Bad Business (Spenser Series #31)

Bad Business (Spenser Series #31)

by Robert B. Parker
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3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Richard-Cory More than 1 year ago
I read this in two days, and I couldn't put it down. I love the way it is written in tiny chapters, and I find that it seems to mirror my own sort of writing style. It is probably one of my favorites and has you guessing until the very end. I was so fond of this book, that I have decided to try and read the whole series (36 books) in its entirety.
Guest More than 1 year ago
How does Parker do it? After thirty some Spenser's he still has the fresh dialogue and writing. He is always suspensful and has a few tricks up his sleeve. This is probably one of the best Spenser's, next to Chance.
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bravewarrior More than 1 year ago
Audio/Unabridged: I've seen Jesse Stone & Spenser for Hire on TV so I was interested when I saw this at the library sale. I really liked it. The plot and outcome were so-so, but the character development was wonderful. You get the whole dynamic of Spenser & Susan and Spenser & Hawk. Hawk, aka "Licorice Stick" is the best part. The relationship between the him and Spenser is enlightening and not condescending or politically correct like so many white writers. Parker hits the nail on the head with the banter between the two as two adults, one white and one black. It was very refreshing to hear that kind of friendship. Joe Mantegna does the narration, but I still picture Spencer as Robert Urich & Hawk as Avery Brooks from the old TV series. [I had just listened to another CD he read and I liked this one so much better]. Worth a listen.
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Mrstjl More than 1 year ago
Was a great read just like all the other Spenser novels in this series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book considering I am very picky. I love sarcasm and there was plenty in this book. He combines humor and mystery together and makes it a good read. You see a little into the main character's personal life. You meet all his friends that are also in books you have already read and ones you are going to read. Plus he keeps you on the edge waiting to find out who murdered who. Definitly not a book for young kids under the highschool level because of the amount and choice of bad words. But other than that a vary good book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a fan of most of Parker's work ( not the female Spenser series, though ). This one was pretty boring. A few funny lines, but never really held my interest. At least the chapters were short so I didn't have to waste too much time reading it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like most Robert B. Parker fans, I love everything he writes, but prefer the Spencer novels,thus I was delighted that Bad Business featured private investigator, Spencer. Bad Business is an edge-of-the-seat unpredicable thrill. This one is a winner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nobody has EVER written like Parker -- his Spenser series are THE best and you have to read one to really know what the rest of us are saying! I agree that this one was a little disjointed and harder to follow but the characters are, as always, timely and wonderful to a Parker fan!! Nobody can write dialog like him -- there just is no comparison. Maybe not his greatest book but still great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Robert Parker once again throws Spencer into the middle of another case with Hawk and Susan. Between the typical Parker dialogue and banter, Spenser is never at a loss for words (or trouble). And, The reader can find out if this is a case that private investigator Spenser actually gets paid for! This may not be one of Parkers best, but if you enjoy the Spenser series and see Parker for the 'Master' that he is, you won't be dispointed with 'Bad Business'
Guest More than 1 year ago
I received the book in the mail Tuesday about 11:00. Finished it before bedtime and it was a lot longer than Parker's usual offering. This one seemed a little disjointed to me but still enjoyable. I have read every Spenser novel. No one writes dialog like Parker. No one. Hawk is his usual self and I hope he never changes. I still think Susan is too good to be true; no body can exist just nibbling lettuce leaves, except maybe a rabbit.