Although I love the Quinn Colson series by Atkins, his attempt to re-create Spenser leaves me cold. Not that I'm surprised because he isn't Parker so his books are just rough approximations. To quote Lord Peter Wimsey "I loathe aliases. Like another fellow's clothes, you know - never seem quite to fit." While they are decent stories, Atkins' dialogue just doesn't quite fit this resurrected Spenser.