In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero

In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero

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In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero by Otto Penzler


**2013 Edgar Awards nominee in Critical/Biographical**
**2013 Anthony Award nominee in Best Critical Nonfiction**

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 Spenser pays 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

Contributors:

Ace Atkins
Lawrence Block
Reed Farrel Coleman
Max Allan Collins
Matthew Clemens
Brendan DuBois
Loren D. Estleman
Lyndsay Faye
Ed Gorman
Parnell Hall
Jeremiah Healy
Dennis Lehane
Gary Phillips
S.J. Rozan

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935618577
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 04/24/2012
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 816,583
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


Otto Penzler, who graduated from the University of Michigan, wrote 101 Greatest Movies of Mystery and Suspense (2000). For the New York Sun, he wrote The Crime Scene, a popular weekly mystery fiction column that ran for several years. He has worked with several outstanding authors including Elmore Leonard, Nelson DeMille, Joyce Carol Oates, Sue Grafton, Mary Higgins Clark, Robert Crais, Michael Connelly, James Lee Burke, and Thomas H. Cook. Located in Tribeca, The Mysterious Bookshop is one of the oldest and largest mystery specialist bookstores in America.

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In Pursuit of Spenser: Mystery Writers on Robert B. Parker and the Creation of an American Hero 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was I have never read a tribute book where I had deep knowledge of the central topic. It was very fun!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book shows us Spenser from a number of different angles, as well as Parker's other great characters. At times, the writing is a bit to laudatory and requires a break, but real fans will love this book.