Sixkill On location in Boston bad boy actor Jumbo Nelson is accused of the rape and murder of a young woman From the start the case seems fishy so the Boston PD calls on Spenser to investigate Things don t

  • Title: Sixkill
  • Author: Robert B. Parker
  • ISBN: 9780857382139
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Paperback
  • On location in Boston, bad boy actor Jumbo Nelson is accused of the rape and murder of a young woman From the start the case seems fishy, so the Boston PD calls on Spenser to investigate Things don t look so good for Jumbo, whose appetites for food, booze, and sex are as outsized as his name He was the studio s biggest star, but he s become its biggest liability In theOn location in Boston, bad boy actor Jumbo Nelson is accused of the rape and murder of a young woman From the start the case seems fishy, so the Boston PD calls on Spenser to investigate Things don t look so good for Jumbo, whose appetites for food, booze, and sex are as outsized as his name He was the studio s biggest star, but he s become its biggest liability In the course of the investigation, Spenser encounters Jumbo s bodyguard a young, former football playing Native American named Zebulon Sixkill He acts tough, but Spenser sees something within the young man Despite the odd circumstances, the two forge an unlikely alliance, with Spenser serving as mentor for Sixkill As the case grows darker and secrets about both Jumbo and the dead woman come to light, it s Spenser with Sixkill at his side who must put things right.

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    1. So sad, reading the last Spenser novel, realizing I'll never have the pleasure of spending time with these characters again. For years, I've wanted Susan Silverman to die, but I wanted Parker to kill her off himself, to improve the series. I never, never wanted it to be like this, never wanted Susan, Spenser, and Parker to go together. And it was all too soon--too soon.Unfortunately, this isn't a particularly good Spenser. The plot is sort of a half-hearted updating of the Fatty Arbuckle scandal [...]

    2. The last Spenser book written by Robert B. Parker. In it, Spenser adds another member to his growing Rainbow Coalition of Thugs ©: a Native American. If he lived, what would the next addition to the Rainbow Coalition of Thugs © have been - an Albanian dwarf, an albino Eskimo, a Centaur with anger issues?Who knows?As far as the passages with the insufferable, food-challenged Susan Silverman, I employed my long dormant speed reading ability through those pages. A skill rarely, if ever, I had a n [...]

    3. “Have you wanted to become a professional tough guy but lacked the experience to make your dream come true? Thanks to the Spenser Training Academy you can be trading punches and bullets with thugs in no time.Mr. Spenser is a private investigator with almost 40 years of experience. His personal classes include:* Weight training* Boxing lessons* Firearms instruction* Gourmet cooking* Smart ass quip improvisation* Angering dangerous criminals* Making others ill by engaging in smug lovey-dovey con [...]

    4. Forty years ago, in The Godwulf Manuscript, Robert B. Parker introduced his first and most popular protagonist, Spenser, a tough, witty Boston P.I. Sixkill is the fortieth and last entry in the series (at least the last written by Parker himself), and the series, like its lead character, has had its ups and downs. The early books were terrific. Spenser was a very engaging character and his early cases were often complex and thought-provoking in addition to being a helluva lot of fun. Later, thou [...]

    5. Spenser is called in on the murder of a young woman found strangled in her bathtub. Gruesome! She’s found in Jumbo Nelson’s suite, he’s a megastar and does not want this kind of publicity. He makes his point pretty clear. Spenser hooks up with Jumbo’s bouncer, Zebulon Sixkill, who is treated in an unsavoury way by Jumbo and is prime to change his luck so when he’s fired, it seems like a natural step. Spenser works on Z and by the end of the book, he’s a pretty good sidekick though th [...]

    6. This book was a 4 star, but having a chance to say goodbye to the characters in this last book from Robert Parker, it was elevated. The plot wasn't his strongest, the murders were pretty high, but it was a good fare well.

    7. Here we have the last completed novel as written by Robert B Parker about his favorite sleuth. And I really wanted to see him go out with a bang. That said had the man continued writing this book would probably be considered average.This book is about a famous fat obnoxious actor who is found in a room of a dead girl (Fatty Arbunckle immediately sprung to my mind, but there were no obvious comparisons) and he is a shoe in for murder. Only Spensers' friend the policeman Quirke does not want to ju [...]

