[☆ Hundred-Dollar Baby || ñ PDF Read by ↠ Robert B. Parker] #2020

  • Title: Hundred-Dollar Baby
  • Author: Robert B. Parker
  • ISBN: 9780399153761
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Hundred-Dollar Baby By Robert B. Parker A client from a decades old case reaches out to Boston PI Spenser but can he rescue troubled April Kyle once Longtime Spenser fans will remember that once upon a time, though not so long ago, there was a girl named April Kyle a beautiful teenage runaway who turned to prostitution to escape her terrible family life The book was 1982 s Ceremony, and, thanks to SpenseA client from a decades old case reaches out to Boston PI Spenser but can he rescue troubled April Kyle once Longtime Spenser fans will remember that once upon a time, though not so long ago, there was a girl named April Kyle a beautiful teenage runaway who turned to prostitution to escape her terrible family life The book was 1982 s Ceremony, and, thanks to Spenser, April escaped Boston s Combat Zone for the relative safety of a high class New York City bordello April resurfaced in Taming a Sea Horse, again in dire need of Spenser s rescue this time from the clutches of a controlling lover But April Kyle s return in Hundred Dollar Baby is nothing short of shocking When a mature, beautiful, and composed April strides into Spenser s office, the Boston PI barely hesitates before recognizing his once and future client Now a well established madam herself, April oversees an upscale call girl operation in Boston s Back Bay Still looking for Spenser s approval, it takes her a moment before she can ask him, again, for his assistance Her business is a success what s , it s an all female enterprise Now that some men are trying to take it away from her, she needs Spenser April claims to be in the dark about who it is that s trying to shake her down, but with a bit of legwork and a bit muscle, Spenser and Hawk find ties to organized crime and local kingpin Tony Marcus, as well as a scheme to franchise the operation across the country As Spenser again plays the gallant knight, it becomes clear that April s not as innocent as she seems In fact, she may be her own worst enemy.
    Robert B. Parker
    Librarian Note There is than one author in the database named Robert B Parker.Robert Brown Parker was an American crime writer His most famous works were the novels about the private detective Spenser ABC television network developed the television series Spenser For Hire based on the character in the late 1980s a series of TV movies based on the character were also produced His works incorporate encyclopedic knowledge of the Boston metropolitan area Parker was 77 when he died of a heart attack at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts discovered at his desk by his wife Joan, he had been working on a novel The Spenser novels have been cited by critics and bestselling authors such as Robert Crais, Harlan Coben and Dennis Lehane as not only influencing their own work but reviving and changing the detective genre.Robert B Parker was one of contemporary fiction s most popular and respected detective writers Best known for his portrayal of the tough but erudite investigator Spenser, Parker wrote over twenty five novels over the course of his career, which began in 1973 Parker s acclaim and his thorough background in classic detective literature helped earn him the somewhat unusual commission of completing a Philip Marlowe novel that the great Raymond Chandler had left unfinished Promised Land and the other Spenser novels spawned the movie Spenser For Hire and a string of made for TV movies.

    Hundred-Dollar Baby By Robert B. Parker


    Bobby Underwood
    Hundred Dollar Baby was a last hurrah of sorts for the Spenser series, and a return to near greatness for Parker as a writer The emotional impact of the final entry in the sad April Kyle trilogy within the Spenser canon was well written and deeply moving The years seemed to disappear almost as you turned the pages of Hundred Dollar Baby, aka Dream Girl This was a return to the early days of Spenser, before Parker shifted the focus of the series to the vain and unfaithful mess that was Susan Silv [...]

    Once upon a time, Spenser tracked down a young runaway prostitute named April Kyle in Ceremony and had to save her again in Taming A Sea Horse Now April is back and in need of his help Hopefully the third time s the charm.April is now a polished veteran of the world of high class prostitution, and she s graduated to madam status by setting up a classy brothel in Boston Someone is trying to muscle into her business so she turns to Spenser for help.Spenser has always felt responsible and guilty fo [...]

