Robert B. Parker's Lullaby

Ace Atkins (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$9.99  $9.19
Publisher
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publish Date
April 02, 2013
Pages
388
Dimensions
4.58 X 1.06 X 7.55 inches | 0.47 pounds
Language
English
Type
Mass Market Paperbound
EAN/UPC
9780425260982
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About the Author

Robert B. Parker was the author of seventy books, including the legendary Spenser detective series, the novels featuring police chief Jesse Stone, and the acclaimed Virgil Cole-Everett Hitch westerns, as well as the Sunny Randall novels. Winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award and long considered the undisputed dean of American crime fiction, he died in January 2010.

Ace Atkins is the New York Times bestselling author of the Quinn Colson novels, the first two of which--The Ranger and The Lost Ones--were nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel (he also has a third Edgar nomination for his short story, "Last Fair Deal Gone Down"). In addition, he is the author of several New York Times bestselling novels in the continuation of Robert B. Parker's Spenser series. Before turning to fiction, he was a correspondent for the St. Petersburg Times, a crime reporter for the Tampa Tribune, and, in college, played defensive end for the undefeated Auburn University football team (for which he was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated). He lives in Oxford, Mississippi.

Reviews

Praise for Robert B. Parker's Lullaby

"Handpicked by the Parker estate to be the keeper of the flame for the Spenser franchise, award-winning author Ace Atkins rises flawlessly to the occasion. In addition to the signature dialogue, all the familiars are fully resurrected: Susan, the sexy shrink; Pearl, the wonder dog; Hawk, the wonder sidekick; good cop Quirk, and, of course, Spenser himself, that consummate knight errant for the twenty-first century."--Kirkus Reviews

"Atkins succeeds. He doesn't sound like somebody trying to emulate Parker. He sounds like Parker in a book that hits all the usual Spenser notes. He has the wisecrack-filled dialogue down and Parker's cadences, too: Spenser, thankfully, sounds like Spenser. You also get the vivid sense of place, flexing of muscles and spare plot that were hallmarks of Parker's 39 Spenser books...It's a feat when a writer creates characters who live and breathe on the page and make readers care and keep coming back for more. To manage that with someone else's characters, let alone with an icon like Spenser, is a minor miracle. Ace Atkins pulls it off."--Chicago Sun-Times

"Even the most fanatical Parker fans would be hard pressed to identify any aspect of this Spenser novel that doesn't read as if it were penned by Spenser's late creator....Atkins hits all the familiar marks...as he offers familiar pleasures."--Publishers Weekly

"A brisk read. Atkins gets the important things right, from Spenser's dark sarcasm to the gritty attitude of Mattie Sullivan, a 14-year-old Southie girl trying to solve her mother's murder."--Boston Daily

"Taking on the challenge of continuing the much-loved Spenser series is a daunting task. Ace Atkins responds with a knock-out punch in round one. Parker would most definitely approve."--Shelf Awareness

"It's the real deal. Atkins captures Parker's distinctive voice, the sardonic, self-deprecating, sharply observant first-person narration that makes the Spenser books so compelling, and so much fun."--Tampa Bay Times

"In Lullaby, Ace Atkins has brought back everything we love about Robert B. Parker's Boston P.I. Spenser, and he makes it look seamless and easy....Atkins takes the reins of the Spenser series with self-assured ease. He also proves he's the right man for the job."--MysteryPeople.com