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Small Vices **Fabulous Association Copy**

Robert B. Parker

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ISBN 10: 0399142444 / ISBN 13: 9780399142444
Published by Putnam, 1997
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed & inscribed from one Mystery Writers of America Grand Master to another: "---, We knocked them dead again" directly to title page. Parker's signature is in black ink while the inscription is in blue ink. Book and dustwrapper in fine condition, first edition/first printing. For complete details, ask the bookseller a question. An historic copy for 20th century mystery collectors. Bookseller Inventory # 1208200001

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Title: Small Vices **Fabulous Association Copy**

Publisher: Putnam

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Ellis Alves is a bad kid from the hood with a long, long record, but did he really murder Melissa Henderson, a white coed from ritzy Pemberton College? Alves's former lawyers think he was framed, and they hire Spenser to uncover the truth.


While the rest of us grow older, Spenser seems suspended in perpetual early middle age. Oh, he talks about getting older, but his body is still firm, his muscles toned, and his reflexes are still hair-trigger fine. Even so, it is Spenser's body that betrays him when he is almost killed by an assassin's bullet two-thirds of the way through Robert B. Parker's latest Spenser adventure, Small Vices. Hired to discover the truth behind a doubtful murder conviction, Spenser soon runs afoul of "the Gray Man," who eventually shoots and partially paralyzes him. Spenser, his stalwart girlfriend Susan, and his almost mythical friend Hawk then hole up in Santa Barbara until the detective can get back on his feet again.

There's never any doubt that Spenser will get back on his feet, or that he will eventually track down the man who shot him and solve the mystery that started the whole ball rolling in the first place. What makes the Spenser mysteries interesting is Spenser himself, the thinking person's private eye, a man of honor and of conscience who understands that every action has consequences.

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