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Robert B. Parker
[1932-2010]

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"[Robert B. Parker]'s books reinvigorated private-eye fiction . . . He brought back the literary-voiced detective.
His spare writing style really is an art. He knew exactly what it took to write a great sentence."
Ace Atkins

Robert B. Parker's official website
Robert B. Parker's official blog [est. 5/2007]
Robert B. Parker entry at Wikipedia

browse Robert B. Parker Store at Amazon
Robert B. Parker audio catalog at Amazon.com
Robert B. Parker credits [from 1985] at Internet Movie Database


Spenser  Mystery Series
Spenser entry at Wikipedia
Robert B. Parker Bibliography at Amazon

Spenser's Boston book by Robert B. Parker & Kasho Kumagai  
"Spenser's Boston" [1994]
by Robert B. Parker, photography by Kasho Kumagai

photographs of Boston locations in the Spenser tales, with descriptive
excerpts from the books and an Introduction by Robert B. Parker

Otto Penzler Books 7½x5¼ hardcover [12/94] out of print/used
In Pursuit of Spenser book edited by Otto Penzler  "In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers On Robert B. Parker and The Creation of An American Hero" [2012] Edited by Otto Penzler
with contributions from Ace Atkins, Lawrence Block, Reed Farrel Coleman, Max Allan Collins & Metthew Clemens, Brendan DuBois, Loren D. Estleman, Lindsay Fay, Ed Gorman, Parnell Hall, Jeremiah Healy, Dennis Lehane, Robert B. Parker, Gary Phillips, and S.J. Rozan
Kindle Edition from Smart Pop [4/2012] for $9.66
Smart Pop 8¼x5½ pb [4/2012] for $10.17

"The Godwulf Manuscript" [#1 = 1973]
hired by college about stolen manuscript, several murders

"God Save The Child" ]#2 = 1974]
missing boy & ransom note

"Mortal Stakes" [#3 = 1975]

"Promised Land" [#4 = 1976]
missing wife; new girlfriend Susan {agrees to marry}, new partner Hawk

"The Judas Goat" [#5 = 1978]
with Hawk in London

"Looking For Rachel Wallace" [#6 = 1980]
guarding feminist, then fired, then she is kidnapped

"Early Autumn" [#7 = 1981]
Spencer rescues 15-yr-old Paul from parents

"A Savage Place" [#8 = 1981]
L.A. TV news anchor Candy Sloan killed for investigating studio payoffs

"Ceremony" [#9 = 1982]
missing teen hooker April Kyle & porno house

"The Widening Gyre" [#10 = 1983]
video of Senate candidate's wife; Susan in DC, then moves away to SFO

"Valediction" [#11 = 1984]
missing dancer, militant Christian sect; Susan in SFO, Spenser dates art director Laura

"A Catskill Eagle" [#12 = 1985]
Susan kidnapped by super-rich family that Fed agents want killed

"Taming A Sea Horse" [#13 = 1986]
looking for hooker April again

"Pale Kings and Princes" [#14 = 1987]
Hispanic newsman killed in coke-importing small town

"Crimson Joy" [#15 = 1988]
murders of women by psycho patient of Susan

"Playmates" [#16 = 1989]
corruption at Taft University

"Stardust" [#17 = 1990]
snotty TV actress is scared from past in California

"Pastime" [#18 = 1991]
Paul asks help finding mom; new dog Pearl

"Double Deuce" [#19 = 1992]
girl & baby killed, Hobart raider gang; S & S try living together

"Paper Doll" [#20 = 1993]
perfect wife killed with hammer; visit to South Carolina

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Triple Shot of Spenser novels by Robert B. Parker  
"A Triple Shot of Spenser" omnibus [2005]
includes "Pastime" [#18=1991], "Double Deuce"
[#19=1992] & "Paper Doll" [#20=1993]
Berkley 9x6 pb [11/2005] for $10.20

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Walking Shadow" [#21 = 1994]
strawhat theater in Port City, DeSpain again, Hawk & Vinnie, Chinese gangs;
S&S buy remote house & fix up; new Mei Ling

"Thin Air" [#22 = 1995]
missing wife of cop pal

"Chance" [#23 = 1996]

"Small Vices" [#24 = 1997]
possible death of Spencer {in coma at end}

"Sudden Mischief" [#25 = 1998]
Susan’s ex-husband is accused of sexual harassment then murder

"Hush Money" [#26 = 1999]

