Private detective Spenser is on the case of a serial killer with an unusual calling card - he leaves a red rose on the body of each of his victims.
And when the madman targets Spenser's girlfriend Susan Silverman, his resolve is strengthened and he determines to find the murderer - no matter what the risk.
'One of the great series in the history of the American detective story' New York Times
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Robert B. Parker completed a Ph.D. in English at Boston University. He married his wife Joan in 1956. He began writing his Spencer novels while teaching at Boston's North-eastern University in 1971. In 1997 he wrote his first Jesse Stone novel, Night Passage. Parker was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 2002.