Order of Spenser Books
In addition to the 40 novels he has appeared in, Spenser was portrayed by Robert Urich in the ABC hit TV series Spenser: For Hire that ran from 1985 until 1988. The character has also made it to a number of Lifetime and A&E TV movies. Below is a list of all of the Spenser novels in order of when they were released:
Publication Order of Spenser Books
Notes: Starting with Lullaby, the series is written by Ace Atkins. Chasing the Bear is a Young Spenser novel that is a prequel to the rest of this series.
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Spenser Synopses: Promised Land is the fourth book in Robert B. Parker’s Spenser series. Spenser has no problem being able to find Pam Shepard for husband Harvey, but he gets the notion that Harvey himself is a victim as well. Promised Land was adapted into the pilot of the ABC Spenser: For Hire series.
A Savage Place is the eighth novel in the Spenser series. Somebody is threatening a TV reporter to keep her from getting too close to their business. Spenser has to keep her safe so she can break this gigantic case. Lifetime adapted A Savage Place into a made-for-TV movie.