Robert B. Parker's Blood Feud by Mike Lupica

Robert B. Parker's Blood Feud

Robert B. Parker's iconic and irresistible PI Sunny Randall is back, and the stakes are higher than ever as she races to protect her ex-husband--and his Mafia family--from the vengeful plan of a mysterious rival.Sunny Randall is "on" again with Richie, the ex-husband she never stopped loving and never seemed to be able to let go, despite her discomfort with his Mafia connections. When Richie is shot and nearly killed, Sunny is dragged into the th...


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TitleRobert B. Parker's Blood Feud
ISBN9780525535362
Author
Release DateNov 27th, 2018
PublisherG.P. Putnam's Sons
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Fiction, Crime
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Reviews Robert B. Parker's Blood Feud

  • Tim
    2019-01-09
    First time I heard of author Mike Lupica was through ESPN sports network in the USA. On the program he was so obnoxious that he was dismissed the next day. Little difference between then and this story. 0 of 10 stars
  • Monnie
    2019-01-25
    Of all the main characters in the late Robert B. Parker's books - among them Spenser, Jesse Stone and Susan Silverman - I'd have to say Sunny Randall has been my least favorite (although I suspect that's mostly because I wasn't happy back when she had a fling with Jesse). After reading this one, though, I've moved her up several notches.I'll chalk that up to the writing skill of the author, who was chosen by the Parker estate to bring this charac...
  • Donna
    2018-12-20
    Private investigator Sunny Randall receives a call in the middle of the night to inform her that ex-husband Richie has been shot, although his injuries are not life threatening. Richie's father is a crime boss but Richie has never been a part of this way of life. Sunny is not about to let this attempt on Richie's life lie still. Although the crime bosses tell her to drop it, she refuses and calls in favors with the local cops and the other side o...
  • Chris Conley
    2019-01-27
    I am always surprised when a new author takes on one of Robert Parker’s characters and retains the flavor and strength that Parker gave them. Sonny Randall felt like an old friend. Thanks
  • Stacy Bearse
    2019-01-06
    Mike Lupica stands in for Robert B. Parker to breathe new life into the late author's Sunny Randall character. BLOOD FEUD represents a slight departure from the terse prose that characterized Parker's work. Lupica is a bit more expansive in both plot and style. Still, this is a good yarn with strong characters against the gritty background of Boston's underworld.
  • Jackie Narkiewicz
    2019-02-23
    I hated this book. It was 300 pages of not much happening. I also couldn't keep all the characters straight. I usually love Robert Parker's characters/books, but this time not so much.
  • Ed
    2018-12-17
    #7 in the Sunny Randall series (#1 by author Mike Lupica after 6 by series originator Robert B. Parker). This debut entry by author Lupica is a curiosity, he has Parker's snappy dialogue and Boston environment down. Series fans will be pleased to see familiar characters, but here Lupica verges close to writing a pastiche - Sunny and gay pal Spike appear, of course, with ex-husband Richie Burke and his gangster family but so does psychiatrist Susa...
  • npaw
    2018-12-25
    Was good to see some of my old friends again but just didn’t have the feeling of the homecoming I had hoped it would be. Hoping it was just nerves from first one but it felt a little too like he was trying to hard and Parker made it all feel so effortless.
  • Heather
    2018-12-06
    DNFGreat job Mike Lupica for ruining a fun character and series! Again, a liberal mouthpiece infuses his disdain for Republicans and Trump into a non political PI series. Lazy lazy writing. All Republicans are white? Give me a break. The liberal elites in the USA mock or ignore black conservatives. And because someone is white, why does that mean to liberals that he/she is homogeneous, without diversity? I know white people with a variety of heri...
  • Hobart
    2018-10-12
    ★ ★ ★ 1/2 (rounded up)An expanded version of this originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.--- Since we saw her last, Sunny has had to move, Richie (her ex-) has gotten another divorce (giving them the chance to date or whatever you want to call it) and has replaced her late dog, Rosie, with another Rosie. Other than that, things are basically where they were after the end of Spare Change 11 years ago (for us, anyway, I'm not sure ho...
  • Jeff Dickison
    2019-01-21
    An enjoyable return for Sunny as she investigates as to who has put out a hit on her former father-in-law. The only drawbacks: Spike is not believable, and her "on again, off again" romance with her former husband and current boyfriend. The action is good, the dialogue is taut and she has a new Rosie. Recommended to Sunny fans.
  • Art
    2019-01-03
    Columnist Mike Lupica becomes the fourth author to take over one of Parker's character franchises (Spenser, Jesse Stone, Cole and Hitch, Sunny Randall). It just demonstrates how prolific -- and how good -- Parker was.Lupica's first take on Sunny Randall is a good one.The action, characters and dialog ring true. And it's a great beginning.But I must admit there were times I found this version sounding more like Spenser than Sunny Randall. Lupica a...
  • Teri Pre
    2019-01-22
    Reed Farrel Coleman did an excellent job of seamlessly taking over the Jesse Stone series. Mike Lupica didn't do the same with Sunny Randall. The wit fell flat, the story was boring and drawn out and while Sunny has always had somewhat of a "sailor's mouth", it was over and above this time. This will most likely be my last Sunny book.
  • Bookreporter.com Mystery & Thriller
    2018-12-03
    One of the primary questions that has been asked since Robert B. Parker’s sudden death in 2010 is whether or not someone would take up the reins of his Sunny Randall series. Sunny, a Boston private investigator with an interesting public and private life, appeared to have vanished into the ether. The question of succession has been answered with the publication of the wonderfully written BLOOD FEUD. The author of this extremely pleasant surpris...
  • Ann
    2019-01-04
