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My Review of “Sixkill,” Robert B. Parker’s Final Spenser Novel

More than a year after the great Robert B. Parker died of a heart attack at his writing desk, his final novel featuring his Boston private detective hero, Spenser, has been published.  You can read my Associated Press review here. … Continue reading

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How Do You Write a Great Hardboiled Novel? The Late, Great Robert B. Parker Gave Me an Earful of Advice

Twenty-six years ago, long before I’d written my first crime novel, I had a long conversation with the great Robert B. Parker and got an earful about how it’s done. I thought a lot about that conversation last night after … Continue reading

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