Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Robert B. Parker's Killing the Blues (A Jesse Stone Novel) [Hardcover]

I've finished" Robert B. Parker's Killing the Blues" by Michael Brandman.

Product Description

Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone returns in a brilliant new addition to the New York Times - bestselling series. 

Paradise, Massachusetts, is preparing for the summer tourist season when a string of car thefts disturbs what is usually a quiet time in town. In a sudden escalation of violence, the thefts become murder, and chief of police Jesse Stone finds himself facing one of the toughest cases of his career. Pressure from the town politicians only increases when another crime wave puts residents on edge. Jesse confronts a personal dilemma as well: a burgeoning relationship with a young PR executive, whose plans to turn Paradise into a summertime concert destination may have her running afoul of the law.

When a mysterious figure from Jesse's past arrives in town, memories of his last troubled days as a cop in L.A. threaten his ability to keep order in Paradise - especially when it appears that the stranger is out for revenge.

About the Author

Robert B. Parker was the author of more than fifty books. He died in January 2010.

Michael Brandman is uniquely qualified to carry the Jesse Stone series into the future. An award-winning producer of more than thirty motion pictures, he collaborated with Robert B. Parker on more than a dozen of them. Together they wrote the screenplay for Tom Selleck's TNT movie Monte Walsh. Brandman produced and Parker wrote three Spenser films for A&E, and their collaboration continued with the Jesse Stone TV movies currently broadcast on CBS. Brandman lives in California. 
Product Details
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Putnam Adult (September 13, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0399157840
ISBN-13: 978-0399157844

My Review:

Wow this Jesse Stone is a little more bitter and harder than the previous installments (a nice surprise).  Though I don't blame him someone is out to kill him and one of his lovers (it's either him or the other guy) and they have a grudge against him.

I was laughing at the the sayings and teasing that was going on in the book.  I believe this book was a little more humorous then previous installments too.


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