Robert B. Parker, author of the Spenser novels (among many others), died today at the age of 77. Word has it he passed away peacefully at his desk.
I’m a big fan of the Spenser novels, and while I’m bummed to hear about Mr. Parker’s passing, I can think of worse ways to go than dying peacefully at my desk at the age of 77, after a long and distinguished career, having written fifty-eight novels in thirty-nine years. He was a veteran of the Korean War, and a former English teacher. By any measure, I’d say he lived a full life.
Rest in peace, sir, and thanks for all the good reads over the years.