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Robert B. Parker (1) (1932–2010)

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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 visa mer 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) visa färre
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Serier

Verk av Robert B. Parker

The Godwulf Manuscript (1973) 1,666 exemplar, 46 recensioner
Cold Service (2005) 1,378 exemplar, 22 recensioner
Night Passage (1997) 1,372 exemplar, 31 recensioner
School Days (2005) 1,354 exemplar, 18 recensioner
High Profile (2007) 1,288 exemplar, 31 recensioner
Back Story (2003) 1,263 exemplar, 19 recensioner
Hundred-Dollar Baby (2006) 1,262 exemplar, 25 recensioner
Early Autumn (1981) 1,257 exemplar, 30 recensioner
Now & Then (2007) 1,217 exemplar, 28 recensioner
Stranger in Paradise (2008) 1,213 exemplar, 29 recensioner
Small Vices (1997) 1,210 exemplar, 17 recensioner
Skuggspel : [en Spenser-triller] (1994) 1,210 exemplar, 14 recensioner
Widow's Walk (2002) 1,197 exemplar, 16 recensioner
Sudden Mischief (1998) 1,191 exemplar, 17 recensioner
Bad Business (2004) 1,189 exemplar, 31 recensioner
Potshot (2001) 1,185 exemplar, 18 recensioner
Hush Money (1999) 1,184 exemplar, 18 recensioner
Kidnapparna (1974) 1,182 exemplar, 28 recensioner
Trouble in Paradise (1998) 1,179 exemplar, 19 recensioner
Sea Change (2005) 1,169 exemplar, 22 recensioner
Thin Air (1995) 1,167 exemplar, 18 recensioner
Stone Cold (2003) 1,165 exemplar, 14 recensioner
Rough Weather (Spenser) (2008) 1,162 exemplar, 20 recensioner
Night and Day (2009) 1,145 exemplar, 30 recensioner
Promised Land (1976) 1,141 exemplar, 24 recensioner
Death in Paradise (2001) 1,131 exemplar, 26 recensioner
Hugger Mugger (2000) 1,130 exemplar, 15 recensioner
A Catskill Eagle (1985) 1,125 exemplar, 20 recensioner
Looking for Rachel Wallace (1980) 1,123 exemplar, 23 recensioner
Chance (1996) 1,121 exemplar, 17 recensioner
The Professional (2009) 1,099 exemplar, 25 recensioner
The Judas Goat (1978) 1,098 exemplar, 20 recensioner
Mortal Stakes (2009) 1,095 exemplar, 19 recensioner
Klippdockan : [en Spenser-thriller] (1993) 1,088 exemplar, 15 recensioner
Double Deuce (1992) 1,070 exemplar, 12 recensioner
Pale Kings and Princes (1987) 1,070 exemplar, 16 recensioner
Pastime (1991) 1,066 exemplar, 13 recensioner
Split Image (2010) 1,048 exemplar, 29 recensioner
Crimson Joy (1988) 1,023 exemplar, 16 recensioner
Stardust (1990) 1,013 exemplar, 14 recensioner
Valediction (1984) 1,011 exemplar, 14 recensioner
Playmates (1989) 1,004 exemplar, 13 recensioner
Taming a Sea-Horse (1986) 983 exemplar, 11 recensioner
Family Honor (1999) 975 exemplar, 16 recensioner
The Widening Gyre (1983) 971 exemplar, 11 recensioner
Ceremony (1982) 961 exemplar, 14 recensioner
A Savage Place (1981) 957 exemplar, 16 recensioner
Painted Ladies (2010) 956 exemplar, 28 recensioner
Poodle Springs (1989) 936 exemplar, 22 recensioner
Appaloosa (2005) 933 exemplar, 37 recensioner
Sixkill (2011) 915 exemplar, 30 recensioner
Shrink Rap (2002) 896 exemplar, 18 recensioner
Spare Change (2007) 870 exemplar, 25 recensioner
Perish Twice (2000) 852 exemplar, 17 recensioner
Blue Screen (2006) 840 exemplar, 18 recensioner
Melancholy Baby (2004) 749 exemplar, 13 recensioner
Resolution (2008) 707 exemplar, 29 recensioner
Double Play (2004) 622 exemplar, 15 recensioner
Brimstone (2009) 586 exemplar, 22 recensioner
Blue-Eyed Devil (2010) 528 exemplar, 21 recensioner
Gunman's Rhapsody (2001) 468 exemplar, 11 recensioner
All Our Yesterdays (1994) 457 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Perchance to Dream (1991) 429 exemplar, 9 recensioner
Chasing the Bear: A Young Spenser Novel (2009) 403 exemplar, 18 recensioner
Wilderness (1979) 312 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Silent Night: A Spenser Holiday Novel (2010) 301 exemplar, 6 recensioner
The Boxer and the Spy (2008) 294 exemplar, 10 recensioner
Edenville Owls (2007) 283 exemplar, 13 recensioner
Love and Glory (1983) 210 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe (1988) — Inledning — 204 exemplar, 5 recensioner
The Best American Mystery Stories 1997 (1997) — Redaktör; Inledning — 119 exemplar
Enter Spencer (3-in-1) (1989) 102 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Three Complete Spenser Novels (1995) 59 exemplar
Spenser's Boston (1989) 54 exemplar, 1 recension
A Triple Shot of Spenser (3-in-1) (2005) 37 exemplar, 1 recension
Surrogate (1982) 20 exemplar, 2 recensioner
A Year at the Races (1991) 18 exemplar, 1 recension
Classic Robert B. Parker (2011) 11 exemplar
Spenser: A Mysterious Profile (2022) 11 exemplar, 1 recension
The Jesse Stone Novels 1-5 (2012) 6 exemplar
A Spenserian Sonnet 4 exemplar, 1 recension
Harlem Nocturne 3 exemplar, 1 recension
Parker on Writing (1985) 3 exemplar
Snuff 1 exemplar
Cold Case 1 exemplar
Kidnappet (1998) 1 exemplar
Med på holdet (1998) 1 exemplar
Une paire de deux (1993) 1 exemplar
Wild Swams 1 exemplar
Kouřová clona (2007) 1 exemplar
Bullet 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

