Pale Kings and Princes

Pale Kings and Princes

Pale Kings and Princes is written by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman. Read more of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter Chronicles in The Infernal Devices, The Mortal Instruments, and The Bane Chronicles.

Author: Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781481443197

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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As a former vampire, Simon gets along with Downworlders. The Clave does not. One of ten adventures in Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy. As a former vampire, Simon’s always been sympathetic to Downworlders. But after a training exercise goes wrong, he gets a glimpse into the Shadowhunters’ prejudice as he learns about the origin of Helen and Mark Blackthorn, principle characters in The Dark Artifices. This standalone e-only short story follows the adventures of Simon Lewis, star of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments, as he trains to become a Shadowhunter. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy features characters from Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, and the upcoming Dark Artifices and Last Hours series. Pale Kings and Princes is written by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman. Read more of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter Chronicles in The Infernal Devices, The Mortal Instruments, and The Bane Chronicles.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Pale Kings and Princes A Spenser Mystery

Pale Kings and Princes  A Spenser Mystery

But the local drugs cartel are not the only suspects - did the journalist get too close to the truth, or too close to the wife of a very jealous man? 'One of the great series in the history of the American detective story' New York Times

Author: Robert B. Parker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781782068235

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 253

Classic Boston noir thriller from global bestseller Robert B. Parker - one of contemporary crime fiction's most popular and acclaimed authors. When a young journalist researching the cocaine trade in a small Massachusetts town is found murdered, private detective Spenser is called in to find out who is responsible. Wheaton isn't just any small town though - Spenser soon discovers it's one of the biggest cocaine distribution centres in the Northeast. But the local drugs cartel are not the only suspects - did the journalist get too close to the truth, or too close to the wife of a very jealous man? 'One of the great series in the history of the American detective story' New York Times
Categories: Fiction

Pale Kings and Princes A Spenser Mystery 14

Pale Kings and Princes  A Spenser Mystery 14

When a young journalist researching the cocaine trade in a small Massachusetts town is found murdered, private detective Spenser is called in to find out who is responsible.

Author: Robert B. Parker

Publisher: Quercus Books

ISBN: 9781743516423

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

View: 275

When a young journalist researching the cocaine trade in a small Massachusetts town is found murdered, private detective Spenser is called in to find out who is responsible. Wheaton isn't just any small town though - Spenser soon discovers it's one of the biggest cocaine distribution centres in the Northeast. But the local drugs cartel are not the only suspects - did the journalist get too close to the truth, or too close to the wife of a very jealous man?
Categories: Fiction

Romanticism and the Rise of English

Romanticism and the Rise of English

... i saw pale kings, and princes too, Pale warriors, death-pale were they all; Who
cried “la belle dame sans mercy hath thee in thrall!” (37–40) the kings and
princes choose a strange mode of defining the knight's predicament. for reasons
never ...

Author: Andrew Elfenbein

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804769893

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 503

Named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 Romanticism and the Rise of English addresses a peculiar development in contemporary literary criticism: the disappearance of the history of the English language as a relevant topic. Elfenbein argues for a return not to older modes of criticism, but to questions about the relation between literature and language that have vanished from contemporary investigation. His book is an example of a kind of work that has often been called for but rarely realized—a social philology that takes seriously the formal and institutional forces shaping the production of English. This results not only in a history of English, but also in a recovery of major events shaping English studies as a coherent discipline. This book points to new directions in literary criticism by arguing for the need to reconceptualize authorial agency in light of a broadened understanding of linguistic history.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Reader Over Your Shoulder

The Reader Over Your Shoulder

The first glance at a poem takes in its prose sense as a base on which to build up
the poetic sense. For example, the following stanza from Keats's La Belle Dame
Sans Merci presents a simple story situation: I saw pale kings and princes too, ...

