Robert B. Parker was the author of seventy books, including the legendary Spenser detective series, the novels featuring Chief Jesse Stone, and the acclaimed Virgil Cole/Everett Hitch Westerns, 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. Reed Farrel Coleman, author of the New York Times bestselling Robert B. Parker's Debt to Pay, has been called a "hard-boiled poet" by NPR's Maureen Corrigan and the "noir poet laureate" in The Huffington Post. He has published twenty-five previous novels, including nine books in the critically acclaimed Moe Prager series, and most recently, What You Break, featuring Gus Murphy. A three-time winner of the Shamus Award, he has also won the Anthony, Macavity, Barry, and Audie Awards. Coleman lives with his family on Long Island.
Praise for Robert B. Parker's The Hangman's Sonnet "Heartfelt...Coleman balances plot and character perfectly."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Coleman's fourth Jesse Stone novel is easily his best. It features a clever plot and finds Jesse confronting some very real inner demons. Best of all, it brings together three of Robert B. Parker's much-loved characters. Must reading for Parker devotees."--Booklist (starred review) Praise for Robert B. Parker's Debt to Pay "Coleman, a three-time Shamus winner, crafts a suspenseful, clever thriller that moves at breakneck speed."--Booklist "The characters are interesting, the dialogue is marvelous, and there's enough action to keep readers turning the pages until past midnight."--Lincoln Journal Star "Coleman, a multiple award-winning author, admirably succeeds in capturing Parker's creative style, using crisp dialogue and short chapters to maintain the reader's attention....The talented author never falters."--Lansing State Journal