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by Robert B. Parker

eBook Playmates download ISBN: 0671678329
Author: Robert B. Parker
Publisher: Audioworks; Audio Cassettes edition (April 1, 1989)
Language: English
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Category: Mystery
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Spenser 16). By. Robert B. Parker. Or whether a book that sells can be considered favorably in the course of a tenure decision.

Spenser 16). Running a large university like this one is a serious administrative challenge.

Robert B. Parker was the author of more than fifty books. He died in January 2010. I hadn't read a Spenser book for a long time when I picked up Playmates

Robert B. I hadn't read a Spenser book for a long time when I picked up Playmates. This book reminded me why I like the series, and even more importantly, it reminded me why Robert B Parker was a bestselling, smooth talking superstar. At book 16, you could expect Spenser, Hawk and Susan to have become dull and lifeless.

Robert Brown Parker (September 17, 1932 – January 18, 2010) was an American writer of fiction, primarily of the mystery/detective genre. His most famous works were the 40 novels written about the private detective Spenser. ABC television network developed the television series Spenser: For Hire based on the character in the mid-1980s; a series of TV movies based on the character were also produced. His works incorporate encyclopedic knowledge of the Boston metropolitan area.

You can read book Playmates by Robert B. Parker in our library for absolutely free. Parker,, 14 MADELAINE Roth had high cheekbones and very pale skin and a mass of auburn hair. She sat in her office wearing a dark blue silk dress splattered with red flowers, crossed her legs and. let her swivel chair tilt back behind her big blond desk. The wall was covered with pictures of the Taft basketball team, clippings, letters from former players and announcements of summer tutorial offerings, new courses, new academic regulations and her three degrees, each separately framed in blond wood that matched her desk.

Boston PI Spenser is in for the closest shaves of his career in this entry in Robert B. Parker's acclaimed series. Hawk and Susan are, of course, in the book. When Spenser is hired to look into rumours of match fixing in university basketball, his investigations lead him deep into the gambling underworld - and into the most dangerous job of his career. College basketball can be a killer sport.

Between 1973 and 2011, Robert B. Parker published nearly 70 books. Almost all of them were bestsellers. He started each of his books with a very brief sketch of an idea-a sentence or two, sometimes more. There was never a detailed outline. As he wrote, Bob usually wasn't sure what would happen until it did.

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Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd. Author:Parker, Robert B. Book Binding:Paperback. Book Condition:ACCEPTABLE. World of Books Ltd was founded in 2005, recycling books sold to us through charities either directly or indirectly. Read full description. See details and exclusions. Playmates by Robert B. Parker (Paperback, 1991). Pre-owned: lowest price. 1. VINCE Haller invited me to lunch at the Clarendon Club on Commonwealth Avenue with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Taft University, Haller's alma mater. No sneakers," Haller told me. "No jeans, no open shirts with that idiotic gold chain you wear that's at least six years out of fashion. Susan gave it to me," I said.

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...
Comments: (7)
godlike
I am reading the series, and find the characters fun and funny. The back story (romance and personal relationships) is ongoing throughout the series (at least up to half way or so....that is as far as I have read to date), and the cases resolve in each novel. In some cases, Other characters (outside of the primary ensemble....Spenser, Susan, Hawk) also reappear from time to time, some regularly (Quirk, Belson, John, etc.) some rarely (Chollo, Rachel, etc.) In some cases, the focus of the case has to do with some of the ongoing characters, but mostly the case focuses on someone outside the ensemble. I have read approx. 15 in the series (so far), and they all sort of run together in my mind.No one "chapter" is particularly better than the others. Some action. Some violence. Some romance, and sexual innuendo, but not graphic sex. I expect each could stand alone, but reading the series in order provides depth and understanding to the characters. All are a great read, and I expect to finish the series. .
Marilace
I hadn't read a Spenser book for a long time when I picked up Playmates. This book reminded me why I like the series, and even more importantly, it reminded me why Robert B Parker was a bestselling , smooth talking superstar. At book 16, you could expect Spenser , Hawk and Susan to have become dull and lifeless. But they seem to come to life in this installment just as completely as they did in book three, ten or 12. Such was Parker's prowess. He must have gone to the gym with Hawk and Spenser to work out on the heavy bag or something. The man had chops. And aren't we readers blessed? Oh, my yes.
Zugar
I love, love, love Robert B. Parker's books. The plots are creative and the characters are extremely likeable. What I enjoy
most are the very creative descriptions of the characters and their attire. Parker never fails to give full descriptions of each character in his books....and I find it fascinating that a writer of such macho characters and hair-raising plots is capable of coming up with so many complete wardrobe and personal details of each and every one. He also includes some very unique
observations of the human state of mind with much reflection and soul searching on the part of Spenser, the hero of the
Spenser series. I can't help but be fascinated by the mind that is so deceptively in tune with the flaws and weaknesses of his
character. Parker's books are an easy read but very difficult to put down. Don't know how he has written so many without
becoming redundant and boring, but he does it indeed. I've read all the Spenser books except 3 of them and am dreading
when the last one is gone.
nadness
I love the Spenser series. Early Autumn is my favorite, but I loves Mortal Stakes and theJudas Goat as well. Playmates is another Spenser book that is a fast, fun book to read. I don't know much about basketball, so it was educational for me, also. It has been my goal to read all of them from the Godwulf Manuscript to the last one Parker wrote, but sadly, I can't read anymore. I am thoroughly sick to death of Susan Silverman. Another reviewer called her detestable, and that is absolutely right. She is the most irritating and grating character I have ever read in any book, and she is ruining my love for this series. The last four books, I have skipped entire sections were she is featured or where Spenser waxes poetic about her. This is such a shame because I enjoy the other characters so much. If Susan is one of the most irritating characters I've ever read in any book, then Hawk is the best. Why couldn't Parker have spent an entire book on Hawk rather than Susan the way he did in Crimson Joy? The relationship between Spenser and Hawk is wonderful and the other characters, Quirk, Belson, Rita Fiore are all great, too. I even enjoy Spenser's interaction with the baddies like Joe Broz, Vinnie, and Tony Marcus. I've read where Susan is modeled on Parker's wife Joan. I hope not, or it may explain why he lived on one floor and his wife lived on another. Maybe if I give the Spenser series a long break, I can pick it back up again.
Уou ll never walk alone
In this book Spenser is hired to find out if a college basketball program has a player shaving points for gamblers. Although the college is his employer, Spenser finds the coach is not aware of the rumors and is not a believer that a problem exists. Besides it's the post season and a national championship is a real possibility and he doesn't want players interfered with. Spenser finds the star player, America's top college athlete, is involved and Spenser wants to punish the criminals involved without sacrificing the ball player, who has a shot at a big professional career.