I just found out through a link provided by Parker's wife on facebook (she is now on my buddy list) that Brandman is on the staff that does the tv movies, and that he WILL BE continuing the series. There is also an author taking over the Spensers as well. Nothing on the Sunny Randalls.
I hope this book will be better than the latest Jesse Stone T.V. movie. Selleck and Brandman wrote it and as far as I am concerned, it was a real bore that went virtually nowhere.... I expected much more.
Well, at least in my opinion, the latest TV movie was a hair better than this book, which is easily the worst novel in the series and weaker than either of the original screenplays. That said, if you don't compare it to Parker's work (but, considering the characters, that is hard to do), it's not that bad a mystery novel.
How long would one expect these books to continue since the author died? It doesn't seem possible just to have them go on and on. At some point both Spenser and Stone will be old men. Having said that, I liked "Killing the Blues." I think I'll go back and reread the old Robert Parker books!