Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Robert B Parker

I've been collecting Parker novels for several years now. I'm a few shy of owning the entire collection. I discovered by accident the Spenser series and fell instantly in love with the characters. I read three out of sequence and then had all my area libraries send each novel they had over to the library 2 blocks away so that I could read them in order. Then I hunkered down and read them almost round the clock until I was current.

Mr. Parker passed away yesterday. He was 77. I will miss Mr. Parker.

I am so saddened by this news. Not only has this author died but my beloved characters cease. I feel a double sense of loss.

My homage to Parker is this referral to these novels if you have never experienced them. I like the Jesse Stone and Sunny Randall series also but Spenser is my all time favorite detective. Read them in order if you can, it is better that way.

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