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The Godwulf Manuscript
The Godwulf Manuscript | Robert B. Parker
8 posts | 14 read | 6 to read
Spenser earned his degree in the school of hard knocks, so he is ready when a Boston university hires him to recover a rare, stolen manuscript. He is hardly surpised that his only clue is a radical student with four bullets in his chest. The cops are ready to throw the book at the pretty blond coed whose prints are all over the murder weapon but Spenser knows there are no easy answers. He tackles some very heavy homework and knows that if he doesn't finish his assignment soon, he could end up marked "D" -- for dead. From the Paperback edition.
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quietjenn
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Pretty satisfying! I associate Parker with Sue Grafton and Ed McBain - authors I read lots of when I was working my way through the mystery section as a teen in the late 80s/early 90s, but haven't read much of since. This is the first Spenser novel and I loved the hard-boiled, wry narration. It's definitely of it's time, but progressive for it in some ways, too. I might just read some more of the series (and maybe Kinsey & the 87th precinct, too).

quietjenn #cloakanddaggerchristmas Kinsey Milhone prompt (private investigator) 6mo
LeahBergen I always love a stolen manuscript/rare book mystery. 👍 6mo
KathyWheeler When I‘ve been in reading slumps, the Spenser books were my go-to to help get me out of those. The fast-paced action combined with short chapters and characters I liked always worked. 6mo
quietjenn @KathyWheeler I can definitely see that! Maybe they will become a go-to for me as well! 6mo
quietjenn @LeahBergen yes, there so fun! Although, for the titular object, it wasn't super prominent, except to get Spenser involved with these characters. 6mo
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Susanita
The Godwulf Manuscript | Robert B. Parker
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1. I finished the tagged book for an upcoming book club meeting. It‘s…fine. Susan Silverman is very obviously not in the picture yet! 😈
2. I don‘t know if this is really a campfire song, but my best friend in Girl Scouts taught me a song called Jeep. It‘s sung very fast, and the lyrics make no sense!
This has been fun! Thanks to our charming and clever hostess! #LitsySummerCamp

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Christinak
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There was no #date, no signature. It was written in a distinctive cursive script. For crissake! A clue. A goddamned clue. I folded the note up and put it in my inside coat pocket. So far I was guilty of breaking and entering, possession of burglar‘s tools, and destruction of property. #QuotsyDec19

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Christinak
Godwulf Manuscript | Robert B Parker
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My friends mom was getting rid of books - I snagged the bulk of Robert Parker‘s Spencer series. It‘s been on my TBR forever. I also snagged a majority chunk of John D MacDonald‘s Travis McGee series.
All in all a good book haul!

Howard_L Both good choices 3y
Karisa Wow! 3y
Gissy Nice!📚📚📚😍 3y
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Pamwurtzler
The Godwulf Manuscript | Robert B. Parker
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📚 Tagged. Classic Spenser
🙍🏼‍♀️ Sue Grafton, the queen of the alphabet!
📺 Currently watching The Good Wife
🍇 Grapes, garlic bread, grilled cheese
#manicmonday Thanks for the fun, @JoScho !

JoScho Thanks for playing 💖 4y
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JoyBlue
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Mehso-so

I thought this was my first Parker book; but a search of my reading logs shows that I read him in 2004 & 2006, before I kept record of my ratings. No worries. As my sole aim right now is to be entertained, this was fine. I was amused to learn that this series was the basis of the TV series Spenser for Hire. This sent me down a bit of an IMDB rabbit hole yesterday—also entertaining.

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Skeeterisme
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Classic. Amazing to go back again to the start of this iconic series. Definitely the start of an epic re-read stint.

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Spicedmama
The Godwulf Manuscript | Robert B. Parker
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I have never gotten enough of Robert B. Parker‘s “Spenser for Hire.” Recently revisited and I still love them. Rest In Peace, Mr. Parker.