Robert Parker, the author said to be responsible for bringing back the gritty crime novel has passed away. He was 77. Robert Parker was a prolific writer and has written over 60 novels including his most famous Spenser series on which the Robert Urich series Spenser For Hire was based. A spokeman for his publishing house, Penguin Group has confirmed Parker's death but as yet has made no further statement.
Robert Parker was a wonderful writer and will be missed. In recent years, another of his characters has made it on to tv in a series of made-for-tv movies with Tom Selleck. The character of Jesse Stone has been seeing increased popularity and is in fact the favorite of my mother.
So, goodbye Robert Parker and thank you for the wonderful stories.