    Cathy DuPont
    Oh, my Someone said tiredRobert B Parker and his once great character Spenser, Hawk and Susan blah are all tired And they are making me tired, too I usually complete series but thinking I might not complete this one They just seem boring Same old, same old Parker maybe changes things up in the remaining series There are 44 and at this time I am NOT reading them in order Listening in car while I m driving to the pool, well, I m driving anyway, so don t feel like I m wasting my time If I was readi [...]

    The girl from Early Autumn returns in this slightly above average Spenser mystery.

    The word maroon appears twice in this novel 4.5 starsI loved this book, the complex mystery, the sleuthing, the snappy dialogue and consistent humour, the dark, broken femme fatale, the almost total lack of Pearl surrogate child, the return of Susan to normality, the reduced repetitive banter with Hawk, and the sense of impending train wreck throughout.April was a sad, damaged child, who grew into a sad, damaged woman in spite of the shining light in Spenser s heart and his refusal to give up on [...]

    Parker, Robert B HUNDRED DOLLAR BABY 2006 I used to be a big Parker fan, reading his books religiously as they came out Then I stopped for a while because all of his books started to become the same Although still good, fast reads, they are TV scripts than novels The formula is the same put Spenser, Hawk, and Susan into a tumbler, shake well, and pour onto a table Then connect the dots This adventure involves an earlier character from his series, April Kyle, whom he had rescued from a life of b [...]

    It makes me so sad to know that Robert B Parker is gone I feel like I know Spenser, that he s a personal friend I ve read almost every one of the books in this series at least once Spenser s tongue in cheek humor, morality, friendships, intelligence, honor, and his Boston are all tremendously endearing to me Then this story, which he wrote nearing the end of his life, about his re acquaintance with April Kyle and the efforts he went through to save her once again There s a very thin line between [...]

    I have been reading Robert Parker books since 7th grade The Spenser series is unparalleled, and I love the Sunny Randall and Jesse Stone series, too Awesome Great writing and great plot combined love it I have loved the Spenser series since working in downtown Boston I have enjoyed experiencing Spencer s Boston thank you, Robert B Parker

    THis book drives the point home yet again that the Spenser novels are tired Now instead of inventing new characters, we get old characters who end up in hot water, and instead of going to the police, Spenser takes the law into his own capable hands

    Russell Brennan
    Easily the best Spenser novel in the last dozen or so books An old charcater or two resurface in Spensers life forcing him to confront the consequences of his previous good intentions.

    Brent Soderstrum
    In the third and final book of the April Kyle subseries, Spenser sets out to help her once again with men who are trying to get her out of her prostitute business in Boston April was getting a tad annoying Never have particularly cared for her character but in this book she goes to new annoying levels Till the end Spenser tries to save her.National franchises for high end prostitution is April s idea She gets bored housewives and college girls who like sex and realize they can make money too The [...]

    A super fast read 3 1 2 stars A lot of fans seemed really frustrated at this point in the franchise And it s definitely not the what it once was But it s still fun to get updates to the characters Even annoying Susan, who nibbles on a single donut hole all day and takes micro sips of Cosmopolitans.

    I am clearly not of the target audience for this book I can t understand why authors such as Parker and James Patterson sell so many books Are we really that illiterate This book is written at about a sixth grade level, with a few big words like ablutions There are few compound sentences, and the bulk of the book is short lines of dialogue I know I don t write the most descriptive, literate reviews, but I don t pretend to be a professional writer, either.The characters and plot are both flimsy a [...]

    An earlier Spenser wherein he gets hired by a woman he helped out when she was a youngster She is running an upscale house in Boston and is being threatened by someone sending muscle to disrupt business Spenser tries to hel but the situaation becomes messy and ends up badly Typical Spenser Hawk Susan repartee keeps the plot light and moving along.

    I m re reading ALL of Parker I should have given this book a higher rating for the quality of it s writing, but Parker and his whores with a heart of carbon are not for me In the Hitch Cole series, Virgil Cole s whore Allie French is constantly performing acts that would destroy any relationship, yet she is constantly forgiven In at least three Parker books, the prostitute April Kyle appears and she is cut from the same cloth looking for a rescuing knight errant, a Parker speciality, but so unde [...]

