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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

HIRED FOR SPENSER!

HIRED FOR SPENSER!

J. KINGSTON PIERCE HAS A GOOD INTERVIEW POST TODAY WITH ACE ATKINS, THE MAN TAKING OVER THE REINS OF ROBERT B. PARKER’S SPENSER NOVELS . . .

JKP: What made you the right guy to take over the Spenser series?

AA: More than any other writer, except perhaps Elmore Leonard, Bob shaped my style and taste in storytelling. I learned a lot from him and use much of his technique in everything I do. We also have a very similar worldview and an appreciation for sports, beer, food, and dogs. I also draw a lot into my work from my love of Westerns. You can see a lot of that influence in the Spenser novels.

I also think there is a certain musical quality to his novels--much like Chandler. My earlier writing was shaped by turning music into prose. Bob wrote Spenser like classic jazz.

FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW CLICK HERE

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