By Robert B. Parker
(Berkley, Mass Market Paperback, 9780425211342, 304pp.)
Publication Date: October 3, 2006
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When a Massachusetts boy is accused of mass murder, his socially prominent grandmother, who hires Spenser to investigate, is convinced of his innocence. But Spenser isn’t convinced of anything—except that there’s trouble ahead...
Robert B. Parker was the author of more than fifty books. He died in January 2010.
“Crackling prose and juicy repartee.”—Entertainment Weekly
“The best Spenser novel since Early Autumn.”—The Associated Press
“Plenty of entertainment…The two-fisted P.I. is in good form and his creator in fine fettle here.”—Los Angeles Times
“Spenser fans…will be thrilled to have their wise-cracking Boston private eye back again…navigating the perilous shoals of suburban discontent and ripped-from-the-headlines horror stories—with only his fanciful German pointer, Pearl, to keep him company.”—New York Post
“Spenser returns! He fights, he flirts, he cooks, he wisecracks, he quotes poetry. This thirty-third outing for the Boston private eye is one of the most psychologically astute and well-choreographed entries in the entire series. This is a high point in one of the genre’s classic series.”—Booklist
”A pleasure…another solid installment in this fine, enduring series.”—Publishers Weekly
“Vintage Parker…Everyone interested in mystery and contemporary writing in general should read at least one of the Spenser novels.”—Library Journal
“Parker is at the top of his game…School Days [is] one of the best and most timely books Mr. Parker has ever written.”—Midwest Book Review
“A crackling yarn.”—Boston Magazine