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September 15, 2006


Gerald So

As a longtime Spenser fan, I was disappointed with Parker's first few books of the decade (HUGGER MUGGER, WIDOW'S WALK, POTSHOT). BACK STORY was good; COLD SERVICE was blah. I'll see about SCHOOL DAYS in paperback. Good to hear you enjoyed HUNDRED-DOLLAR BABY. (I wish the book titles were snappier.)

Lana Lang

I love Robert Parker, who is probably the most talented mystery writer alive. What frustrates me is his rather casual attitude toward his talent("I never rewrite, I write more novels to make money, I never do research, it only takes me a month to write a novel" blah blah blah). No doubt about it, Parker can still write great novels. But I want more novels like DOUBLE PLAY, not anymore lame Sunny Randall books.

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