Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic by Ace Atkins: Conversation Starters
This 2018, New York Times bestselling author Ace Watkins releases his latest novel in his Robert B. Parker series. Watkins writes the suspense novel about Boston Private Investigator Spenser and his investigation of the art scene in the black market. He sets out to investigate a cold case that has been on the shelf for decades. This crime is dangerous beyond measure. Decades before, one of Boston’s art museums was attacked. Priceless paintings were stolen. Most believed the pieces are lost forever. This changed when a valuable piece by a Spanish master finds its way back to Boston. The museum’s hopes rose and decided to enlist Spenser’s service. Soon Spenser finds himself in the middle of the shady black market, scoring deals with art merchants and the Mafia.
Seattle Times praises Atkins’ perfect translation of Spenser’s voice to a narrative. They added that Atkins has captured “Parker’s knack for creating vivid characters.” Booklist praises the complexity of the characters that the fans have grown to love in the Robert B. Parker series, “smart-ass humor, a touch of romance, plenty of violence, and, of course, Spenser’s complex sense of honor.”
A Brief Look Inside:
EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER
than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,
and the characters and its world still live on.
Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to
bring us beneath the surface of the page
and invite us into the world that lives on.
These questions can be used to create hours of conversation:
• Foster a deeper understanding of the book
• Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups
• Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately
• Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before
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