Robert B. Parker

On the Shelf: Split Image

I rarely read books written by men. I’d rather read a character-driven story than a plot-driven story - no surprise to those who have read my blog. It’s been my experience that most male authors focus more on plot than characterization. One exception to the rule: Robert B. Parker.
 
I have not read Parker’s Spenser novels, but I’ve been a big fan of the books he wrote featuring Jesse Stone and Sunny Randall, especially the most recent ones that (finally!) brought Jesse and Sunny together.  I was saddened (on many levels) to learn of Parker’s death in January at age 77 – I thought of how many stories he must have had left to write, and I thought about how much I wanted to read one last “chapter” in the Jesse/Sunny saga.

Sad News - RIP Robert B. Parker

Robert B. ParkerAfter I finished writing about The Professional and the Spencer series, I heard news of Robert B. Parker's death. He passed away at the age of 77 after suffering a heart attack while sitting at his desk. He is survived by his wife of 50 years and 2 sons. So I guess I won't be reading any more Spencer novels. Might be nice to go back and re-read some of my favorites.

New York Times Obituary

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