Nightmares and Dreamscapes (1993) — Berättare, vissa utgåvor8,473 exemplar, 62 recensioner
If Death Ever Slept (1957) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor672 exemplar, 14 recensioner
Woman in the Dark (1933) — Förord, vissa utgåvor599 exemplar, 25 recensioner
Robert B. Parker's Fool Me Twice (A Jesse Stone Novel) (2012) — Creator — 474 exemplar, 13 recensioner
For the Love of Books: 115 Celebrated Writers on the Books They Love Most (1999) — Bidragsgivare — 457 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Blue City (1947) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor249 exemplar, 5 recensioner
The Best American Mystery Stories 2002 (2002) — Bidragsgivare — 159 exemplar
Boston Noir 2: The Classics (2012) — Bidragsgivare — 64 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Murderers' Row (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 37 exemplar, 1 recension
Murder at the Foul Line (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 29 exemplar, 1 recension
Boston, All One Family (2005) — Förord — 14 exemplar
Inward Journey (1987) — Bidragsgivare — 11 exemplar
The Judas Goat | Murders Anonymous | Sleeping Dogs (1978) — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar
The Best American Mystery Stories 2002 [Audio Book, abridged] (2002) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar, 1 recension

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Allmänna fakta

Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Parker, Robert Brown
Födelsedag
1932-09-17
Avled
2010-01-18
Kön
male
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Dödsort
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Dödsorsak
heart attack
Bostadsorter
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Utbildning
Colby College (BA | 1954)
Boston University (M.A. | 1957 | Ph.D | 1971 | English)
Yrken
technical writer
advertising
professor
novelist
Relationer
Parker, Joan H. (wife)
Organisationer
United States Army
Northeastern University
Pearl Productions
Priser och utmärkelser
MWA Grand Master (2002)
Gumshoe Award (Lifetime Achievement ∙ 2007)
Shamus Award (The Eye for Lifetime Achievement ∙ 1995)
Bouchercon Lifetime Achievement Award (2006)
Agent
Helen Brann
Kort biografi
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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Any Robert B. Parker fans? Just read that he passed away today. i Crime, Thriller & Mystery (oktober 2011)

Recensioner

Marlowe has married Linda Loring, the rich daughter of local tycoon Harlan Potter. Linda and Marlowe first met in The Long Goodbye and their romance is resumed at the end of Playback. Marlowe resists financial dependence on his willing wife and, after the couple relocate to a grand mansion in Poodle Springs (a mocking reference to Palm Springs), opens a detective agency in the resort. Tension between them rises when, as a result, Marlowe absents himself from the cocktail parties and other social events organised by Linda’s set.

Marlowe’s first case comes when he is forced by hoodlums to visit a local criminal named Lipschultz, who operates an illegal gambling house in Riverside, just outside the jurisdiction of Poodle Springs. He has taken an IOU for $100,000 from one of his customers, a Poodle Springs photographer called Les Valentine. Lipshultz's boss, an unrevealed local tycoon, has found out that the sum is missing from the books and has issued a 30-day ultimatum to retrieve the money. Asked to find Valentine, Marlowe accepts on condition that he does not have to shake Valentine down.

When Marlowe questions Valentine's wife, Muffy Blackstone, a spoiled socialite and acquaintance of his own wife, she tells him that Valentine is out on a photo shoot. Instead he eventually discovers that Valentine is an alias for a sleazy individual living in Los Angeles with a second wife. When Marlowe calls on Lipshultz again, he finds him killed in his casino office and assists Valentine to escape after he is suspected, not just for this crime but for an earlier slaying in his own office. The melodramatic pay-off exposes the corruption of the Southern Californian rich and confirms Marlowe in his decision to return to Los Angeles. His marriage is wrecked, but he and Linda remain as lovers.
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Verk
125
Även av
24
Medlemmar
68,460
Popularitet
#195
Betyg
½ 3.6
Recensioner
1,356
ISBN
1,521
Språk
23
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