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Finale from the late great Robert B. Parker

May 16, 2011
By BURT ANGELI - Books Writer ( , The Daily News

After reading another enjoyable Robert B. Parker novel from the Spenser series, we experienced much sadness.

This was the last one, "Sixkill" (Putnam).

Robert B. Parker, author of more than 50 books including 39 in the Spenser series, died in January 2010.

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Like the past 38, private detective Spenser is at his wise-cracking best and in "Sixkill" develops a character with similar traits.

Spenser is tapped to help the police investigate a rape and murder case involving Jumbo Nelson. When bodyguard Zebulon Sixkill falls out of favor with the bad-boy actor, Spenser steps in to clean up his life.

Sixkill comes in handy as Jumbo's backers turn nasty and Spenser needs assistance.

Robert B. Parker supplied so many wonderful hours of great reading. I can't remember how many times I've plopped down in a comfy chair with a Robert B. Parker book.

Susan, Spenser's gal, puts it best in "Sixkill:"

"You do what you say you'll do. You aren't afraid of much. And you love me."

All three show up in every Spenser.




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