Playmates (Spenser Series #16)

Playmates (Spenser Series #16)

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by Robert B. Parker
     
 

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Spenser goes back to school—to investigate corruption in college town. Taft University's hottest basketball star is shaving points for quick cash. And if Spenser doesn't watch his own footwork, the guilty parties will shave a few years off his life...

Overview

Spenser goes back to school—to investigate corruption in college town. Taft University's hottest basketball star is shaving points for quick cash. And if Spenser doesn't watch his own footwork, the guilty parties will shave a few years off his life...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Boston private eye Spenser returns to investigate rumored cheating by Taft University's star basketball team in Parker's 19th novel, reported PW . Although enjoyable as Spenser tales always are, this resembles a long short story rather than a fully developed, substantive novel. (Mar.)
Library Journal
With characteristic acerbic wit and impudent independence, Spenser tackles a case of alleged point shaving by Dwayne Woodcock, a famed black forward on the Taft University basketball team. Spenser discovers the truth of the allegation and ties to a New York mobster, but, because of Woodcock's illiteracy and sensible girlfriend, decides to save Woodcock's career if he can. The solution works itself out all too easily, even for Spenser; however, Parker's compressed prose, recognizable regulars, and no-nonsense action will satisfy his followers.-- REK

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425120019
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1990
Series:
Spenser Series, #16
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
142,638
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Robert B. Parker was the author of more than fifty books. He died in January 2010.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 17, 1932
Date of Death:
January 18, 2010
Place of Birth:
Springfield, Massachusetts
Place of Death:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Education:
B.A. in English, Colby College, 1954; M.A., Ph. D. in English, Boston University, 1957, 1971
Website:
http://robertbparker.net/

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Playmates (Spenser Series #16) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
RL11 More than 1 year ago
I have procrastinated long enough. Having been asked at least six times to do a review of a Robert B. Parker book, I hope my review does him justice. If you are a fan of mystery, suspense, crime and heroism; then, the Spenser series is the one to read. I suggest that the books be read in sequence, starting with book One and continuing through book 39. I must say that I was extremely sad to begin reading the last of the Spenser series; "SIXKILL". I delayed reding it for as long as I could. I knew when it was finished that I would not be reading any more Robert B Parker books. He has been a constant with me for many hours. I would have enjoyede reading about his new character "Z", but alas, that is not to be. I will miss him greatly.
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and your @#$%^& system erased it. You had one chance and blew it.