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Bad Business
By Joe Mantegna (narrator) and Robert B. Parker
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House
Publication date March 1, 2005
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780739318164
ISBN-10 0739318160
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.75 by 5 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $14.99
Other format details audio
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: When Marlene Cowley hires Spenser to see if her husband Trent is cheating on her, he encounters more than he bargained for: not only does he find a two-timing husband, but a second investigator as well, hired by the husband to look after his wife. As a result of their joint efforts, Spenser soon finds himself investigating both individual depravity and corporate corruption.

It seems the folks in the Cowleys' circle have become enamored of radio talk show host Darrin O'Mara, whose views on Courtly Love are clouding some already fuzzy minds with the notion of cross-connubial relationships. O'Mara's brand of sex therapy is unconventional at best, unlawful--and deadly--at worst. Then a murder at Kinergy, where Trent Cowley is CFO, sends Spenser in yet another direction. Apparently, the unfettered pursuit of profit has a price.

With razor sharp characterizations and finely honed prose, this is Parker at the height of his powers.

Editions
Hardcover
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Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (April 1, 2004)
9780786264780 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $32.95
About: When Spenser is hired to conduct a surveillance job on an unfaithful husband, he discovers a second investigator, hired by the husband to look after his wife, in a case that embroils him with corporate corruption and murder.
from Putnam Pub Group (March 1, 2004)
9780399151453 | details & prices | 320 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 2.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $24.95
About: When Spenser is hired to conduct a surveillance job on an unfaithful husband, he discovers a second investigator, hired by the husband to look after his wife, in a case that embroils him with corporate corruption and murder.
Paperback
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Large print edition from Large Print Pr (March 1, 2005)
9781594130588 | details & prices | 359 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $13.95
About: A New York Times Bestseller A cheating husband and a wayward wife provide Spenser with an unconventional and dangerous surveillance job.
Reprint edition from Putnam Pub Group (March 1, 2005)
9780425199572 | details & prices | 321 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $7.99
About: When Spenser is hired to conduct a surveillance job on an unfaithful husband, he discovers a second investigator, hired by the husband to look after his wife, in a case that embroils him with corporate corruption and murder.
from Gardners Books (January 11, 2004)
9781842431238 | details & prices | 320 pages | 4.00 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $11.25
Miscellaneous
With Joe Mantegna (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Findaway World Llc (June 1, 2007)
9781602520462 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $29.99
About: When Marlene Cowley hires Spenser to see if her husband Trent is cheating on her, he encounters more than he bargained for: not only does he find a two-timing husband, but a second investigator as well, hired by the husband to look after his wife.
CD/Spoken Word
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The price comparison is for this edition
With Joe Mantegna (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Random House (March 1, 2005)
9780739318164 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.99
About: When Marlene Cowley hires Spenser to see if her husband Trent is cheating on her, he encounters more than he bargained for: not only does he find a two-timing husband, but a second investigator as well, hired by the husband to look after his wife.
With Joe Mantegna (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Random House (March 1, 2004)
9780739309490 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $29.95
About: When Spenser is hired to conduct a surveillance job on an unfaithful husband, he discovers a second investigator, hired by the husband to look after his wife, in a case that embroils him with corporate corruption and murder.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Joe Mantegna (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Random House (March 1, 2004)
9780739309483 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $25.95
About: When Spenser is hired to conduct a surveillance job on an unfaithful husband, he discovers a second investigator, hired by the husband to look after his wife, in a case that embroils him with corporate corruption and murder.

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