    I do like the Sunny Randall character. RB Parker's Sunny books always seemed lighter and with less substance than Jesse Stone books and that hasn't changed. Sunny is Sunny, she does her thing and not much else happens.
  • Maureen FitzPatrick
    2018-12-17
    Great continuation of Robert Parker’s series starring Sunny Randall. Mike Lupica did a nice job getting Parker’s nuances down.
  • Roger
    2018-12-16
    Robert B Parker died in 2010. Mr. Parker was the creator of several memorable series characters, such as Spenser, Jesse Stone, Cole & Hitch, and Sunny Randall, who last appeared in 2007's Spare Change. Unlike Parker's other series characters, her adventures were never continued. Now, after an absence of nearly a decade, Mike Lupica (and presumably the Parker estate) decided to revisit Sunny Randall. The result is Blood Feud, which I am rating at ...
  • John
    2018-12-10
    Mike Lupica does a good job of bringing back Robert B. Parker’s Sunny Randall. She a bit older than the last time we seen her (who isn’t!) and still conflicted over her relationship with ex-husband Richie Burke, but just as determined as ever. Lupica always had a sardonic wit even as a sport writer and it works well for him here. Looking forward to more books in this series.
  • Scott
    2019-02-03
    I have been reading Robert B. Parker’s “Spenser” mystery series since the 1980’s when my English professor introduced the first book in the series “The Godwulf Manuscript” to me and invited me to write a paper comparing and contrasting Spenser with some classic character that I can no longer remember. However, Spenser I never forgot. I grew to love him over the years and looked forward every spring to a new outing with my private inve...
  • 3 no 7
    2018-12-05
    “Blood Feud” by Mike Lupica reintroduces readers to Sunny Randall, Robert B. Parker’s PI last seen in “Spare Change.” A few things have changed; she moved; she got a new dog, and she is a little older. “Do I look as if I’m getting older?”“This is some kind of trap,” he said. “I’m being serious,” I said. “The UPS kid ma’amed me the other day.” However, most things remain the same.“I assume you shot him,” Spike ...
  • Will G
    2019-01-15
    When Robert B. Parker died in 2010, his estate placed the responsibility for three of his long running series in the hand of new authors with mixed results. As a fan of Spencer, Jesse Stone and Sunny Randall (never was much for westerns, so I did not follow his Virgil Cole series), I tried all of them. Ace Atkins started Spencer a little rocky but has settled in, I would say just okay... Jesse Stone has had the hardest time with two different aut...
  • Joe
    2019-06-01
    The estate of the late Robert B. Parker has commissioned talented authors to continue his Spenser, Jesse Stone, Virgil Cole & Everett Hitch, and Sunny Randall series. After being dormant since 2007, Sunny Randall is back with Mike Lupica at the helm. Like the other authors continuing Parker's work, Lupica's main weakness is that he is no Robert B. Parker. In Blood Feud, Lupica captures Sunny's character and dialog, but the storyline is a lacklust...
  • LInda L
    2018-12-05
    Sunny Randall was always one of my favorites of the Robt. B. Parker books -- I was sorry there were only 6 books with her as the heroine. In my opinion, Lupica has done a great job with her, and I hope he continues. There were so many great characters in the book -- besides Sunny -- the main one being Spike. Someone commented that everyone should have a Spike in their life, and I agree. He was just wonderful. Also, I had forgotten about Sunny's l...
  • Don Gorman
    2018-12-05
    (3). Another reincarnation of a Robert B. Parker franchise, how interesting. And even more so, as it turns out that Mike Lupica was a friend of Parker's. Better yet for us readers, Lupica has Parker's style down, with just a little more interpretation and feel to make it his own. This is not quite as strong as the work that Atkins has done with Spenser or Reed Farrel Coleman has done with Jesse Stone, but Sunny Randall is not the character that e...
  • Robert Greenberger
    2019-02-12
    I swore I would not read any of the Robert B. Parker series after his death. However, the three lastest pastiches arrived for Scribe Award judging. I had to put my personal feelings aside to read this and I was curious to see Lupica's adult prose style.He certainly nails Parker's style, his characters, and dialogue. The plot's inventive and stays true to the mythos.But it all felt like warmed over Parker. There's the same cast of characters, same...
  • Joan
    2018-12-08
    Sunny Randall, back together with ex-husband Richie, finds herself pulled into his family’s business when Richie is shot and almost killed. Trying to keep a mob war from erupting, she soon finds herself targeted by someone determined to destroy the Burke family. While the story, though predictable, is strong enough to keep the pages turning, the continual political commentary is annoying, the unnecessary profanity is off-putting, and neither do...
  • Jennifer Ladd
    2018-11-29
    Too easy to figure out the twist. Liked the side players better than Sunny. We all need a Spike in our lives
  • Bill Mitchell
    2019-03-31
    An entertaining read, especially for readers who know Boston. Snappy, entertaining dialogue that, after a while, can feel too much like quips spoken from a script. Still, a fun diversion.
  • Gerri
    2019-03-06
    Almost a 3 but not quite. Based on previous Parker books this is a difficult book for me to rate or review. Didn’t dislike it but sure was not overly impressed with the writing. Although the story was extremely predictable I somewhat enjoyed the book. Was disappointed in the lack of growth in some of the charters since the last installment; especially Sunny. I did not enjoy or appreciate Lupica injecting his political views into the story line....
  • The Real Book Spy
    2018-08-26
    After years of rumors and speculation, Sunny Randall, Robert B. Parker’s beloved, Boston-based PI, is finally back. No matter what, Sunny Randall (who was last seen in Spare Change, 2007) has always loved Richie Burke. And yet, she’s never been able to settle down and commit to their relationship. Well, not since the two divorced years back, which had a lot to do with Richie having serious ties to the Mafia. Still, even now, those ties have a...