Robert B. Parker's Lullaby

Robert B. Parker's Lullaby

Large Print - 2012
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A New York Times Bestselling Author -- When fourteen-year-old Mattie Sullivan asks Spenser to look into her mother's murder, he's not completely convinced by her claim that the police investigation four years ago was botched. Mattie is gruff, street-smart, and wise beyond her years, left to care for her younger siblings and an alcoholic grandmother in a dilapidated apartment in South Boston. But Mattie's need for closure and her determination to make things right hit Spenser where he lives.
Publisher: Detroit : Gale Cengage Learning, 2012
Edition: Large print ed. --
ISBN: 9781410448149
1410448142
Characteristics: 423 p. --
Additional Contributors: Parker, Robert B. 1932-2010
Alternative Title: Lullaby

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Eil_1
Jan 26, 2016

First book by Parker that I've read. I think that the plight of Mattie made it especially interesting. Too bad that the "f" word offends some readers; however this style of communication fits in with the characters' lives. Walk past any high school and you'll hear it more often than not!

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msandlier
Oct 31, 2014

I do wish writers did not feel the need to use the "f" word and other similar 4-letter-type words every other sentence. Do they not have any other vocabulary?

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StephenB
Sep 12, 2012

I was impressed, thought Atkins did a pretty good job. I'm not a huge Parker fan but I've read a number of his books and I thought this was pretty close to his style and attitude. Though the Boston local colour sometimes seemed laid on a little thick.

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pitkerro
Aug 27, 2012

I'm declaring up front that I'm a big fan of both authors. Atkins does a creditable job here as an hommage to Parker, but this book fell strangely flat for me. Something unquantifiable missing. In any case, I much prefer Atkins writing in his own voice and I miss Parker.

electrica Aug 06, 2012

As usual, I couldn't put it down. Read it in a day! Ace Atkins is keeping Parker's style!

MadameCurie1 Jul 30, 2012

Happy that Spencer is back!!! Enjoyed the book but thought that Spencer's banter was a little over the top.

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dcafk
Jun 02, 2012

They're back. Spenser and Hawk remain stalwart and invincible. Enjoy!

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LuvReadingStuff
May 27, 2012

I was very sad when Robert B. Parker left us. Along with Robert, his characters left us. Now Robert's characters live on through other authors. I really like the way Ace Atkins writes. I have missed Spencer and now he is back.

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emerge
May 15, 2012

Good to have a chance to catch up with Spenser & Hawk & a bunch of the gang we have come to know & love. It must be a daunting task to take over such a beloved series with a huge fan base. Most of it rings true although the quips between the two main characters seem a little forced at times. Parker's gift was saying much with few words & wry humour & is a tough act to follow.

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