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 9780795350467

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 640

View: 361

“The best book on writing ever published” (Patricia T. O’Conner, author of Woe Is I). When Robert Graves and Alan Hodge decided to collaborate on this manual for writers, the world was in total upheaval. Graves had fled Majorca three years earlier at the start of the Spanish Civil War, and as they labored over their new project, they witnessed the fall of France and the evacuation of Allied forces at Dunkirk. Soon the horror of World War II would reach British soil as well, as the Luftwaffe began bombing London in an effort to destroy the resolve of the English people. Graves and Hodge believed that at a time when their whole world was falling apart, the survival of English prose sentences—of writing that was clear, concise, and intelligible—had become paramount if hope were going to outlive the onslaught. They came up with forty-one principles for writing, the majority devoted to clarity, the remainder to grace of expression. They studied the prose of a wide range of noted authors and leaders, finding much room for improvement. Successful communication could mean the difference between war and peace, life and death, and they were determined to contribute to its survival. The importance of good writing continues today, as obfuscation, propaganda, manipulative language, and sloppy standards are all too common—and this classic guide is just as useful and important as ever. Note: This edition restores the full, original 1943 text. “To see what really expert mavens can do in applying their rule-based expertise to clearing up bad prose, get hold of a copy of The Reader Over Your Shoulder.” —The Atlantic
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Keats

Keats

I saw pale kings, and princes too, Pale warriors, death-pale were they all; Who
cried, 'Labelle Dame sans mercy Hath thee in thrall!' I saw their starv'd lips in the
gloom With horrid warning gaped wide, And I awoke, and found me here On the ...

Author: Andrew Motion

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571266043

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 672

View: 701

Keats is the first major biography of this tragic hero of romanticism for some thirty years, and it differs from its predecessors in important respects. The outline of the story is well known - has become, in fact, the stuff of legend: the archetypal life of the tortured genius, critically spurned and dying young. What Andrew Motion brings to bear on the subject is a deep understanding of how Keats fitted into the intellectual and political life of his time. Important friendships with such anti-establishment figures as William Hazlitt and Leigh Hunt are given their full due, and the closeness of his own spirit, as expressed in his poems, to the ferment all around is made clear. Many significant new facts about Keats's schooldays and medical training, in particular, enrich the picture. Keats emerges as a more political figure than he is usually portrayed, but his personal sufferings, too, come into closer focus. Most importantly, Andrew Motion - himself a distinguished poet and former poet laureate - demonstrates how the poems continue to exert their power. 'A definitive life of a great poet, and one of the finest biographies of the decade.' New Statesman
Categories: Literary Criticism

Best Remembered Poems

Best Remembered Poems

And there she lulled me asleep And there I dream'd—Ah! woe betide! The latest
dream I ever dream'd On the cold hill side. X I saw pale kings and princes too,
Pale warriors, death-pale were they all; They cried—'La Belle Dame sans Merci ...

Author: Martin Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486116402

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

View: 630

The 126 poems in this superb collection of 19th and 20th century British and American verse range from famous poets such as Wordsworth, Tennyson, Whitman, and Frost to less well-known poets. Includes 10 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
Categories: Poetry

Complete Poems and Selected Letters of John Keats

Complete Poems and Selected Letters of John Keats

And there we slumber'd on the moss, And there I dream'd, ah woe betide, The
latest dream I ever dream'd On the cold hill side. I saw pale kings, and princes too
, Pale warriors, death-pale were they all; Who cried, 'La belle Dame sans mercy ...

Author: John Keats

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 9780307419354

Category: Poetry

Page: 640

View: 751

'I think I shall be among the English Poets after my death,' John Keats soberly prophesied in 1818 as he started writing the blankverse epic Hyperion. Today he endures as the archetypal Romantic genius who explored the limits of the imagination and celebrated the pleasures of the senses but suffered a tragic early death. Edmund Wilson counted him as 'one of the half dozen greatest English writers,' and T. S. Eliot has paid tribute to the Shakespearean quality of Keats's greatness. Indeed, his work has survived better than that of any of his contemporaries the devaluation of Romantic poetry that began early in this century. This Modern Library edition contains all of Keats's magnificent verse: 'Lamia,' 'Isabella,' and 'The Eve of St. Agnes'; his sonnets and odes; the allegorical romance Endymion; and the five-act poetic tragedy Otho the Great. Presented as well are the famous posthumous and fugitive poems, including the fragmentary 'The Eve of Saint Mark' and the great 'La Belle Dame sans Merci,' perhaps the most distinguished literary ballad in the language. 'No one else in English poetry, save Shakespeare, has in expression quite the fascinating felicity of Keats, his perception of loveliness,' said Matthew Arnold. 'In the faculty of naturalistic interpretation, in what we call natural magic, he ranks with Shakespeare.'
Categories: Poetry

The Annotated Lolita

The Annotated Lolita

H.H. is echoing Keats's “La Belle Dame sans Merci” (1820), from the stanza that
describes the dream the narrator has after the Belle Dame has lulled him to sleep
in her “elfin grot"; I saw pale Kings, and Princes too, Pale warriors, death-pale ...

