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Back Story

(2003)
(Book 30 in the Spenser series)
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In 1974, a revolutionary group calling itself The Dread Scott Brigade held up the Old Shawnut Bank in Boston's Audubon Circle. Money was stolen. And a woman named Emily Gordon, a visitor in town cashing traveller's cheques, was shot and killed. No one saw who shot her. Despite security camera photos and a letter from the group claiming responsibility, the perpetrators have remained at large for nearly three decades. Enter Paul Giacomin, the closest thing Spenser has to a son. Twice before, Spenser's come to the young man's assistance, and now Paul is 37, his troubled past behind him. But when Paul's friend Daryl Gordon - daughter of the long-gone Emily - decides she needs closure regarding her mother's death, it's Spenser they turn to. The lack of clues and a missing FBI intelligence report force Spenser to reach out in every direction - to Daryl's estranged, hippie father, to Vinnie Morris and the mob, to the mysterious Ives - testing his resourcefulness and his courage. Taut, tense and expertly crafted, this is Robert B. Parker at his storytelling best.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"If you want to read non-stop action, awesome characters and kick-ass entertainment, you need to read Parker." - Janet Evanovich


Used availability for Robert B Parker's Back Story

Hardback Editions

June 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: Back Story (A Spenser novel)
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 0-7540-1989-6 / 978-0-7540-1989-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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August 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Back Story
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 0-7862-5451-3 / 978-0-7862-5451-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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March 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: Back Story: A Spenser Novel
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 0-7195-6291-0 / 978-0-7195-6291-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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February 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Back Story (Spenser Mystery)
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 0-399-14977-5 / 978-0-399-14977-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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Paperback Editions

October 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Back Story (Spenser Novel)
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 1-84344-168-3 / 978-1-84344-168-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
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March 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Back Story (Spenser)
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 0-425-19479-5 / 978-0-425-19479-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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January 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Back Story
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 1-84243-097-1 / 978-1-84243-097-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
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June 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Back Story
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 0-7540-9337-9 / 978-0-7540-9337-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers
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Audio Editions

September 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Back Story (Spenser)
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 0-449-80844-0 / 978-0-449-80844-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2003 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Back Story
Author(s): Robert B Parker
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2003 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Back Story
Author(s): Robert B Parker
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2003 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Back Story
Author(s): Robert B Parker
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2003 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Back Story
Author(s): Robert B Parker
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Back Story
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 0-7393-0261-2 / 978-0-7393-0261-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Back Story
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 0-7393-0259-0 / 978-0-7366-9020-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Back Story (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 0-7366-9279-7 / 978-0-7366-9279-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

April 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Back Story (The Spenser Series Book 30)
Author(s): Robert B Parker
Publisher: No Exit Press
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March 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Back Story (Spenser Book 30)
Author(s): Robert B Parker
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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