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Bad Business

(2004)
(Book 31 in the Spenser series)
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A cheating husband and a wayward wife provide Spenser with an unconventional and dangerous surveillance job.

When Marlene Cowley hires Spenser to see if her husband, Trent, is cheating on her, he encounters more than he bargained for: Not only does he find a two-timing husband, but a second investigator as well, hired by the husband to look after his wife. As a result of their joint efforts, Spenser soon finds himself investigating both individual depravity and corporate corruption.

It seems the folks in the Cowley's circle have become enamored of radio talk-show host Darrin O'Mara, whose views on Courtly Love are clouding some already fuzzy minds with the notion of cross-connubial relationships. O'Mara's brand of sex therapy is unconventional at best, unlawful-and deadly-at worst. Then a murder at Kinergy, where Trent Cowley is CFO, sends Spenser in yet another direction. Apparently, the unfettered pursuit of profit has a price.

With razor-sharp characterizations and finely honed prose, this is Parker writing at the height of his powers.

Genre: Mystery
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Hardback Editions

April 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bad Business
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 0-7862-6478-0 / 978-0-7862-6478-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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March 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Bad Business
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 0-7195-6296-1 / 978-0-7195-6296-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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February 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bad Business (Spenser Mystery)
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 0-399-15145-1 / 978-0-399-15145-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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January 2001 : Hardback

Title: Bad Business (Spenser Mysteries)
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 5558602902 / 978-5558602906
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
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Paperback Editions

October 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bad Business (Spenser Novel)
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 1-84344-172-1 / 978-1-84344-172-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
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March 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bad Business: A Spenser Novel
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 1-59413-058-2 / 978-1-59413-058-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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March 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Bad Business (Spenser)
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 0-425-19957-6 / 978-0-425-19957-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bad Business (A Spenser novel)
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 0-7540-9698-X / 978-0-7540-9698-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
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January 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bad Business
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 1-84243-123-4 / 978-1-84243-123-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
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1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bad Business
Author(s): Anthony Bruno
ISBN: 0-425-20215-1 / 978-0-425-20215-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: NO EXIT PRESS
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February 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bad Business
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 0-7195-6642-8 / 978-0-7195-6642-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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Audio Editions

March 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Bad Business (Spenser)
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 0-7393-1816-0 / 978-0-7393-1816-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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December 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Bad Business (Spenser Novels)
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 0-7366-9762-4 / 978-0-7366-9762-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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March 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Bad Business (Spenser Mysteries)
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 0-7393-0948-X / 978-0-7393-0948-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Bad Business (Spenser Mysteries)
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 0-7393-0949-8 / 978-0-7393-0949-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2004 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bad Business
Author(s): Robert B Parker
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2004 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Bad Business
Author(s): Robert B Parker
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Bad Business
Author(s): Robert B Parker
ISBN: 0-7366-9763-2 / 978-0-7366-9763-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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2004 : USA MP3 CD

Title: bad business
Author(s): robert b parker
ISBN: 1-4159-0226-7 / 978-1-4159-0226-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: books on tape inc.
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Kindle Editions

April 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bad Business (The Spenser Series Book 31)
Author(s): Robert B Parker
Publisher: No Exit Press
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March 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Bad Business (Spenser Book 31)
Author(s): Robert B Parker
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA