The Godwulf Manuscript
Spenser earned his degree in the school of hard knocks, so he is ready when a Boston university hires him to recover a rare, stolen manuscript. He is hardly surpised that his only clue is a radical student with four bullets in his chest. The cops are ready to throw the book at the pretty blond... show more
Spenser earned his degree in the school of hard knocks, so he is ready when a Boston university hires him to recover a rare, stolen manuscript. He is hardly surpised that his only clue is a radical student with four bullets in his chest. The cops are ready to throw the book at the pretty blond coed whose prints are all over the murder weapon but Spenser knows there are no easy answers. He tackles some very heavy homework and knows that if he doesn't finish his assignment soon, he could end up marked "D" -- for dead.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: December 5th 1992
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
Series: Spenser 4 (#1)
Driving back to Boston, I thought about my two retainers in the same week. Maybe I'd buy a yacht. On the other hand maybe it would be better to get the tear in my convertible roof fixed. The tape leaked. I came to this series about thirteen (possibly fourteen) years late, but to be fair, I would hav...
“Kill her. Don’t kill me.” This starts off breezy. Spenser likes to wisecrack. The title is more Lovejoy than Fleming but by chapter 3 wheels are spinning and the corpses are arriving. Then we get into heroin-peddling, mob connections, a rather bizarre black magic episode and naughty old Spencer man...
Re-read of an early Spencer novel from the '70's. This was still enjoyable but I had forgotten that Spencer was not quite as much of a stand up guy as he was written in later novels. The wise cracks were still there but some of the attitudes were less than stellar.3.5 Stars for a long time favorite ...
My husband read several of the books in this series back in the 80s and really liked them so we listened to this one on audible. I was not that impressed with The Godwulf Manuscript, but he says they get better. I found the narrator to be very flat. There was no expression in his voice whatsoever an...
I didn't like Spenser, and that's a problem with a novel starting a series, one in a first person voice where Spenser is supposed to be your intimate guide into the story. If you don't like your narrator and protagonist, then you're going to need a really strong voice or plot or style or characteriz...