Spare Change

Spare Change

Book - 2007
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Boston P.I. Sunny Randall joins forces with the most important man in her life-her father-to crack a thirty-year-old case.

Hi Phil,
You miss me? I got bored, so I thought I'd reestablish our relationship. Give us both something to do in our later years. Stay tuned.
Spare Change


When a serial murderer dubbed "The Spare Change Killer" by the Boston press surfaces after three decades in hiding, the police immediately seek out the cop, now retired, who headed the original task force: Phil Randall. As a sharp-eyed investigator and a doting parent ("You're smart. You're tough. You, too, are a paradigm of law enforcement perfection, and you're my kid"), Phil calls on his daughter, Sunny, to help catch the criminal who eluded him so many years before.

Sunny is certain that she's found her man after interviewing just a handful of suspects. Though she has no evidence against Bob Johnson, she trusts her intuition. And she knows the power she has over him-she can feel the skittishness and sexual tension that he radiates when he's around her-but persuading her father and the rest of the task force is a different story.

When the killer strikes a second and third time, the murders take a macabre turn, as the victims each eerily resemble Sunny. While her father pressures her to drop the case, Sunny's need to create a trap to nab her killer grows.

In a compelling game of cat-and-mouse, Sunny uses all her skills to draw out her prey, realizing too late that she's setting herself up to become the next victim.

Baker & Taylor
Called back from retirement when a serial killer from a long-unsolved case reemerges, detective Phil Randall teams up with daughter and Boston private eye Sunny Randall throughout a series of murder investigations in which the victims resemble Sunny.

Blackwell North Amer
When a serial murderer dubbed "The Spare Change Killer" by the Boston press surfaces after three decades in hiding, the police immediately seek out the cop, now retired, who headed the original task force: Phil Randall. As a sharp-eyed investigator and a doting parent ("You're smart. You're tough. You, too, are a paradigm of law enforcement perfection, and you're my kid"), Phil calls on his daughter, Sunny, to help catch the criminal who eluded him so many years before.
After interviewing just a handful of suspects, Sunny is certain that she's found her man. Though she has no evidence against Bob Johnson, she trusts her intuition. And she knows the power she has over him - she can feel the skittishness and sexual tension that he radiates when he's around her - but persuading her father and the rest of the task force is a different story. When the killer strikes a second and third time, the murders take a macabre turn, as the victims each eerily resemble Sunny. While her father pressures her to drop the case, Sunny's need to create a trap to nab her killer grows. In a compelling game of cat-and-mouse, Sunny uses all her skills to draw out her prey, realizing too late that she's setting herself up to become the next victim.

Baker
& Taylor

Called back from retirement when a serial killer from a long-unsolved case reemerges, detective Phil Randall teams up with daughter and Boston private eye Sunny Randall throughout a series of murder investigations in which the victims unsettlingly resemble Sunny. 250,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2007
ISBN: 9780399154256
Branch Call Number: FIC Parke
Characteristics: 291 p.

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7626dee
Mar 08, 2017

Best of the Sunny Randall series, Parker saddles her with a disfunctional mother and sister but Daddy makes up for them!

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RichardPaul
May 04, 2012

Spare Change ---- by Robert B. Parker c - 2007 (Sunny Randall Novel) ---- This Story is good and a fast read ---- Mr. Parkers last 'Sunny Randall' story ---- I don't Know if anouther Author will write more Sunny Randall Novels ----Enjoy! ---- (finished 5-23-12) RichardPaul

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loudem
Feb 08, 2010

I love Parker's novels. But this one ( with the little snotty Sunny ) is a big disappointment for me. We know the end of the novel at the start of it. And this little snooty Sunny and her snooty father ( not to tell of her drunk mother) know it all entraps the serial killer. I was hoping for a different ending ( a twist in the story), but it never came. I will never read another Sunny Randall novel, I'm glad I never started with that piece of crap. I'll return to the Spencer or Jesse Stone novels next time. Sorry Parker. You might be gone, but this one is a looser.

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Jun 05, 2012

RichardPaul thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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