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Death in Paradise (Jesse Stone Novels Book 3) Kindle Edition
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Robert B. Parker takes readers 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...
The local cops haven't seen anything like this, but Jesse's L.A. past has made him all too familiar with floaters. This girl hadn't committed suicide; she hadn't been drowned: she'd been shot and dumped, discarded like trash. Before long it becomes clear that she had a taste for the wild life; and her own parents can't be bothered to report her missing, or even admit that she once was a child of theirs. All Jesse has to go on is a young man's school ring on a gold chain, and a hunch or two.
Filled with magnetic characters and the muscular writing that are Parker's trademarks, Death in Paradise is a storytelling masterpiece.
“Stone is a deceptively complex character, one whose problems are both interesting and completely believable…another strong effort in what is already an impressive series.”—Library Journal
“Beautifully wrought...[an] immensely satisfying tale. Rarely if ever has Parker’s fiction conveyed with solemn intensity the challenge of living a good life in a world of sin. The book’s ultimate pleasure lies in the words, suffused with a tough compassion won only through years of living, presented in prose whose impeccability speaks of decades of careful writing.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“What’s so cool about Death in Paradise is watching Jesse Stone’s relentless pursuit of the bad guy.” —St. Petersburg Times
“Hard-hitting...and brutally frank...Parker reinvents, revises and reincarnates the hardball, tough-guy, deadpan mysteries of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. Death in Paradise is a tough, clear-eyed, sardonic look at life and the raw deals it can dish out.”—The Providence Sunday Journal
“If you love Parker, you’ll love this book. Jesse Stone is clearly in the Parker style.”—Calgary Herald
“James Ellroy-style dialogue...Like Jesse Stone’s beer, Parker’s novels can be quaffed with relish.”—The Ottowa Citizen
“[Parker’s] gift for creating engaging characters and involving the reader in their fate makes this...well worth your attention.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune
About the Author
- ASIN : B005F4CDRO
- Publisher : G.P. Putnam's Sons (November 5, 2002)
- Publication date : November 5, 2002
- Language : English
- File size : 588 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 314 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #32,310 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Robert B. Parker is one of my favorite writers and this Jesse Stone story is excellent. No editing errors, gratuitous violence or drag-you-down drama. There are unanswered questions.
Intriguing storyline with several subplots to keep the reader guessing. Descriptive writing that draws the reader into each scene. Realistic procedures, actions and reactions. Believable characters with distinct personalities. Thought-provoking and memorable dialogue. Jesse's conversations with Dix are informative, something one can relate to in everyday life.
I will re-read this story and always look forward to works in the Robert B. Parker series.
But then the heavy drinking and multiple sex partners turned me off. Seems outdated and has a very poor image of women falling into bed with a very unlikeable character. This series did not hold up over the years.
Don't look for any twists or big, unpredictable surprises. There aren't any. The novel's content is very close to it's predecessor in book #2.
Jessie stuggles with his drinking problem and Mr. Parker likes to, on a continual basis, relate Jessie's sexual conquests, washed up baseball career. and divorce. One issue he can't let go of is
ex-wife Jenn, who is in a good part of the story. The see-saw between them hasn't really changed since the previous book. Jenn's large presence in Stone novels has worn very thin. She's an annoyance.
Imagine the small town scene and cast of Paradise, MA., and keep picturing Tom Selleck in the lead roll. Selleck is perfect for the TV movies of this book series. A fast, entertaining read which just will not rock your world. Subsequent Jessie Stone novels are much better than the earlier ones.
Top reviews from other countries
Highly recommended series!!