Robert Parker Dies Writing at Age 77

>The Boston area lost one of its own on Monday, January 18, with the death of Robert B. Parker, best known as the author of three popular mystery series featuring Massachusetts investigators: Spenser, Jesse Stone, and Sunny Randall. Split Image, the ninth Jesse Stone novel, is due out on February 23.

“Publishing 65 books in 37 years,” Bryan Marquard writes in yesterday’s Boston Globe, “Mr. Parker was as prolific as he was well-read. He featured Spenser – ‘spelled with an ‘s,’ just like the English poet,’ he said – in 37 novels.” Read the whole article here.

Booklist editor Bill Ott blogs about his pleasure in Robert Parker’s novels on the Booklist blog.

For many more tributes, obituaries, and reminiscences, including her own Los Angeles Times article, check out Sarah Weinman’s post on her blog, Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind.

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