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Robert B. Parker (1) [1932–2010]

This page covers the author of The Godwulf Manuscript.

For other authors named Robert B. Parker, see the disambiguation page.

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Robert Brown Parker is an American fiction writer of mysteries. He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts and earned his BA degree from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He went on to earn his master's degree in English literature from Boston University. He started his career working in advertising. After some years, he went back to school to earn his PhD in English from Boston University in 1971. He then began his writng career while teaching at Northeastern University. He decided to become a full-time writer in 1979. His most popular works were the 40 novels written about the private detective Spenser. The ABC Television Network developed the television series "Spenser: For Hire", based on the character in the mid-1980s. Parker also wrote nine novels based on the character Jesse Stone and six novels based on the character Sunny Randall. On January 18, 2010, Robert Parker died suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Cambridge Massachusetts. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Robert B. Parker has 1 media appearance.

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11
Parker Explores The Shadows Of Boston's Back Bay
Morning Edition, Friday, July 11, 2008 at 0am

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Robert B(rown) Parker (1) was born September 17, 1932, in Springfield, MA. He earned a B.A. in English from Colby College in Maine in 1954, served as infantryman in Korea, and earned an M.A. in English from Boston University in 1957. He held several jobs before enrolling in Boston University's PhD program, and then taught English at various colleges until 1978. He is married to the former Joan Hall; they have two sons. Parker has created private detectives Spenser, and Sunny Randall, and Police Chief Jesse Stone, each of whom is featured in an ongoing series. Their story lines occasionally intersect. He also writes an American Western series featuring Hitch and Cole, and has contributed to the Wyatt Earp saga with the novel Gunman's Rhapsody. Recently, he has written some young adult fiction as well. He died unexpectedly at home in Cambridge, MA, on January 18, 2010.

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