Robert B. Parker Interview

January 26, 2010

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This interview with Robert B. Parker was first published in 1998 in The Country and Abroad. Here's an excerpt:

Kelly: What was the genesis of Spencer?

Parker: I read Raymond Chandler and copied him.

Kelly: There must have been more to it than that.

Parker: I always wanted to do this [write crime novels] and (more…)

Robert B. Parker Remembered

January 21, 2010

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I did a long interview with Bob Parker in 1998, from which I'll post excerpts shortly. If you didn't know already what a nice, interesting, unassuming, and very funny guy he was, the interview will show you.

Meanwhile, a few Bob stories:

1. He and his future wife Joan met when they were three, at a birthday (more…)

Robert B. Parker

January 19, 2010

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I was deeply shocked and very saddened to learn just a few minutes ago that Robert B. Parker, one of the greats in mystery writing, has died. Apparently at his desk, too, where he was no doubt at work at another book that would bring pleasure to hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of (more…)

Selected Works

Nonfiction
“This book is, quite simply, remarkable journalism and remarkable writing.”
--Robert B. Parker
"Taut with suspense...crackles like a bestselling novel." -- Barry Reed, author of The Verdict
Fiction
"Susan Kelly's maiden mystery is fresh and free-spirited with lively characters, snappy dialogue...and a suspenseful plot." -- Washington Post
“Spinetingling... noteworthy... brings the horror of being a victim into sharp focus.”
--Publishers Weekly
“Thought-provoking... a gritty, bittersweet story with added depth and dimension.”
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A page-turner with action and suspense." -- SSC Booknews
"A winner for fans of literate, witty mysteries." -- Tony Hillerman
"The Summertime Soldiers has love, sex, and murder and most of all, a heart." -- Boston Herald