Crimson Joy (Spenser Series #15)

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A serial killer is on the loose in Beantown and the cops can't catch him. But when the killer leaves his red rose calling card for Spenser's own Susan Silverman, he gets all the attention that Spenser and Hawk can give.

Spenser plays against time while he tracks the Red Rose killer from Boston's Combat Zone to the suburbs. His trap is both daring and brave, and gives the story a satisfying climax.

"Like Philip Marlowe, Spenser is a man of honor in a dishonorable world. When he ...

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Overview

A serial killer is on the loose in Beantown and the cops can't catch him. But when the killer leaves his red rose calling card for Spenser's own Susan Silverman, he gets all the attention that Spenser and Hawk can give.

Spenser plays against time while he tracks the Red Rose killer from Boston's Combat Zone to the suburbs. His trap is both daring and brave, and gives the story a satisfying climax.

"Like Philip Marlowe, Spenser is a man of honor in a dishonorable world. When he says he will do something, it is done. The dialogue zings, and there is plenty of action...but it is the moral element that sets this series above most defective fiction." (Newsweek)

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The hero of Parker's bestsellers and a popular TV series, Boston private eye Spenser tells his 15th story, this time about events that affect him personally as well as his psychologist lover Susan Silverman and their buddy, Hawk. A husband murders his wife imitating the ``Red Rose Killer,'' a serial murderer who has been leaving a rose on the corpses of his victims, middle-aged black women. When the spouse admits his guilt, government higher-ups assure feminist and ethnic pressure groups that the elusive maniac has been caught: case closed. But Spenser's friends in homicide, angered by the cover-up, enlist him and Hawk in an unofficial investigation that seems to implicate some of Susan's patients. Resenting the intrusion on her professional territory, Susan nevertheless cooperates. Spenser and Hawk, as guards, are therefore present during the psychologist's session with the dreaded but pitiable killer and the ensuing tense, final scene. Parker's biting wit, onomatopoetic dialogue and convincing characters are again notable attractions. So are details on the ambience of Boston and environs, except for one slip surprising in so accurate an author: discussions of the possibility of electrocution in Massachusetts, where there is no capital punishment. Mystery Guild main selection; Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club selections. (July)
Library Journal
Tightly constructed prose and well-paced action characterize this exciting entry in the famous Spenser series. Psychotherapist Susan Silverman appropriates a more central role when a serial murderer turns out to be one of her clients. Working with two out-of-favor policemen to trap the suspect, Spenser and Hawk protect the independent Susan while she confronts the killer. Parker skillfully weaves Susan's objective theorizing, Spenser's mot juste narrative, and the killer's subjective emotions into fascinating psychological interplay. Smoother, better focused, and less cryptic than last year's Pale Kings and Princes . REK
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780440203438
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/28/1989
  • Series: Spenser Series , #15
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 289
  • Sales rank: 151,816
  • Product dimensions: 4.19 (w) x 6.86 (h) x 0.79 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2013

    Joy

    Joy came in and smiled.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    Cry

    Sure thing darlan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Moonceystal

    "Its true though my dear. I lov the kits and theyre my world. But ur my eyes ears and soul." She whispered in his ear.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Drizzlepaw

    He walks on sighing~drizzlepaw

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    OMG U GUYS

    R SOOOOO CORNY ESPECIALLY MOONCHYSTAL LIFEGEM GET A ROOM

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    Preciouskit

    Wimpered.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    Ballsatr

    To warn you was spying around the old kit killer club territpry i heard tallclaw and yellowstripe talking tallcaw wants to lad blazecan and yellowstripe wants to kill everyone

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    Posted January 26, 2013

    Spottedpaw

    ...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Flameclaw

    Dot say that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    Warriorkit's Apprentice Ceremony

    Warriorkit, you have reached the age of six moons and it is time for you to be apprenticed. From this day forward until you earn your warrior name, you will be known as Warriorpaw. Your mentor will be me, Crimsonstar.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Slave

    Travis. U on

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Travis

    Sticks a 18" vibrator up ur pyzzy and turns it up to its highest setting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2012

    Importaint Information

    Welcome to Crimson Pack. We welcome all types of dog. House dog, wolf, fox, coyote, you name it! First off, no cursing or inapropriate language. There may be people older than fifteen that curse but there may also be children under eleven. No cursing. Secondly, no killing members within the pack. Your wold will be banished from the pack. You may also challange pack mates with a rank higher than yours. Your rank depends on who joins first. Apprentices do not have the option till they become soldiers. If you want to challange a pack member, please post in the next result. Unlike most packs, anyone can have pups. Though you may not have more than four pups per litter. And you have to wait a year (a week) before breeding to have more pups. Pups become apprentices within a year (a week) or age. Apprentices will become Soldiers when their mentor believes them to be ready. The Beta is the deputy. Beta becomes leader when the leader dies. If the Beta is female and the leader is female the Beta will take over leadership if the leader is killed. The leader's mate will retire to become an Elder. This is also a no power pack, meaning no wings, powers of any sort or being sent from Star Pack. Thank you.

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