Wednesday, April 25, 2012

In Pursuit of Spenser edited by Otto Penzler

A Tribute to Robert B. Parker and His Greatest Creation: Spenser

In Pursuit of Spenser

Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero


“A close and revealing examination of Robert B. Parker—the author, the man, and the husband—brought to life by the observations and insights of fellow authors who knew him and his work. Extraordinary!”
—Joan Parker

Join award-winning mystery editor Otto Penzler and a first-rate lineup of mystery writers as they go in pursuit of Spenser and the man who created him, Robert B. Parker. These are the writers who knew Parker best professionally and personally, sharing memories of the man, reflections on his impact on the genre, and insights into what makes Spenser so beloved.

Ace Atkins, the author chosen to take up Parker’s pen and continue the Spenser series, relates the formative impact Spenser had on him as a young man; gourmet cook Lyndsay Faye describes the pleasures of Spenser’s dinner table; Lawrence Block explains the irresistibility of Parker’s literary voice; and more. In Pursuit of Spenserpays tribute to Spenser, and Parker, with affection, humor, and a deep appreciation for what both have left behind.

Includes a reprinted piece on Spenser from Robert B. Parker

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1 comment:

Kevin R. Tipple said...

I had hoped to get this through my local library but no joy. They are not going to carry it and won't unless they get lots more requests. One truly is such a lonely number.