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Robert B. Parker

Robert B. Parker (1932-2010) has long been recognized as the dean of American crime fiction. His novel comprising the wise-cracking, street-smart Boston private-eye Spenser earned him a dedicated following and reams of critical acclaim, typified by R.W.B. Lewis' comment, "We're seeing one of the wonderful series on the history of the American detective story" (The New York Times Book Review). In June and October of 2005, Parker had nationwide bestsellers with APPALOOSA and SCHOOL DAYS, and continued his winning streak in February of 2006 with his newest Jesse Stone novel, SEA CHANGE.

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Parker attended Colby College in Maine, served with the Army in Korea, and finished a Ph.D. in English at Boston University. He married his wife Joan at 1956; he raised 2 sons, David and Daniel. Together the Parkers based Pearl Productions, a Boston-based independent film company named after their short-haired pointer, Pearl, who has also been featured in lots of Parker's books.

Parker started writing his Spenser books in 1971 while teaching at Boston's Northeastern University. Little did he guess then that his witty, literate prose and psychological insights would make him keeper-of-the-flame of America's rich tradition of detective fiction. Parker's fictional Spenser inspired the ABC-TV series Spenser: For Hire. Back in February 2005, CBS-TV broadcast its own highly-rated adaptation of the Jesse Stone novel Stone Cold, which comprised Tom Selleck at the lead character as Parker's small-town police leader. The next CBS film, Night Passage, also enjoyed high ratings, and the third, Death in Paradise, aired on April 30, 2006.

Parker was named Grand Master of the 2002 Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, an honour shared by earlier masters such as Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen.

Parker died on January 19, 2010, in age 77.

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