READ BOOK ☆ Robert B. Parker's Blackjack - by Robert Knott
Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AMBy Robert Knott

Itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch return in the gritty new installment of the New York Times bestselling series Appaloosa, the hometown of Territorial Marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, continues to prosper, but with prosperity comes a slew of new trouble carpetbaggers, gamblers, migrants, peddlers, drifters, thieves, and whores, all boiling in a caulItinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch return in the gritty new installment of the New York Times bestselling series Appaloosa, the hometown of Territorial Marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, continues to prosper, but with prosperity comes a slew of new trouble carpetbaggers, gamblers, migrants, peddlers, drifters, thieves, and whores, all boiling in a cauldron of excess and greed And there s a new menace in town a wealthy, handsome easterner and the owner of Appaloosa s new casino Boston Bill Black Boston Bill is flashy and bigger than life He s a prankster and a notorious womanizer, and with eight notches on the handle of his Colt, he s rud quick on the draw When he finds himself wanted for a series of murders, he quickly vanishes Cole and Hitch locate and arrest him, but Boston Bill escapes once again Another murder sets the duo on his trail, eventually taking them back to Appaloosa where one woman in particular may, or may not, prove to be the apple of Boston Bill s eye.
  • Title: Robert B. Parker's Blackjack
  • Author: Robert Knott
  • ISBN: 9781101982532
  • Page: 401
  • Format: Hardcover

