January 26, 2010
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…)
January 21, 2010
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…)
January 19, 2010
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…)