Robert B. Parker
Photo credit: John Earle
Anyone who knows me or has taken any of my classes knows how I felt about Robert B. Parker. He was the master of story telling through dialogue. There was never an extraneous word in his prose—whether he was describing a new client, setting up an action sequence, or describing a rainy Boston afternoon. He was pitch perfect in his execution.
He died Monday at his home in Cambridge, Mass. At his desk. Working on a book. It was sudden, unexpected. The cause was a heart attack. He was 77.
I will miss him. I will continue to read and reread his more than 60 books because I think every serious writer should. If you’d like to learn more about him, follow these links. If you don’t, I’ll see you next week…
Sarah Weinman’s Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind
New York Times Obituary