“Interesting plot about a famous person killed & found hung in a tree.”see full review » see other reviews »
Didn’t Like It
“Very annoying after awhile, hearing Jesse said, Sunny said, Jen said, etc. When I read the actual book, it doesn't bother me, but overall my enjoyment of this was ruined by the repetition of said!”see full review » see other reviews »
“Interesting plot about a famous person killed & found hung in a tree.”John M. Tax wrote this review 3 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Paradise is a tiny town in coastal Massachusetts that has rarely seen murders until Jesse appeared. He appears to have brought the "Curse of the Ages." Every year there are serial murders, bodies dropping dead left and right, in very bizarre circumstances. They've barely recovered from last year when they find both a man hung from a tree and a pregnant woman lying in a dumpster. Poor Jesse is just getting the basics set on these when his ex-wife Jenn calls - she's been raped, and she wants Jesse at her side 24/7.
Jesse is a flawed character. He tries very hard to change. I think my main issue is that his flaw involves "stay with a harmful person even when you know it's harmful, because you call the obsession love'" That bugs me a great deal. Overall I do love the Jesse Stone novels! side note...Tom Selleck is the absolute perfect one for the DVD's also.”
“This was one of the best Jesse Stone books. There was not only a murder case, but a case that was personal to Jesse as well. It added a whole new level to the book. The dialogue was witty and funny and the book moved incredibly quickly. ”StarWars Fan! wrote this review Wednesday, November 30, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Enjoyable - my first Jesse Stone novel.”Robert S wrote this review Friday, September 16, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Jesse Stone is a continuing protagonist in Parker books. The terse dialog makes it an amusing and easy read. It's hard not to think of Tom Selleck playing this character. He has in several Paradise TV productions. The book seems to read almost like a TV script. ”William R wrote this review Wednesday, April 6, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very annoying after awhile, hearing Jesse said, Sunny said, Jen said, etc. When I read the actual book, it doesn't bother me, but overall my enjoyment of this was ruined by the repetition of said!”Millie B wrote this review Thursday, March 24, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Jessie Stone finds his department embroiled in a very high profile case. A controversial talk show host has been murdered, found hung from a tree in his town of Paradise. The body of a woman was also found that day, also murdered. As Jessie investigates, there are lots of things that don’t seem to add up.
In the meantime, his ex-wife has come to him, telling him that she had been stalked, and raped. She hadn’t reported it, and isn’t really sure what she wants Jessie to do. Of course he must help her, but he can’t be in two places at one time. He asked his current dating partner, Sunny, to help protect her, which creates a very interesting dynamic.
As Jessie continues to try to work out his feelings for his ex, he works through the complicated mystery surrounding the gruesome murders in his town.
As usual, I enjoyed this Jessie Stone outing, and will continue to work through the series.”
“I saw a couple of movie versions of Robert b Parker's Jessie Stone series w/Tom Selleck that I enjoyed and though I give a book version a try. I'm a movie guy first and such is the case here.
Parker's book was very non-descriptive about 95 of the book is dialogue which is different them most books I've read, which in itself did not make it a so so book but I couldn't really come to identify with any of the characters. Most seem to have no sexual morals and the use of the f-word became a distraction.
There was no suspense that kept me wanting to keep reading, a few times I was easily able to set the book down to take a short snooze.
Perhaps my Christian values played a piece in the over all dislike, but it wasn't so bad it wouldn't stop me from reading another Parker book ”
“This is a good murder mystery book. There are a lot of chapters so you can pick up the book and put it down easily. Robert Parker seems like he thinks he is just so damn cool which just drips out of each dialog. If you want an interesting murder mystery with some very cheesy dialog, this is a good book.”Kyle S wrote this review Tuesday, October 20, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No