Pale Kings and Princes

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Pale Kings and Princes
First edition
Author Robert B. Parker
Country United States
Language English
Series Spenser
Genre Detective fiction
Publisher Delacorte Press
Publication date
June 1987
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
Pages 256 pp
ISBN 978-0-385-29538-3
OCLC 14818248
813/.54 19
LC Class PS3566.A686 P3 1987
Preceded by Taming a Sea Horse
Followed by Crimson Joy

Pale Kings and Princes is a Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker. The title is taken from John Keats's poem La Belle Dame sans Merci: A Ballad. Following the murder of a reporter, Spenser is hired by a newspaper to investigate drug smuggling around the area of Wheaton, Massachusetts. There he encounters many troubles, including the death of a policeman and his son. Spenser, with the help of his friend, Hawk, eventually secures the downfall of the local cartel.

An adaptation of the novel was released as a made-for-TV movie in 1994.[1]


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