Saturday, January 23, 2010

Robert B. Parker Dies


Robert B. Parker
September 17, 1932 – January 18, 2010

Robert B Parker, the American crime novelist, who has died aged 77, helped revive and modernise the hard-boiled private eye genre through his Spenser series of novels.

Of Parker's 60 novels, 37 featured Spenser, a former Boston detective fired for insubordination who was dubbed by Parker's admirers as "the thinking man's private eye".
The character's first name was a permanent mystery, with his last name emphatically spelled with an "s" in the middle, rather than a "c", after Edmund Spenser, author of The Faerie Queenein the 16th century.


Robert Parker Link

We at Community Book Stop send our regards out to his family. He was a great and loved author.

1 shout outs:

VK said...

I loved his books, they always kept me interested and he was definitely a great author.