Author: Vladimir Nabokov

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307788085

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 567

The annotated text of this modern classic. It assiduously illuminates the extravagant wordplay and the frequent literary allusions, parodies, and cross-references. Edited with a preface, introduction and notes by Alfred Appel, Jr.
Categories: Fiction

Romanticism

Romanticism

... I shut her wild wild eyes With kisses four.4. 9. And there she lulled me asleep,
And there I dreamed – ah, woe betide! – The latest dream I ever dreamed 35 On
the cold hill's side. 10. I saw pale kings and princes too, Pale warriors, deathpale.

Author: Duncan Wu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118256572

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1656

View: 801

This new edition of the groundbreaking Romanticism: AnAnthology is the only book of its kind to contain completetexts of a wide range of Romantic works, including Blake's Songsof Innocence and of Experience, The Marriage of Heaven andHell, and Urizen; Wordsworth and Coleridge's LyricalBallads (1798); Wordsworth's Two-Part Prelude; early andrevised versions of Coleridge's 'The Eolian Harp', 'This Lime-TreeBower my Prison', 'Frost at Midnight', and 'The Ancient Mariner';Shelley's Prometheus Unbound, Epipsychidion andAdonais; Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage Canto IIIand Don Juan Dedication and Cantos I and II; and Keats'sOdes, the two Hyperions, Lamia,Isabella and The Eve of St Agnes. It also carriesexplanatory annotations and author headnotes. Updated toincorporate the latest scholarly findings, it remains the essentialtext on Romanticism. Don Juan Dedication and Cantos I and II; and Keats'sOdes, the two Hyperions, Lamia,Isabella and The Eve of St Agnes. It also carriesexplanatory annotations and author headnotes. Updated toincorporate the latest scholarly findings, it remains the essentialtext on Romanticism. Includes all texts from the third edition, with theaddition of Keats's Isabella and Shelley'sEpipsychidion, as well as a selection of the poems of WalterScott Includes a wider and deeper selection of texts by the Big Sixmale poets (Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Byron and Shelley)than any competing volume Includes a generous range of texts by female Romanticpoets All editorial materials, including annotations, authorheadnotes, and prefatory materials, have been revised for the newedition The only book to contain complete texts, edited for this volumefrom manuscript and early printed sources by Wu, along withexplanatory annotations and author headnotes Contains everything teachers and students require for anin-depth survey of the principal writings to emerge from theBritish Romantic period The most widely-used teaching anthology in the field in theUK Companion website features a dynamic timeline detailingsignificant events of the romantic period and providing images,suggestions for further reading and useful links to other onlineresources: ahref="http://www.romanticismanthology.com/"www.romanticismanthology.com/a
Categories: Literary Criticism

Now and Then

Now and Then

... Hush Money Sudden Mischief Small Vices Chance Thin Air Walking Shadow
Paper Doll Double Deuce Pastime Stardust Playmates Crimson Joy Pale Kings
and Princes Taming a SeaHorse A Catskill Eagle Valediction The Widening Gyre
.

Author: Robert B. Parker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101221240

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 995

Investigating a case of infidelity sounds simple—until it plunges Spenser and his beloved Susan into a politically charged murder plot that’s already left three people dead.
Categories: Fiction

Death in Paradise

Death in Paradise

... Doll (with Helen Brann) Double Deuce Robert B. Parker's Pastime Wonderland
Stardust (by Ace Atkins) Playmates Robert B. Parker's Lullaby (by Ace Atkins)
Crimson Joy Pale Kings and Princes Sixkill - - Painted Ladies Taming a son Hon.

