This crime detective novel's intelligently written dialogue keeps you on the edge of your seat. Robert Parker makes you care about the characters without losing the pace of the action.
I've read everything Robert B Parker has written up to and including this book. He continues to deliver with a style all his own and lots of amusing dialogue, although the villian(s) in this offering are not as nefarious as some in his past work. While the Parker style is always fun to read, after a while it can lead to a feeling that he's not putting much into his work any more, just sort of mailing it in.
This is a a good beach read or airplane book - but not so gripping you'd feel too bad if you forgot and left it on the plane.
Like all of Robert B Parker's books - fast moving, full of action and LOTS of humor. He is missed very much.
Easy read - finished it in one 24 hour period. Typical Robert Parker story and it was well worth the time.
Jesse Stone, Chief of Police in Paradise Mass, has his hands full with this one. For starters, High school principal Betsy Ingersol is inspecting the panties of some of her female students. Stone would like to see this principal in court, but her husband is the managing partner of a major law firm. Probably won't happen.
A young teenage girl comes into his office. The poor kid is all upset because her parents are members of a "swingers" club and she wants Jesse to do something about it. Of course, he is not to let on that she had this discussion with Jesse.
Then Jesse is dealing with a peeping tom. The unsuspecting housewives are held at gunpoint and ordered to take of their clothes while he takes pictures with his digital camera. He looks but doesn't touch.
Jesse is still struggling with the bottle
Jenn is off to New York City with her (male) producer. Will she stay in the big city, or will she be back?
Sunny also makes a brief appearance.
Are are all these scenarios related? Does Jesse take care of all the bad guys?
A very quick and humorous read. Jesse Stone fans will not be disappointed.
Jesse Stone keeps reminding everyone "I am the Chief of Police" as he deals with a sensitive teenager, a peeping Tom, a club of swingers, and as always, Jenn. You'll race right through this Parker book and enjoy every page. I love Robert Parker!
Another Jesse Stone novel. Great read from begining to the end. Finished it in two days.
Can't wait for the next one. This had a surprise ending.
Another satisfying entry in the Jesse Stone series. This one could have been subtitled "Sex Comes to Paradise." First there is an outcry against a middle school principal who inspects the young schoolgirls' panties before a dance to make sure they are proper. Then there is a Peeping Tom on the loose who moves from peeping to making women remove their clothes by gunpoint. And a young girl complains to Stone about her parents who are involved in swinging or wife-swapping. Stone and his crew try to sort this all out in their usual manner while in between Stone is pondering what to do about his ex-wife, Jenn, who has moved to New York with a male producer of a TV news show that she hopes will be syndicated nationwide. This was not the usual hard-core Parker with lots of violence but it was nevertheless an enjoyable read. I like how Parker moves the story along with short chapters and lots of dialog including Stone's dry wit. Would recommend this one.
Another terrific read - not a single wasted word. Great character development - everyone is moving forward. Three cheers for Jesse Stone!
How can you not like Jesse Stone? Laid back, sharp wit, and good looking (Tom Selleck) on the trail of a peeping tom but also connected to the swingers that he just now found out about. The dialogue is so easy to keep this going until the end.
Parker at near his best. A book of tight dialogue, that leaves readers to fill in the nonessential details according to their own imagination. Smooth, like a good single malt.
Great story and smoothly moves the Jesse Stone saga forward.
More of RBP's cookie-cutter formula.
I enjoy all the Jessie Stone movies, but the book is way better. Better to read the books in order.