"Hugger Mugger" [#27 = 2000]
death threats against Thoroughbred horse in South

"Pot Shot" [#28 = 2001]
Spenser & Hawk defend an Arizona town

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Widow's Walk"  [#29 = 2002]
Widow's Walk novel by Robert B. Parker (Spenser)  A recently-married banker is found shot in his bed, while his young and beautiful widow says she was in the next room watching television; everyone thinks that she is guilty of murder, until a woman at the bank also is shot to death.
Berkley pb [3/2003] for $7.99
Putnam 9¼x6.3 hardcover [3/2002] for $24.95
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Back Story"  [#30 = 2003]
Back Story novel by Robert B. Parker (Spenser)  Spenser's godson Paul, now 37, asks for help for his friend, whose mother was shot & killed during a Boston bank robbery back in 1974.
Berkley pb [3/2004] for $7.99
Putnam 9¼x6.3 hardcover [3/2003] for $17.47
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Bad Business"  [#31 = 2004]
Bad Business novel by Robert B. Parker (Spenser)  A woman hires Spenser to find out whether her husband is cheating,
and Spenser discovers that the husband has hired a detective to follow
the wife. The case gets tangled up with a radio talk-show sex therapist,
an elite circle indulging in depravity, and a murder at the husband's office
building.

Berkley pb [3/2005] for $7.99
Penguin 9¼x6¼ hardcover [3/2004] for $9.98
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Cold Service"  [#32 = 2005]
Cold Service novel by Robert B. Parker (Spenser)  Hawk is shot in the back, but recovers; he and Spenser set out
for revenge against Ukrainian gangsters who run a nearby city.

Berkley pb [3/2006] for $7.99
Putnam 9½x6¼ hardcover [3/2005] for $16.97
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"School Days"  [#33 = 2005]
School Days novel by Robert B. Parker (Spenser)  The grande dame of a Dowling, Massachusetts family hires
Spenser to prove her grandson innocent of a school shooting
that left seven dead, against the wishes of the boy's parents
and hindered by the apathy & resignation of the boy himself.

Berkley mass pb [10/2006] for $7.99
Putnam 9½x6¼ hardcover [9/2005] for $16.47
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Hundred-Dollar Baby"  [#34 = 2006]
Dream Girl cover  100 Dollar Baby novel by Robert B. Parker (Spenser)  The working title was "Dream Girl" {see cover graphic}; April Kyle,
damsel in distress in two previous Spenser novels, asks for help with
thugs trying to muscle in on the whorehouse that she now runs, but
Spenser soon finds that she and the thugs and others involved are
lying to him.

Berkley mass pb [9/2007] for $9.99
Putnam 9¼x6 hardcover [10/2006] for $12.52

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Now & Then"  [#35 = 2007]
Now & Then novel by Robert B. Parker (Spenser)  After Spenser finds out why his client's wife is acting abnormally
and reports that she is having an affair with another man, three
people are murdered and Spenser is targeted by terrorists.

Berkley mass pb [10/2008] for $9.41
Putnam hardcover [10/2007] for $17.13
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Rough Weather"  [#36 = 2008]
Rough Weather novel by Robert B. Parker (Spenser)  A wealthy woman hires Spenser as bodyguard during her daughter's
wedding on her private island, agreeing that Spenser can bring Susan
along. But then Spenser's old nemesis The Gray Man shows up, guns
ablazing, and kidnaps the bride.

Berkley mass pb [9/2009] for $9.99
Putnam 9x6¼ hardcover [10/2008] for $16.99
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Chasing The Bear: A Young Spenser Novel"  [YS#1 = 2009]
Chasing The Bear Young Spenser Novel by Robert B. Parker  Parker sheds light on Spenser’s formative years
spent with his father and two uncles out West.

Speak mass pb [3/2010] for $8.99
Philomel 9x6 hardcover [5/2009] for $10.19

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"The Professional"  [#37 = 2009]
The Professional novel by Robert B. Parker (Spenser)  Spenser is asked to investigate a blackmailer of rich men's
wives, but then the wives start dying ...

Berkley mass pb [9/2010] for $9.99
Putnam 9x6 hardcover [10/2009] for $15.75
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Painted Ladies"  [#38 = 2010]
Painted Ladies novel by Robert B. Parker (Spenser)   Spenser agrees to protect an art historian during the exchange
of a ransom payment for a stolen painting; but an explosion kills
his client, so Spenser goes after the gang of thieves.

Berkley mass pb [DUE Sept 2011] for $9.99
Putnam 9¼x6¼ hardcover [10/2010] for $16.23
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Sixkill"  [#39 = 2011]
Painted Ladies novel by Robert B. Parker (Spenser)  While filming in Boston, bad-boy actor Jumbo Nelson is accused
of the rape & murder of a young woman; the cops ask Spenser
for help, and he teams up with Jumbo's bodyguard, the Native
American Zebulon Sixkill.