Author: Robert B. Parker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101546376

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 519

“[Parker's found] the pitch-perfect voice for a guy who is straining every muscle to cut down on the booze, hang on to his new job as police chief, and not get rattled by the body of a teenage girl”(The New York Times) in this bestselling mystery in the Jesse Stone series. Robert B. Parker takes readers back in Paradise, where Detective Jesse Stone is looking for two things: the killer of a teenage girl—and someone, anyone, who is willing to claim the body... The local cops haven't seen anything like this, but Jesse's L.A. past has made him all too familiar with floaters. This girl hadn't committed suicide; she hadn't been drowned: she'd been shot and dumped, discarded like trash. Before long it becomes clear that she had a taste for the wild life; and her own parents can't be bothered to report her missing, or even admit that she once was a child of theirs. All Jesse has to go on is a young man's school ring on a gold chain, and a hunch or two. Filled with magnetic characters and the muscular writing that are Parker's trademarks, Death in Paradise is a storytelling masterpiece.
Categories: Fiction

Perish Twice

Perish Twice

THE SPENSER NOVELS Sixkill Double Deuce Painted Ladies Pastime The
Professional Stardust Rough Weather Playmates Now & Then* Crimson Joy
Dream Girl (aka HundredDollar Baby)* Pale Kings and Princes School Days*
Taming a ...

Author: Robert B Parker

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781842434932

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 971

The second Sunny Randall mystery Sunny Randall comes to the aid of three very different women, with deadly consequences. Hired by prominent feminist Mary Lou Goddard to protect her from threatening phone calls and shadowy pursuers, Sunny must contend with Goddard's reluctance to reveal all she knows about the unwelcome attention bestowed upon her. When a member of Goddard's staff is gunned down, it's called a case of mistaken identity. And when the murder suspect is found to have eaten his own gun, two cases are settled, neither to Sunny's satisfaction. At the same time, Sunny must help both her dearest friend and her older sister, each of whom face wrenching personal battles. When the murder investigations lead her to the Boston underworld, Sunny's footing-despite backup from her close friend Spike and ex-husband, Richie - is treacherous at best. 'Nobody does it better than Parker' - Sunday Times 'Parker can spin a tale with the best of them - most of the time, he is the best of them' - New York Times Look out for the rest of the Sunny Randall mysteries: Family Honour, Perish Twice, Shrink Rap, Melancholy Baby, Blue Screen and Spare Change, plus two brand new additions to the series by Mike Lupica, Robert B. Parker's Blood Feud and Robert B. Parker's Grudge Match Finished all the Sunny Randall mysteries? Search for the Spenser series and the Jesse Stone series to meet Robert B. Parker's other iconic detectives!
Categories: Fiction

Hush Money

Hush Money

... Hundred-Dollar Baby)* Pale Kings and Princes School Days* Taming a Sea-
Horse Cold Service* Bad Business* Back Story* Widow's Walk* Potshot* Hugger
Mugger* Hush Money* Sudden Mischief* Small Vices* Chance Thin Air Walking
 ...

Author: Robert B Parker

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781842439937

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 606

Spenser has his hands full when he takes on two cases at once. In the first, a high-minded university might be hiding a killer within a swamp of political correctness. And in the other, Spenser comes to the aid of a stalking victim, only to find himself the unwilling object of the woman's dangerous affection. 'Robert B Parker's Spenser is one of the best private detectives in fiction' - Sunday Telegraph
Categories: Fiction

Appaloosa

Appaloosa

... Walk Potshot Hugger Mugger Hush Money Sudden Mischief Small Vices
Chance Thin Air Walking Shadow Paper Doll Double Deuce Pastime Stardust
Playmates Crimson Joy Pale Kings and Princes Taming a Sea-Horse A Catskill
Eagle.

Author: Robert B. Parker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101205083

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 527

When Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch arrive in Appaloosa, they find a town suffering at the hands of a renegade rancher who’s already left the city marshal and one of his deputies dead. Cole and Hitch are used to cleaning up after scavengers, but this one raises the stakes by playing not with the rules—but with emotion. Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.
Categories: Fiction

High Profile

High Profile

... SavagePlace Back Story* Ceremony Bad Business* The Widening Gyre Cold
Service* Valediction School Days* A CatskillEagle Dream Girl (aka
HundredDollar Baby)* Taming a SeaHorse Pale Kings and Princes Now & Then*
Crimson Joy ...

