The Godwulf Manuscript
by Robert B. Parker

Possibly the first Spenser novel. He has no girlfriend and no Hawk. He works with lieutenant Quick and detective Bensen of the Boston police. He has sex with a woman who hires him to find her daughter and he has sex with the daughter within 24 hours. He gets shot by a thug working for a local mobster. He drinks a lot of bourbon. He is 37 years old in 1975.

Year Read: 2008

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