Stone Cold (Jesse Stone #4)
In addition to trying to track down the thrill killers that are terrorizing his town, police chief Jesse Stone is also looking into the gang rape of a teenage girl. As usual, any detective work has to take a back seat to Jesse’s personal life which continues t ...more
But the killers are only a small portion of this book. It seems t ...more
I decided to write my own synopsis for this book because the one that comes with it is just not very pleasing at all.
In this story we have a couple who are thrill killers and they get a real kick out of killing the residents of Paradise. After several murders Jesse begin to put ...more
First time reading this author. I'm categorizing this as romantic as there is that element in the book, just not in a good way.
I have this stupid prejudice against male suspense/mystery writers because usually they're too gory for me or I just can't connect with the characters. That's not the case with this book. Robert Parker has probably changed my conception because this book was excellent. I loved Jesse Stone. There's a serial killer case and a rape case that's he trying to solve ...more
Anthony and Breanna Lincoln are ruthless people. They randomly choose citizens in the community, to include Jesse's companion Abbey Taylor.
There are no clues but the killers messed up......won't spoil the story. They just underestimated Chief Stone.
I enjoyed the book for the most part. Great story-telling. The ending is not so hot as if the author ran out of neat ideas to catch two runaway crooks.
Anyway, a nice visit to a favored author, and a good intro to a series I haven't tried before. More books to add to the queue.
This story, like the others, wraps up quickly once things start to happen, but it doesn't feel nearly as rushed as it could have. The murderers are truly fascinating characters in and of themselves. While they don't exactly make you hope they get away, they're still very well developed ps ...more
wahrscheinlich ist die original Version besser, aber ich werde es nicht ausprobieren...sorry, ein ziemlicher r ...more
The second case is one where a teenage girl is raped by three members of the football team. Rather than tak ...more
On the crime front, the main plot concerns a couple of serial murderers who find that stalking and slaying random victims enhances ...more
Tony and Brianna Lincoln just moved into Paradise, but friendly they aren't. In fact, these urbane thrill killers are knocking off the neighbors one by one, and Jesse Stone is next.From Publishers Weekly
It's taken four novels, but finally Parker's Jesse Stone series has produced a book as good as top-drawer Spenser. This outing finds the laconic, troubled cop tackling three problems: to capture the pair of serial killers who are murdering random victims in small-town Paradise, Mass., where St
Jesse is working on two cases: one involves a serial killer who appears to be making random killings in the small town of Paradise. Each victim has been shot in the chest at close range and was brought down with two bullets fired simultaneously from two different guns. Each shot that was fired was deadly and would have killed the victim, so it is curious that two guns have been used. There appears to be no ...more
Stone is investigating both the rape of a young girl by a number of high school boys and a series of seemingly not connected murders. Both crimes have the town of Paradise on edge. Stone has to juggle these investigations, his drinking, love life, and many other things.
This definitely is a good read!
I think my favorite character has to be the therapist, Dix. He doesn't say mu ...more
This one had more booze and women, as usual, with the addition of some dog scenes. No baseball this time although it was mentioned. A pretty good mystery, with a semi-satisfying resolution. By that I mean, I guess you can't SHOOT them all. But, then there was that ending.
What was so bad a ...more
I just realized why the plot of this one was so f ...more
Jesse Stone quickly suspects the Lincolns of being thrill seeking serial killers, but proving it is harder. Then it appears that Jesse will be the next target. A second pl ...more
I really liked this book. Jesse is kind of melanchol ...more
Robert Brown Parker was an American crime writer. His most famous works were the novels about the private detective Spenser. ABC television network developed the television series Spenser: For Hire based on the character in the late 1980s; a series of TV movies based on the character were also produced. ...more