Berkley mass pb [DUE April 2012] for $9.99
Putnam 9x6¼ hardcover [5/2011] for $16.23

Spenser For Hire TV series  "Spenser: For Hire" TV series [Warner Bros./ABC-TV 1985-88]
90-minute pilot and 65 hour-long color episodes starring Robert Urich {as Spenser}, Avery Brooks {as Hawk}, Ron McLarty, Richard Jaeckel, Barbara Stock, Carolyn McCormick
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • series credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia
A Man Called Hawk 1989 TV series starring Avery Brooks  "A Man Called Hawk" TV series [1989]
13 hour-long color episodes, set in Washington, DC; starring Avery Brooks & Moses Gunn
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb
Spenser For Hire TV series 4-episode collection on DVD  "Spenser" TV movies [Lifetime/ABC-TV 1993-95]
four 90-minute-long TV movies starring Robert Urich as Spenser & Avery Brooks as Hawk, each based on one of Parker's books: "Spenser: Ceremony" [July 1993] { IMDb }; "Spenser: Pale Kings and Princes" [Jan 1994] { IMDb }; "Spenser: The Judas Goat" [Dec 1994] { IMDb }; and "Spenser: A Savage Place" [1995] { IMDb }
"Robert Urich in Robert B. Parker's Spenser: The Movie Collection" [2005]
Rykodisc color DVD [6/2005] 4 disks - out of prodn/used
Spenser Small Vices TV movie starring Joe Mantegna  
"Spenser: Small Vices" TV movie [A&E July 1999]
90-minute TV movie directed by Robert Markowitz; teleplay by Robert B. Parker; starring Joe Mantegna (as Spenser}, Shiek Mahmud-Bey {as Hawk}, Eugene Lipinski, Laila Robins, Chris Britton, Marcia Gay Harden, Wood Harris, Marcia Bennett & Joanna Miles
DVD/Blu-ray not available • A&E Home Video color VHS [11/99] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb
Spenser Thin Air TV movie starring Joe Mantegna  "Robert B. Parker's Thin Air" TV movie [A&E Sept 2000]
95-minute TV movie directed by Robert Mandel; teleplay by Robert B. Parker; starring Joe Mantegna (as Spenser}, Marcia Gay Harden, Jon Seda, Luis Guzmán, Miguel Sandoval, Joanna Miles, {RBP's son} Daniel Parker & Yancy Butler
Region 1 DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb


Spenser  Mystery  Continuation  Series
The Robert P. Parker literary estate hired mystery author Ace Atkins to write
new novels about Boston P.I. Spenser; the first arrived in May 2012.

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Robert B. Parker's Lullaby: A Spenser Novel" [2012]
by Ace Atkins
Robert B. Parker's Lullaby mystery novel by Ace Atkins  The fourteen-year-old caretaker of an alcoholic grandmother and several siblings asks Spenser for help in finding the killer of her mother four years ago. Spenser discovers that the man convicted of the crime may be innocent, that the cops and a gang of South Boston toughs want Spenser to quit the case, and that even with help from Hawk, the job becomes more dangerous than he ever imagined.
Kindle Edition from Putnam Penguin [5/2012] for $12.99
Putnam Adult 9x6 hardcover [5/2012] for $17.79
BooksOnTape UNABR audio CD read by Joe Mantegna [5/2012] for $32.00

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Robert B. Parker's Wonderland: A Spenser Novel" [2013]
by Ace Atkins
Robert B. Parker's Wonderland mystery novel by Ace Atkins  Longtime friend Henry Cimoli has never asked Spenser for a favor, but when he does it's a doozie: Thugs pressuring Henry to sell his condo on Revere Beach are connected to plans for a gambling casino in Boston, which pits Spenser and apprentice Zebulon Sixkill against the nastiest of Boston's rulers.
Kindle Edition from Putnam/Penguin [5/2013] for $8.47
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0425270661/
Putnam Adult 9¼x6½ hardcover [5/2013] out of print/used
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Robert B. Parker's Cheap Shot: A Spenser Novel" [5/2014]
by Ace Atkins
Football star Kinjo Heywood is becoming news too often, for off-grid violence; his agent hires Spencer to deal with the toughs who keep
harassing Kinjo; then Kinjo's son is kidnapped, and Spencer brings in both Hawk and Zebulon Sixkiller as backup . . .

http://www.amazon.com/Robert-Parkers-Cheap-Shot-Spenser-ebook/dp/B00G3L11PI/
http://www.amazon.com/Robert-Parkers-Cheap-Shot-Spenser/dp/0425275191/
http://www.amazon.com/Robert-Parkers-Cheap-Shot-Spenser/dp/0399161589/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Robert B. Parker's Kickback: A Spenser Novel" [5/2015]
by Ace Atkins
When a prank by a 17-year-old lands him in prison doing hard time, his mother asks Spenser for help; he and Hawk track a conspiracy
linked to a shadowy corporation operating for-profit juvenile jails across New England.

http://www.amazon.com/Robert-Parkers-Kickback-Spenser-Book-ebook/dp/B00O2BS3IO/
http://www.amazon.com/Robert-B-Parkers-Kickback-Spenser/dp/0399170847/

