Spenser Series

47 primary works • 64 total works
Spenser, an ex-boxer, ex-state cop turned private eye, in Boston, Massachusetts:

Book 1

The Godwulf Manuscript
3.92
· 14896 Ratings · 887 Reviews · published 1973 · 7 editions
The first in the series featuring private…
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Book 2

God Save The Child
3.93
· 7270 Ratings · 398 Reviews · published 1974 · 26 editions
Appie Knoll is the kind of suburb where kids grow…
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Book 3

Mortal Stakes
3.95
· 6055 Ratings · 315 Reviews · published 1975 · 1 edition
With each new novel, Robert Parker's talent seems…
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Book 4

Promised Land
3.93
· 6091 Ratings · 327 Reviews · published 1976 · 1 edition
Spenser is a wisecracking former boxer turned…
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Book 5

The Judas Goat
4.05
· 7566 Ratings · 309 Reviews · published 1978 · 24 editions
Spenser has gone to London -- and not to see the…
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Book 6

Looking For Rachel Wallace
4.07
· 6891 Ratings · 295 Reviews · published 1980 · 1 edition
Rachel Wallace is a woman who writes and speaks…
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Book 7

Early Autumn
4.11
· 6429 Ratings · 372 Reviews · published 1981 · 26 editions
"[Robert B.] Parker's brilliance is in his simple…
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Book 8

A Savage Place
4.00
· 6079 Ratings · 209 Reviews · published 1981 · 22 editions
TV reporter Candy Sloan has eyes the color of…
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Book 9

Ceremony
3.99
· 5808 Ratings · 236 Reviews · published 1982 · 1 edition
Pretty teenager April Kyle is in…
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Book 10

The Widening Gyre
3.94
· 4438 Ratings · 197 Reviews · published 1983 · 16 editions
The adoring wife of Senate candidate Meade…
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Book 11

Valediction
4.04
· 6401 Ratings · 188 Reviews · published 1984 · 14 editions
The most dangerous man to cross is one who isn't…
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Book 12

A Catskill Eagle
4.04
· 6284 Ratings · 258 Reviews · published 1985 · 1 edition
Spenser's girlfriend Susan goes away with another…
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Book 13

Taming A Sea-Horse
3.95
· 4688 Ratings · 156 Reviews · published 1986 · 15 editions
Spenser's interest in teenage prostitute April…
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Book 14

Pale Kings And Princes
3.98
· 5176 Ratings · 178 Reviews · published 1987 · 21 editions
Wheaton is a typical New England small-college…
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Book 15

Crimson Joy
3.92
· 4551 Ratings · 178 Reviews · published 1988 · 3 editions
A serial killer is on the loose in Beantown and…
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Book 16

Playmates
3.89
· 3883 Ratings · 164 Reviews · published 1989 · 17 editions
Spenser goes back to school- to investigate…
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Book 17

Stardust
3.89
· 4120 Ratings · 158 Reviews · published 1990 · 17 editions
Spenser's never had a client like Jill Joyce, the…
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Book 18

Pastime
3.95
· 4384 Ratings · 172 Reviews · published 1991 · 25 editions
Pastime is a startling game of memory, desire,…
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Book 19

Double Deuce
3.92
· 4855 Ratings · 177 Reviews · published 1992 · 25 editions
Hawk wants Spenser to wage war on a street gang.…
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Book 20

Paper Doll
3.93
· 5271 Ratings · 199 Reviews · published 1993 · 24 editions
She was a model wife and mother, bludgeoned with…
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Book 21

Walking Shadow
3.95
· 4739 Ratings · 206 Reviews · published 1994 · 21 editions
In a shabby waterfront town, an actor is shot…
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Book 22

Thin Air
3.90
· 4607 Ratings · 164 Reviews · published 1995 · 21 editions
Her name is Lisa St. Claire. Her husband's a cop.…
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Book 23

Chance
4.10
· 8626 Ratings · 178 Reviews · published 1996 · 12 editions
Mafia princess Shirley Meeker wants her husband…
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Book 24

Small Vices
4.01
· 4777 Ratings · 218 Reviews · published 1997 · 20 editions
Ellis Alves is no angel. But his lawyer says he…
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Book 25

Sudden Mischief
3.91
· 4064 Ratings · 168 Reviews · published 1998 · 19 editions
Susan Silverman's ex doesn't call himself…
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Book 26

Hush Money
3.90
· 4801 Ratings · 196 Reviews · published 1999 · 23 editions
"Parker says he'll keep writing Spenser novels as…
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Book 27

