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Robert B. Parker Robert B. Parker (September 17, 1932 - January 18, 2010) was the author of seventy books, including the legendary Spenser detective series, the novels featuring Police Chief Jesse Stone, and the acclaimed Virgil Cole -Everett Hitch westerns, as well as the Sunny Randall novels. Winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award and long considered the undisputed dean of American crime fiction, he died in January 2010.
Parker was born and raised in Massachusetts, graduated from Colby College in Maine, married Joan Hall, had two sons, earned his Ph.D. at Boston University, and taught at Northeastern University..

Parker's talent for rhythm was first put to work when the U.S. Army sent him to Korea as a Morse code radio operator. He always wanted to be a writer, but he needed a steady income to support his young wife and, later, his sons. Bob was hired as a technical writer first for Raytheon and then for Curtiss-Wright, which soon laid him off. He next worked as editor of a magazine for Prudential insurance agents and freelanced as a partner in Parker/Farman, the "world's smallest advertising agency."

Unable to take any more of corporate America, and with no interest in advertising, Bob returned to school. The plan was to earn a doctorate, get a job teaching, and have the time to start writing seriously. While going to school, he held down as many as five college teaching jobs at once, often took care of his sons, and did odd jobs for a consulting company. Fortunately for the family, Joan had a job in education that paid well.

The plan worked, and as a teacher at Northeastern University, Bob found the time to write. He was one of four authors of an anthology textbook, The Personal Response to Literature, published in 1971. Two years later, the first Spenser novel, The Godwulf Manuscript, appeared.

Parker's bestselling Western novel, Appaloosa, was made into a major motion picture by New Line, starred Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen, and was a box office hit in 2008. Long acknowledged as the dean of American crime fiction, he was named Grand Master of the Edgar Awards in 2002 by the Mystery Writers of America, an honor shared with earlier masters such as Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen.

With the blessing of Parker's family, the Spenser and Stone series will continue; with Ace Atkins carrying the Spenser series, and Michael Brandman and Reed Farrel Coleman carrying the Jesse Stone series, and Robert Knott carrying the Coleman and Hitch series.

Robert B. Parker Book List
His website: www.robertbparker.net
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Robert B. Parker's Revelation
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Robert B. Parker's Revelation by Robert Knott

Robert B. Parker's Debt to Pay
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Robert B. Parker's Debt to Pay by Reed Farrel Coleman

Robert B. Parker's Blackjack
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Robert B. Parker's Blackjack by Robert Knott

Robert B. Parker's The Bridge
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Robert B. Parker's The Bridge by Robert Knott

Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot
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Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot by Reed Farrel Coleman

Robert B. Parker's Bull River
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Robert B. Parker's Bull River by Robert Knott
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Robert B. Parker's Kickback | Atkins, Ace (as Parker, Robert B.) | Signed First Edition Book Atkins, Ace (as Parker, Robert B.) | Robert B. Parker's Kickback | Signed First Edition Copy

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Robert B. Parker's The Hangman's Sonnet | Coleman, Reed Farrel (as Parker, Robert B.) | Signed Book Coleman, Reed Farrel (as Parker, Robert B.) | Robert B. Parker's The Hangman's Sonnet | Signed Book

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Ironhorse | Knott, Robert (as Parker, Robert B.) | Signed First Edition Book Knott, Robert (as Parker, Robert B.) | Ironhorse | Signed First Edition Copy

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Back Story | Parker, Robert B. | First Edition Book Parker, Robert B. | Back Story | First Edition Copy

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Bad Business | Parker, Robert B. | Signed First Edition Book Parker, Robert B. | Bad Business | Signed First Edition Copy

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Blue Screen | Parker, Robert B. | Signed First Edition Book Parker, Robert B. | Blue Screen | Signed First Edition Copy

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Blue-Eyed Devil | Parker, Robert B. | First Edition Book Parker, Robert B. | Blue-Eyed Devil | First Edition Copy

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Robert B. Parker Bibliography


