Ace Atkins & Robert B. Parker

Ace Atkins has been waiting to set one of the Spenser books in Hollywood. Finally, with Robert B. Parker’s Angel Eyes, he had his chance. If you’re a fan of Parker’s books, you’re going to want to listen to the conversation between Atkins and Barbara Peters, owner of The Poisoned Pen.

Photo by Stephanie Rumsey

Atkins has now written eight of the Spenser books. You can find them in the Web Store, including a signed copy of Robert B. Parker’s Angel Eyes.

Here’s the summary of Robert B. Parker’s Angel Eyes.

In the latest thriller featuring the legendary Boston PI, Spenser heads to the City of Angels to meet old friends and new enemies in a baffling missing person case that might shake Tinseltown to its core.

Gabby Leggett left her Boston family with dreams of making it big as a model/actress in Hollywood. Two years later, she disappears from her apartment. Her family, former boyfriend, friends–and the police–have no idea where she is and no leads. Leggett’s mother hires Spenser to find her, with help of his former apprentice, Zebulon Sixkill, now an L.A. private eye.

Spenser barely has time to unpack before the trail leads to a powerful movie studio boss, the Armenian mob, and a shadowy empowerment group some say might be a dangerous cult.

It’s soon clear that Spenser and Sixkill may be outgunned this time, and series favorites Chollo and Bobby Horse ride to the rescue to provide backup. From the mansions of Beverly Hills to the lawless streets of a small California town, Spenser will need to watch his step. In Hollywood, all that glitters isn’t gold. And not all those who wander are lost.


Here’s your chance to listen to the entire conversation. If you’re a fan of the Spenser books, you won’t want to miss it.