'One of the great series in the history of the detective story'
New York Times Book Review
When the beautiful young wife of a Boston policeman goes missing, he asks his friend, private detective Spenser, to find her.
To do so Spenser must delve into the woman's past - which he soon discovers is darker than he could ever have imagined.
'When it comes to detective novels, 90 per cent of us admit he's an influence, and the rest of us lie about it'
Harlan Coben, bestselling author of Run Away
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.