It’s a white Christmas in Boston and Spenser and Susan are looking toward all the joys of the holiday. But the mood turns dark when a young boy named Slide contacts Spenser. Street-tough and world-weary, the eleven-year-old convinces Spenser to meet with Jackie Alvarez, who runs a shelter for homeless youth—one under inexplicable threats by persons unknown. Jackie and Slide need Spenser’s help to stop the intimidation before it escalates into something much worse.
But when the source of the threats is revealed to be even more sinister than first imagined, Spenser must find a way to protect Slide and the other lost boys for whom the shelter is the last chance for a better life.
Robert B. Parker was the author of seventy books, including the legendary Spenser detective series, the novels featuring Chief Jesse Stone, and the acclaimed Virgil Cole /Everett Hitch westerns, as well as the Sunny Randall novels. Winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award and long considered the undisputed dean of American crime fiction, he died in January 2010. Visit the author’s website at robertbparker.net and on Facebook at facebook.com/RobertBParker.
Helen Brann was Robert B. Parker's literary agent for thirty-two years, from 1978 to 2010, and is the literary executor of the Robert B. Parker estate. She is the owner of the Helen Brann Agency, Inc., which she founded in 1973.
Praise for SILENT NIGHT
“This is the perfect holiday treat for crime readers needing another Spenser fix”
“Brann does a seamless job…Diehard Parker fans will be delighted.”