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Robert B Parker

(Robert Brown Parker)
USA (1932 - 2010)

Robert B. Parker began writing in 1971 while teaching at Boston's Northeastern University. Now he is acknowledged as the dean of American crime fiction and was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America (2002). His novels featuring the wise-cracking, street-smart Boston private-eye Spenser have earned him a devoted following and reams of critical acclaim. The Spenser character inspired the television series Spenser: For Hire and a number of made-for-television films.
 
Series
The Godwulf ManuscriptGod Save the ChildMortal StakesPromised Land
The Judas GoatLooking for Rachel WallaceEarly AutumnA Savage Place
CeremonyThe Widening GyreValedictionA Catskill Eagle
Taming a SeahorsePale Kings and PrincesCrimson JoyPlaymates
StardustPastimeDouble DeucePaper Doll
Walking ShadowThin AirChanceSmall Vices
Sudden MischiefHush MoneyHugger MuggerPotshot
Widow's WalkBack StoryBad BusinessCold Service
School DaysDream GirlNow and ThenRough Weather
Chasing the Bear: A Young Spenser NovelThe ProfessionalPainted LadiesSixkill
The Judas Goat / Looking for Rachel Wallace / Early AutumnA Triple Shot of SpenserEnter Spenser: The Godwulf Manuscript / God Save the Child / Mortal StakesLooking for Rachel Wallace / Promised Land
The Spencer Novels 7-12A Catskill Eagle / Early Autumn / God Save the Child / The Godwulf Manuscript / Mortal StakesSilent Night: A Spenser Holiday Novel
 
Poodle SpringsPerchance to Dream
 
Night PassageTrouble in ParadiseDeath In ParadiseStone Cold
Sea ChangeHigh ProfileStranger in ParadiseNight and Day
Split ImageKilling the BluesFool Me TwiceDamned if You Do
The Jesse Stone Novels 1-5The Jesse Stone Novels 6-9
 
Family HonorPerish TwiceShrink RapMelancholy Baby
Blue ScreenSpare ChangeThe Sunny Randall Novels 1-6
 
Burke
1. Double Play (2004)
Double Play
 
AppaloosaResolutionBrimstoneBlue-Eyed Devil
The Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch Novels 1-4
 
Series contributed to
The Best American Mystery Stories 1997
 
Non fiction
The Private Eye in Hammett and ChandlerParker on WritingA Year At the RacesSpenser's Boston
 
Anthologies containing stories by Robert B Parker
Lord John Ten
 
Short stories
Spenser's a Fan, Too (1988)


Awards
Edgar Awards Best Novel winner (1977) : Promised Land


Books about Robert B Parker
The Robert B. Parker CompanionIn Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero
 
