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High Profile (Jesse Stone #6)

3.8  ·  Rating Details ·  4,504 Ratings  ·  286 Reviews
The murder of a notorious public figure places Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone in the harsh glare of the media spotlight.

When the body of controversial talk-show host Walton Weeks is discovered hanging from a tree on the outskirts of Paradise, police chief Jesse Stone finds himself at the center of a highly public case, forcing him to deal with small-mind
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Hardcover, 290 pages
Published February 6th 2007 by Putnam Adult (first published 2007)
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Janie Johnson
Jul 17, 2016 Janie Johnson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
High Profile is book #6 in the Jesse Stone Series. I have to say that this one has been my favorite so far. It makes me look forward to all the other upcoming books in this series. Well Done Mr. Parker.

Synopsis
When the body of controversial talk-show host Walton Weeks is discovered hanging from a tree on the outskirts of Paradise, police chief Jesse Stone finds himself at the center of a highly public case, forcing him to deal with small-minded local officials and national media scrutiny. When a
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Jean
Aug 25, 2011 Jean rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
My husband and I got hooked on the Jesse Stone stories after watching Tom Selleck in this role in several made-for-TV movies. This is the first one we have read (actually, listened to). I liked the mystery part, but had a big problem with the audio book. After a few minutes of listening to "Jesse said," "Molly said," "Jesse said," "Suitcase said," "Harry said," we were both ready to scream. I guess that's Parker's style, but it is extremely distracting in audio. We won't listen to any more of th ...more
Jim
The story was probably a typical Jesse Stone, which means this should have been a 3 star book. Instead, it was too irritating to listen to due to all the "He said", "She said" that ruled every conversation. It's nice to know who is talking, but they were in almost EVERY single sentence of dialog. Worse, 'said' was used when obviously 'asked' should have been. "How are you doing," he said. NO!!!

There were some other issues with obvious points being talked up, but those I could forgive. I don't ex
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Carolyn F.
Audiobook

At first I was extremely irritated about all of the, "Jesse said", "Sunny said", "Suitcase said", but then I was kind of glad because although the narrator was good his voices weren't that different from each other so I don't think I would have been able to keep track of who went with which dialogue.

The book itself was good but the relationship with Jesse and his ex-wife - how can he still love her? How can she claim that she loves him and then hurt him? Why should he wait for perhaps
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Mahoghani 23
May 22, 2016 Mahoghani 23 rated it it was ok
How do you resolve the murder of a well known celebrity? The public display of death is suppose to be insulting but instead it's almost a shrine to Walton Weeks, the victim. Along with his murder was the murder of his assistant, Ms. Langley. How do two people who came to town together end up murdered and found in two different locations? Their deaths is so unimportant that no family members are heartbroken nor showing any emotion about losing them.

This story dragged somewhat and then it introduc
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Chris
Nov 25, 2007 Chris rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Listened to the audio book on a trip. Interesting enough to follow, but not so much as to distract from driving. WAY too much "he said" and "she said" - literally. Not a very compelling plot and fairly easy to figure out... but, the length fit the trip.
Amy
Apr 06, 2009 Amy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Monica
May 19, 2009 Monica added it
Shelves: mystery
I'm hoping that much like Lynley's annoying wife in the Elizabeth George books, that Jenn Stone meets an untimely death. OK, here's the thing, I enjoyed the mystery part of the plot, and I really enjoy the interaction between Jesse Stone and his deputies, especially Suit and Molly, but I am desperately tired of the story line with his ex-wife. Seriously, it ruins what might otherwise be a fun read. All I can think is that Parker is one hell of a misogynist. SPOILER ALERT! He's created in Jenn a ...more
Harry Lane
Feb 21, 2016 Harry Lane rated it liked it
For my money, the Jesse Stone series is head and shoulders better than Spenser. In this one, Jesse wrestles with the murder of a well-known media personality. Sheer persistence seems to serve him well on this case, and he wins through to solving it. With the usual distractions of his former wife and current girl friend and their woes to keep things interesting.
Nanosynergy
What a slog. A high-profile, supposedly non-partisan talk show host (talk about fiction) is found murdered - hanging from a tree after having been shot. The other case, the apparent stalker/rape of Police Chief Jesse Stone's ex-wife Jenn just goes clunk. To assist, Stone brings in a character from another Parker series, Sunny, with whom Stone also has a "relationship."
Elyn
Aug 05, 2014 Elyn rated it did not like it
Don't remember if I liked but since the next entry on my "read" list is "no more Jesse Stone" I'm thinking I didn't
Paula Dembeck
Jul 30, 2016 Paula Dembeck rated it it was ok
This is the sixth novel in the Jesse Stone Series.

It opens with a grisly scene in a park. A woman walking her dog comes upon a body hanging from a tree. When Jesse arrives on the scene he quickly makes some important observations. The man’s neck does not appear to be broken, his hands are not bound and there is nothing to jump from. This does not look like a suicide. When Jesse pushes aside the man’s coat, he finds the man’s sweater soaked in blood. The body looks like it has been dead for a whi
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Sharon
Nov 27, 2016 Sharon rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2016
Oh no, there’s another murder in Paradise, this time it’s a really high profile guy, Walton Weeks, talk show host and author and newspaper columnist. Then his pregnant girlfriend is found murdered as well. Poor Jesse, he’s under intense pressure from above to solve this very public case. But the deceased just has too many people who wanted him dead, two ex-wives, staff members, a widow, his bodyguard, the list goes on. Seems no one really liked the guy, and the pregnant girlfriend, did the wife ...more
BAU
Feb 14, 2017 BAU rated it did not like it
This was my first - and last - Jesse Stone book. The plot, as stated, sounded pretty good. We had VERY little actual "investigation" of the crime and it was pretty obvious from the beginning "whodunit". There was also this extra drama with his crazy ex-wife. She is a nut case and beyond annoying. I assume the others in this series are just as "silly" and I shan't waste my time reading any more. I know Robert B. Parker has other characters but I'm not sure I'll even try them; I have a feeling his ...more
Kemper
Jul 02, 2008 Kemper rated it it was ok
I don’t think it’s a good idea for two characters created by the same writer who each star in their own mystery series to have sex because it seems kind of incestuous and icky. Sadly, that’s the least of this book’s problems.

