Death of Robert Parker

September 17, 1932 - January 18, 2010
Cambridge, Massachusetts | Age 77

'Spenser' novelist dies in Massachusetts at 77
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The following story courtesy of The Wall Street Journal

By TOM NOLAN

In American popular culture, the private detective is a unique heroic figure: champion of last resort for the vulnerable client, a knight-errant for hire, bringing rough or poetic justice to cases unserved by more official powers that be.

In the past quarter century, it could be said, no writer of private-eye fiction was more popular or prolific than Robert B. Parker, who died Monday at the...

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