Hugger Mugger
3.84
· 4988 Ratings · 221 Reviews · published 2000 · 17 editions
Parker presents Spenser with a deceptively…
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Book 28

Potshot
3.89
· 5154 Ratings · 266 Reviews · published 2001 · 25 editions
Potshot, by Parker, Robert B.
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Book 29

Widow's Walk
3.82
· 4775 Ratings · 240 Reviews · published 2002 · 32 editions
One of Boston’s elite has been murdered. The…
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Book 30

Back Story
3.85
· 4932 Ratings · 279 Reviews · published 2003 · 27 editions
In Robert B. Parker's most popular series, an…
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Book 31

Bad Business
3.83
· 4700 Ratings · 270 Reviews · published 2001 · 3 editions
A cheating husband and a wayward wife provide…
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Book 32

Cold Service
3.88
· 5624 Ratings · 257 Reviews · published 2005 · 21 editions
When Spenser's closest ally, Hawk, is brutally…
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Book 33

School Days
3.87
· 6206 Ratings · 364 Reviews · published 2005 · 33 editions
The celebrated series continues as a troubled…
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Book 34

Hundred-Dollar Baby
3.82
· 5950 Ratings · 309 Reviews · published 2006 · 33 editions
A client from a decades-old case reaches out to…
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Book 35

Now & Then
3.91
· 6516 Ratings · 402 Reviews · published 2007 · 1 edition
When a simple case turns into a treacherous and…
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Book 36

Rough Weather
3.98
· 7441 Ratings · 464 Reviews · published 2008 · 22 editions
Rough Weather (Spenser Mystery)

A high society…
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Book 36.5

Chasing the Bear
3.91
· 2175 Ratings · 217 Reviews · published 2009 · 10 editions
Chasing the Bear: A Young Spenser Novel
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Book 37

The Professional
3.85
· 5561 Ratings · 512 Reviews · published 2009 · 3 editions
The wives of Boston's wealthiest men have a…
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Book 38

Painted Ladies
3.98
· 8730 Ratings · 558 Reviews · published 2010 · 24 editions
The brilliant new Spenser novel from the beloved…
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Book 39

Sixkill
4.02
· 9213 Ratings · 737 Reviews · published 2011 · 23 editions
On location in Boston, bad-boy actor Jumbo Nelson…
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Book 40

Robert B. Parker's Lullaby
4.05
· 9271 Ratings · 685 Reviews · published 2012 · 16 editions
When fourteen-year-old Mattie Sullivanasks…
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Book 41

Robert B. Parker's Wonderland
3.99
· 5820 Ratings · 469 Reviews · published 2013 · 14 editions
Henry Cimoli and Spenser have been friends for…
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Book 41.5

Silent Night
3.82
· 2967 Ratings · 354 Reviews · published 2013 · 12 editions
It’s December in Boston, and Spenser is busy…
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Book 42

Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot
3.93
· 4036 Ratings · 483 Reviews · published 2014 · 12 editions
The iconic, tough-but-tender Boston PI Spenser…
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Book 43

Robert B. Parker's Kickback
3.86
· 3777 Ratings · 427 Reviews · published 2015 · 12 editions
P.I. Spenser, knight-errant of the Back Bay,…
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Book 44

Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn
3.88
· 3621 Ratings · 361 Reviews · published 2016 · 12 editions
Boston PI Spenser faces a hot case and a personal…
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Book 45

Robert B. Parker's Little White Lies
3.87
· 3253 Ratings · 378 Reviews · published 2017 · 10 editions
Boston PI Spenser and right hand Hawk follow a…
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Book 46

Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic
3.87
· 2824 Ratings · 348 Reviews · published 2018 · 3 editions
Iconic, tough-but-tender Boston PI Spenser delves…
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Book 47

Robert B. Parker's Angel Eyes
4.03
· 1086 Ratings · 130 Reviews · published 2019 · 4 editions
In the latest thriller featuring the legendary…
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Book 1-2

Enter Spenser
4.33
· 67 Ratings · 3 Reviews · published 2010 · 1 edition
God save the child. Appie Knoll is the kind of…
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Book 1-3

The Early Spenser
4.27
· 243 Ratings · 18 Reviews · published 1989 · 3 editions
The Early Spenser
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Book 1, 3-4

The Goodwulf Manuscript / Mortal Stakes / Promised Land
4.20
· 122 Ratings · 9 Reviews · published 1995 · 1 edition
Three suspense-packed mysteries from the…
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Book 1-3, 7, 12