Monday, May 19, 2008
From 1994 comes Robert B. Parker's 21st Spenser novel called Walking Shadow. This one opens with Spenser being asked by his girlfriend Susan to come down to Port City and speak with the manager of a theatre of which she is on the board of directors. The manager feels he is being shadowed by someone and knows not who or why. He would like Spenser to find out.
Of course, taking in the play, things go awry quickly. An actor is killed in cold blood in front of an audience, Spenser gets threatened to leave town or else, and one of the actresses also approaches him about being stalked. Spenser finds himself quickly in a deep sea of illegal operations, organized crime and lustful individuals.
I found it to be another enjoyable read from Parker.