Night And Day (Jesse Stone #8)
In his later work Robert B. Parker seemed content to have every scene be about his characters having coffee and doughnuts or throwing ...more
Jesse is faced with two peculiar cases: the woman principal of the school has parents irate because she dained to lift the skirts of the girls to make sure they had on appropriate undergarments before a dance (no thongs, thank you); and the other a man obsessed with watching ...more
Like much of Park ...more
In contract with the simplicity of the dialog, Jesse is a rather complex character, certainly a troubled one. You have to admire his desire to do the right thing; even though as usual, doing that puts his position as Police Chief in jeopardy.
If you had asked me at the beginni ...more
This book is almost all dialogue. If you haven't watched any of the telemovies starring Tom Selleck as Jesse Stone, you would have little to no idea of what anyone looks like, what the tow ...more
Parker and Stone-back with another New York Times bestseller
When the sun sets in Paradise, the women get nervous. A Peeping Tom is on the loose. According to the notes he sends Police Chief Jesse Stone, he's about to take his obsession one step further.
In bestseller Parker's fluffy eighth Jesse Stone novel (after Stranger in Paradise), the Paradise, Mass., police chief almost effortlessly performs his laconic magic to restore order and right wrongs. When Betsy Ingers
In this book, Stone is investigating a character who calls himself the “Night Hawk.” The Night Hawk started out as a relatively harmless peep ...more
I borrowed this audiobook on CD for a business conference that would have me driving over 5 hours roundtrip. I was looking for something that would be engaging, but allow me to keep my attention on driving.
I first grew to know some of Robert B. Parker's characters by watching the Spenser for Hire television show. Since I grew up in Massachusetts, the show's Boston setting had a ...more
The villains this time are a peeping tom or Night Hawk as he calls himself and a group of Paradise residents ...more
Discovered Jesse Stone via the brilliant TV movies and this was the first novel I read. All the books are a joy to read, great writing style, dialogue & humor and quick reading I always open a Jesse Stone book when I know I have time to read in one sitting undisturbed. They run along at a great pace encompassing engaging characters, plenty of twists and emotions. When I finish one of these novels I always feel I have b ...more
Jesse Stone tries to track down a "Peeping Tom" who has escalated to home invasions. A secondary plot involves a group of swingers that the peeper may be involved with. The middle school principal has pulled a panty inspection before a dance, infuriating parents - but her husband is a politically connected lawyer. Ex-wife Jenn goes to NYC with a producer.
Though this is about another set of characters, not the Spenser gang, in the past few novels, the lines between the groups have been blurred, and some secondary characters appear in both. Both Parker's mystery series have ongoing characters, and I am glad, ...more
This Jesse Stone novel read more like a screenplay and I could visualize it as the script for the TV movie series without too many changes. It was also ridiculously short and took me one day to read, at lunch and on the treadmi ...more
Things are getting strange in Paradise, Massachusetts. Police Chief Jesse Stone is called to the junior high school when reports of lewd conduct by the schools principal, Betsy Ingersoll, filter into the station. Ingersoll claims she was protecting the propriety of her students when she insp ...more
Another quick read from Parker. The usual quick paced dialog, short sentences; reads like a TV script. I can always picture Tom Selleck as Jesse Stone with the terse dialog. Plot lines were amusing if you can get beyond the psychological damage being done to people involved. Jesse again demonstrates his paternal attitude toward the town's citizens, as well as his ability to handle situations with discretion and calm; protect the townsfold from themselves.
Jesse develops as a person and as a chara...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