    Edwina Callan
    The best part about this book was listening to it whilst daytripping with my husband and pausing the tape every 20 minutes or so to talk about what just happened and where we thought the plot would go next.I thought this book was just your average who dun it, but my non reader hubby loved it, hence the 3 star rating.

    Jim Thomas
    This was one of the better ones of the latter Spenser novels More emotional but just as tough with Hawk being a big part of story again Liked this one a lot which brought back a character Spenser had helped or tried to save when she was a young girl One for any Spenser fan.

    Phillip Thurlby
    I ve been reading a fair few Spensers lately on account of other books letting me down and my subsequent recovery via familiarity Of the handful I have read lately, this was definitely the weakest.The plot was very thin on the ground with a single series of events running through the middle and a lot of psycho over analysis happening around it It was a fairly brave story in that it tried to look at some of the darker aspects of what happens to people when they get involved in the seedy prostitut [...]

    Michael O'Leary
    April Kyle, the damsel in distress that Spenser rescued in two earlier books, Ceremony 1982 and Taming a Sea Horse 1986 , again turns to the iconic Boston PI for help in the 34th entry in Parker s popular series Cynical yet romantic, Spenser easily handles the immediate threat of some men trying to muscle in on the high class Boston brothel April is running Unfortunately, that isn t the real problem, and Spenser without much surprise finds that April, the thugs and everyone else involved is lyin [...]

    So amusing Actually I borrowed this book from my sister to read something non high literary for the Summer Just something to relax withThe writing style was good, not outstanding, but definitely not bothering me The dialogue was brilliant though The dialogue was alive and sharp The multitude of He said or I said was getting annoying sometimes, but that is a part of the writing style I guessTowards the end of the book the dialogue gets a little less strong, but it remains very good still.It was o [...]

    I gotta say I really liked this issue of Spensergood pacing, snappy dialogue but the only thing I DIDN T like was the ending Mr Parker could ve done something different no spoilers here This book has Spenser dealing with an old client named April Kyle, once a child prostitute turned upscale madam, and a problem who is chasing away johns and trying to put her ut of business As Spenser investigates the he learns, the less he likes, and when a strong arm firm owner named Ollie winds up dead, thing [...]

    Jeff Yoak
    This was an enjoyable Spenser tale, not particularly remarkable from the rest, but of high quality Perhaps the most unusual aspect is that Parker often brings back minor characters from the past, but unless they were unequivocal villains in the past they are almost always better and amicable with Spenser than originally This is the first time that I can think of where someone Spenser has helped in the past has reemerged with a black hat Parker did a good job of having Spenser not anticipate thi [...]

    Ted Mallory
    Fantastic I don t want to give any spoilers, but I ll just say that it was a moving and difficult ending Maybe I related to this book because it places Spenser in a very paternal role Sure, he s always the gallant knight, but this one really reveals how caring and not just smart assed and hard boiled he is This was from 2004, so maybe Parker had had plenty of opportunities to be paternal himself by the time he wrote it It s hard to remember that you can t save everybody and that many people don [...]

    joyce lynn
    oh my gosh, all the bad guys are actually gone they re dead, not in jail, but at least they re not walking free this time Parker is STILL ignoring a main character, his unofficially adopted son, which irks me, but again, at least none of the bad guys are still living foot loose and fancy free

    April, who Spenser helped rescue years ago, is being anonymously pressured to share the proceeds of the high end brothel she manages Spenser relearns the cold lesson the hard way you can t save people from themselves.

    Mark Linton
    I love Parker and I am sad to see him go Will be missed

    Spenser at his bestGreat Spenser book, as well as Susan and Hawk Great to re visit wth Mrs Utley and April Kyle Smooth reading

    Boring and eminently forgettable.

    I m still loving Hawk, Spenser, Susan and especially Pearl.

    This was a great Spenser Book but it had an unusually sad ending.

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