Author: Robert B Parker

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781843443278

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 998

'Parker packs more meaning into a whispered "yeah" than most writers can pack into a page' - Sunday Times When the body of controversial talk-show host Walton Weeks is discovered hanging from a tree on the outskirts of Paradise, police chief Jesse Stone finds himself at the center of a highly public case, forcing him to deal with small-minded local officials and national media scrutiny. When another dead body - that of a young woman - is discovered just a few days later, the pressure becomes almost unbearable. Two victims in less than a week should provide a host of clues, but all Jesse runs into are dead ends. But what may be the most disturbing aspect of these murders is the fact that no one seems to care-not a single one of Weeks's ex-wives, not the family of the girl. And when the medical examiner reveals a heartbreaking link between the two departed souls, the mystery only deepens. Despite Weeks's reputation and the girl's tender age, Jesse is hard-pressed to find legitimate suspects. Though the crimes are perhaps the most gruesome Jesse has ever witnessed, it is the malevolence behind them that makes them all the more frightening. Forced to delve into a world of stormy relationships, Jesse soon comes to realize that knowing who he can trust is indeed a matter of life and death. 'Robert B. Parker is one of the greats of the American hard-boiled genre' - Guardian Look out for the other novels in the Jesse Stones series published by No Exit Press: Night Passage, Trouble in Paradise, Death in Paradise, Stone Cold, Sea Change, High Profile, Damned If You Do, Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot, Robert B. Parker's The Devil Wins, Robert B. Parker's Debt to Pay, Robert B. Parker's The Hangman's Sonnet, Robert B. Parker's Colorblind and Robert B. Parker's The Bitterest Pill Finished all the Jesse Stone mysteries? Search for the Spenser series and the Sunny Randall series to meet Robert B. Parker's other iconic detectives!
Categories: Fiction

Spare Change

Spare Change

... Autumn Widow's Walk* A Savage Place Back Story* Ceremony Bad Business*
The Widening Gyre Cold Service* Valediction School Days* A Catskill Eagle
Dream Girl (aka HundredDollar Baby)* Taming a SeaHorse Pale Kings and
Princes ...

Author: Robert B Parker

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781843443094

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 657

The sixth Sunny Randall mystery When a serial murderer dubbed 'The Spare Change Killer' by the Boston press surfaces after three decades in hiding, the police immediately seek out the cop, now retired, who headed the original task force: Phil Randall. As a sharp-eyed investigator and a doting parent, Phil calls on his daughter, Sunny, to help catch the criminal who eluded him so many years before. Sunny is certain that she's found her man after interviewing just a handful of suspects. Though she has no evidence against Bob Johnson, she trusts her intuition. And she knows the power she has over him she can feel the skittishness and sexual tension that he radiates when he's around her - but persuading her father and the rest of the task force is a different story. When the killer strikes a second and third time, the murders take a macabre turn, as the victims each eerily resemble Sunny. While her father pressures her to drop the case, Sunny's need to create a trap to nab her killer grows. In a compelling game of cat-and-mouse, Sunny uses all her skills to draw out her prey, realizing too late that she's setting herself up to become the next victim. 'Nobody does it better than Parker' - Sunday Times 'Parker can spin a tale with the best of them - most of the time, he is the best of them' - New York Times Look out for the rest of the Sunny Randall mysteries: Family Honour, Perish Twice, Shrink Rap, Melancholy Baby, Blue Screen and Spare Change, plus two brand new additions to the series by Mike Lupica, Robert B. Parker's Blood Feud and Robert B. Parker's Grudge Match Finished all the Sunny Randall mysteries? Search for the Spenser series and the Jesse Stone series to meet Robert B. Parker's other iconic detectives!
Categories: Fiction

Sea Change

Sea Change

... SavagePlace Back Story* Ceremony Bad Business* The Widening Gyre Cold
Service* Valediction School Days* A CatskillEagle Dream Girl (aka
HundredDollar Baby)* Taming a SeaHorse Pale Kings and Princes Now & Then*
Crimson Joy ...

