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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cold Service by Robert B. Parker



Reading a Spenser novel is better than not reading one but..

...this one doesn't make me want to run out and get another one, either.

I've read every Spenser novel and just about everything else Parker has produced and Cold Service just felt tired.

This book started out so well - the action was moving, the lines were crisp. I laughed out loud and I couldn't wait to open the book back up.


Robert B. Parker
(1932-2010)
Then, the psychobabble began. There was way, way, way too much relationship study between Spenser and Susan about Spenser and Hawk. Enough already! We know that they'd do anything for each other - not out of debt but out of male-bonded love! We got that during the last book and the other 15 or so that have had this exact same conversation (except in shorter form!)!!

Too bad, because Parker's last Jesse Stone novel was the best of the series and his Jackie Robinson book Double Play was very, very good. This one was not up to those high standards
 
I rate this book 3 stars out of 5.

This book can be found on Amazon.com here: Cold Service by Robert B. Parker.
 
Reviewed May 14, 2005.

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