"Handpicked by the Parker estate to be the keeper of the flame for the Spenser franchise, award-winning author Ace Atkins...rises flawlessly to the occasion."--"Kirkus Reviews "
""Lullaby "is pure Spenser...pitch-perfect."--"BookReporter.com"
"Wisecrack-filled dialogue and...[a] vivid sense of place. Atkins succeeds...in a book that hits all the usual Spenser notes.""--Chicago Sun-Times"
"Atkins captures Parker's distinctive voice, the sardonic, self-deprecating, sharply observant first-person narration that makes the Spenser books so compelling, and so much fun...And best of all, it has Spenser...Lucky for us, he's not done yet."--"Tampa Bay Times "
"Even the most fanatical Parker fans would be hard pressed to identify any aspect of this Spenser novel that doesn't read as if it were penned by Spenser's late creator.""--Publishers Weekly "
"A brisk read.""--Boston Daily "
"Atkins has brought back everything we love about Robert B. Parker's Boston P.I. Spenser...[He] takes the reins of the Spenser series with self-assured ease...He also proves he's the right man for the job."--"Mystery People "
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About the Author
Robert B. Parker was the author of seventy books, including the legendary Spenser detective series, the novels featuring Chief Jesse Stone, and the acclaimed Virgil Cole/Everett Hitch westerns, as well as the Sunny Randall novels. Winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award and long considered the undisputed dean of American crime fiction, he died in January 2010.
Ace Atkins is the author of eleven novels, including the true-crime based White Shadow, Wicked City, Devil’s Garden, and Infamous. He is also the author of the Quinn Colson series, which includes The Ranger and The Lost Ones. Bestselling author Michael Connelly has called Atkins “one of the best crime writers working today.” He lives on a farm outside Oxford, Mississippi.