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Robert B. Parker's Slow Burn: A Spenser Novel" [5/2016]  
by Ace Atkins
The fire at a boarded-up Catholic church raged hot and fast, killing three firefighters who were trapped in the inferno. A year later there are still no answers about how the deadly
fire started; the department believes it was just a simple accident, but Boston firefighter Jack McGee, who lost his best friend in the blaze, suspects arson – and a coverup.

http://www.amazon.com/Robert-Parkers-Slow-Burn-Spenser-ebook/dp/B013Q708HI/
http://www.amazon.com/Robert-Parkers-Slow-Burn-Spenser/dp/0399170855/



Jesse Stone  Mystery Series
Jesse Stone novels entry at Wikipedia
Jesse Stone TV Specials homepage at CBS-TV

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Night Passage"  [JS#1=1997]
Night Passage (Jesse Stone) novel by Robert B. Parker  After losing his L.A. policeman's job and his marriage due to a drinking problem, 34-year-old Jesse Stone leaves California for a new job as chief of police in the picturesque town of Paradise, Massa-chusetts. The town's officials hired Jesse expecting an alcoholic who would obey orders, but Jesse pulls himself together and takes on the local petty corruption, sexual scandal and strong-arm thuggery, and cleans up the town.
Berkley mass pb [7/2001] for $9.99
Putnam 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/97] out of print/many, many used
Night Passage TV movie starring Tom Selleck  "Jesse Stone: Night Passage" TV movie [Sony/CBS-TV aired Jan 2006]
An ex-cop from Los Angeles takes a job in a small Massachusetts coastal town as police chief; his intervention in a domestic abuse situation reveals the husband's mob ties, and then other underlying corruption, so he works to clean up the town. Co-produced & directed by Robert Harmon; teleplay by Tom Epperson, based on the novel; co-produced by & starring Tom Selleck; also starring Polly Shannon, Stephanie March, Saul Rubinek & Stephen Baldwin
Sony widescreen color DVD [6/2007] for $10.49
full credits at IMDb

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Trouble In Paradise"  [JS#2=1998]
Trouble In Paradise (Jesse Stone) novel by Robert B. Parker   Jesse confronts ex-con Jimmy Macklin, who is planning to pull off the caper
of the century at an exclusive island community in Paradise's harbor.

Berkley mass pb [10/99] for $7.99
Putnam 9x6¼ hardcover [9/98] out of print/many, many used
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Death In Paradise"  [JS#3=2001]
Death In Paradise (Jesse Stone) novel by Robert B. Parker  The body of a teenage girl is found floating in a local lake, shot to death
and dumped like trash.

Berkley mass pb [11/2002] for $7.99
Putnam 9½x6 hardcover [10/2001] out of print/many, many used
Death In Paradise TV movie starring Tom Selleck  "Jesse Stone: Death In Paradise" TV movie [Sony/CBS-TV April 2006]
The body of a fourteen-year-old girl is found shot and dumped in a local lake; formerly a straight-A student, she had become a 'slut', estranged from and disowned by her parents who didn't even report her missing. Co-produced & directed by Robert Harmon; co-produced by & starring Tom Selleck; also starring William Devane, Stephen McHattie, Viola Davis, Kohl Sudduth, Vito Rezza, Gary Basabara & Orla Brady
Sony widescreen color DVD [6/2007] for $10.49
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Stone Cold"  [JS#4=2003]
Stone Cold (Jesse Stone) novel by Robert B. Parker   A pair of psychopaths are killing couples with .22-calibre pistols; Jesse tries to
catch them in the act while also tracking down three teens who raped a classmate.

Berkley mass pb [9/2004] for $7.99
Putnam 8¼x5¾ hardcover [9/2003] out of print/many, many used
Stone Cold TV movie starring Tom Selleck  "Jesse Stone: Stone Cold" TV movie [Sony/CBS-TV Feb 2005]
A series of murders with the same modus operandi makes small-town Police Chief Jesse Stone certain of the identity of the two killers, but he has to catch them in the act before arresting them.
Directed by Robert Harmon; co-produced by & starring Tom Selleck; also starring Reg Rogers, Viola Davis, Alexis Dziena, Kohl Sudduth, Polly Shannon, Stephen McHattie & Mimi Rogers
Sony color DVD [6/2005] for $12.97
full credits at IMDb
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Sea Change"  [JS#5=2006]
Sea Change (Jesse Stone) novel by Robert B. Parker  The unidentified body of a woman found in a cove during Race Week leads to investigation of a world of wealth & depravity centered on a crowd of yacht owners involved with drugs, pornography, rape, and underage sex.
Berkley mass pb [3/2007] for $9.99
Putnam 9¼x6¾ hardcover [2/2006] out of print/hundreds of used
Jesse Stone: Sea Change tv movie starring Tom Selleck  "Jesse Stone: Sea Change" TV movie [CBS-TV May 2007]
During the town's annual Racing Week, a local teenage girl accuses a visiting yachtsman of rape, which the tourism-obsessed town council wants kept quiet. Out of boredom, Chief Stone reopens a 12-year-old cold case involving a robbery and the murder of a bank teller, which soon overlaps the rape case and becomes a good deal more complicated.
Co-produced by & starring Tom Selleck; directed by Robert Harmon; also starring Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth. Rebecca Pidgeon, Sean Young, Mika Boorem, Stephen McHattie, William Sadler, James Gammon, Nigel Bennett, Vito Rezza & James Preston Rogers
Sony widescreen color DVD [2/2008] for $7.99
full credits at IMDb

