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).