    8. (The word "maroon" appears 3 times in this book)What can I say the very last of Parker's Spenser. The Spenser that appeared when I did in Boston, the Spenser that grew as I did, that found the love of his life, that found his purpose if not his mission. The Parker that wrote himself into Spenser, that wrote his Joan into Susan, that struggled with growing up and growing old, and learning to live with joy.In this book, I can feel Parker's age and yet his determination to invest again in Spenser a [...]

    9. Parker's final Spenser novel. I will miss the occasional Spenser fix. This was a quick read, not one of my favorites, with too much time spent watching Susan nibble tiny bits of food. Her role in this particular piece seemed a bit overdone. The investigation itself features the usual good guy/bad guy routines and much of what one comes to expect and want from Parker. I understand there will be more Spenser novels written by another. That seems so odd. I'll have to withhold judgment on that for n [...]

    10. I must have read this really fast the first time around. I didn't remember it until the ending. Great book anyway. No HawkI miss Hawk!

    11. Dead fourteen months and he has two books on the NYTimes best seller lists. I really enjoyed this book. I don't know if it was because I knew there would be no more following or if I just liked the story more. It felt like the book was a bit fresher than a lot of his recent Spenser novels, even though it reminded me of his best novel, Early Autumn, in how he mentors Zebulon Sixkill in teaching him how to be a man and how to face his demons.There were a lot of references to several favorite chara [...]

    12. I fell in love with Spenser when I was 17.It was June, and I was trapped in summer school making up a gym credit that I should have taken my freshman year but had instead left so late that it threatened to keep me from graduating. To call summer school monotonous is to insult monotony. To call summer school gym class monotonous is the equivalent of slapping monotony in the face, Three Stooges style, and then giving it a noogie. I spent all my endless hours walking the school track in sweaty repe [...]

    13. I think that I've found my new series.even though I'm having a hard time locating book one of the series. This story was slightly annoying and riveting at the same time. Each time the conversation was taking place, it was repetitive concerning he said or I said (ex: I said: "So what do you wish for me to do?"). Annoying. Spenser is selected to find out what happen to a young, star-crossed female that ends up dead in the movie star's hotel room. Everyone wants Jumbo Nelson to take the blame but t [...]

    14. Getting a little like Travis Magee, always fixing hurt people, with a bad guy who keeps popping up, but the end comes quickly. Still, the characters are better.

    15. Sixkill rules! I want to take a different tact with this, as I am huge fan of the author‘s work. Okay he passed away, this is his last work, yes, I am sad. But instead let’s celebrate this last work for the fun and frolic that it is. No Hawk, total bummer, but he seems to have had a plan with that, maybe the new author will take it to new heights, a new resurgence with a fresh approach and set of eyes on the characters. I have read every Spenser novel , yes every one, and have enjoyed each o [...]

    16. SIXKILLER is the last Spenser novel Parker completed before his death. He uses the real life story of Fatty Arbuckle, the silent film star accused of raping and accidentally killing a drunk young actress as the springboard for this story.Jumbo Nelson is a giant in the film industry whose new movie is filming in Boston. A grossly overweight comedian, he gets caught up in a mess when a young woman dies while in his bedroom.Spenser is asked by Martin Quirk, the captain in charge of the investigatio [...]

    17. The late Parker’s virtues as writer of the gumshoe series about Spenser have been extolled by many others and by far better than I. But still—this is the shit. The last Spenser novel Parker penned, this has the wisecracking gumshoe from Boston up to his usual high jinks. In a way, it’s the perfect Spenser novel, because the stakes aren’t unrealistically high (like Potshot, a sort of Magnificent Seven) and relationships don’t get too terribly psychologically tense (like in A Catskill Ea [...]

    18. This is the final Spenser book written by Robert B. Parker. There are more written by Ace Atkins that I plan on reading but it is a little sad that there will be no more written by Parker. Many readers seem to use this book to write Parker's eulogy and proclaim their thoughts on the series as a whole. I too will do that but first a quick Sixkill review.Sixkill is the Native American sidekick who really replaces Hawk who is still on assignment in Eastern Asia. Sixkill begins the book as Jumbo Nel [...]

    19. This isthe culminationof Parker's Spenser, despite my previous beliefs that I had already read the last book since his death in January, 2010. He must have left many manuscripts with his publishers, which should not be surprising considering that over his lifetime he was extremely productive. Apparently they have nominated a replacement author to take over Parker's unique series. Can the writer capture Parker's essence? It does not seem likely to me.As always, this mystery is light, witty and en [...]