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Blue Screen" [JS#6=2006]
Jesse Stone & Sunny Randall together {see below}

"High Profile" [JS#7=2007]
Jesse Stone & Sunny Randall together {see below}

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Stranger In Paradise"  [JS#8=2008]
Stranger in Paradise   Apache hitman Wilson Crow Cromartie returns to Paradise with orders
to kill a Florida mobster's ex-wife and kidnap his teenage daughter, but
warily teams up with Jesse Stone in the pursuit of justice.

Berkley mass pb [2/2009] for $9.99
Putnam 9x6¼ hardcover [2/2008] out of print/hundreds used
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Night and Day"  [JS#9=2009]
Night and Day novel by Robert B. Parker (Jesse Stone)  Reports of lewd conduct by the female principal of the high school
may be nothing, but a serial peeping tom escalates to forced stripping
at gunpoint and photographs of terrified nude victims, and taunting
notes mailed to Chief Stone.

Berkley mass pb [2/2010] for $9.99
Putnam 9x6 hardcover [2/2009] out of print/hundreds used
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Jesse Stone: Thin Ice"
TV movie [Sony/CBS-TV March 2009]
Jesse Stone Thin Ice TV movie starring Tom Selleck  Jesse Stone & Captain Healy are shot during an unauthorized stake-out in Boston, and a cryptic letter sent from Paradise leads the mother of a kidnapped child to ask Chief Stone to reopen the case. Co-produced by & starring Tom Selleck; directed by Robert Harmon; original teleplay by Tom Selleck & Michael Brandman; also starring Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth, John Beale, Camryn Manheim, Fulvio Cecere, Jeremy Akerman, William Devane, Tom Gallant, Stephen McHattie, J. William Grantham, Jessica Hecht, Leslie Hope, Glen Lefchak & Gary Levert
Sony Pictures widescreen color DVD [6/2009] for $13.49
full credits at IMDb

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Split Image" [JS#10=2010]
Jesse Stone & Sunny Randall together {see below}

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Jesse Stone: No Remorse"
TV movie [Sony/CBS-TV aired May 2010]
Jesse Stone: No Remorse TV movie starring Tom Selleck  While suspended from his job as Police Chief in Paradise, Massachusetts, Jesse is drawn into a series of mob-related murders in nearby Boston. Co-produced by & starring Tom Selleck; directed by Robert Harmon; original teleplay by Tom Selleck & Michael Brandman; also starring Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth, Jeremy Akerman, William Devane, Stephen McHattie, Saul Rubinek, William Sadler & Kerri Smith
Sony Pictures widescreen color DVD [7/2010] for $16.49
full credits at IMDb

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost"
TV movie [Sony/CBS-TV aired May 2011]
Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost TV movie starring Tom Selleck   After his involuntary retirement, Jesse Stone investigates the suspicious death of a young friend while the Paradise police force deals with the arrogant new chief, the son-in-law of a town councilman. Co-produced by & starring Tom Selleck; co-produced & directed by Robert Harmon; original teleplay by Tom Selleck & Michael Brandman; also starring Kohl Sudduth, Gloria Reuben, Mark Blum, Jeff Geddis, Rae Ritke, Kerri Smith, William Devane, Jeremy Akerman, Gillian Anderson & Kathy Baker
Sony widescreen color DVD [DUE July 2011] for $18.99
full credits at IMDb

