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Boston
 
I'm surprised that Boston has not appeared among favorite locations since Parker's books are so popular. I wonder if people favor locations they are familiar with or prefer to read about places they've never visited but would like to--

Katarina Rundgren - 01:17am Jan 11, 2000 PST(#1 of 5)
A stranger is a friend you have yet to meet

I'm going to guess that with Parker's books you mean the books about Spencer? For myself I have to admit to not having read a single book about Spencer. Just because we had Spenser as a TV show and I'm wary of reading the books after having already been presented with an idea of how the characters look and so on.

And I can't say that I've personally ever have chosen a mystery book because of where it's set geographically. I have bought some books written by Swedish authors for some of my foreign friends just for fun, to give them a taste of Sweden.


Rik Shepherd. - 05:26am Jan 11, 2000 PST(#2 of 5)
Never hire a ferret to do a weasel's job

Kat - and people still want to go to Sweden, even after reading the books!! :o)


Katarina Rundgren - 04:29am Jan 18, 2000 PST(#3 of 5)
A stranger is a friend you have yet to meet

Drat - foiled again!! ;-)


Rik Shepherd. - 12:19pm Jan 22, 2000 PST(#4 of 5)
Never hire a ferret to do a weasel's job

The stopyourekillingme site lists the following detectives as being based in Boston -

Carlotta Carlyle (Linda Barnes)
Brady Coyne (William G. Tapply)
John Francis Cuddy (Jeremiah Healy)
Francis X. Flynn (Gregory MCDonald)
Angela Gennaro & Patrick Kenzie (Dennis Lehane)
Jerry Kennedy (George V. Higgins)
Sunny Randall (Robert B. Parker)
Spenser (Robert B. Parker)
Michael Spraggue III (Linda Barnes)


k taylor - 08:44pm Jul 6, 2001 PST(#5 of 5)

I very often chose books because of location or main character's profession Boston, Las Vegas, New Orleans etc.

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