Robert B. Parker was the author of more than
seventy books, including the legendary Spenser detective series,
the novels featuring Chief Jesse Stone, and the acclaimed Virgil
Cole / Everett Hitch westersns, as well as the Sunny Randall
novels. Winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award
and long considered the undisputed dean of American Crime fiction,
he died in January 2010.
Michael Brandman, the award-winning producer
of more than thirty motion pictures, collaborated with Robert B.
Parker for years on movie projects, the Spenser TVmovies, and the
Jesse Stone series of TV movies starring Tom Selleck. Brandman
cowrote the screenplays for Stone Cold, No
Remorse, and Innocents Lost, and supervised the
screenplay adaptations of Night Passage, Death in
Paradise, and Sea Change. He and Selleck were
executive producers of the entire series. Brandman lives in