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Robert B. Parker's Killing The Blues: A Jesse Stone Novel"
[JS#11 2011] by Michael Brandman
Killing The Blues continuation novel by Michael Brandman (Jesse Stone)  Brandman worked with Parker on the A&E Spencer scripts and co-wrote with Tom Selleck several Chief Stone TV movies. A string of car thefts during the Summer tourist season escalates to murder; pressure from the town council, a second crime wave, and the distraction of an attractive P/R woman who wants to set up a series of concerts keep Chief Stone quite busy.
Putnam 9x6¼ hardcover [9/2011] for $17.13
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Jesse Stone 5-pack DVD Bundle starring Tom Selleck  "Jesse Stone 4-pack DVD Bundle" [2008]
includes "Stone Cold" [Feb 2005]; "Night Passage" [Jan 2006];
"Death In Paradise" [April 2006]; & "Sea Change" [May 2007]
Sony widescreen color DVD set [7/2008] 4 disks for $44.94
"Jesse Stone 5-pack DVD Bundle" [2009]
includes previous four plus "Thin Ice" [March 2009]
Sony widescreen color DVD set [11/2009] 5 disks - out of prodn/used
Jesse Stone Collection 6-pack DVD Bundle  "Jesse Stone Collection 6-pack DVD Bundle" [2010]
includes previous five plus "No Remorse" [May 2010]
Sony widescreen color DVD [8/2010] 6 disks - out of prodn/used
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Jesse Stone: Benefit of The Doubt" TV movie #8
[Sony/CBS-TV aired May 2012]
Jesse Stone Benefit of The Doubt TV movie starring Tom Selleck  Script by Selleck & Michael Brandman has Stone trying to get his chief job back and also solving a mob-related double murder. (Rumored to be the last Jesse Stone TV project.)
Co-produced by & starring Tom Selleck; directed by Robert Harmon; also starring Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth, Gloria Reuben, Stephen McHattie, William Sadler, Robert Carradine, Jeff Geddis, Saul Rubinek, William Devane & Joe the Dog
Sony Pictures Home Ent. color DVD [DUE Aug 2012] for $17.86
full credits at IMDb

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Robert B. Parker's Fool Me Twice: A Jesse Stone Novel"
[JS#12 2012] by Michael Brandman
Fool Me Twice continuation novel by Michael Brandman (Jesse Stone)  Brandman's second Jesse Stone continuation novel, after "Killing The Blues" in 2011
A huge Hollywood movie crew comes to town and the beautiful star is scared out of her wits of her jealous estranged husband; when the actress receives several death threats, Jesse and his team spring into action.
Kindle Edition from Putnam [9/2012] for $9.25
Berkley mass pb [10/2013] for $9.74
Putnam 9x6¼ hardcover [9/2012] for $12.97


Chief Jesse Stone  and  P.I. Sunny Randall  together

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Blue Screen"  [JS#6&SR#5=2006]
Blue Screen novel by Robert B. Parker   The owner of a Boston baseball team hires Sunny to protect his movie star
girlfriend. A murder of the woman's sister in Jesse Stone's town of Paradise,
Mass. connects Sunny & Jesse professionally, and eventually romantically.

Putnam 9½x6¾ hardcover [6/2006] for $15.72
Random House UNABR audio CD [6/2006] for $18.87
Random House UNABR audio [6/2006] for $16.35
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"High Profile"  [JS#7 & SR#6 2007]
High Profile novel by Robert B. Parker  After a right-wing talk-show host is murdered in Police Chief
Jesse Stone's town of Paradise, Mass. and Jesse's ex-wife
is assaulted, Jesse asks Sunny to protect her. Then the radio
host's pregnant mistress is found dead ...

Berkley mass pb [3/2008] for $9.99
Putnam 9x6 hardcover [2/2007] for $16.47
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Split Image"  [JS#10 & SR#8 2010]
Split Image novel by Robert B. Parker (Jesse Stone)  The body of a minor Russian mobster is found in the trunk of a car near the homes of two 'retired' mob bigshots, and then the body of a major mobster washes up on the beach. Sunny Randall has been hired to get a teenager out of a religious cult near Paradise, and the relationship between Jesse & Sunny starts to heat up.
Berkley mass pb [2/2011] for $9.99
Putnam hardcover [2/2010] for $17.13


Sunny Randall   Mystery Series

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Family Honor"  [SR#1=1999]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Perish Twice"  [SR#2=2000]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Shrink Rap"  [SR#3=2002]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Melancholy Baby"  [SR#4=2004]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Blue Screen" [SR#5 & JS#6 2006]
Sunny Randall & Jesse Stone together {see above}

"High Profile" [SR#6 & JS#7 2007]
Sunny Randall & Jesse Stone together {see above}

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Spare Change"  [SR#7=2007]
Spare Change novel by Robert B. Parker  After a hiatus of 20 years, a serial killer taunts Sunny's retired-cop father with another killing and another letter. Sunny & Phil Randall join with the Boston police task force on the case, as does Spenser's Dr. Susan Silverman
Berkley mass pb [6/2008] for $9.99
Putnam 9x6¼ hardcover [6/2007] for $16.47
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Split Image" [SR#8 & JS#10 2010]
Sunny Randall & Jesse Stone together {see above}



Robert B. Parker's  Western  Novels

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Gunman's Rhapsody: A Novel"  [2001]
Gunman's Rhapsody novel by Robert B. Parker  Wyatt Earp and Billy the Kid and the O.K. Corral, this is most certainly
a Western tale; but it is also a deeply-affecting love story.

