Order of Robert B. Parker Books
Robert B. Parker (1932-2010) was a prolific American novelist, who specialized in writing detective and western novels. Parker may be best known for his Spenser series, but that doesn’t mean he was a one trick pony. His other series included Jesse Stone, Sunny Randall, Cole & Hitch (Appaloosa) and a couple of Philip Marlowe novels. He also had a number of standalone novels and non-fiction books to his credit.
Robert B. Parker has had a number of his works adapted to other mediums. Spenser For Hire starring Robert Urich was produced by ABC, Jesse Stone films were turned into TV movies starring Tom Selleck and Appaloosa was made into a film starring Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris. Parker’s Spenser and Jesse Stone series will be continued by Ace Atkins and Michael Brandman, respectively. Below is a list of Robert B. Parker’s books in order of when they were first published:
Publication Order of Spenser Books
Publication Order of Jesse Stone Books
Publication Order of Sunny Randall Books
Publication Order of Cole & Hitch Books
|Ironhorse||(2013)||Description | Chapters | Amazon.ca|
Publication Order of Philip Marlowe Books
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
|Love and Glory||(1983)|
|All Our Yesterdays||(1994)|
|The Boxer and the Spy||(2008)|
Notes: Poodle Springs was finished by Robert B. Parker after Raymond Chandler died before finishing the novel. As of Lullaby, the Spenser series is written by Ace Atkins (with the exception of Silent Night, which is written by Helen Brann). Starting with Killing the Blues, the Jesse Stone series is written by Michael Brandman, except for Blind Spot by Reed Farrel Coleman. As of Ironhorse, the Cole & Hitch books are written by Robert Knott.
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