Author: Robert B Parker

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781843443063

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 160

'Funny, smart and highly entertaining ... a cracker' - Daily Telegraph When a woman's partially decomposed body washes ashore in Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone is forced into a case far more difficult than it at first appears. Identifying the woman is just the first step in what proves to be a difficult and emotionally charged investigation. Florence Horvath was an attractive, recently divorced heiress from Florida; she also had a penchant for steamy sex and was an enthusiastic participant in a video depicting the same. Somehow the combination of her past and present got her killed, but no one is talking - not the crew of the Lady Jane, the Fort Lauderdale yacht moored in Paradise harbour; nor her very blonde, very tanned twin sisters, Corliss and Claudia; and not her curiously affectless parents, living out a sterile retirement in a Miami high rise. But someone - Jesse - has to speak for the dead, even if it puts him in harm's way. 'Robert B. Parker is one of the greats of the American hard-boiled genre' - Guardian Look out for the other novels in the Jesse Stones series published by No Exit Press: Night Passage, Trouble in Paradise, Death in Paradise, Stone Cold, Sea Change, High Profile, Damned If You Do, Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot, Robert B. Parker's The Devil Wins, Robert B. Parker's Debt to Pay, Robert B. Parker's The Hangman's Sonnet, Robert B. Parker's Colorblind and Robert B. Parker's The Bitterest Pill Finished all the Jesse Stone mysteries? Search for the Spenser series and the Sunny Randall series to meet Robert B. Parker's other iconic detectives!
Categories: Fiction

No Less a Man

No Less a Man

... 1985 ) , drug - smuggling ( Pale Kings and Princes , 1987 , and Pastime , 1991
) , serial murder ( Crimson Joy , 1988 ) , intercollegiate sports and illiteracy (
Playmates , 1989 ) , television stardom ( Stardust 60 Chapter The Liberal Hero.

Author: Douglas Robinson

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879726385

Category: Social Science

Page: 323

View: 442

Through close readings of these three figures, Robinson argues that more is going on among American men than meets the casual eye - and that much of what is going on is reflected in the most popular of our art forms, detective novels, action movies, and rock music.
Categories: Social Science

Trouble in Paradise

Trouble in Paradise

... Profile* Sea Change* THE SPENSER NOVELS Double Deuce Pastime
Stardust Playmates Crimson Joy Pale Kings and Princes Taming a SeaHorse A
Catskill Eagle Valediction The Widening Gyre Ceremony A Savage Place Early
Autumn ...

Author: Robert B Parker

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781842439999

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 824

'Parker packs more meaning into a whispered "yeah" than most writers can pack into a page' - Sunday Times Stiles Island is a wealthy and exclusive enclave separated by a bridge from the Massachusetts coastal town of Paradise. James Macklin sees Stiles Island as the ultimate investment opportunity: all he needs to do is invade the island, blow up the bridge, and get to work. To realise his investment, Macklin, along with his devoted girlfriend, Faye, assembles a crew of fellow ex-cons - all experts in their fields - including Wilson Cromartie, a fearsome Apache. James Macklin is a bad man - a very bad man. And Wilson Cromartie, known as Crow, is even worse. As Macklin plans his crime, Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone has his hands full. He faces romantic entanglements in triplicate: his ex-wife, Jenn, is in the Paradise jail for assault; he's begun a new relationship with a Stiles Island realtor named Marcy Campbell; and he's still sorting out his feelings for attorney Abby Taylor. When Macklin's attack on Stiles Island is set in motion, both Marcy and Abby are put in jeopardy. As the casualties mount, it's up to Jesse to keep both women from harm. 'Robert B. Parker is one of the greats of the American hard-boiled genre' - Guardian Look out for the other novels in the Jesse Stones series published by No Exit Press: Night Passage, Trouble in Paradise, Death in Paradise, Stone Cold, Sea Change, High Profile, Damned If You Do, Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot, Robert B. Parker's The Devil Wins, Robert B. Parker's Debt to Pay, Robert B. Parker's The Hangman's Sonnet, Robert B. Parker's Colorblind and Robert B. Parker's The Bitterest Pill Finished all the Jesse Stone mysteries? Search for the Spenser series and the Sunny Randall series to meet Robert B. Parker's other iconic detectives!
Categories: Fiction