Friday, October 27, 2006

Mystery Bestsellers for October 27, 2006

Mystery BestsellersA list of the top ten mystery hardcover bestsellers for the week ending October 27, 2006 has been posted on the Hidden Staircase Mystery Books website.

Robert B. Parker's 34th Spenser mystery, Hundred-Dollar Baby by Robert B. ParkerHundred-Dollar Baby, is new this week. When April Kyle (first seen in 1982's Ceremony, and later in 1986 in Taming a Sea-Horse) strides into Spenser's office, the Boston PI barely hesitates before recognizing his once and future client. Now a well-established madam, April oversees an upscale call-girl operation in Boston's Back Bay. Still looking for Spenser's approval, it takes her a moment before she can ask him, again, for his assistance. Her business is a success; what's more, it's an all-female enterprise. Now that some men are trying to take it away from her, she needs Spenser. April claims to be in the dark about who it is that's trying to shake her down, but with a bit of legwork and a bit more muscle, Spenser and Hawk find ties to organized crime and local kingpin Tony Marcus, as well as a scheme to franchise the operation across the country. As Spenser again plays the gallant knight, it becomes clear that April's not as innocent as she seems. In fact, she may be her own worst enemy. Publisher's Weekly states, "This is vintage Parker, with Spenser exchanging witty dialogue with the faithful Hawk, sexy dialogue with his beloved Susan and smart-alecky dialogue with cops and villains."

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