I started reading his Spenser series after hearing of his death last year. Being from the Boston area myself, I loved how he interwove so many details about the place into the stories.
I loved them so much that I started at the beginning and read every novel available on Kindle until…
Unfortunately, the stories got pretty darn bad about the mid 80s. I have had Bad Business on my Kindle now for months with only a few chapters left to read, but I can’t get myself to finish it, due to how bad and boring it is. I may try other novels, but I really hate how two-dimensional and unbelievable the characters seem to have become (it’s like they only do right and are completely successful at life and have no drama to them at all). Frankly, it seems so far like Parker was just phoning the books in after Spenser For Hire (hopefully I’m wrong).
Can anyone else recommend similar novels that depict the Boston area?