Robert B. Parker – Melancholy Baby

‘Nobody does it better than Parker’ according to The Sunday Times, and while I don’t want to pick a fight with that august organ, the first 50 pages of MELANCHOLY BABY left me dead.

The fourth novel in the Sunny Randall series sees our favourite Boston PI face up to her ex-husband marrying someone else, and agree to help a troubled young woman locate her birth parents.

Parker is an impeccable stylist, but for my taste there’s way too much upfront back-story, and emotional wallowing as Sunny moans to her new psychiatrist. In fact, it’s a tribute to Parker’s penmanship that I carried on reading the book. Thank God I did, because when the pace picks up WOOSH. Once again reading Parker’s prose becomes one of my favourite things to do in the world


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