Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Robert B. Parker has died

I noticed this headline in the New York Times. Robert B. Parker, Mystery Writer, Has Died at 77.

I'm really sorry that this has to be the 100th post on this blog. I wanted to post something a little more upbeat. He was a writer who understood the charm side of real hard-boiled fiction. And he understood the connection between the western and modern crime fiction.

Sigh.

2 comments:

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I just saw it a few minutes ago! What a shame...such a fantastic writer.

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder
Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen

Kathy McIntosh said...

We've lost a wonderful writer, whose dialog always amazed and often tickled me.