Book Reviews of Stone Cold (Jesse Stone, Bk 4)

Stone Cold  (Jesse Stone, Bk 4)
Stone Cold - Jesse Stone, Bk 4
Author: Robert B. Parker
ISBN-13: 9780399150876
ISBN-10: 0399150870
Publication Date: 9/29/2003
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 61 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
Book Type: Hardcover
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Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief JEsse Stone returns, tracking the path of a pair of thrill killers.

Jesse Stone has a problem no officer of the law likes to face: Dead bodies keep appearing, but clues do not. A man takes his dog out for a run on the beach, only to be discovered hours later -- with two holes in his chest. A woman drives her Volvo to the store to do some grocery shopping, and is then found dead, her body crumpled behind her loaded shopping cart. A commuter takes a shortcut home from the train, and never makes it back to his house.

Hunting down a serial killer is difficult and dangerous in any town, but in a town like Paradise, where the selectmen and the media add untold pressures, Jesse feels considerable heat. Already walking an emotional tightrope, he stumples; he's spending too much time with the bottle, and with his ex-wife--neither of which helps him, or the case. And the harder these outside forces push against him, the more Jesse retreats into himself, convinced--despite all the odds--that it's up to him alone to stop the killing.

As tough, clear-eyed, and sardonic as Jesse Stone himself, this is the Grand Master working at the peak of his powers.
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jess stone has a problem no officer of the law likes to face; DEAD bodies keep appearing, cluse do not! A man takes his dog out for a walk but later only to be found with two holes in his chest !hunting down a serial killer is difficult and dangerousin any town, but in a town like pardise, it makes iraq seem like fun!
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Dead bodies are turning up in Paradise and police chief Jesse Stone must catch a serial killer. Very good book
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Good book ,really enjoyed
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From Publishers Weekly
It's taken four novels, but finally Parker's Jesse Stone series has produced a book as good as top-drawer Spenser. This outing finds the laconic, troubled cop tackling three problems: to capture the pair of serial killers who are murdering random victims in small-town Paradise, Mass., where Stone is chief of police; to bring to justice the three high-school students who gang-raped a younger schoolmate; and to come to terms with his love of both alcohol and his ex-wife, Jenn. The serial killers, revealed early to the reader and soon enough to Stone, are a married yuppie pair who taunt Stone, whom they take as a dumb hick cop, as he collects evidence to bring them down; his pursuit of them leads them to kill someone close to him, then to target Stone himself, and eventually to an emotionally cathartic climax in Toronto, where the killers have fled. That story line serves as a fine little police procedural, but Parker is at his max here when following the rape plot, especially in scenes in which Stone, in his cool, compassionate way, tries to help the besieged victim as best he can. Meanwhile, under intense media attention and pressure from town elders for the ongoing serial killings, Stone works his way toward an understanding of the roles that booze and Jenn play in his life. Told in third-person prose that's a model of economy, with sharp action sequences, deep yet unobtrusive character exploration and none of the cuteness that can mar the Spenser novels, this is prime Parker, testament to why he was named a Grand Master at the 2002 Edgar Awards.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Welcome addition to the Jesse Stone series. I really enjoyed listening to this one in the car. Robert Forster's narration was terrific and the story was fast paced and well written. I kept imagining Tom Selleck in my mind as I listened. Recommended.
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From Publishers Weekly
It's taken four novels, but finally Parker's Jesse Stone series has produced a book as good as top-drawer Spenser. This outing finds the laconic, troubled cop tackling three problems: to capture the pair of serial killers who are murdering random victims in small-town Paradise, Mass., where Stone is chief of police; to bring to justice the three high-school students who gang-raped a younger schoolmate; and to come to terms with his love of both alcohol and his ex-wife, Jenn. The serial killers, revealed early to the reader and soon enough to Stone, are a married yuppie pair who taunt Stone, whom they take as a dumb hick cop, as he collects evidence to bring them down; his pursuit of them leads them to kill someone close to him, then to target Stone himself, and eventually to an emotionally cathartic climax in Toronto, where the killers have fled. That story line serves as a fine little police procedural, but Parker is at his max here when following the rape plot, especially in scenes in which Stone, in his cool, compassionate way, tries to help the besieged victim as best he can. Meanwhile, under intense media attention and pressure from town elders for the ongoing serial killings, Stone works his way toward an understanding of the roles that booze and Jenn play in his life. Told in third-person prose that's a model of economy, with sharp action sequences, deep yet unobtrusive character exploration and none of the cuteness that can mar the Spenser novels, this is prime Parker, testament to why he was named a Grand Master at the 2002 Edgar Awards.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Some laugh out loud moments. Crisp dialogue. In-depth characterization. Good detective yarn!
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It is so easy to love Jesse Stone, good guy, good cop, good friend!
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I really enjoyed this series by Robert Parker and this book. These were fast reads with quality writing and spell-binding content.
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This is one of his best yet.
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Stone is not as good as Spenser, but this is sstill is a good series. This quick and easy read is perfect for a plane. The chapters are short, but the book is long on action. A good page turner.
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The 4th Jesse Stone book.
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**** A great Jesse Stone ramble
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Jesse Stone isn't quite as entertaining as Spenser but he's got a wry, dry wit all his own.
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Very good book! I didn't make my bed, do laundry or cook all day longjust read! Finished it, then went out to dinner. Try it, you'll like it!
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A very good read, a page turner.
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One of Parker's best. Recently made into a Television movie starring Tom Selleck.
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Good, creepy mystery!
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As usual Parker has written another grabber. Git it now!!
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Parker's new hero Jesse Stone is every bit as entertaining as his iconic Spenser. Parker's writing is unimpeachable. He is THE master of the genre.
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This is the 1st book I have read by this author. And I LOVED it. I had a hard time putting it down. I loved the character Jesse Stone. Plan to read alot more by this author.
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Great Twist on Serial killers.
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Parker has created a new hero with references to the old.
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No, I did not enjoy Stone Cold. The TV movie was better.
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Meet Tony and Brianna Lincoln. They've just moved to Paradise. Unfortunately, they're not too keen on making friends with the neighbors. In fact, this urbane pair of trill killers is knocking locals off one by one-and they've marked Jesse Stone as their next victim...
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A Jesse Stone volume involving Tony and Brianna Lincoln who have just moved to Paradise. They are not too keen on making friends - in fact,this pair of thrill killers have targeted Jesse....
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A typical Parker book - the dialog is great.
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A Jesse Stone novel. Nasty new neighbors welsome themselves into the neighborhood by knocking off the locals one by one. An entriguing read that had me really rooting for Jesse. Moved fun and fast!~
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Meet Tony and Brianna Lincoln. They've just moved to Paradise. Unfortunately, they're not oo keen on making friends with the neighbors. In fact, this urbane pair of thrill killers is knocking locals off one by one---and they've marked Jesse Stone as their next victim...
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************GREAT BOOK
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vg typical parker
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Tony and Brianna Lincoln have just moved to Paradise. Unfortuanately, they're not interested in making friends, with the neighbors. In fact, this urbane pair of thrill killers is knocking locals off one by one - and they've marked Jesse Stone as their next victim.
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Meet Tony and Brianna Lincoln. They've just moved to Paradise. Unfortunately, they're not too keen on making friends with the neighbors. In fact, this urbane pair of thrill killers is knocking locals off one by one--and they've marked Jesse Stone as their next victim. Made into made-for-tv movie by CBS starring Tom Selleck.
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Didn't read.