Chasing the Bear– Short book, novella really from Robert B Parker. There is no mystery to be solved, its a conversation between Boston PI Spenser and his Harvard educated psychologist girlfriend about his childhood. It details what made young Spenser the Spenser that he is today. Fun read for Spenser fans (I am one) but it won’t make much sense as a freestanding novel to anyone unfamiliar with the series. I found out recently that it’s supposed to be a young adult novel. I really can’t see it.