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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Large Print Pr
Publication date March 1, 2005
Pages 359
Binding Paperback
Edition Large print
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781594130588
ISBN-10 1594130582
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $13.95
Other format details large print
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A New York Times Bestseller

A cheating husband and a wayward wife provide Spenser with an unconventional and dangerous surveillance job.

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.

About the author:

  • Robert B. Parker, the author of more than forty novels, has long been acknowledged as the dean of American crime fiction and has recently been named Grand Master of the 2002 Edgar awards by the Mystery Writers of America, an honor shared with earlier masters such as Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen.
  • His novels featuring the wise-cracking, street-smart Boston private-eye Spenser have earned him a devoted following and reams of critical acclaim, typified by R.W.B. Lewis' comment, "We are witnessing one of the great series in the history of the American detective story" (The New York Times Book Review).
  • Parker's fictional Spenser inspired the ABC-TV series Spenser: For Hire. More recently, the Spenser novels Small Vices and Thin Air have been made into television films for the A&E network.
  • Robert B. Parker lives in Boston.


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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The price comparison is for this edition
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
CD/Spoken Word
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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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