Creator of 'Spenser' Robert B. Parker Died
Bestselling American crime novelist, Robert B. Parker, creator of the wisecracking Boston private eye Spenser, died on Monday, January 18 at the age of 77. Robert B Parker, the American crime novelist, who has died aged 77, helped revive and modernize the hard-boiled private eye genre through his Spenser series of novels. In 2002, he was named Grand Master at the Edgar awards by the Mystery Writers of America. More than four million copies of his books have been sold around the world. In addition to Spenser, Parker created detective series featuring Jesse Stone and Sunny Randall. His other books include numerous Westerns and Perchance to Dream, a sequel to Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep.