Today marks the 35th Spenser novel published by Robert B. Parker -- "Now & Then." I've been a huge fan of Spenser novels. Parker basically saved the private eye novel in the 1980s and deserves huge credit for that. But he's moved on to two other protagonists -- Sunny Randall and Jesse Stone. In a recent interview with the Boston Sunday Globe Magazine, Parker was asked if he ever thought about killing Spenser. He answered with one-word: "No." But I think it might be time. The books have gotten mighty predictable -- and doesn't everyone's favorite gumshoe deserve a legendary death? Here is the rest of my argument. What do you think?