Night And Day (Jesse Stone #8)
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
Like much of Park...more
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
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 school�s principal, Betsy Ingersoll, filter into the station. Ingersoll claims she was protecting the propriety of her students when sh...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
Parker's prose has absolutely no hook to it. N...more
This Jesse Stone story involves a peeping tom who calls himself The Night Hawk. During the course of the story he esc...more
The writing was flat, only further emphasized by the horrible use of punctuation, such as putting periods where question marks should have been. So all the characters go through the entire story making anti-climatic statements instead of statements of surprise, or oddly enough for a police department, questions.
And the chauvinistic attitudes...ugh. Jesse, a self-proclaime...more
Parker, Robert B. – 8th in Jesse Stone series
Putnam, 2009, US Hardcover – ISBN: 9780399155413
First Sentence: Jesse Stone sat in his office at the Paradise police station, looking at the sign painted on the pebbled-glass window of his office door.
Police Chief Jesse Stone and his team are dealing with sex crimes. The high school principal, whose husband is the senior partner of Boston’s largest law firm, conducted a “panty” check of the g...more
The most important is that of a peeping tom who bills himself as The Night Hawk. He escalates into entering the house and forcing the woman, at gun point, to disrobe and then takes pictures. He threatens them, but never touches the victims. He sends a pictur and letter to Jesse each time. Jesse is worried that he might move to more violent confrontations.
The second case is the school principal who raises a number of yo...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