Robert B. Parker’s best selling novel is “Night Passage,” according to sales rankings on Amazon.com in 2015. “Night Passage” is the first in a series of novels that feature Jesse Stone, a former Los Angeles detective who becomes the police chief in a small Massachusetts town.
Critics and fellow writers consider Parker one of the greatest crime writers of all time and credit him with helping to revive the detective genre. His first novel, “The Godwulf Manuscript,” introduced Spenser, the Boston detective featured in a series of 37 books that inspired the “Spenser for Hire” television series. Parker is the author of over 65 novels, including several westerns and children’s books. He completed his last novel, “Split Image,” shortly before his death in 2010.