Berkley pb [3/2002] for $7.99
Putnam 9x6 hardcover [6/2001] out of print/many used
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Appaloosa: A Novel"  [H&C #1 = 2005]
Appaloosa Western novel by Robert B. Parker  "A stunning Western ... one of Parker's finest." — Publishers Weekly
The town of Appaloosa in New Mexico Territory has fallen under the rule of a ruthless rancher, who shoots the town marshal and two deputies in cold blood. The town merchants hire a new marshal and his sidekick to rid them of their oppressor. Complications begin with the arrival of Allie, a mysterious widow who takes a job playing piano at the town's hotel.
Berkley mass pb [6/2006] for $7.99
Putnam 9¼x6½ hardcover [6/2005] for $16.47
Appaloosa feature film  "Appaloosa" feature film [New Line Sept 2008]
Co-written & directed by and starring Ed Harris; co-produced, co-written by & co-starring Robert Knott; also starring Viggo Mortensen, Renée Zellweger, Jeremy Irons, Lance Henriksen, James Gammon, Timothy Spall & Rex Linn; won Western Heritage Bronze Wrangler Award in 2009; filming locations included Abiquiu, Rio Chama, Diablo Canyon, Galisteo Basin & Bonanza Creek Ranch in New Mexico
New Line Home Video widescreen color Blu-ray [1/2009] 2 disks for $14.99
New Line Home Video widescreen color DVD [1/2009] for $17.99
Lakeshore Records soundtrack CD [10/2008] 25 tracks for $14.99
27"x40" movie poster from Amazon for $19.99
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Resolution: A Novel"  [H&C #2 = 2008]
Resolution Western novel by Robert B. Parker  A sequel to "Appaloosa"; Hitch takes a job at a saloon in the raw new town of Resolution, and is soon caught between the townsfolk and the ruthless mine owner. When Cole shows up, Hitch is relieved, but local tensions soon escalate as the mine owner buys out businesses, threatening the loosely-organized ranchers.
Berkley mass pb [5/2009] for $9.99
Putnam 9x6¼ hardcover [6/2008] for $17.13
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Brimstone: A Novel"  [H&C #3 = 2009]
Brimstone Western novel by Robert B. Parker  A year after the events in Resolution, Hitch & Cole find Allie, now broken in spirit, and together the trio settles in Brimstone. The two men are hired as deputies and are soon at odds with the town's preacher, who has a strong influence over Allie.
Berkley mass pb [5/2010] for $9.99
Putnam 8x5½ hardcover [5/2009] for $17.13
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Blue-Eyed Devil: A Novel"  [H&C #4 = 2010]
Blue-Eyed Devil Western novel by Robert B. Parker  Hitch & Cole return to Appaloosa and find that the growing town has hired a politically ambitious police chief and a dozen officers; after an 'insurance' shake-down and a couple of killings, townspeople ask Hitch & Cole to intervene.
Berkley mass pb [5/2011] for $9.99
Putnam 9¼x6¼ hardcover [5/2010] for $17.13



in collaboration with Raymond Chandler

BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's Raymond Chandler [1888-1959] Pages

Poodle Springs novel by Robert B. Parker  "Poodle Springs" [1990]
{Raymond Chandler novel completed by Robert B. Parker}

Berkley pb [11/90] for $7.50
audio read by Elliott Gould
New Millenium ABR audio [8/2002] for $15.37
New Millenium ABR audio CD [12/2002] for $17.50
Poodle Springs video  
"Poodle Springs" [1998 HBO tv movie]
Directed by Bob Rafelson, starring James Caan

Mosaic Region 2 PAL format color DVD & VHS available via Amazon UK
Region 1 DVD & VHS not available • full credits from IMDb
Perchance To Dream novel by Robert B. Parker  "Perchance To Dream" [1991 sequel to "Poodle Springs"]
by Robert B. Parker

Berkley mass pb [12/93] out of print/used
Doubleday hardcover [1/91] out of print/used
New Millennium ABR audio [8/2002] out of stock/used



Other  Books  by/about  Robert B. Parker

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Robert B. Parker Companion book by Dean James & Elizabeth Foxwell  "The Robert B. Parker Companion: The Complete Guide To His Novels From Spenser To Sunny Randall - Plot Summaries, Cast of Characters, Boston Locations & More" [2005]
by Dean James & Elizabeth Foxwell

Kindle Edition from Penguin Publishing [2005 edition] for $11.99
Berkley Trade 9x6 pb [10/2005] out of print/used
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Training With Weights" [1974] with John R. Marsh

"Wilderness" [1979]

"Three Weeks In Spring" [1982] with Joan Parker

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Love & Glory novel by Robert B. Parker  "Love and Glory" [1983]
A romantic and semi-autobiographical tale of a student
at fictional Taft University working on a doctorate in
English literature.

