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Bang the drums slowly--A giant has passed (Read 456 times)
Gary A. Markette
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Bang the drums slowly--A giant has passed
Jan 19th, 2010, 9:11am
 
Robert Parker passed away of natural causes today at 77. Parker, novelist and Edgar Award winner, single-handedly revived hard-boiled detective fiction with his iconic "Spenser" series. The world he created enrapt millions of readers in dozens of languages.

I was one of those readers. And my imitative Gavin McQue short stories were my homage to this superb craftsman. His work inspired me; his writing thrilled me; his talent humbled me.

Sleep well, great one. You've earned your rest. Lesser lights than you must now emblazen the way. The world of letters will miss you.
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Re: Bang the drums slowly--A giant has passed
Reply #1 - Jan 20th, 2010, 8:30am
 
Gary, your endearing Gavin McQue books are a fitting tribute. Well done, friend.
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Re: Bang the drums slowly--A giant has passed
Reply #2 - Jan 20th, 2010, 11:02am
 
The genre will be poorer without him.

The genre lives on with the likes of Gavin.

Indeed a fitting tribute.
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