Barbara Parker Dies

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Mystery writer Barbara Parker died on Saturday. She was 62.

An obituary/tribute in the Miami Sun Sentinel attests to her importance to her various communities. Her agent, Richard Curtis, wrote a personal tribute on his blog.

She was best known for the eight books in her “Suspicion” series, featuring Miami lawyers Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana. The Booklist review of Suspicion of Rage (2006) said,

This series has been around for a while, but it hasn’t yet reached the point where the characters feel too familiar or its plots have drifted into formula. The interpersonal dynamics between Connor and Quintana remain sharp, and the Florida setting continues to add to the appeal. If Parker keeps writing them as smartly as she has written this one, her series may never turn stale.

2 Responses to “Barbara Parker Dies”

  1. Robin Says:

    Bummer! The Connor/Quinatana series was one of my favorites.

  2. Henri Says:

    I created an online memorial for Barbara. Please visit and leave a message, light a candle, and share it with anyone who might appreciate it. Thank you.