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Robert B. Parker

Robert B. ParkerAKA Robert Brown Parker

Born: 17-Sep-1932
Birthplace: Springfield, MA
Died: 18-Jan-2010
Location of death: Cambridge, MA
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Spenser

Military service: US Army (Korea)

Series include Spenser, which was dramatized in the 1980s television series, Spenser: For Hire, starring Robert Urich; and Jesse Stone, featured in a series of made-for-TV movies starring Tom Selleck. In total, Parker authored over sixty novels, greatly influenced by pioneering mystery writer Raymond Chandler. All of Parker's novels he dedicated to his wife Joan.

Wife: Joan H. Parker (m. 26-Aug-1956, until his death, two sons)
Son: David
Son: Daniel

    University: BA, Colby College (1954)
    University: MA English Literature, Boston University (1957)
    University: PhD English Literature, Boston University (1971)
    Professor: Boston University (1976-79)

    Phi Alpha Tau Honorary
    Edgar 1977 for Promised Land (Best Novel)
    Edgar 2002 (Grand Master)
    Gumshoe Award 2008 (Lifetime Achievement)

    Spencer: Small Vices (18-Jul-1999)

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