Robert B. Parker: A Closer Look

Robert B. Parker was many things: the son of a telephone company executive, a wise-guy college student, a soldier at a Morse code key on the line between North and South Korea, an extraordinarily knowledgeable sports fan and a first baseman, a writer of technical manuals and the editor of an insurance agents' magazine, a partner in the world's smallest advertising agency, an excellent cook and handyman, a serious student of detective fiction, a Ph.D. professor, and—most important to him—a husband, father, and dog owner. He was a very interesting person who lived a full and very satisfying life. And Bob was genuine: in private, in public, and in his writings, he was the same person.

Robert B. Parker on Facebook

Robert B. Parker on Wikipedia


Wall Street Journal — "Just Asking: Robert B. Parker" (February 24, 2009)

New York Post — "In My Library: Robert B. Parker" (May 3, 2009)

The Telegraph (UK) — "Robert B Parker: Hard-boiled, old school and y'know, a bit sloppy" (February 23, 2008) — "Dumpster Bust Interviews: Robert B. Parker" (March 14, 2005)
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Yankee Magazine — "Robert B. Parker Interview — Creator of Spenser, Boston's famous private eye" (October 2003) — Robert B. Parker Author Interview On Writing Mysteries

Joan Parker Interviews

New York Times — "At Home with Joan Parker" (July 7, 2010)

WGBH-TV/PBS – "Greater Boston" (October 27, 2010)

WGBH-TV/PBS – "Greater Boston" (May 3, 2011)

WBUR / NPR — "Here and Now" (June 1, 2011)

On Television

Jesse Stone CBS Movies

Spenser for Hire

Obituaries & Tributes

The Boston Globe

The New York Times

USA Today

The Washington Post

The Los Angeles Times

The Wall Street Journal

The Christian Science Monitor

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Palm Beach Post

The Telegraph (UK)

The Guardian (UK)

The Globe and Mail (Canada)

Continuing the Legacy

USA Today (September 13, 2011)—Spenser and Jesse Stone live on through new series' authors.

Publisher's press release about the continuation of the Jesse Stone and Spenser Series.

Michael Brandman on writing the Jesse Stone Novels.