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Early Autumn Robert B Parker s brilliance is in his simple dialogue, and in Spenser The Philadelphia InquirerA bitter divorce is only the beginning First the father hires thugs to kidnap his son Then the mother hires Spenser to get the boy back But as soon as Spenser senses the lay of the land, he decides to do some kidnapping of his ownWith a contract out on his life, he heads for the Maine woods, determined to give a punyyear old a crash course in survival and to beat his dangerous opponents at their own brutal game


About the Author: Robert B. Parker

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database named Robert B Parker.Robert Brown Parker was an American crime writer His most famous works were the novels about the private detective Spenser ABC television network developed the television series Spenser For Hire based on the character in the late 1980s a series of TV movies based on the character were also produced His works incorporate encyclopedic knowledge of the Boston metropolitan area Parker was 77 when he died of a heart attack at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts discovered at his desk by his wife Joan, he had been working on a novel The Spenser novels have been cited by critics and bestselling authors such as Robert Crais, Harlan Coben and Dennis Lehane as not only influencing their own work but reviving and changing the detective genre.Robert B Parker was one of contemporary fiction s most popular and respected detective writers Best known for his portrayal of the tough but erudite investigator Spenser, Parker wrote over twenty five novels over the course of his career, which began in 1973 Parker s acclaim and his thorough background in classic detective literature helped earn him the somewhat unusual commission of completing a Philip Marlowe novel that the great Raymond Chandler had left unfinished Promised Land and the other Spenser novels spawned the movie Spenser For Hire and a string of made for TV movies.



10 thoughts on “Early Autumn

  1. Bill Kerwin Bill Kerwin says:

    This along with Mortal Stakes, Looking for Rachel Wallace, and Ceremony is one of the best of the first dozen Spenser books, written in Robert B Parker s finest period Like the others, it deals with America s shifting values, and how a macho but moral hero our Spenser must make ambiguous ethical choices in order to preserve and foster what little good he can.Patty Giacomin


  2. Dan Schwent Dan Schwent says:

    When Spenser is hired by a divorcee to bring back her kidnapped son from his father, he getsthan he bargained for Paul s parents are using him as a pawn and neither really want him around Spenser winds up taking the kid under his wing and soon has someone gunning for himOf the Spensers I ve read so far, this one is in the top three While it has all the Spenser hallmarks, like a lo


  3. Jason Koivu Jason Koivu says:

    Private Investigator Spenser gets caught in the middle of a tug o war between two parents and their child Both want the kid, but for selfish reasons The only one looking out for the boy is Spenser This was a really good read All of Parker s Spencer books that I ve read so far have been decent, but Early Autumn is a notch higher in quality than most There s heart in this one Specifically I


  4. Kemper Kemper says:

    Spenser gets another peach of a client in this one Patty Giacomin hires him to get her son, Paul, back from her husband, Mel Patty and Mel had a nasty divorce, and they ve made a game out of trying to keep Paul away from each other Spenser doesn t have much trouble finding the kid but is disturbed by the fifteen year old boy who is suffering from an odd form of neglect He isn t abused, but since


  5. John Arfwedson John Arfwedson says:

    This is the one to read if you re reading only one Spenser is an acquired taste You have to like the formula and the archetype and not be overly concerned by the built in limitations imposed by both For me, when done well it s like listening to a great old song you know what s coming but there s something irresistible about the melody Like Ronnie The Hawk Hawkins might growl it out I put a spell on you A


  6. Manuel Antão Manuel Antão says:

    2013 90 Funny how men dote on these Perfect Men that shoot well, cook well, have the perfect thing to say at every moment, and charm the ladies What makes a man a Man Is it the span of his chest, the stomach muscles that are very well developed framework, his towering height, bold face, calm countenance, full beard, mustache, or deep croaky voice Spenser epitomizes all these traitsIs this a coming of age story or pulp noir fiction If genre is a type of cultural ritual, what does the 2013 90 Funny how men dote on these Perfect Men that shoot well, cook well, have the perfect thing to say at every moment, and charm the ladies What makes a man a Man Is it the span of his chest, the stomach muscles that are very well developed framework, his towering height, bold face, calm countenance, full beard, mustache, or deep croaky voice Spenser epitomizes all these traitsIs this a coming of age story or pulp noir fiction If genre is a type of cultural ritual, what does the combination of genres imply Does it imply that genres in their traditional form no longer fulfill the needs of the noir fiction culture The best examples of Noir Fiction are the ones that are able to merge several types of fiction modes, like this book here Genre works best by using a set of literary codes that are recognized and understood by the reader and the author via shared literary devices as the faux plot, which is clearly on display here The classical faux plot depicted here is the damsel in distress, who wants to protect her son from the father with ties to the bas fond This is a simple way for the damsel s son and Spenser to be introduced This device allows Parker to introduce a bit of standard private detective lore and a mini mystery for Spenser and Paul, the son, to pursue The mini mystery providesthan one benefit to the young man struggling to find an adult identity.It s not so much a detective novel as a story about a teenager s path to adulthood that utilizes pulp fiction devices eg, faux plot for story progression In that regard it works wonderfully.NB My last book of 2013 For 2014 I want to wish to myself that I won t care about weight gain, or be depressed about it I also want to grow taller, but due to the fact that height wise my genes tend to the short side, maybe that won t happen And even if I grow bigger horizontally and vertically, I think it s just a matter of personal perspective to accept myself or notEnough said smile


  7. Vincent Lombardo Vincent Lombardo says:

    Loved this book but for different reasons than many of the other Spenser novels As much as i enjoy a badass team up between Spenser and Hawk, i enjoyed itfor the relationship between Spenser and Paul He forms a father son relationship with the kid He transforms a skinny prick of a kid into someone worthwhile and half the fun is the journey.


  8. Ikonopeiston Ikonopeiston says:

    This is, I think, the best of the Spenser mysteries It presents the hero as afully rounded character with interests and talents outside the rote solving of crimes His interaction with the boy who has been damaged by the actions of his divorced parents reveals not only the human behind the wise cracking facade but important hints as to the past of Spenser himself Susan is also shown to have both flaws and virtues here I believe


  9. Jeff Miller Jeff Miller says:

    I really was wonder how the initial setup of this novel was going to bear out as a full story Not only did it, but definitely one of my favs of his so far.


  10. Elaine Tomasso Elaine Tomasso says:

    Spenser is hired to keep Paul Giacomin safe from his father as he is a pawn between warring parents This is a muchsedate, mature and reflective novel where we learnabout Spenser s motivations and values as he struggles to do right by Paul I m not sure that this would be a good introduction to the series for new readers as it s not typical of most of the series but it is an interesting addition for readers familiar with it I thoroughly enjoyed


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