14, 2012

    It's a Robert B. Parker

    Don't stop here, read the whole series! If it's by Parker, you know it's going to be good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2009

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    Not a Melancholy Read...

    Robert B. Parker's "Melancholy Baby" is a great read, although I did guess the ending about halfway through. Still, the chapters are short, the paragraphs are well-written and my attention was easily kept. <BR/><BR/>This was my first Robert B. Parker book, and I'm already happily onto the next. <BR/><BR/>J.R. Reardon <BR/>author, "Confidential Communications"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2005

    Another winner from Robert B Parker

    The vocabulary and dialogue of MELANCHOLY BABY are a bit simple. However, the fast paced plot about a young woman searching for her biological parents and why someone is going to so much trouble to keep her from knowing will keep the reader engrossed until the end. Likeable, believable characters make the story enjoyable, a definite reccommendation for fans of mystery.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2004

    as they say, a page turner

    I believe that this is one of the better ones. I couldn't get enough. The dark secrets that came up, made you want to read more.

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