Large Print - 2011 | Large print ed
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When infamous actor Jumbo Nelson is accused of rape and murder, the Boston PD calls on Spenser to make heads or tails of the case. Although the evidence is mounting against Jumbo, Spenser makes a break when he teams up with Jumbo's bodyguard, Zebulon Sixkill, and uncovers some secrets involving the murder victim.
Publisher: Detroit : Thorndike Press, 2011
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410435217
Branch Call Number: LP PARKE-R
Characteristics: 315 p. (large print) ; 23 cm


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Aug 18, 2019

I agree that the plot was a bit weak but I still love Spenser and all the characters that surround him. Plus it's a quick little read, written sparsely and with humour. Having read three of his books now, I get his method, but that's part of the fun for me, seeing him 'dresses' each character as they are introduced, and understanding that that is the sum total of the background you are going to get. Basically I read them for the humour and the style.

Dec 15, 2017

A quick read with some good one-liners, but the plot was weak - like a "B" movie.

Jan 03, 2016

Sadly, Mr. Parker's final book, which gladly doesn't disappoint. The passing of Mr. Parker heralds the passing of a reader's friend and friendship. RIP.

Feb 03, 2013

This is one laid back Spencer. Story is ok. But what kept me turning the pages is the exchange between Spencer and "Z"; and Spencer and Susan. No stress here. Just a nice boat ride on a calm pond bordered with tall willow trees. Kinda sad it's Parker's last book. But he does have a backlog catalog that I didn't got to yet. I'll be sure to return to it soon.

Dec 17, 2011

Sixkill ---- by Robert B. Parker c - 2011 (Spenser Novel) ---- A very good read ----
I Enjoy Mr. Parkers works and love the Humor ---- Enjoy! ----RichardPaul

Dec 06, 2011

Fast read and a real page turner. The new character as Spenser's understudy can become a regular like Hawk.

Aug 29, 2011

Typical Spenser, which I love. Will miss this author's wit & the cast of characters who have come to feel like people I know.

Aug 15, 2011

I started reading the Spencer series in the late 70s. I think Parker reached his peak with "A Catskill Eagle", and held that peak for a decade. His more recent Spencer novels were somewhat predictable, but were like visiting old friends. If you are starting to read Parker/Spencer, go back and start as early as possible in the series

Aug 04, 2011

The last of the Spenser novels is a fine way to end this series. How sad that Parker passed away; I was hoping that he would have expanded his Sunni series. However; clearly not to happen. This offering is very Spenser/Parker-like. The story line is predictable, the outcome what I expected and yet there is a comfort reading this book, like reading his other writing. When I pick up one of his books I know that I am going to be entertained. Fare-thee-well Robert Parker; I have enjoyed reading your work through the years.

Aug 02, 2011

was a great book it is to bad it is his last

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