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Written specifically with Parker's good friend actress Helen Hunt in mind, Family Honor is all in good fun. At one point, a no-nonsense nun looks down at Sunny's bull terrier, who is lying on her back begging for a tummy rub. "What's wrong with this dog?" Sister said. "It is a dog, isn't it?"
Parker is so good that with one hand tied behind his back he can create characters that are more memorable than most writers can even when pounding away with both fists. In just a few short pages, he tells us all about Sunny's career as a painter--and about the complicated relationship between her cool policeman father and her irritating pseudo-feminist mother. Parker even makes a direct dig at Spenser (who, before turning to private investigating, had a short and fairly unsuccessful career in the boxing world). When the runaway girl questions Sunny's ability to protect her from dangerous criminals--"you're a girl like me, for crissake, what are you going to do?"--Sunny replies, "It would be nice if I weighed two hundred pounds and used to be a boxer. But I'm not, so we find other ways." Exactly. --Dick Adler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Loved this as I do all Sunny Randall mysteries. I find that she's a very confused woman in a tough job, and somehow manages to battle through.Published 7 months ago by Kathryn Philipps
Andrea Thompson, the pretty actress who was on NYPD BLUE for a season or two, does a worthwhile read. Read morePublished on June 6 2004 by Robert Cohen
I have read all of Robert B. Parker's novels except the Sunny Randall novels. I wasn't sure that I would enjoy Parker's writing about a female P.I. Read morePublished on April 21 2003 by Ricky N.
This is the first book I have read by this author and I really enjoyed it. I see a large number of people who have read his other titles were a little disappointed in Family Honor... Read morePublished on March 22 2002 by mistymorninbooks
I have read all of Parker's Spenser and Jesse Stone novels - I am a big fan. With reluctance I picked up Parker's first Sunny Randel novel. Read morePublished on Dec 12 2001 by K. Drelicharz
As it turns out, when Parker finally turns away from writing about (and in the voice of) Spenser, and creates a new character... Read morePublished on Nov. 14 2001
I don't normally read airport books but this one caught my eye in LAX among all the other hyped up best-seller production line flotsam. Read morePublished on Aug. 27 2001 by Mr. Stuart Robert Harris