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Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic

The Spenser

by Ace Atkins


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Iconic, tough-but-tender Boston PI Spenser delves into the black market art scene to investigate a decades-long unsolved crime of dangerous proportions.

The heist was legendary, still talked about twenty years after the priceless paintings disappeared from one of Boston's premier art museums. Most thought the art was lost forever, buried deep, sold off overseas, or, worse, destroyed as incriminating evidence. But when paint chips from the most valuable piece stolen, Gentlemen in Black by a Spanish master, arrives at the desk of a Boston journalist, the museum finds hope and enlists Spenser's help.

Soon the cold art case thrusts Spenser into the shady world of black market art dealers, aged Mafia bosses, and old vendettas. A five-million-dollar-reward by the museum's top benefactor, an aged, unlikable Boston socialite, sets Spenser and pals Vinnie Morris and Hawk onto a trail of hidden secrets, jailhouse confessions, murder, and double crosses.

'Robert B Parker's Spenser is one of the best private detectives in fiction ' - Sunday Telegraph

'Spenser is as tough and funny as ever, and Atkins has become a worthy successor' - Booklist

Publication Details

Oldcastle Books
No Exit Press
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The Spenser


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Ace Atkins (Author)

Ace Atkins worked as a crime reporter in the newsroom of The Tampa Tribune before he published his first novel, Crossroad Blues at the age of 30. While at the Tribune, Atkins earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination for a feature series based on his inv...

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