Death In Paradise (Jesse Stone #3)
Trying to identify the dead girl and figure out who killed her will lead Jesse to a variety of people including terrible parents, a pretty school principal, a dangerous gangster, a drunken novelist, and a nun running a shelter for t ...more
Robert B. Parker is back in Paradise, where Detective Jesse Stone is looking for two things: the killer of a teenage girl—and someone, anyone, who is willing to ...more
Jesse is a human with a lot of human mistakes. He is an alcoholic, not recovering, and has real issues with his on-again, off-again ex-wife. I love that Parker doesn't make any excuses for Jesse's behavior and that Jesse doesn't make any for himself. Usually, in a book, the character is re ...more
I really enjoyed this. I've read a lot of Parker and liked the early Spenser very much. Once Susan entered the picture, they became less interesting. Jesse Stone is understated, his problems with booze real but not overly dramatized, and his relationships with girlfriends real. There is an un ...more
Jesse once again has a murdered teenage girl on his hands, no identification and no missing person's report. A search for her parents leads to the high rent district and two people who deny any relationship whatsoever. But they are her parents, what went so wrong that they d ...more
The local cops haven't seen anything like this before, but Jesse's LA past has made h ...more
It's the third installment in this series, I am pretty sure I missed out on getting the characters.
The story itself: A dead body surfaces from the sea. It's a teenage girl. They are able to identify her, or at least guess who this girl was, but no one in her family or in her environment wants to ide ...more
"Jesse nodded. There were potato chips with his sandwich. Jesse ate one."
..."Easy to read" doesn't begin to do it justice.
Standard-issue sympathetic hero with standard-issue flaws, courage, talents, and irresistablity to women (naturally).
This was my first try at a Parker and I found it totally enjoyable. I especially liked how the crimes the hero dealt with reflected his own problems and inner ...more
Jesse and his friends are relaxing after a baseball game when a young girl is found face down in a lake. She only has one shoe on and it appears she has been in the water for a while. When Jesse initially checks out the body, he finds a bullet hole behind her right ear that has exited on the other side of her head. Such a bullet would have been made by a gun fired at close range. It looks like she was shot and then dumped in the lake. There i ...more
Robert B. Parker is back in Paradise, where Detective Jesse Stone is looking for two things: the killer of a teenage girl—and someone, anyone, who is willing to claim the body…Amazon.com Review
With assured confidence and a master's economy of means, Robert B. Parker, who is best known for his Spenser series, delivers one of his finest, most absorbing works yet. This third entry in the Jesse Stone series finds Stone--a former LAPD cop fired for drinking on the job--serving as chief of police i
Many might be familiar with Jesse from the Tom Selleck movies. The major difference between the movies and the book is Jesse in the book is not as old as Jesse in the movies. The rest is there though. Failed mino ...more
The story is about a murdered girl found and she is NOT MISSING because her family threw her out because she did not fit their ideal ...more
The plot of this story covers a rather tough subject of pedophilia wrapped up in prostitution, ...more
Robert Parker was recommended to me by GoodReads. Somewhere I read that one of his strengths is language. I would say that is a misleading statement. This detective story could not be said to be filled with beautiful language. Parker's gift is for conversation. Especially in an audiobook, the heavy use of conversation to tell a story felt like eavesdrop ...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