The Boston Globe wonders who will pick up the Robert B. Parker mantle now that he's gone. And you've gotta love a town that has 46 comments offering up a variety of OTHER choices, and lambasting the reporter for missing them.
They're all wrong. They just don't know it yet.
Here's next guy up there that's going to knock your socks off:
Steve Ulfelder's debut PURGATORY CHASM, whose protagonist is a former NASCAR driver and now a fixer for AA, pitched as a gritty, young Robert Parker, to Anne Bensson at Minotaur, in a nice deal, for publication in May 2011, by Janet Reid at FinePrint Literary Management (NA).