School Days (Spenser Series #33)

School Days (Spenser Series #33)

by Robert B. Parker
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School Days (Spenser Series #33) by Robert B. Parker

When a Massachusetts boy is accused of mass murder, his socially prominent grandmother, who hires Spenser to investigate, is convinced of his innocence. But Spenser isn’t convinced of anything—except that there’s trouble ahead...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786278725
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 10/19/2005
Series: Spenser Series , #33
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 6 - 7 Years

About the Author

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

Date of Birth:

September 17, 1932

Date of Death:

January 18, 2010

Place of Birth:

Springfield, Massachusetts

Place of Death:

Cambridge, Massachusetts


B.A. in English, Colby College, 1954; M.A., Ph. D. in English, Boston University, 1957, 1971

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School Days (Spenser Series #33) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
ahhallam More than 1 year ago
So I'm a Johnny-come-lately, but this is the first of Parker's Spenser series that I have read, and I was hooked by the plot description. The reality of reading didn't disappoint, and I was particularly pleased that Parker could engage my interest -- and keep it -- without resorting to improbably suspense and gratuitous violence and gore. All his characters are very believable, but Spenser himself is a real treat, individualized and fully-formed in a way that makes me eager to go back and read more of the series. I don't think I'll be disappointed; you don't get to the 33rd outing of a character like Spenser unless he remains genuine, appealing and true to his persona and experience. I was surprised to see how well Parker detailed characters of widely different ages, backgrounds and motivations. In a world where school bullying and adolescent identity angst are frequent and tragic headlines, Parker puts a human face on what could have been a trite and predictable story line.
S4Hfan More than 1 year ago
As usual Spenser was at his best with his typical wit, sarcasm, investigative savy, and toughness when necessary. Interesting plot, and story characters, Some of the regulars were missing in action here in this series installment,like Susan and Hawk, but still it was a fun and great read if your a true Spenser fan! I highly recommend this novel in the long list of the great Spenser series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Robert B. Parker's "School Days" was a quick read, and my first for the "Spenser" series. As always, I enjoyed Mr. Parker's descriptions of Boston and the surrounding areas, being familiar with most of them.

I felt reading this book that Mr. Parker enjoyed writing it. The underlying story was interesting, as a well-to-do grandmother hires Spenser to investigate the case of her grandson, charged with the murder of several people in a school. All the evidence points to this young defendant and Spenser is determined to know why. Eventually, Parker introduces another interesting and I think commendable twist, which, as always in my reviews, I will not give away.

I would definitely recommend this book.

J.R. Reardon
author, "Confidential Communications"
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Mystery_Guy More than 1 year ago
The best Spenser in quite a while. Here a kid is accused of being one of two shooters in a school massacre. Everyone says he did it, including the kid himself, except for his grandmother, who hires Spenser to look into the matter. Spenser himself is soon convinced the kid was involved, but of course being Spenser he want to know why. No Hawk in this one (it really isn't a Hawk kind of story)and, thankfully, very little Susan. She gets on my nerves. Instead we get....Pearl! I love Pearl! She should go on more of Spenser's cases, even if she does cower at the sound of gunshots.
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