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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Melancholy Baby by Robert B. Parker

Sunny and Spenser's worlds come ever so closer together...

Melancholy Baby is probably my 40th plus Parker book. While the Jesse Stone series was much improved by its last offering, I think this was the weakest of the Sunny Randall series.

The mystery part of Melancholy Baby was excellent, but Sunny spends forever in a day seeing Susan Silverman, expert psycholgist and also Spenser's girlfriend. The book gets bogged down with too much detail about feelings, Oedipal complexes and the like.

Robert B. Parker
Don't get me wrong, I like Sunny and I'll read the next Sunny Randall book. I'm just hoping that this book was a bridge to Sunny going on to bigger and better things and moving away from this self-pitying/loathing over her strange relationship with her ex-husband.

One has to wonder, will Spenser and Randall bump into one another? Randall knows cops that Spenser knows, she's been to his girlfriend's house... Do I want to see that? yes and no. Sometimes its best to leave the characters in their two different worlds, but its also fun to mix and match, as 'Law and Order' likes to do on occasion.

I rate this book 3 stars out of 5.

This book can be found on Amazon.com here: Melancholy Baby.

Reviewed on March 23, 2005.

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