Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Spenser, No Longer For Hire
Author Robert B. Parker passed away Monday, at the age of 77. Author of more than 60 books, Parker passed away at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, his American publisher Penguin confirmed. "He will be deeply missed by us all," Penguin said. He is known for the Jesse Stone
series - made into TV movies starring Tom Selleck - and the Spenser series made into a TV procedural starring Robert Urich.
The books were so much better than the movies. (Always.)
He was named Grand Master at the Edgars in 2002. What I remember most about him was the gentle sarcastic humor he brought to his mysteries...very Raymond Chandler-like, but with a Boston twist.