Mystery/suspense series based on Robert Parker's "Spenser" novels. Spenser, a private investigator living in Boston, gets involved in a new murder mystery each episode. Using his years of experience, his natural talents for observation and reasoning, and the occasional bit of help from his friend Hawk, Spenser never fails to crack the case.
Last Episode03x21 Haunting Aired: May. 07, 1988
Spenser investigates an old child kidnapping case when he tries to track down a teenage girl's biological parents.
Series Fun Facts
- The pilot movie for the show is an adaptation of the novel "Promised Land", fourth in the series, which featured the first appearance of Hawk.
- The dark country/western bar was actually the main bar area of The Channel, the largest nightclub in Boston at the time. The lights were kept dim to help hide the club's stage and massive PA system.
- During season one, Spenser lived in an abandoned firehouse just off Charles Street. Filming there was difficult and the Boston Fire Department reclaimed the site at the end of the season. For…
[show]During season one, Spenser lived in an abandoned firehouse just off Charles Street. Filming there was difficult and the Boston Fire Department reclaimed the site at the end of the season. For seasons two and three, Spenser lived on the top floor of an old Charlestown apartment, at the base of Bunker Hill. The interiors were shot at the FilmWorks Studios in Brighton, Mass.