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
- During season one, Spenser lived in an abandoned firehouse just off Charles Street, but filming there proved difficult and the BFD reclaimed the site at the end of the season. For seasons two…
[show]During season one, Spenser lived in an abandoned firehouse just off Charles Street, but filming there proved difficult and the BFD 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 of which were shot at the FilmWorks Studios in Brighton, Mass.
- 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 firehouse Spenser lives in during the first season was also used in What's the Worst That Could Happen? and the Boston portion of "Real World, The" (1992).