Silent Night

Silent Night

A Spenser Holiday Novel

Book - 2013?
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"It's December in Boston, and Spenser is busy planning the menu for Christmas dinner when he's confronted in his office by a young boy named Slide. Homeless and alone, Slide has found refuge with an organization named Street Business, which gives shelter and seeks job opportunities for the homeless and lost. Slide's mentor, Jackie Alvarez, is being threatened, and Street Business is in danger of losing its tenuous foothold in the community, turning Slide and many others like him back on the street. But it's not a simple case of intimidation - Spenser, aided by Hawk, finds a trail that leads to a dangerous drug kingpin, whose hold on the at-risk community Street Business serves threatens not just the boys' safety and security, but their lives as well. Unfinished at the time of his death, Silent Night was completed by Parker's longtime agent, whose decades-long association with Parker's work gives her unique insight and perspective to his voice and storytelling style. Her contribution also speaks volumes about their enduring friendship. "--
Publisher: New York :, G. P. Putnam's Sons,, [2013?]
ISBN: 9780399157882
0399157883
Characteristics: 229 pages ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Brann, Helen

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7626dee
Mar 28, 2016

I have to agree that it is time to let Mr. Parker rest and for the family to quit already with abusing his name with these not very good ghost written we hope moneymakers. I read everything Robert B Parker actually wrote and let us please leave it at that, he was a great mystery writer with a great feel for his characters. Goodbye we do miss you!

wejus1941 Nov 20, 2014

Hey, I've got an idea. What if we got a list of all the great deceased authors and hired people to ghost-write for them?
Oh, I'm sorry, the Parker estate is already doing that. The last one I read was junk, I finally stopped reading it. Some aren't too bad, but there's too much other good stuff out there to read rather than books written by phony Parker wannabes.

akasq Apr 12, 2014

Robert b. Parked was one of my
favored authors. Helen Brann was
his literary agent and now executor
of his literary works. She should let him rest in peace.
This novel is nothing more than
putting all of Mr. Parker's ( Spencer
and friends) together. with only a few
words on each page.
I read this novel in one night. I'm glad
I didn't buy it.
I read all of Spencer and hawk.
LOVE THEM ALL.

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LoveAGoodRead
Jan 08, 2014

Although the action and dialogue was not as tight as in previous Spenser mysteries, I was more than willing to read the final work of Robert Parker. I can never get enough of Spenser and Hawk. Although it is not clear how much of the book Parker had completed before his untimely death ( and isn't all death untimely?), his longtime agent and friend Helen Braun completed the work with the consent of Parker's wife. She had big shoes to fill and I felt did a great job considering. Regardless, it was a wonderful read, especially during the holidays. I will miss Parker's brilliant writing.

sylviej_library Dec 25, 2013

It's great that the Spenser Novel tradition continues!

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johnpaulz
Dec 13, 2013

I sure disagree with rp3276, keeping Robert Parker characters in print is a great way to honor his name and writings. Are the writings as good as his past books? Probably not but I'm sure happy to see these new books. Just go to show different people different views.

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rp3276
Nov 28, 2013

The family of Robert Parker has decided they need to make more money off from his name. So they hired someone to write more of his books. I have read every book Mr Parker has ever written. I am not going to dishonor his hame by reading this sub writers books. This is all greed. Thank you Mr Parker for your books.

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bixbyjim
Nov 11, 2013

A good easy one day read.

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