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3.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 5 3.81 (43 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert B. Parker Narrator: David Dukes Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN:
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Hired by Loudon Tripp, an aggrieved Boston aristocrat who believes his late wife Olivia's brutal street slaying to be something other than random violence, Spencer immediately senses that his client's picture-perfect portrayal of his family life is false. For starters, the victim's reputation is too saintly, her house is as lived-in as a stage set, and her troubled children don't appear to be the product of a happy home.

Spencer plunges into a world of grand illusion, peopled by cardboard cutouts, including a distinguished public servant with plenty to hide, a wealthy executive whose checks bounce, a sleepy southern town seething with scandal and the ambiguous Olivia herself, who may or may not really be dead. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 2/18/2014

    " Easy read that keeped me wanting more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve S | 2/13/2014

    " Vintage macho Spencer mystery.The Damned Busters "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 2/10/2014

    " Another tough dude Spenser novel. Very interesting take on politics and culture in the "North" and "South." And RBP really fleshed out his gay-tolerance theme, which was very ballsy in 1993 - and that much more impressive for a tough guy series like this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 2/4/2014

    " The Spenser books are like comfort food for me. I've read this book countless times, but I picked it up again this weekend for a much-needed diversion. Parker is a master of the snappy dialogue and fast-paced plot. I've yet to read a true clunker in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nonny | 1/21/2014

    " Lots of twists and turns and then some very unexpectedness... I really enjoyed reading this book! Will definitely check into the rest of the series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 1/16/2014

    " After Robert Parker died I picked up a couple of his novels at the used book store. This is a pretty typical Spenser novel. Tough guy, corrupted world, and a damsel in distress. I do enjoy his books though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yeva | 12/30/2013

    " I could not find a writer I like more than Robert B. Parker. I found this book the other day at the library, and I did not remember reading it. This thrilled me, because I've not read one of Mr. Parker's book in quite some time. Paper Doll is a great story. It was definitely interesting, and I liked reading about my favorite characters again. Farrell is introduced in this book, and Spenser was considerate and a good friend, as Farrell went through the death of his partner. Spenser is such a multi-faceted character; I never tire of reading about him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 12/26/2013

    " If your a Robert Parker fan or just a fan of the detective novel you will love the Spenser books. Another solid book by Parker. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 12/24/2013

    " Not enough Hawk in this one, but enjoyable nonetheless. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa Busick | 12/15/2013

    " Took a while to read this one, an ok book to pass the time, not one that I just couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/19/2013

    " This is a perfect "who-done-it." Parker is a master at dialogue and character development. I continue to read his books over and over again to go back and visit characters with whom I have fallen in love. They are part of my life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nate | 11/11/2013

    " With Parker no longer among us I've been reading a ton of his stuff. I sort of feel like Parker lost interest about 3/4ths the way through and solving the crime falls by the way side. Great tough guy scenes with Spenser and Quark though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 10/18/2013

    " Unpaid and under-appreciated, Spenser pursues a case of corruption, deception, and a small Southern town with deep old secrets. Delicious and bittersweet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 10/4/2013

    " No one writes like Parker did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martin Maenza | 9/17/2013

    " Please see my blog for my review: Martin's View: Paper Doll. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 9/14/2013

    " good. reread. typical RBP. quick witty good plot twists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saxon Bennett | 9/5/2013

    " reminded a lot of mickey spillane. really liked spencer's girlfriend susan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bcoghill Coghill | 9/3/2013

    " enjoyable Spenser with a bit of travel to the South East USA. Interesting to see Parker's perseption of Faulkner's country (I guess this is a little east of Faulkner country.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 RunRachelRun | 12/20/2012

    " Another great book. I'm so glad I found the Spenser series again. Thank you, Ray! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 11/25/2012

    " Another good read from Parker. I read this one a few years back but worth it to read again. Spencer hired to solve a murder of a wealthy woman... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Walsh | 9/8/2012

    " I read Parker for recreation. His books are a quick read, rarely predictable, and have the most succinct dialog of any genre. They slip out of my memory after a short time, so the only way I can track which ones I have read is by posting them here! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 9/8/2012

    " This is a terrific Spenser. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 5/17/2012

    " Paper Doll (Spenser) by Robert B. Parker (1994) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 4/7/2012

    " Very Good; Continuing characters: Spenser and Hawk; Spenser attempts to find out who murdered a woman whom everyone seemed to admire. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 2/11/2012

    " Typical Parker, have no idea why we love Spenser so much except we like genius bad boys - fun summer escapism reading. . . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry Marshall | 10/23/2011

    " Robert Parker is my favorite mystery author. In memory to him I'm re-reading his Spenser series. I won't review them as they've been around for a long time but they're great, every time I read them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monicaaa | 8/4/2011

    " It's so full of suspense...I couldn't put it down... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 6/9/2011

    " Among the better Spensers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chuck Boyd | 4/13/2011

    " Spenser is like having a good buddy/friend up in Boston. He has such a positive attitude I am sure we would hang out together and he'd introduce me to his associates. Wow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 3/11/2011

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 5 stars "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 1/6/2011

    " After Robert Parker died I picked up a couple of his novels at the used book store. This is a pretty typical Spenser novel. Tough guy, corrupted world, and a damsel in distress. I do enjoy his books though.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 10/26/2010

    " By now the Spenser series has started to get a recycled feel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 7/4/2010

    " If your a Robert Parker fan or just a fan of the detective novel you will love the Spenser books. Another solid book by Parker. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 RunRachelRun | 4/15/2010

    " Another great book. I'm so glad I found the Spenser series again. Thank you, Ray! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nate | 2/8/2010

    " With Parker no longer among us I've been reading a ton of his stuff. I sort of feel like Parker lost interest about 3/4ths the way through and solving the crime falls by the way side. Great tough guy scenes with Spenser and Quark though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 10/15/2009

    " good. reread. typical RBP. quick witty good plot twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 10/4/2009

    " Not enough Hawk in this one, but enjoyable nonetheless. "

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

    " Very Good; Continuing characters: Spenser and Hawk; Spenser attempts to find out who murdered a woman whom everyone seemed to admire.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 7/7/2009

    " Typical Parker, have no idea why we love Spenser so much except we like genius bad boys - fun summer escapism reading. . . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monicaaa | 5/16/2009

    " It's so full of suspense...I couldn't put it down... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 3/28/2009

    " Loudon Tripp hires spenser, then fires him. If is seems too perfect, as in life, it is. and the pac called The American Democratic Imperative... and the crooked, evil, socio-pathic and pathetic senator. too many redunndant words. good story!!!! "

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

    " Paper Doll (Spenser) by Robert B. Parker (1994) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 James | 1/9/2009

    " Kinda lame story about this dude from Boston trying to solve a murder. "

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About the Author
Robert B. Parker recipient of the Grand Master Edgar Award, is a pillar of American detective fiction. He is the author of more than fifty books for adults, including the New York Times bestselling Spenser and Jesse Stone novels. The Boxer and the Spy is his second book for young readers. A lifelong resident of Massachusetts, he and his wife, Joan, currently live in Cambridge, where Mr. Parker has on more than one occasion stepped into the boxing ring–but just for the fun of it.