Well known crime novelist, Robert Parker, died suddenly on January 19. He was working at his desk on another novel when apparently he was killed by a heart attack. He was 77 years old.
He is best known for his Spenser series and Jessie Stone series of mystery novels. Characters and books from both series were the basis of movies.
Spenser was a disciplined and prolific writer. His editor tells us that more books will be released since he had some already finished.
Information from the New York Times is availalbe here.