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Eric Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
We ve now reached a point where Robert Knott has written four Cole Hitch novels, the same amount Robert B Parker wrote before his death Fortunately, while there have been some rough patches, Knott has improved with this novel, my favorite of his entries to date While, of course, neither this novel nor any of Knott s previous novels captures Parker or his characters perfectly, it s not like there are a ton of other Western series on the market to choose from, and this series scratches that itch n [...]
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Bill Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
I m reading these books mainly as a habit The terse style and the simple plots make these books easy to read and digest But I feel something is lacking As the books continue, I find Virgil and Allie increasing hard to like and while I enjoy Hitch s voice and character, no one grows or changes The slight mystery in this book is overshadowed by the Western violence and the killing of interesting and likable characters is becoming annoying It s likely I will continue to read this series because I s [...]
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Ronald Koltnow Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
This is the eighth adventure of Robert B Parker s laconic lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, and the fourth written by Robert Knott Like its predecessors, it is mind candy, all fluff and sugar, and a fun way to spend a couple of hours Unlike its predecessors, this outing drags a bit in spots, it s language is too contemporary, and the dramatic denouement is no surprise Also, there is little gunplay, which is what one reads westerns for in the first place I have devoured each of these books as [...]
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Sienna Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
I tried I tried to get past how the dialogue was not the simple, brilliant, funny dialogue of Robert B Parker I tried to get past how it wasn t the laconic Virgil the educated but humble Hitch I tried to read it as a new author, a new story it just didn t grab me.
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Tim Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
The only resemblance to the late Robert B Parker in this story are the names of his characters For this snoozer, 0 of 10 stars
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Gloria Feit Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
Robert B Parker s BlackjackBy Robert KnottPutnamFebruary 20, 2016, Hardcover, 322 pp 27.00ISBN 978 1 1019 8253 2January 3, 2017, Paperback, 384 pp 9.99ISBN 978 1 1019 8252 5Reviewed by Theodore FeitThe late Robert B Parker created several memorable characters, notably Spenser But there was also Jesse Stone and Sunny Randall to round out the mystery crime series Parker also wrote standalones and a western series with the popular marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch as protagonists Robert Knott [...]
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Steve Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
Feb 28, 2017 I looked at some of the Goodread reviews AFTER I gave this book 5 stars The reviewers ran the gamut from no stars to 5 stars and everything in between I agree with the 5 star reviews Knott is a very good writer and the voices he uses are terrific and in keeping with Parker I would even give five stars for the Acknowledgments at the end I rarely read Acknowledgments Very clever I liked the story and I liked the ending So count me as one of the 5 star groupies I am not ashamed of my e [...]
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False Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
Right around the time of Robert Parker s death, I lost about four writers that I enjoyed reading None of them serious and by that I mean academic or Henry James writers, but rather the type of writer I read to take a break from academic reading Philip Craig who wrote from Martha s Vineyard, El Leonard, Vince Flynn, and a few others I ve written this in complaint before, but the new trend seems to be to hire out writers to take on the deceased writer s style and keep the work spewing out, eithe [...]
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Ed Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
8 in the Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch series 4 written by author Knott, after the first four were penned by series originator Robert B Parker The two lawmen have settled into the town of Appaloosa, Cole in the company of the somewhat ditzy Allie French A quick read with short chapters and lines of terse dialogue such as Just awful, Allie said Was I said and It wasn t, Virgil said Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch series Virgil Cole is still the marshal in Appaloosa, and Everett Hitch is still his d [...]
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Jeffrey Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
I m not sure why I read this series Even when Robert B Parker was writing them I was never satisfied with the books Robert Knott does a fine job of continuing the spirit of Parker s books Nevertheless, I start them and then ask myself why Perhaps it s loyalty to Parker for his Spenser books, which I enjoyed This might be the last Cole Hitch book I read, but I ve said that before The plots are shallow, which might be an homage to old spaghetti westerns The extended plotline about Cole being cock [...]
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Hapzydeco Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
Good character development but short on action A female accountant might eradicate a ledger but commit a violent murder makes you wonder.
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Karl Jorgenson Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
The publishers again demonstrate their contempt for their readership This is Robert Parker s Blackjack, trading on the deceased author s name It s a western, and I believe Parker wrote some westerns, probably back in the sixties I m sure his are good, I d like to see one Parker was an excellent writer with vivid scenes, sharp characters, and clever plots Not all his books were gems, but he had a lot winners One annoying thing about Parker s writing is that he liked dialogue to carry the scene, a [...]
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Charles Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch are a pair of lawmen in the American frontier town of Appaloosa It was a wild town but is now starting to receive an influx of culture and civilization as the law is taking control Virgil and Cole are men that often speak few words and are like brothers Unlike most western stories featuring two men, there is no leader sidekick relationship.A woman was brutally murdered in Denver and her police officer husband is in Appaloosa to serve an arrest warrant on Boston Bill [...]
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Cindy Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
Virgil and Cole are honest, hard working lawmen, charged with keeping the peace in Appaloosa, a town that needs them for the continuous run of bad guys who try to disrupt growth in the town This one introduces an interesting new twist seems Virgil has a brother with the unlikely name of Valentine Don t want to spoil anything I ll stop there if you like reading westerns, there isn t anything you won t like about Knott s version of Parker s western series.
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Lee Tyner Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
Used to be GreatAre used to really enjoy the series regardless of the author The previous books seem to take a step back, and this one took three steps back Once again, it had an unnecessarily long and drive story that came to an abrupt and unseen end No gunfights and no manhunts Virgil Cole had an indirect involvement in the whole story I don t get it This series was previously great and I thought Iron Horse was won of my favorite westerns.
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Ellie Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
Not my usual kind of reading It was my Blind Date With a Book from the Carmel Library I guess these are ongoing characters started by the deceased Robert Parker, and this Robert Knott is continuing the stories Clever ending, average writing I typically never scan but did for this.
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William Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
just a lot of irrelevant dialog This is such a departure that they only relevance to a western is the date of the story.Knott has not shown me that he can continue Parker s style If this is the best that the owner s of his rights can find, then let the sunset on Cole and Hitch.
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Robert Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
Pretty boring Knott introduces what could be a fascinating character Virgil Cole s estranged semi outlaw brother and then does nothing with him I have now read all of the Virgil Cole Everett Hitch series I think that is enough.
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Dru Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
I was very surprised to find out this was a cowboy book But it was very enjoyable And always fast reading I will definitely look for books by this author.
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Harold Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
.ducing a new character who I bet will be returning.
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Gregory Stevens Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
Just didn t do anything for me Glad I read it.
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Drew Thomson Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
I am a fan of Robert B Parker books This is the eighth in the series of the Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch westerns If you enjoy westerns, this is a good book It is easy reading.
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Cory Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
It was so soter reading my first western I just don t think it s for me Kind of hard to visualize a western action story in my head I would rather just watch them on big screen.
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judy k colthar Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
ReviewThis book is typical of an Everett and hitch novel Very exciting and entertaining storyline.I liked it very much
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Jim Kerr Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
So dissappointing In his fourth book in the series after he took over from deceased Robert Parker, Knott has suceeded in eliminating all the percussive cadenece of Parker s prose, the sparking verbal interplay beteeen Everett and Virgil and all quirks that made the characters distinctive and individual Is it a decent enough formula Western for a quick genre fix I suppose so, but it s sure nothing like Parker s four gems.
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Toby Neighbors Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
A Great TravestyI ve read all the Cole Hitch novels I was happy that R Knot continued the adventures of this great western duo after Robert B Parker passed away At first I thought his storytelling was robust and well conceived, but with each subsequent novel the books shifted from westerns to mysteries This novel was dull, lacking any real style or energy The uniqueness of the two main characters was lost, and the plot twist was painfully obvious I don t think I can bring myself to read any of w [...]
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Janis Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
Hitch Cole must determine who killed the lawman from Denver who was trying to arrest an accused killer from Denver The reader of the Hitch Cole novels is fantastic This is a good story I admit I ve never been as excited about the Hitch Cole series as I am the other characters created by Robert B Parker, but Robert Knott is doing a great job of writing new novels to continue the series.
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Brett Thomasson Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
G.P Putnam and the Robert B Parker estate pulled the plug on Michael Brandman s vision of Parker character Jesse Stone after three novels Brandman s third was moving in the right direction, but not fast enough for Parker fandom, so he was replaced with Reed Farrell Coleman.Which makes you wonder if Robert Knott, who s continuing Parker s Cole and Hitch series of Westerns, is somehow sneaking books out when someone at Putnam isn t looking Because his quality curve is, to put it kindly, not upward [...]
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Ludwig Jul 04, 2020 - 04:32 AM
Another great book by robert parker Love all Robert parkers true to life people and placesThe way he creates his changes and new happeningsAlways keeps you interested
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Robert B. Parker's Blackjack By Robert Knott Itinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch return in the gritty new installment of the New York Times bestselling series Appaloosa, the hometown of Territorial Marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, continues to prosper, but with prosperity comes a slew of new trouble carpetbaggers, gamblers, migrants, peddlers, drifters, thieves, and whores, all boiling in a caulItinerant lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch return in the gritty new installment of the New York Times bestselling series Appaloosa, the hometown of Territorial Marshals Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch, continues to prosper, but with prosperity comes a slew of new trouble carpetbaggers, gamblers, migrants, peddlers, drifters, thieves, and whores, all boiling in a cauldron of excess and greed And there s a new menace in town a wealthy, handsome easterner and the owner of Appaloosa s new casino Boston Bill Black Boston Bill is flashy and bigger than life He s a prankster and a notorious womanizer, and with eight notches on the handle of his Colt, he s rud quick on the draw When he finds himself wanted for a series of murders, he quickly vanishes Cole and Hitch locate and arrest him, but Boston Bill escapes once again Another murder sets the duo on his trail, eventually taking them back to Appaloosa where one woman in particular may, or may not, prove to be the apple of Boston Bill s eye.

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