Dell pb [9/84] for $7.50
Doubleday hardcover [9/83] out of print/used
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"A Year At The Races" [1990] with Joan Parker

"All Our Yesterdays" [1994]

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Best American Mystery Stories 1997 edited by Robert B. Parker  "The Best American Mystery Stories 1997"
Edited by Robert B. Parker & Otto Penzler

20 stories; authors include Doug Allyn, James Crumley, Jeffery Deaver, Brendan DuBois, Elizabeth George, Jeremiah Healy, Melodie Johnson Howe, Pat Jordan, Jonathan Kellerman, Andrew Klavan, Elmore Leonard, Michael Malone, Mabel Maney, Joyce Carol Oates, George Pelecanos, S.J. Rozan, Allen Steele, Brad Watson, John Weisman & Monica Wood
Houghton Mifflin 8¼x5½ pb [11/97] out of print/used
Houghton Mifflin hardcover [11/97] out of print/used

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

Double Play novel by Robert B. Parker  "Double Play" [2004]
Story circa 1947; hired gun Joseph Burke signs on with Brooklyn Dodgers manager Branch Rickey to watch over Jackie Robinson, the first Negro to play in major league baseball; alternate chapters remember the era from the viewpoint of a ten-year-old boy.
Berkley 7x5½ pb [6/2005] for $7.99
Putnam hardcover [5/2004] for $16.97
★     ★     ★     ★     ★

"Edenville Owls" [YA 2007] by Robert B. Parker

"The Boxer and The Spy" [YA 2008] by Robert B. Parker

★     ★     ★     ★     ★

The Lineup / The World's Greatest Crime Writers book edited by Otto Penzler  "The Lineup: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell The Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives" [2009] Edited by Otto Penzler
The stories of the creation of their main characters from Ken Brown, Lee Child, Lincoln Child, Michael Connelly, John Connelly, Robert Crais, Jeffery Deaver, Colin Dexter, John Harvey, Stephen Hunter, Faye Kellerman, Jonathan Kedllerman, John Lescroart, Laura Lippman, David Morrell, Carol O'Connell, Robert B. Parker, Ridley Pearson, Anne Perry, Douglas Preston, Ian Rankin & Alexander McCall Smith
Little, Brown 9¼x6 hardcover [11/2009] for $17.15



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The Spenser Novels 1-6 in Kindle format from Robert B. Parker  "Robert B. Parker: The Spenser Novels 1-6" for Kindle [2012]
Kindle Edition from Berkley/Penguin Publng [7/2012] for $55.99
The first omnibus set includes "Playmates" [#16 = 1989], "Stardust" [#17 = 1990],
"Pastime" [#18 = 1991], "Double Deuce" [#19 = 1992], "Paper Doll" [#20 = 1993],
and "Walking Shadow" [#21 = 1994]
The Spenser Novels 7-12 in Kindle format from Robert B. Parker  "Robert B. Parker: The Spenser Novels 7-12" for Kindle [2012]
Kindle Edition from Berkley/Penguin Publng [8/2012] for $59.99
The second omnibus set includes "Thin Air" [#22 = 1995], "Chance" [#23 = 1996],
"Small Vices" [#24 = 1997], "Sudden Mischief" [#25 = 1998], "Hush Money"
[#26 = 1999], and "Hugger Mugger" [#27 = 2000]
The Spenser Novels 13-18 in Kindle format from Robert B. Parker  "Robert B. Parker: The Spenser Novels 13-18" for Kindle [2012]
Kindle Edition from Berkley/Penguin Publng [10/2012] for $59.99
The third omnibus set includes "Pot Shot" [#28 = 2001], "Widow's Walk" [#29 = 2002],
"Back Story" [#30 = 2003], "Bad Business" [#31 = 2004], "Cold Service" [#32 = 2005],
and "School Days" [#33 = 2005]
The Spenser Novels 19-24 in Kindle format from Robert B. Parker  "Robert B. Parker: The Spenser Novels 19-24" for Kindle [2012]
Kindle Edition from Berkley/Penguin Publng [10/2012] for $59.99
The fourth omnibus set includes "Hundred-Dollar Baby" [#34 = 2006], "Now & Then"
[#35 = 2007], "Rough Weather" [#36 = 2008], "The Professional" [#37 = 2009],
"Painted Ladies" [#38 = 2010], and "Sixkill" [#39 = 2011]
Virgil Cole/Everett Hitch Western Novels in Kindle format from Robert B. Parker  "Robert B. Parker: The Virgil Cole/Everett Hitch Novels 1-4" [2012]
Kindle Edition from Berkley/Penguin Publng [10/2012] for $37.99
The Western novel omnibus set includes "Appaloosa" [2005], "Resolution" [2008],
"Brimstone" [2009], and "Blue-Eyed Devil" [2010]



L i n k s
Robert B. Parker's official website
Robert B. Parker's official blog [5/2007 to 5/2009]
Robert B. Parker entry at Wikipedia

browse books at Robert B. Parker Store at Amazon
Robert B. Parker audio catalog at Amazon
Robert B. Parker credits [from 1985] at Internet Movie Database

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BA's 'Bullets & Beer' fansite {parked}


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