Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Rumors of Spenser

A few weeks ago, when I blogged about the death of mystery novelist Robert B. Parker, I mentioned that the obit I had read stated that the current book about Parker's private eye Spenser was the last completed one. However I have since learned from another source that that here may be two more books, one a Christmas story, that were completed. a quick check at shows the cover for Painted Ladies: A Spenser Novel, slated for a September 2010 release and a slug for an as yet untitled Xmas Spenser. It wouldn't surprise me since Parker was always several books ahead (which may explain the declining quality of the series) but I still wonder if these are pure Parker or not. I'll be investigating further.

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