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Perish Twice (Sunny Randall #2)

3.8  ·  Rating details ·  2,532 Ratings  ·  117 Reviews
Spenser creator Robert B. Parker returns with his newest heroine, Boston P.I. Sunny Randall, coming to the aid of three very different women in three very dangerous situations. One is for business. One is for a friend. One is for family. And all could be fatal…
Paperback, 334 pages
Published November 1st 2001 by G.P. Putnam's Sons (first published 2000)
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Gloria Bernal
Apr 02, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Same easy writing style as Parker has used for his Spenser novels. My first one about P.I. Sunny Randall. I like her spunk and the feminine way she thinks. Her tenacity and problem solving skills are impressive, not to mention her wit and sense of humor.... yeah, kinda like a feminine version of Spenser. Blond, fit and gorgeous. She works at it too.

Sunny is a smart gal and has been around the block a time or two. The daughter of a cop, and a former cop herself (admittedly for a little
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If an Author makes you keep on reading beyond your bed time, leaves you with a good feeling and whets your appetite for more, what else must you say except that it's a five star. The feisty Sunny is back handling two emotional issues of those close to her as well as solving a complicated murder case. Only a writer with the sublime style of Parker can make it into an effortless read wanting you craving for more.
Chris Carroll
Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, own
The second book in Parker's Sunny Randall series is short on action, but does a great job of subtly developing the still new (then) characters. Most of the main characters are female, and Parker still had work to do on speaking from that perspective, but Randall and company are very interesting characters.
Betty Day
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 . . . love having a central female character . . . enjoy the shrink talk . . . good guys/bad guys . . . bad good guys/good bad guys . . . family is family . . . diminishing of self for females in marriage . . . wife/mother a boring existence . . . hard to tell where the fiction starts . . .
Brittany Wouters
May 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: d-n-f
Unfortunately the first sentence didn't grab me at all, and the subsequent two pages did nothing to cement my interest.
Aug 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Can't help but read Spencers voice on every page.
Diane Heath
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
This is the second Sunny Randall story. In a few instances it contradicted or forgot events in book 1.
Karla Oates
Good airplane book.
Mar 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, mystery
Written with Parker's usual style, this Sunny Randall mystery moves along smoothly and fairly quickly, with the occasional humorous twist. However, much as I like the Spenser novels and the Jesse Stone novels, there is something lacking in the Sunny Randall novels. They just don't have the compelling 'I got to read it' tone. This was OK. She meets with Tony Marcus to help solve the mystery of the two murders, but Tony Marcus is dealing with a woman, and he , as he puts it, Likes Sunny. So the te ...more
Feb 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mysteries
the writing is good and funny, the protagonist is believable and likable, and a good story line.
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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads 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.
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