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The Best Robert B. Parker Books

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List RulesVote for the Robert B. Parker novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

List of the best Robert B. Parker books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Robert B. Parker is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Robert B. Parker who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

This list ranges from Pastime to Perchance to Dream, plus much more. What are Robert B. Parker's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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    Sixkill

    Robert B. Parker
  • 2
    20
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    Stone Cold

    Robert B. Parker

    First Published2003

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 3
    21
    4

    Night Passage

    Robert B. Parker

    First Published1997

    SubjectsPolice

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 4
    17
    2

    Now and Then

    Robert B. Parker

    First Published2007

  • 5
    21
    6

    Trouble in Paradise

    Robert B. Parker

    First Published1998

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 6
    16
    2

    A Savage Place

    Robert B. Parker

    First Published1981

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction

  • 7
    18
    4

    The Godwulf Manuscript

    Robert B. Parker

    First Published1973

    SubjectsMassachusetts

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Crime Fiction, Detective fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 8
    18
    5

    Early Autumn

    Robert B. Parker

    First Published1980

    Genres (Book)Detective fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 9
    15
    2

    First Published1980

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Detective fiction

  • 10
    14
    0

    Valediction

    Robert B. Parker

    First Published1984

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction

  • 11
    14
    2

    A Catskill Eagle

    Robert B. Parker

    First Published1985

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Detective fiction

  • 12
    14
    2

    Crimson Joy

    Robert B. Parker

    First Published1988

    SubjectsMassachusetts

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Crime Fiction, Detective fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 13
    12
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    Bad Business

    Robert B. Parker

    First Published2004

    SubjectsMassachusetts

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Detective fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 14
    12
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    High Profile

    Robert B. Parker

    First Published2007

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 15
    11
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    Thin Air

    Robert B. Parker

    First Published1995

    Genres (Book)Detective fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 16
    13
    2

    Night and Day

    Robert B. Parker

    First Published2009

    SubjectsPolice procedural, Home invasion

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 17
    15
    4

    Stranger in Paradise

    Robert B. Parker

    First Published2008

    SubjectsCrime, Police, Gang

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 18
    12
    2

    Chasing the Bear

    Robert B. Parker

    First Published2009

    Genres (Book)Detective fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 19
    11
    2

    Spare Change

    Robert B. Parker

    First Published2007

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 20
    13
    5

    Promised Land

    Robert B. Parker

    First Published1976

    SubjectsMassachusetts

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Crime Fiction, Detective fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 21
    9
    0

    Appaloosa

    Robert B. Parker

    First Published2005-06-07

    SubjectsWestern

    Genres (Book)Western, Western fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 22
    6
    2

    Blue Screen

    Robert B. Parker

    First Published2006

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Crime Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 23
    10
    2

    God Save the Child

    Robert B. Parker

    First Published1974

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction

  • 24
    10
    2

    Split Image

    Robert B. Parker

    First Published2010

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 25
    9
    1

    Paper Doll

    Robert B. Parker

    First Published1993

    SubjectsMassachusetts

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction, Crime Fiction, Detective fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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