Robert B. Parker's Spenser: The Origins of Hawk

Joan Parker was the wife and collaborative partner of the late Grandmaster mystery writer Robert B. Parker. In this short video, she spoke on the origins of one of Parker's most memorable and popular characters, the enigmatic Hawk.

Before her death in June 2013, Joan Parker was actively involved with the continuation of the Spenser series, now being penned by Ace Atkins. The second Atkins Spenser novel Wonderland was released by Putnam in May, 2013.

The Robert B. & Joan H. Parker archival collection is part of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University.

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Video by Anthony Cromwell Hill
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