Widow's Walk

By Robert B. Parker
Read by Joe Mantegna

The Spenser Series: Book 29

5.84 Hours 01/01/2002 unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781415918807

Boston’s premier P.I. investigates the murder of a prominent local banker, with family ties to the Mayflower—and perhaps the mob. When 51-year-old Nathan Smith, a once-confirmed bachelor, is found dead in his bed with a hole in his head made by a .38 caliber slug, it’s hard not to imagine Nathan’s young bride as the one with her finger on the trigger. Even her lawyer thinks she's guilty. But given that Mary Smith is entitled to the best defense she can afford—and thanks to Nathan’s millions, she can afford plenty—Spenser hires on to investigate Mary’s bona fides. Mary’s alibi is a bit on the flimsy side: she claims she was watching television in another room when the murder occurred. But the couple was seen fighting at a high-profile cocktail party earlier that evening and the prosecution has a witness who says Mary once tried to hire him to kill Nathan. What’s more, she’s too pretty, too made-up, too blonde, and sleeps around—just the kind of person a jury loves to hate. Spenser’s up against the wall; leads go nowhere, no one knows a thing. Then a young woman, recently fired from her position at Smith’s bank, turns up dead. Mary’s vacant past suddenly starts looking meaner and darker—and Spenser’s suddenly got to watch his back. With its lean, crackling dialogue, crisp action and razor-sharp characters, Widow’s Walk is another triumph.

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Summary

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Boston’s premier P.I. investigates the murder of a prominent local banker, with family ties to the Mayflower—and perhaps the mob.

When 51-year-old Nathan Smith, a once-confirmed bachelor, is found dead in his bed with a hole in his head made by a .38 caliber slug, it’s hard not to imagine Nathan’s young bride as the one with her finger on the trigger. Even her lawyer thinks she's guilty. But given that Mary Smith is entitled to the best defense she can afford—and thanks to Nathan’s millions, she can afford plenty—Spenser hires on to investigate Mary’s bona fides.

Mary’s alibi is a bit on the flimsy side: she claims she was watching television in another room when the murder occurred. But the couple was seen fighting at a high-profile cocktail party earlier that evening and the prosecution has a witness who says Mary once tried to hire him to kill Nathan. What’s more, she’s too pretty, too made-up, too blonde, and sleeps around—just the kind of person a jury loves to hate.

Spenser’s up against the wall; leads go nowhere, no one knows a thing. Then a young woman, recently fired from her position at Smith’s bank, turns up dead. Mary’s vacant past suddenly starts looking meaner and darker—and Spenser’s suddenly got to watch his back.

With its lean, crackling dialogue, crisp action and razor-sharp characters, Widow’s Walk is another triumph.

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Author Bio: Robert B. Parker

Robert B. Parker (1932–2010), long acknowledged as the dean of American crime fiction, was the New York Times bestselling author of the Spenser mysteries, as well as the Jesse Stone novels. He was named Grand Master at the 2002 Edgar Awards by the Mystery Writers of America, an honor shared with earlier masters such as Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen. He has more than fifty books to his credit.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.84
Audience: Adult
Language: English