Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Robert B. Parker's Lullaby

Consistent. The estate of Robert B. Parker selected Ace Atkins to continue the franchise by writing Spenser novels. The first, Robert B. Parker’s Lullaby, provides great continuity for this legendary detective fiction. Atkins keeps dialogue and structure consistent with Parker’s model, and if anything he has fleshed out the novel more thoroughly than Parker did in his later novels. I decided to read this novel out of curiosity to see how true Atkins would be to the Parker model. I enjoyed reading this novel, and expect that most Parker and Spenser fans will be pleased to see more of this character in coming years. For me, I’ll probably move on to living authors developing their own characters. Rating: Three-star (Recommended) Click here to purchase Lullaby from amazon.com.

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