The Best Of The 411 From 2010

Top 10 2010

These types of lists typically come out at the beginning of the year.  I’m all for giving convention the middle finger so I’m doing it in the day after St. Patrick’s Day.  Got a problem with that?  🙂  Part of why I keep this blog is as some sort of  “outlet” for my creative juices.  Another is that in this day and age this is about the only “cool” way for a guy to keep … Continue reading

Robert B. Parker – R.I.P.

Robert B. Parker (September 17, 1932 – January 18, 2010)

The world lost a great author yesterday when Robert B. Parker died at his home in Massachusetts.  Dr. Parker was the author of over 50 novels.  He was 77 years old and is survived by his wife and two sons.  Ever the working man, Dr. Parker died sitting at his desk. Even if you weren’t a fan of Parker’s work you may very well know one of his characters – Spenser of Spenser For Hire … Continue reading

‘The Godwulf Manuscript’ – The Original Spenser

The Godwulf Manuscript (1973)

BOOK DETAILS/INFORMATION: The Godwulf Manuscript is the first Spenser novel written by Robert B. Parker.  It was originally published in 1973.  Many know this character from the Spenser: For Hire television series in the 80’s where Spenser was played by Robert Urich. Followed by: God Save The Child PLOT SUMMARY: Set in the early 1970s, this novel serves as the introduction to Spenser, a private investigator in Boston.  Spenser is hired by a university to … Continue reading