Sixkill – the last of Robert Parker’s books

Sixkill (Spenser #40)Sixkill by Robert B. Parker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Parker’s last completed novel—a good one. It is sad to finish my reading and rereading of all of his detective novels.

But quoting from the book:

“Ain’t a lot of happy endings here,” he said.

“There often aren’t,” I said.

And then the last words of the novel seem appropriate to Parker’s life, he being also a writer of and lover of the Western:

“After the rain lifted, the world would probably seem as freshly washed as I was. The cleanliness was almost certainly illusory, or at best short-lasting. But life is mostly metaphor, anyway.

“I got in my car and drove west.”

Thank you Robert Parker for creating some characters who live long after you.

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