Police Chief Jesse Stone is trying to solve the murder of a famous radio/TV political talk show host named Walton Weeks who was hung from a tree after being shot to death, and his assistant was also murdered and left in a dumpster. Usually you could count on RBP to deliver a
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Merry
Dec 16, 2016 Merry rated it it was amazing
fast reading, enjoyable, smooth talking jesse stone - as always!
Alice
Jan 27, 2017 Alice rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
My least favorite in the series.
Maureen DeLuca
Jan 23, 2017 Maureen DeLuca rated it really liked it
Book #6 for Jesse Stone! A good read! I love this series !!
Jim McCulloch
Jan 13, 2017 Jim McCulloch rated it it was amazing
Outstanding! Not sure how I missed Mr. Parker's work but will be going back for more.
Jon Borah
Jan 09, 2015 Jon Borah rated it liked it

The murder of a notorious public figure places Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone in the harsh glare of the media spotlight.

When the body of controversial talk-show host Walton Weeks is discovered hanging from a tree on the outskirts of Paradise, police chief Jesse Stone finds himself at the center of a highly public case, forcing him to deal with small-minded local officials and national media scrutiny. When another dead body-that of a young woman-is discovered just a few days

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Veronica Harris
Jan 02, 2017 Veronica Harris rated it really liked it
I love Jesse Stone and Parker's characterization of him! A great story.
Denise Louise
Sep 27, 2016 Denise Louise rated it it was ok
"Is this one of the worst audiobooks we've ever listened to?" Denise said. "Yes", Bruce said. "Do you think Robert Parker needs a thesaurus?" Denise said. "Yes" Bruce said. "I think we should avoid future Jesse Stone books on audio", Denise said. Bruce nodded.
Kathy
Dec 07, 2011 Kathy rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
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Zach
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Wauktown Thumper
Dec 11, 2016 Wauktown Thumper rated it liked it
I wish there was some explanation on Jesse & his wife's break up because my filling in the blanks lead me to believe they separated again because she cheated on him again. And if that is the case then why would he ruin the new relationship he was in for her? I know he's repeatedly saying he loves her but are there really people that are that obsessed with someone they claim they love while at the same time showing so much progress in therapy? He also claimed to love Sunny, was that suppose t ...more
David
Dec 06, 2010 David rated it it was ok
Shelves: completed
Writing might have been a form of theraphy for Robert Parker. The Jesse Stone novels seem to be a place for Parker to explore emotional depth and relationships. At times, Stone's mental state (and his continual battle with alcohol) seem to take centerstage, spoiling a decent mystery novel. In this case, his tangled relationships with multiple women and the feelings surrounding those relationships slips in and tries to take over the story.

However, a discerning reader might note that there is a co
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Frances Scott
Dec 14, 2013 Frances Scott rated it liked it
Shelves: owned
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Jerry
Mar 10, 2014 Jerry rated it liked it
“Profile” is the sixth in Parker’s enjoyable nine-book Jesse Stone series (not counting three more written by Michael Brandon, who was playwright for the eight movies), about our amiable Paradise Mass. Police Chief. When a national talk show and newspaper column star, Walton Weeks, is found hanging from a tree in Paradise, the death is soon determined a murder. When it is almost immediately followed by the killing of his current mistress, unusual attention is focused on the case by the governor, ...more
CC
Jan 03, 2011 CC rated it it was ok
Definitely not for me. I only bought this as an afterthought, from a bargain table, while purchasing something else at a bookstore. Truthfully, I'm somewhat stunned this got published. There's no descriptions. Barely any prose. It's basically dialogue, dialogue, and more dialogue, and most of that has that dry, monotone "wit" that's supposed to be hilarious, but after 200 pages ends up sounding like the author just isn't very bright.

Jesse Stone is a police chief in Paradise, MA. He's a former ba
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Mark
Well Robert B Parker is excellent read at the beach, today I tried it at the pool while my kids were swimming their little guts out. And it did keep me out of the pool a lot more than I did expect.
Well hurray this is a true who-dunnit Jesse Stone book. A famous radio talkshow-host is found hung in the public park and the bullitwounds are a giveaway that this is not a suicide. Shortly after that a womans body is found in a dumpster behind a restaurant. The bullets from her wounds match that of th
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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.
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Jesse Stone (1 - 10 of 15 books)
  • Night Passage (Jesse Stone, #1)
  • Trouble In Paradise (Jesse Stone, #2)
  • Death In Paradise (Jesse Stone, #3)
  • Stone Cold (Jesse Stone, #4)
  • Sea Change (Jesse Stone, #5)
  • Stranger In Paradise (Jesse Stone, #7)
  • Night And Day (Jesse Stone, #8)
  • Split Image (Jesse Stone, #9)
  • Robert B. Parker's Killing the Blues (Jesse Stone, #10)
  • Robert B. Parker's Fool Me Twice (Jesse Stone, #11)

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