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3.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 53.59 out of 5 3.59 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert B. Parker Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Spenser Series Release Date: July 2009 ISBN: 9780307705334
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A serial killer is on the loose in Beantown and the cops can't catch him. But when the killer leaves his red rose calling card for Spenser's own Susan Silverman, he gets all the attention that Spenser and Hawk can give.

Spenser plays against time while he tracks the Red Rose killer from Boston's Combat Zone to the suburbs. His trap is both daring and brave, and gives the story a satisfying climax. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Fred Kuentz | 2/17/2014

    " Worst of the Spenser novels, and IIRC the only one not written entirely from Spenser's point of view. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debby | 2/3/2014

    " Just when I have been come tired and think I will not be able to read all the Spenser novels in 2011 a great one comes along and makes me glad I am reading them! Read in one afternoon and choose it as my favorite so far! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nivi_pooh | 1/14/2014

    " Generates a good deal of excitement "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Beasley | 1/7/2014

    " Liked the book. Enjoy the Spenser series. Fast read. Like seeing some of the same people in the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yeva | 1/6/2014

    " I really liked this book. It is number 15 in the Spenser series, and I must say I like Spenser in the early books. He is more raw, more deliberate, but still maintains his philosophy and ethics. As many folks know, I am a die-hard Robert B. Parker fan, and I hang out with several other Parker fans--a motley crew if there ever was. Still, the bad guy in this book is great to hate, and that makes the reading so much fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gizzard | 12/29/2013

    " Quick, easy and entertaining. Good for low attention times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna | 12/5/2013

    " I read this in memory of Robert B. Parker, though it's not one of his best. The mystery is not that puzzling. The development of the Spenser & Susan characters was interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nate | 11/21/2013

    " Probably the best Spenser novel I have read. I ate this book like food. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Martin Maenza | 10/25/2013

    " Please see my blog for my review: Martin's View: Crimson Joy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Hertle | 6/2/2013

    " This was the first Parker book that I read so got into the flow of Spenser, mid-stream. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eyre Reeze Hugo | 4/8/2013

    " Psycho drama put me off. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 2/22/2013

    " One of my favorite Spencer for hire novels. As usual great dialogue and an adversary that initially gets away from Spenser. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 8/16/2012

    " This was my first ever Spenser novel. I'll let it represent all of the Spenser and Sunny Randall books that I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 6/12/2012

    " One of the better ones in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon Brown | 4/19/2012

    " For an older book (and free for that matter) it was pretty good... Very cliche, predictable, and the twist was minor but interesting... A good inbetween reads book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellen | 1/12/2012

    " Pretty graphic. I don't like these disturbing ones too much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 4/13/2011

    " Crimson Joy by Robert Parker (1989) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 1/27/2011

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Spenser; serial killer turns out to be one of Susan's patients. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 12/21/2010

    " Solid Spenser outing. Felt particularly safe this time, but great dialogue and action scenes, as usual. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nate | 3/6/2010

    " Probably the best Spenser novel I have read. I ate this book like food. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 11/1/2009

    " red rose killer in a spenser book.
    susan silverman's patient. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 9/6/2009

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Spenser; serial killer turns out to be one of Susan's patients.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 4/5/2009

    " This was my first ever Spenser novel. I'll let it represent all of the Spenser and Sunny Randall books that I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 2/23/2009

    " Another good week of reading four more Parker books,
    all Spenser adventures. A review called Spenser
    "a man who wears a broken nose and a broken heart
    equally well." He is certainly unlike anyone I
    know, but so likeable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 1/18/2009

    " Crimson Joy by Robert Parker (1989) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robert | 1/18/2009

    " A friend explained Parker's formula for Spenser to me, and they haven't been the same since. Crimson is disturbingly graphic, even for a Spenser novel. However, Crimson showcases a unique final battle that Parker manages to make surprisingly exciting.

    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginny | 10/3/2008

    " Those who love Spenser novels will not be disappointed. Although there was not as much Hawk/Spenser dialog as I like. This focused more on the relationship between Spenser and Susan as they try to identify the killer of a number of black women. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna | 6/11/2008

    " I read this in memory of Robert B. Parker, though it's not one of his best. The mystery is not that puzzling. The development of the Spenser & Susan characters was interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 joyce lynn | 3/6/2008

    " not one of THE best of his, but i'll admit, one of the BETTER ones in this series. i liked how Susan got more involved this time, and can understand the conflict she felt both as a dr, and as a woman. "

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About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has played several thousand characters during his career, over one hundred of them in theater and film. He is primarily heard as an audiobook narrator, having recorded well over five hundred full-length books. His numerous awards and accolades include an Audie Award for Tears in the Darkness by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman and six AudioFile Earphones Awards. He was named a Top Ten Golden Voice by SmartMoney magazine. He holds an MFA in theater from the University of Southern California.