Death In Paradise (Jesse Stone #3)
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
The local cops haven't seen anything like this before, but Jesse's LA past has made h ...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
Ignited by the murder of the lady in the lake, Jesse burns like a slow fuse, following one lead aft ...more
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
Book 3 zips by with the clipped dialogue I have come to love with Tom Selleck in the role on the screen, and in the book it really works for me. I find that it moves the plot faster.
In this novel, Stone is faced with the murder of a teen runaway, and he wants the killer behind bars.
I call this the soul searching book ...more
As for why it took me three books to figure this out? It didn't. I thought of it during the first book but I loved Spenser so I had to keep reading to see if I found Jesse even half as compelling. He isn't.
Parker is proof that the persistent get published. Not impressed.
If Parker were really tryin ...more
Parker had a gift -- he could tell an ongoing story of daily life and love, write conversation, and spin a mystery all between the covers of books.
This was a little bittersweet, too, because in the past, I would hold my Spenser books for mother and brother and husband. At least I still have one person ...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