Robert B. Parker

January 19, 2010 at 4:02 pm (books, Mystery fiction, Remembrance)

Robert B. Parker, one of the giants of contemporary crime fiction, has passed away.

Somehow I never thought this would happen. Sarah Weinman says she does not know how to process this sad news. I could not agree with her more.

Many of us owe Parker a debt of gratitude for the hours of highly enjoyable reading with which he provided us. For all his success in the field, he always came across as a regular, unpretentious person, able to laugh at himself and to appreciate the worth of others.

Requiescat in pace, Mr. Parker; you will be much missed.

Robert B. Parker: September 17, 1932 - January 18, 2010

2 Comments

  1. Nan said,

    I feel so sad about this. I was so hoping he would write a sequel to his YA work, Edenville Owls. I loved that book, and really thought it one of his very best. I did a little book report on it:

    http://lettersfromahillfarm.blogspot.com/2007/08/book-reportedenville-owls.html

    A very good way for him to go, but I wish he had had a lot more years.

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    […] – Reginald Hill The Pure in Heart – Susan Hill The Godwulf Manuscript and The Professional – Robert B. Parker The Remains of an Altar – Phil Rickman The Chameleon’s Shadow – Minette Walters The Way Some […]

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