Robert B. Parker

There have been many authors I’ve interviewed year after year, and one of my favorites — a guy I always looked forward to talking to — was this guy, Robert B. Parker.

A gruff-sounding, but actually very charming and likeable man, Robert B. Parker was best known for his series of books featuring a sardonic private eye named Spenser.

There were 40 Spenser novels — ABC-TV based the series “Spenser: For Hire” on Paker’s books.

The first time I met him was in 1989. So here now, from 1989, Robert B. Parker.

Robert B. Parker died in 2010. He was 77.