Robert B. Parker, the bestselling author of the Spenser detective novels has died suddenly at his home of a heart attack. He was 77 years old and was found at his desk, working on a new book.
The New York Times reports:
Robert B. Parker, the best-selling mystery writer who created Spenser, a tough, glib, Boston private detective who was the hero of nearly 40 novels, died on Monday at home in Cambridge, Mass. He was 77.
The cause was a heart attack, said his agent of 37 years, Helen Brann. She said Mr. Parker had been thought to be in splendid health, and that he died at his desk, working on a book. He wrote every single day, she said.
We send our condolences to his family and friends during this sad time.