Barbara Parker
(1947 - 2009)

Barbara Parker


March 8, 2009

Boca Raton, Fla. - Barbara Parker, an attorney-turned-author who wrote 12 mystery novels, has died. She was 62.

Parker, of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, died Saturday morning at Hospice By The Sea in Boca Raton, a hospice spokeswoman said. The Sun-Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale reported on its Web site Saturday that Parker died after a long illness.

Parker's first novel, "Suspicion of Innocence," was a finalist for the Edgar Allen Poe Award for the best first mystery novel by an American author. It was later made into TV movie.

Many of Parker's novels were set in Miami and illustrated the changing demographics of South Florida. At least two landed on the New York Times best-seller list.

Parker was also an attorney, but quit her own practice and took a job as a paralegal so she could concentrate on her writing.

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I had read & enjoyed the "Suspicion of" series and had just recommended "Innocence" for my book club. I was shocked to learn that Ms. Parker had passed. She was a wonderful writer and a fine lady. I know she will be sadly missed by her many admirers.
Helene Stephens (Admirer of her Novels)
June 10th, 2016
I am shocked to find out she passed. RIP. I really enjoyed her books-what a talent.
Genesis Gresham (reader and fan)
November 21st, 2013
I'm shocked as well. I met Barbara through a writer's organization. She critiqued my work. I admired her and am so sorry that her life was cut short. Barbara, rest in peace.
Charlene Newberg (writer and fan)
October 4th, 2013
I just finished reading Criminal Justice and thought I'd check to see if Barbara Parker was on FB as many of the authors now have pages. My search led me to this site to learn that she passed away. I'm so terribly sorry to learn of her death and that there was a long illness. I am definitely a fan of her writing and am so grateful for the stories she shared. Very sad that her life was cut short so young. RIP.
Ferne Knauss (Reader of her books)
June 2nd, 2013
I too went on line to see if there was any new releases I had missed. I'm so sorry to read of Barbaras death. I enjoyed her Suspicion series so much I;m deeply saddened but the loss of a really good author.
Deborah Gillespie (fan)
November 27th, 2012
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"A wonderful writer! I enjoyed her books so much. Going to Amazon now to see if I missed any. So sad that she passed away way too soon!"
Donna Gropper
June 13th, 2015
"We think of Barbara so often, remembering her unflagging support of fellow and sister writers. As long as one is remembered, she cannot really be gone. Rest in peace, Dear Friend"
Stephanie Levine
June 13th, 2014
"I sincerely enjoyed every one of your books. Hope you are singing with the angels"
Deborah Gillespie
November 27th, 2012
"Such a joy to read her books. Will miss the sequel, so sorry that she passed so young"
Cecile Melanie
September 19th, 2012
"I really enjoyed b yoour books. Hope maybe you will have the opportunity to write again in a new life"
frankie ezell
February 20th, 2010
"I love you, you'll be missed. Dinorah"
Dinorah perez
March 11th, 2009
"Barbara, Your readers are going to miss you. Thank you for everything. Go in peace."
Lesa Holstine
March 9th, 2009
"Rest well, Barbara."
Bill Crider
March 9th, 2009
"You were a fabulous writer. I really enjoyed your works, and wish you were still with us."
Bruce Adamich
March 9th, 2009
"We miss you! Rest in peace!"
Tina Steiner
March 9th, 2009


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