Walking Shadow

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Walking Shadow
First edition
Author Robert B. Parker
Country United States
Language English
Series Spenser
Genre Detective novel
Publisher Putnam
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 270 pp
ISBN 0-399-13920-6
Preceded by Paper Doll
Followed by Thin Air

Walking Shadow is the 21st Spenser novel by Robert B. Parker.


The story follows Boston-based PI Spenser as he tries to solve the on-stage murder of an actor in the run-down town of Port City. While investigating the crime, he runs afoul of the local Chinese mob and uncovers a web of infidelity, organized crime, and psychologically unstable actors.

Recurring characters[edit]

  • Spenser
  • Hawk
  • Vinnie Morris
  • Dr. Susan Silverman, Ph.D
  • Sgt. Frank Belson, Boston Police Department
  • Healy

In other media[edit]

Main article: Spenser (TV films)

The novel was made into a 2001 TV movie, starring Joe Mantegna as Spenser.


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