When Robert B. Parker passed in early 2010, the world lost two great men: Parker himself, iconic American crime writer whose books have sold more than 6 million copies worldwide, and his best-known creation, Spenser. Parker's Spenser series not only influenced the work of countless of today's writers, but is also credited with reviving and forever changing the genre.In Pursuit of Spenser offers a look at Parker and to Spenser through the eyes of the writers he influenced. Editor Otto Penzler-- proprietor of one of the oldest and largest mystery specialist bookstores in the country, New York's The Mysterious Bookshop, and renowned mystery fiction editor whose credits include series editor for the Best American Crime Writing and Best American Mystery Stories, among many others (and about whom Parker himself once wrote, "Otto Penzler knows more about crime fiction than most people know about anything")-- collects some of today's bestselling mystery authors to discuss Parker, his characters, the series, and their impact on the world.From Hawk to Susan Silverman to Jesse Stone and Sunny Randall, from the series' Boston milieu to Parker's own take on his character, In Pursuit of Spenser pays tribute to Spenser, and Parker, with affection, humor, and a deep appreciation for what both have left behind.
Cutting-Edge Action And Suspense. --David Morrell The first video arrives by email. An unidentifed man. A naked woman. Her scream caught in a freeze-frame. The producers of TV's Crime Seen! can't believe what they're witnessing--an all-out sadist auditioning for a starring role in reality television. And if he doesn't get it, he'll kill again. To meet the demented demands of the self-proclaimed Don Juan, former sheriff and TV host J. C. Harrow has no choice but to spotlight him along with another ruthless maniac who has captivated millions of viewers. Now two killers are locked in a bloodthirsty competition. For fame. For notoriety. For victims. No One Can Twist Through A Maze With The Intensity And Suspense of Max Allan Collins. --Clive Cussler Max Allan Collins Is. . . Masterful. His ability to sustain suspense [is] exceptional. --San Diego Union-Tribune Among the finest crime writers working today. --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Unforgettable. . . Collins is a literary Houdini. --James Rollins
Cutting-Edge Action And Suspense. --David MorrellThe first video arrives by email. An unidentifed man. A naked woman. Her scream caught in a freeze-frame. The producers of TV's Crime Seen! can't believe what they're witnessing--an all-out sadist "auditioning" for a starring role in reality television. And if he doesn't get it, he'll kill again.To meet the demented demands of the self-proclaimed "Don Juan," former sheriff and TV host J.C. Harrow has no choice but to spotlight him along with another ruthless maniac who has captivated millions of viewers. Now two killers are locked in a bloodthirsty competition. For fame. For notoriety. For victims. "No One Can Twist Through A Maze With The Intensity And Suspense Of Max Allan Collins."--Clive Cussler Max Allan Collins Is. . . "Masterful. His ability to sustain suspense [is] exceptional." --San Diego Union-Tribune "Among the finest crime writers working today." --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Unforgettable. . .Collins is a literary Houdini." --James Rollins
NO ONE CAN TWIST THROUGH A MAZE WITH THE INTENSITY AND SUSPENSE OF MAX ALLAN COLLINS. --Clive Cussler Smalltown sheriff J. C. Harrow made headlines when he apprehended a would-be presidential assassin--only to come home that night and find his wife and son brutally murdered. This tragic twist of fate launched his career as the host of reality TV's smash-hit, Crime Seen! But while media star Harrow tracks down dangerous criminals coast to coast--with the help of viewers' tips--a killer with a twisted agenda is making his own bloody path to fame. . . A KILLER YARN FROM A MASTER OF SUSPENSE. --James Rollins As the trail of violence draws closer, Harrow goes off script in a manhunt for the psycho who slaughtered his family. The cameras are rolling. And all of America is watching--including a serial killer with a very specific target audience. . . . MAX ALLAN COLLINS IS MASTERFUL. His ability to sustain suspense [is] exceptional. --San Diego Union-Tribune Among the finest crime writers working today. --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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