Robert B. Parker's Killing The Blues (Jesse Stone #10)
Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone returns in a brilliant new addition to the "New York Times"-bestselling series.
Paradise, Massachusetts, is preparing for the summer tourist season when a string of car thefts disturbs what is usually a quiet time in town. In a sudden escalation of violence, the thefts become murder, and chief of police Jesse Stone finds h...more
Author Brandon has worked in the worlds of Robert B. Parker for years now. He wrote some of the Spenser telemovies and recently on Tom Selleck's series of Jesse Stone films.
He's managed to capture Parker's style very easily in KILLING THE B...more
It is spring in Paradise, Massachusetts and at least some of the board of selectmen are still far more worried about the coming s...more
But you see I only gave it three stars, stopping short of granting it four. There is no real mystery here. Jesse simply saunters around the town solving one small town problem after another. There are some real threats, but there is nothing much to really solve.
The other pro...more
I DO think ther...more
So let us begin by noting that we will not compare this work with any of Parker’s oeuvre, simply because it...more
Michael Brandman doesn't write like Parker. It is apparent that he has studied Parker's writing style, probably talked with others who knew him well and had worked with him (family, friends, editorial team, etc.). The result...more
Jesse talks a little more; he actually sounds a bit more like Spenser. I thought the original character was too quiet, as Brandman apparently did. Parker also got...more
Michael Brandman has captured the essence of Parker's Jesse Stone and made me want to keep on reading. The quick, concise dialogue. The excellent characters. The complicated but resolvable plot. They're all here. Clearly, Brandman knew Parker personally and worke...more
Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone returns in a good new addition to the New York Times-bestselling series.
Paradise, Massachusetts, is preparing for the summer tourist season when a string of car thefts disturbs what is usually a quiet time in town. In a sudden escalation of violence, the thefts become murder, and chief of police Jesse...more
Acclaimed writer Ace Atkins has been signed to continue writing Parker’s iconic Spenser series. Michael Brandman, Hollywood producer and screenwriter of the touted made-for-TV Jesse Stone movies featuring Tom Selleck, has been tapped to continue writing that series.
The tourist season is descending on Paradise, Ma. A string of car th...more
Getting teenage girls who have bad problems to decide oh,we are doing something bad and wont again.
Getting someone you don't like knocked off.
Getting someone in the mob to suddenly decide to go straight because of the talk you give h...more
With that being said, I did notice a few differences in the characters. It seemed as if the relationship between Jesse and Molly was tense. I can always feel the friendly and sexual teasi...more
the Tom Selleck TV movies. In Killing the Blues however, the image of Tom Selleck immediately came to
mind from page 1. It was Tom Selleck's Jesse Stone who was saying the words. I really can't explain it. That's fine with me, it was just a different reading experience. I didn't expect
Brandman to ch...more