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R.I.P. Robert B. Parker, 1932–2010

The author, whose hard-boiled Spenser novels served as the basis for the Spenser for Hire detective series in the late eighties, passed away earlier today from what are believed to be natural causes. He was the two-time recipient of the Edgar Award, which is presented annually by the Mystery Writers of America. He was 77. [AP via Yahoo]

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