Crimson Joy

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Crimson Joy
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First edition
Author Robert B. Parker
Country United States
Language English
Series Spenser
Genre Detective fiction
Publisher Delacorte Press
Publication date
1988
Pages 211
ISBN 0-385-29651-7
Preceded by Pale Kings and Princes
Followed by Playmates

Crimson Joy is the 15th Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker.

The story follows Boston based PI Spenser as he tracks a serial killer the press has dubbed the "Red Rose Killer".

The killer turns out to be a therapeutic patient of Spenser's girlfriend Susan Silverman, challenging their safety and testing their relationship.

Recurring characters[edit]

  • Spenser
  • Hawk
  • Dr. Susan Silverman, Ph.D
  • Lt. Martin Quirk, Boston Police Department
  • Sgt. Frank Belson, Boston Police Department
  • Tony Marcus
  • Henry Cimoli
  • Wayne Cosgrove

Mentioned but not seen:

  • Rita Fiore
  • Paul Giacomin
  • Linda Thomas

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