Spenser Series

  1. Godwulf Manuscript - 1974
  2. God Save the Child - 1974
  3. Mortal Stakes - 1975
  4. Promised Land - 1976
  5. The Judas Goat - 1983
  6. Looking for Rachel Wallace - 1980
  7. Early Autumn - 1980
  8. A Savage Place - 1982
  9. Ceremony - 1982
  10. The Widening Gyre - 1983
  11. Valediction - 1987
  12. A Catskill Eagle - 1985
  13. Taming a Seahorse - 1986
  14. Pale Kings and Princes - 1987
  15. Crimson Joy - 1988
  16. Playmates - 1989
  17. Stardust - 1992
  18. Pastime - 1991
  19. Double Deuce - 1992
  20. Paper Doll - 1994
  21. Walking Shadow - 1994
  22. Thin Air - 1995
  23. Chance - 1996
  24. Small Vices - 1997
  25. Sudden Mischief - 1998
  26. Hush Money - 2000
  27. Hugger Mugger - 2000
  28. Potshot - 2001
  29. Widowís Walk - 2001
  30. Back Story - 2003
  31. Bad Business - 2004
  32. Cold Service - 2005
  33. School Days - 2005
  34. Hundred-Dollar Baby - 2006
  35. Now and Then - 2007
  36. Rough Weather - 2008
  37. The Professional - 2009
  38. Painted Ladies - 2010
  39. Sixkill - 2011
  40. Robert B. Parkerís Lullaby (by Ace Atkins) - 2012
  41. Robert B. Parkerís Silent Night (by Helen Brann) - 2013
  42. Robert B. Parker's Wonderland (by Ace Atkins) - 2014
  43. Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot (by Ace Atkins) - 2014
  44. Robert B. Parker's Kickback (by Ace Atkins) - 2015
  45. Robert B. Parker's Little White Lies (by Ace Atkins) - May 2017

Jesse Stone Series

  1. Night Passage - 1997
  2. Trouble in Paradise - 2000
  3. Death in Paradise - 2001
  4. Stone Cold - 2003
  5. Sea Change - 2006
  6. High Profile - 2007
  7. Stranger in Paradise - 2008
  8. Night and Day - 2009
  9. Split Image - 2010
  10. Robert B. Parkerís Killing the Blues (by Michael Brandman) - 2011
  11. Robert B. Parkerís Fool Me Twice (by Michael Brandman) - 2012
  12. Robert B. Parkerís Damned If You Do (by Michael Brandman) - 2013
  13. Robert B. Parkerís Blind Spot (by Reed Farrel Coleman) - 2014
  14. Robert B. Parker's Debt to Pay (by Reed Farrel Coleman) - 2016
  15. Robert B. Parker's The Hangman's Stone (by Reed Farrel Coleman) - September 2017

Sunny Randall Series


  1. Family Honor - 1999
  2. Perish Twice - 2000
  3. Shrink Rap - 2002
  4. Melancholy Baby - 2004
  5. Blue Screen - 2006
  6. Spare Change - 2007

Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch Series

  1. Appaloosa - 2005
  2. Resolution - 2007
  3. Brimstone - 2008
  4. Blue-Eyed Devil - 2009
  5. Robert B. Parker's Ironhorse (by Robert Knott) - 2013
  6. Robert B. Parker's Bull River (by Robert Knott) - 2014
  7. Robert B. Parker's The Bridge (by Robert Knott) - 2014
  8. Robert B. Parker's Blackjack (by Robert Knott) - 2016
  9. Robert B. Parker's Revelation (Robert Knott) - 2017

Young Adult

  • Edenville Owls - 2007
  • The Boxer and the Spy - 2008
  • Chasing the Bear: A Young Spenser Novel - 2009

Other Novels

  • Wilderness - 1979
  • Love and Glory - 1983
  • Poodle Springs (with Raymond Chandler) - 1985
  • Double Play - 2005
  • Perchance to Dream - 1991
  • All Our Yesterdays - 1994
  • Gunmanís Rhapsody - 2001

Robert B. Parker Awards

  • Promised Land (1976) - Edgar Award for Best Novel

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