    20. The very last Spenser written by Robert B Parker - it's enough to make me weep! I have loved Spenser's cool, witty self most of my life, and have read and re-read each novel repeatedly. This one, sadly, has no Hawk in it all - Hawk is off doing his mercenary thing in the dessert lands of the middle east. In his absence, Spenser takes on a young Cree bodyguard, Zebulon Sixkill, or Z, as he is known. When Spenser and Z meet, they are on opposing sides, and Z is surprised to be easily defeated by S [...]

    21. One of the older Spenser, P.I. novels. As always a fast, enjoyable read but fell short for me insofar as the case he was working on. The interest for me was more towards the characters than the plot. I always enjoy the dialogue between Spenser and his gal Susan, the shrink. They are the highlight for me. They have a great relationship, and Spenser's witty one-liners never disappoint. In this novel Spenser is asked to investigate the death of a young woman who dies under questionable circumstance [...]

    22. Meet Zebulon Sixkill in this Spenser detective novel, Robert B. Parker's last novel before his death.Having read almost all of Parker's Spenser novels, I read Sixkill curious as to how it compared to the other 40 novels in the Spenser series. I am glad to say that it is not a novel written with diminished capacity but contains the twists and turns, the humor and insights, and the action and introspection one comes to expect from reading the Spenser novels.Zeb Sixkill is a Cree Native American In [...]

    23. Was this the best Robert Parker I ever read? No. That would be The Godwulf Manuscript. When Mr. Parker died in January of last year, I genuinely mourned the loss. Robert Parker books were, for me, a mixed love affair. I would usually finish his books within an hour. He was famous for his large spacing and wide margins, the snappy patter which grew formulaic over time. If only life were that witty and sharp. I've read the other reviews. It's interesting how many people were sick of Susan, and I w [...]

    24. Reading "Sixkill" was a bitter sweet experience for me, having finished it yesterday. Sweet because I love the Spenser Series and Zebulon Sixkill would have made a great addition to the character line-up. Bitter because Robert is no longer with us. The plot, a tale about a very screwed up movie star, a dead groupie and gangsters with their hand in the till, willing to kill anyone to keep it there, and how Spenser stays alive long enough to solve the complex mystery - begins with Parker setting h [...]

    25. Excellent book. This was Parker's last Spenser novel. It was published posthumously and he nailed it.If you're a fan of Spenser, this book does one thing differently than any other Spenser novel I've read (most, but not all of them) which is to deviate a few times (seven I believe) from the traditional first person narrative and show us flashbacks of the new character Zebulon Sixkill (aka Z).I'm not usually a big fan of flashbacks particularly in novels, but Parker wrote them very well. He made [...]

    26. Sixkill is the last book Robert B. Parker wrote before his death in 2010. For Spencer fans, which I am, it's difficult to accept that Spencer will no longer be around to wisecrack in the face of death and beat up bad guys when he's caught in impossible situations. I do have to say, though, that I won't miss perfect little Susan, with her almost anorexic eating habits. I hate the way she sips her wine. Drink it, already, Susan! I never understood what we were supposed to think about this characte [...]

    27. There are some books, and series, that you can always come back to, that you can pick up when nothing else sounds good. Books you can tear through in no time, and then move on to something else. Comfort food, basically.Sixkill, like many of the Spenser novels by Robert B. Parker, is one of my comfort foods. Is it perfect? Of course not. The central mystery is perfunctory, there's a little deus ex machina going on, and the allusions to Fatty Arbuckle are hardly timely.What it is, though, is a shi [...]

    28. Farewell Spenser, the likes of you (and Parker) may not come this way again -- in both the good and bad sense, don't you know. This was the last in Parker's long-running series, featuring the Boston edition of our knight-errant private dick with a deep moral sense, a good right hook, a taste for the bottle and the ladies. Like a finely-made clock, a Spenser mystery ticks along with satisfying regularity, moving inexorably towards a conclusion which, truth be told, the reader doesn't much give a [...]

    29. That's the end of my journey with Spenser as I don't see myself indulging in any of the lash ups that have been appearing since Mr Parker's death. Another decent book, though it did return to a broad theme that had been seen before. I may reread Silent Night and then, possibly, The Godwulf Manuscript to see if there have been many changes to the Spenser character between 1973 and 2010; I feel that there are very few over the 37 years. Having read the 39 books back to back, I find myself less ena [...]

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