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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Spare Change (Sunny Randall #6) by Robert B. Parker

A strong addition to the Sunny Randall series

Published in 2007 by Putnam

Sunny joins with her retired cop father on a serial killer case that went unsolved 20 years before. It seems the killer has come back again after a hiatus and the elder Randall is chosen to head an all-star task force to catch him. Sunny is brought in as his assistant since she's a former cop and her father trusts her instincts.

Robert B. Parker 
As the jacket liner tells you, Sunny gets noticed by the serial killer and he starts to send her notes in the mail...

Just to be clear, this is not a police procedural. The reader does not have to read through the drudgery of endless questioning of possible witnesses, etc. Sunny still acts as a private detective and the smart comments and witty dialogue prevail throughout.

Sunny makes a lot of progress with her psychologist (Susan Silverman) in this book and a great portion of it is about her numerous issues and the progress she makes towards resolving them. She makes so much progress that I wonder if this is the last Sunny Randall book. I hope not, because this one was a fast-paced, witty. welcome addition to Parker's lengthy list of books.

I rate this book 5 stars out of 5.

This book can be found on Amazon.com here: Spare Change (Sunny Randall)

Reviewed on August 7, 2007.

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