Family honor / Robert B. Parker.

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      PARKER, R. B. Family honor. [s. l.]: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1999. ISBN 0399145664. Disponível em: Acesso em: 22 out. 2020.
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      Parker RB. Family Honor. G.P. Putnam’s Sons; 1999. Accessed October 22, 2020.
    • APA:
      Parker, R. B. (1999). Family honor. G.P. Putnam’s Sons.
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      Parker, Robert B. 1999. Family Honor. G.P. Putnam’s Sons.
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      Parker, R. B. (1999) Family honor. G.P. Putnam’s Sons. Available at: (Accessed: 22 October 2020).
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      Parker, RB 1999, Family honor, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, viewed 22 October 2020, .
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      Parker, Robert B. Family Honor. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1999. EBSCOhost,
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      Parker, Robert B. Family Honor. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1999.
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      Parker RB. Family honor [Internet]. G.P. Putnam’s Sons; 1999 [cited 2020 Oct 22]. Available from:


Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 August 1999

Parker has ventured into new territory by custom designing a new character for the movies. Boston PI Sunny Randall, Parker's first female sleuth, was created expressly for actress Helen Hunt, who will play petite, blonde Sunny in the film version due out next year. A female in the lead role may sound like a radical departure for Parker, but sadly, once one penetrates the disguises, everything here looks all too familiar. If Sunny were big, beefy, and male, she'd be Spenser; Susan Silverman in the Spenser series has morphed into Julie, a suburban social worker; Rosie, a bull terrier, takes over for Pearl the Wonder Dog; and sidekick Hawk is now played by Spike, a tough-talking gay gourmet. The plot is pretty much a rerun from Parker's earlier books, too. Businessman Brock Patton hires Sunny to track down his missing teenage daughter Millicent. Sunny finds the kid but is reluctant to return her to her family, despite Millicent's bad attitude. Something is bothering the girl, and when two thugs show up at Sunny's loft with guns blazing, it's clear that Millicent is in deep trouble. Parker's quick quips, droll wit, and staccato dialogue are all on display here, so in spite of the tired plot and reworked characters, there's still plenty to enjoy. Besides, Parker remains one of the top sellers in the genre, and if he chooses to dress his hero up in drag, his fans will want to be first in line to admire the emperor's new clothes. ((Reviewed August 1999)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

PW Reviews 1999 August #3

After 33 novels including more than two dozen Spenser mysteries backboned by heros concerned with distinctly male codes of behavior, Parker presents his first female protagonist. She's Sunny Randall, and she's a keeper. In some ways, Sunny is a female Spenser. Like him, she's a former cop, now a Boston PI, quick with a pistol and a quip. She teams with an odd sidekick, Spike, as Spenser teams with Hawk, and she has a significant other, an ex-husband to Spenser's Susan. But Sunny is female, and as she explains in this wonderfully involving and moving novel, that means that she can't rely on the compass of "Be a man" to orient toward life. How to live correctly is this novel's theme, as it is in the best Spenser novels, and to explore that theme Parker borrows situations from those novels. Sunny is hired by a powerful family to find their runaway daughter, Millicent, who, it transpires, is hooking and needs rescuing like the girl in Taming a Sea-Horse. Once saved from the streets, Sunny trains Millicent in responsible adult ways cooking, exercise as Spenser trained Paul in Early Autumn. But it's only a minor knock that Parker uses here elements honed in 30 years of writing, for he uses them with consummate skill. Millicent, it happens, witnessed a conspiracy to murder arising from her cold, ambitious parents her father aims to be governor and the Italian mobsters who control them. The mobsters now want her dead, and Sunny, too, if need be. Sunny's fight to save Millicent and herself moves through a wide swath of Boston and its denizens, all etched in Parker's lean and exquisitely cadenced prose. The high suspense is equaled by the emotional power of Sunny's bonding with the damaged girl. A bravura performance, this novel launches what promises to be a series for the ages. BOMC main selection; film rights to Helen Hunt. (Sept.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.