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Sudden Mischief
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Putnam Pub Group
Publication date March 1, 1998
Pages 288
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780399143700
ISBN-10 039914370X
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.75 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.45 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $22.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
When Spenser comes to the aid of his long-time love, Susan, in her efforts to help her ex-husband Brad Sterling, he finds himself caught up in a twisted battle against some very bad men, shadowy mob connections, and a woman tormented by her past. 150,000 first printing. Tour.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "Parker's finest in years . . . one can't-put-it-down story. Again . . ." proclaimed San Francisco Chronicle of Robert B. Parker's most recent New York Times bestseller, Small Vices . And The Washington Post Book World agreed, "Small Vices deserves instant inclusion in the Spenser canon." In Sudden Mischief, Parker's stouthearted hero unwillingly takes a case that tests his sleuthing skills-and his commitment to the woman he loves. Brad Sterling-former Harvard football player, ne'er-do-well, and Susan Silverman's long out-of-touch ex-husband-is, by all appearances, a successful businessman. But when, in the course of running a vast fundraiser called Galapalooza, he is charged with sexual harassment, he turns to Susan for help. Though Brad denies the charge, he's desperate, behind in alimony and child-support payments to other exes, and on the verge of dissolution. When Spenser reluctantly agrees to take the case, however, Sterling claims everything is fine-he's free of debt and free of problems. While the harassment charge begins to look more and more specious, Spenser senses there is something wrong with Galapalooza, as leads to charities turn into dead ends. Susan, meanwhile, becomes steadily more problematic as she wrestles with demons reinvigorated by the resurrection of her ex-husband. As the questions mount, Brad disappears, a body is found, and clues to a shadowy mob connection begin to coalesce. Spenser finds himself fighting a two-front war: against some very bad men, on the one hand, and against an increasingly difficult Susan, on the other. Dark, contemplative, and morally complex, Sudden Mischief is a brilliant meditation on the meaning of justice, love, and passion.

Editions
Hardcover
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Large print edition from Wheeler Pub Inc (June 1, 1998)
9781568955698 | details & prices | 261 pages | 6.75 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $27.95
About: When Spenser comes to the aid of his long-time love, Susan, in her efforts to help her ex-husband Brad Sterling, he finds himself caught up in a twisted battle against some very bad men, shadowy mob connections, and a woman tormented by her past
The price comparison is for this edition
from Putnam Pub Group (March 1, 1998)
9780399143700 | details & prices | 288 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $22.95
About: When Spenser comes to the aid of his long-time love, Susan, in her efforts to help her ex-husband Brad Sterling, he finds himself caught up in a twisted battle against some very bad men, shadowy mob connections, and a woman tormented by her past
Paperback
Book cover for 9780425168288 Book cover for 9781842430583
 
from Gardners Books (January 3, 2002)
9781842430583 | details & prices | 306 pages | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $11.50
About: In the first British publication of this classic thriller from Parker's highly acclaimed Spenser crime series, things take an unnexpected and thrilling turn for this dashing detective.
Reprint edition from Putnam Pub Group (May 1, 1999)
9780425168288 | details & prices | 322 pages | 4.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.46 lbs | List price $9.99
About: When Spenser comes to the aid of his long-time love, Susan, in her efforts to help her ex-husband Brad Sterling, he finds himself caught up in a twisted battle against some very bad men, shadowy mob connections, and a woman tormented by her past
CD/Spoken Word
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With William Windom (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Phoenix Books Inc (September 1, 2005)
9781597770187 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $34.95
About: When Spenser comes to the aid of his long-time love, Susan, in her efforts to help her ex-husband Brad Sterling, he finds himself caught up in a twisted battle against some very bad men, shadowy mob connections, and a woman tormented by her past.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With William Windom (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from New Millenium Audio (August 1, 2002)
9781590072110 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $25.00
About: When Spenser comes to the aid of his long-time love, Susan, in her efforts to help her ex-husband Brad Sterling, he finds himself caught up in a twisted battle against some very bad men, shadowy mob connections, and a woman tormented by her past.

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