Pale Kings and Princes
|Author||Robert B. Parker|
|Media type||Print (hardback & paperback)|
|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.
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