Robert B. Parker

in Springfield, Massachusetts, The United States
September 17, 1932

January 18, 2010



Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database named Robert B. Parker.
Robert Brown Parker was an American crime writer. His most famous works were the novels about the private detective Spenser. ABC television network developed the television series Spenser: For Hire based on the character in the late 1980s; a series of TV movies based on the character were also produced. His works incorporate encyclopedic knowledge of the Boston metropolitan area. Parker was 77 when he died of a heart attack at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts; discovered at his desk by his wife Joan, he had been working on a novel. The Spenser novels have been cited by critics and bestselling authors such as Robert Crais, Harlan Coben and Denn

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“Yeah. Floyd is his batman."
His what?"
Batman, like in the British army, each officer had a batman, a personal servant."
You spend too much time reading, Spenser. You know more stuff that don't make you money than anybody I know.”
Robert B. Parker, Mortal Stakes

“I pulled the MG in beside him at the curb and he got in.
"This thing ain't big enough for either one of us," he said. "When you getting something that fits?"
"It goes with my preppy look," I said. "You get one of these, they let you drive around the north shore, watch polo, anything you want."
I let the clutch in and turned right on Dartmouth.
"How you get laid in one of these?" Hawk said.
"You just don't understand preppy," I said. "I know it's not your fault. You're only a couple generations out of the jungle. I realize that. But if you're preppy you don't get laid in a car."
"Where do you get laid if you preppy?"
I sniffed. "One doesn't," I said.
"Preppies gonna be outnumbered in a while," Hawk said.”
Robert B. Parker

“Has anyone ever told you," I said, "that you coalesce reality?"
"No. They only say that I'm good in the sack."
"They are accurate but limited," I said. "And if you give me their names I'll kill them.”
Robert B. Parker


For our Spell-It-Out: F.I.R.S.T. Q.U.A.R.T.E.R.L.Y. Challenge, help us choose for the letter "R" (there are 3!) - Round III.

Voted for in Round I & II, so far for "R":
◆genre: Romantic Suspense
◆genre: Regency
◆character: rake/rogue
◆genre/theme: Racy Romances
◆author: J.D. Robb
◆color: red
◆author: Nora Roberts
◆title: starts with "R

theme: Regal/Royal (book about a regal/royal
  11 votes 26.8%

author: Robyn Carr
  9 votes 22.0%

series: starts with "R"
  9 votes 22.0%

author: Richelle Mead
  4 votes 9.8%

author: Karen Robards
  3 votes 7.3%

author: Kimberly Raye
  2 votes 4.9%

title: with the words "regal" or "royal"
  2 votes 4.9%

authors with "R" as their middle initial
  1 vote 2.4%

  0 votes 0.0%

author: Denise Rossetti
  0 votes 0.0%

41 total votes

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