Links to other websites
robertbparker.net


Robert B Parker recommends
The Wycherly Woman
The Wycherly Woman (1961)
(Lew Archer, book 9)
Ross MacDonald
"It was not just that Ross MacDonald taught us how to write; he did something much more, he taught us how to read, and how to think about life, and maybe in some small but mattering way, how to live."
Pale Gray for Guilt
Pale Gray for Guilt (1968)
(Travis McGee, book 9)
John D MacDonald
"...one of the great sagas in American fiction."
Wolf Trap
Wolf Trap (1983)
Frederick Nolan
"Compelling and authentic - a genuine spellbinder by a wonderful writer."
Frequent Flyer
Frequent Flyer (1989)
(Kinky Friedman, book 4)
Kinky Friedman
"Kinky is smart, funny and tough."
Rules of Prey
Rules of Prey (1989)
(Lucas Davenport, book 1)
John Sandford
"A cop and a killer you will remember for a long, long time. "
Fear Will Do It
Fear Will Do It (1992)
(Cooper MacLeish, book 2)
Sam Reaves
"Sam Reaves is too good. He makes me nervous."
Bait
Bait (1994)
Kenneth Abel
"Brilliant!"
Bloodline
Bloodline (1995)
(Jack McMorrow, book 2)
Gerry Boyle
"Tense... Convincing and gracefully told. Gerry Boyle is the genuine article."
Dead Man's Dance
Dead Man's Dance (1995)
Robert Ferrigno
"First-Rate."
The Guardian
The Guardian (1996)
Bill Eidson
"The Guardian is first-rate stuff; lean prose, compelling story, and verve in the telling. Don't miss it."
The Low End of Nowhere
The Low End of Nowhere (1996)
(Streeter, book 1)
Michael Stone
"Tough, authentic, and right on the money."
A Flash of Red
A Flash of Red (1996)
(Tyler Vance, book 1)
Clay Harvey
"Taut, knowing, and headlong. Welcome aboard."
The Lew Archer Omnibus Volume Three
The Lew Archer Omnibus Volume Three (1997)
(Lew Archer)
Ross MacDonald
"I owe him."
The Lost Coast
The Lost Coast (1997)
(Moses Wine, book 7)
Roger L Simon
"Roger L. Simon is absolutely first rate."
Hunting a Detroit Tiger
Hunting a Detroit Tiger (1997)
(Mickey Rawlings, book 4)
Troy Soos
"Equal parts baseball and mystery are the perfect proportion."
Kat Scratch Fever
Kat Scratch Fever (1997)
(Kat Colorado, book 8)
Karen Kijewski
"Compeling and graceful... Very hard to put down."
Crossroad Blues
Crossroad Blues (1998)
(Nick Travers Mystery)
Ace Atkins
"Crossroad Blues sings."
Blind Spot
Blind Spot (1998)
Barbara A Shapiro
"Wonderfully crafted, beautifully written and solid as a rock."
Throwing 7'S
Throwing 7'S (1999)
(Bobby Emmet)
Denis Hamill
"No one does tough New York better than Dennis Hamill."
Projection
Projection (1999)
(Frank Clevenger, book 2)
Keith Ablow
"First-Rate fiction!"
Void Moon
Void Moon (1999)
Michael Connelly
"In Void Moon, as in all of Michael Connelly's books, you care about the people, you care what happens to them, and you can't stop reading until you find out. Connelly is so good he's beginning to annoy me."
Black Mountain
Black Mountain (2000)
Les Standiford
"Compelling... beautifully told... simply wonderful."
The Last Man
The Last Man (2001)
Charles Kenney
"Kenney is the real deal."
A Murder of Honor
A Murder of Honor (2001)
(Kearney and Phelps, book 1)
Robert Andrews
"Wonderful."
Springer's Gambit
Springer's Gambit (2001)
(Cole Springer Mystery, book 1)
W L Ripley
"Springer's Gambit is both fluent and riveting. Cole Springer is a comer... and so is W.L. Ripley."
Closing Time
Closing Time (2001)
(Terry Orr, book 1)
Jim Fusilli
"Dead-Perfect."
Paranoia
Paranoia (2004)
Joseph Finder
"An engrossing novel: crisp, hard, funny, and smart."
Drop Dead, My Lovely
Drop Dead, My Lovely (2004)
(Pete Ingalls, book 1)
Ellis Weiner
"Drop Dead, My Lovely is smart, ironic, and Candleresque. Three out of three is very good."
Boyos
Boyos (2004)
Richard Marinick
"This guy understands it all and BOYOS gets it right."
The Grief Shop
The Grief Shop (2006)
(Tally Whyte, book 3)
Vicki Stiefel
"Compelling, touching, and a pleasure to read."
The First Wave
The First Wave (2007)
(Billy Boyle World War II Mystery, book 2)
James R Benn
"A solid follow up to Benn's first novel. . . . [I] look forward to his next."
The Vicious Circle: Mystery and Crime Stories by Members of the Algonquin Round Table
The Vicious Circle: Mystery and Crime Stories by Members of the Algonquin Round Table (2007)
Otto Penzler
"Otto Penzler knows more about crime fiction than most people know about anything."
Fidelity
Fidelity (2008)
Thomas Perry
"Thomas Perry is, quite simply, brilliant."
Nibble & Kuhn
Nibble & Kuhn (2009)
David Schmahmann
"David Schmahmann tells a wonderful story, and he tells it brilliantly. I expect great success for Nibble & Kuhn, and won't even be jealous if it arrives. Great book!"
Front Page Teaser
Front Page Teaser (2010)
(Liz Higgin's Mystery)
Rosemary Herbert
"Like a shot of good whiskey..."
To the Manor Dead
To the Manor Dead (2010)
(Janet's Planet Mystery, book 1)
Sebastian Stuart
"Sebastian Stuart is a knowing, witty, and tough writer."
Fatal Deeds
Fatal Deeds (2011)
(Gus Churchill Mystery, book 1)
Andrew McAleer
"Intelligent and compelling."



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