Boston has lost an author; Robert B. Parker (1932-2010) died this week. He lived in the New England area, and cheered for the Red Sox. In his career, he wrote over sixty-five books, and four series. His best-known series, Spenser takes place in the Boston area, and was made into a television series, Spenser for Hire, in the mid-nineteen eighties. He also wrote the Jesse Stone series and the Sunny Randall series. His western series portrays the characters, Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch.