Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Another Favorite Author Has Passed Away....Dammit

OK..updated with the top picture which really is one of the best of RBP .


WBZ-TV Local Coverage Robert B. Parker, the blunt and beloved crime novelist who helped revive the hard-boiled genre and branded a tough guy of his own through his "Spenser" series, has died. He was 77.Parker wrote more than 60 books, but he is best known for his Boston-based novels featuring the private detective "Spenser."Those novels were turned into the TV series "Spenser: For Hire," starring Robert Urich. An ambulance was sent to Parker's home in Cambridge on Monday morning for reports of a sudden death, said Alexa Manocchio, spokeswoman for the Cambridge police department. The death was of natural causes and was not considered suspicious, Manocchio said.A publicist for Parker's publisher, Penguin Group (USA), confirmed the death but had no further details.Prolific to the end, Parker wrote more than 50 novels, including 37 featuring Spenser. The character's first name was a mystery and his last name emphatically spelled with an "s" in the middle, not a "c." He was the basis for the 1980s TV series "Spenser: For Hire," starring Robert Urich.A native of Springfield, Mass., Parker openly worshipped Raymond Chandler and other classic crime writers and helped bring back their cool, clipped style in such early "Spenser" novels as "The Godwulf Manuscript" and "God Save the Child." Within a few years, in "Looking for Rachel Wallace" and "Early Autumn," he was acclaimed as a master in his own right.

Man..SU is going to be completely bummed out as am I . This man was a favorite author of his and them mine and we avidly collect his hardcover books.

We even nicknamed the car " Pearl the Wonder Car" after Pearl the Wonder Dog.

SU collected/s Spencer Books the way I collected Marion Zimmer Bradley..

I am sooooooooooo Bummed.

Aunty Pol

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