A Catskill Eagle
Spenser's girlfriend Susan runs away with another man, Jerry Costigan, the son of a very rich and dangerous criminal. Spenser and his friend Hawk go in search of Susan, but are soon caught up in the world of the CIA, guns and murder. "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film... show more
Spenser's girlfriend Susan runs away with another man, Jerry Costigan, the son of a very rich and dangerous criminal. Spenser and his friend Hawk go in search of Susan, but are soon caught up in the world of the CIA, guns and murder. "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series' combination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English-speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language. Many titles in the series also provide access to the pre-20th century literature strands of the National Curriculum English Orders. "Penguin Readers" are graded at seven levels of difficulty, from "Easystarts" with a 200-word vocabulary, to Level 6 (Advanced) with a 3000-word vocabulary. In addition, titles fall into one of three sub-categories: "Contemporary", "Classics" or "Originals". At the end of each book there is a section of enjoyable exercises focusing on vocabulary building, comprehension, discussion and writing. Some titles in the series are available with an accompanying audio cassette, or in a book and cassette pack. Additionally, selected titles have free accompanying "Penguin Readers Factsheets" which provide stimulating exercise material for students, as well as suggestions for teachers on how to exploit the Readers in class.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 1st 1986
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
, Hard Boiled
Series: Spenser 4 (#12)
Up late with insomnia so I re-read this (I last read it almost a decade ago). One of my favorite Spenser novels, it's a little bit more "epic" than most, and probably a little less believable, but pure escapist fun anyway.
Not one of my favorites in the series. A bit longer than most of the previous books with a pretty much straight ahead thriller type plot which was not to my taste. The banter between Spencer and Hawk kept me reasonably entertained but Susan started to wear on my nerves. Listened to the audio vers...
A Catskill Eagle by Robert B. ParkerWhat first interested me into reading mysteries was the Jesse Stone movies on TV with Tom Selleck. This is the same author that wrote the series and I really like the movies.The stories are very similar. This one is about the PI Spenser who gets a text on his cell...