In the early 1970s Robert B. Parker transformed and invigorated the
mystery genre when he introduced a wisecracking, noble-hearted,
tough guy Boston private detective named Spenser. HUNDRED-DOLLAR
BABY is the 34th installment in the Spenser series.
A lot has happened over the three decades since Spenser first
arrived on the scene. Even the Red Sox finally won a World Series.
But Spenser is still Spenser. And while Parker has branched out and
introduced two excellent new mystery series in recent years and
even wrote a western or two, the arrival of a new Spenser novel is
a true cause to celebrate for lon