Stone Cold

Stone Cold

Robert B. Parker / Jan 22, 2020
Stone Cold Jesse Stone has a problem Investigating a serial killer in an affluent suburban town is difficult and dangerous and with the added pressures from the town selectmen and the media Jesse s really fee
  • Title: Stone Cold
  • Author: Robert B. Parker
  • ISBN: 9781842431160
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jesse Stone has a problem Investigating a serial killer in an affluent suburban town is difficult, and dangerous, and with the added pressures from the town selectmen and the media, Jesse s really feeling the heat.
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      • Robert B. Parker

        Librarian Note There is than one author in the database named Robert B Parker.Robert Brown Parker was an American crime writer His most famous works were the novels about the private detective Spenser ABC television network developed the television series Spenser For Hire based on the character in the late 1980s a series of TV movies based on the character were also produced His works incorporate encyclopedic knowledge of the Boston metropolitan area Parker was 77 when he died of a heart attack at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts discovered at his desk by his wife Joan, he had been working on a novel The Spenser novels have been cited by critics and bestselling authors such as Robert Crais, Harlan Coben and Dennis Lehane as not only influencing their own work but reviving and changing the detective genre.Robert B Parker was one of contemporary fiction s most popular and respected detective writers Best known for his portrayal of the tough but erudite investigator Spenser, Parker wrote over twenty five novels over the course of his career, which began in 1973 Parker s acclaim and his thorough background in classic detective literature helped earn him the somewhat unusual commission of completing a Philip Marlowe novel that the great Raymond Chandler had left unfinished Promised Land and the other Spenser novels spawned the movie Spenser For Hire and a string of made for TV movies.

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    1. There s a married couple in this book whose idea of fun is stalking strangers and then killing them together The sad thing is that those two murderers have a healthier relationship than the hero of the story does with the love of his life.In addition to trying to track down the thrill killers that are terrorizing his town, police chief Jesse Stone is also looking into the gang rape of a teenage girl As usual, any detective work has to take a back seat to Jesse s personal life which continues to [...]


    2. Extraordinary This is the single most important book in Parker s life.The book dedication says it all FOR JOAN everything started to humThis book is really the Culmination, the self realisation and integration of all the pain and self discovery of Parker s life from the time of Joan s recovery from a double mastectomy and breast cancer.All the Spenser books, and now the Stone books, lead to this.After Joan s brush with death, she changed, and needed freedom, felt trapped by Parker s intense lov [...]


    3. Jesse Stone has a major problem in Paradise in this fourth installment of Parker s Jesse Stone series It seems a pair of thrill killers, man and wife, have come to Paradise with intent to keep their thrills alive Parker does a wonderful job of letting the reader see what type of madness swirls within the minds of these types of people, while at the same time never trying to give blanket answers to why some people are this crazy But the killers are only a small portion of this book It seems that [...]


    4. A noir type police procedural The first I ve read by Parker And I enjoyed it Lots and lots of conversation which is well written You learn about Jesse s unadulterated love for his wife Jenn No matter what she does, he ll love her forever And the serial killers easy to love and hate The rape case disgusting yet the outcome was rather realistic.


    5. Some people feel like all of Parker s protagonists are the same They all like to eat, they all have relationship issues, they all have a past authority issues and or drinking problem, possibly guilt Yet, after reading Stone Cold, the first of the Jesse Stone mysteries I ve read, I m not certain I agree First of all, one of the things I really enjoy in the Spenser series is the fact that this anti authority figure as private eye makes smart comments all the time even when admitting in his narrato [...]


    6. This book 4 in the Jessie Stone series I found this one to be so much better than the prior 3 I think at this point the Author was finally settling into the story and getting to know hi characters much better SynopsisI decided to write my own synopsis for this book because the one that comes with it is just not very pleasing at all.In this story we have a couple who are thrill killers and they get a real kick out of killing the residents of Paradise After several murders Jesse begin to put two a [...]


    7. Audiobook.First time reading this author I m categorizing this as romantic as there is that element in the book, just not in a good way I have this stupid prejudice against male suspense mystery writers because usually they re too gory for me or I just can t connect with the characters That s not the case with this book Robert Parker has probably changed my conception because this book was excellent I loved Jesse Stone There s a serial killer case and a rape case that s he trying to solve and br [...]


    8. I m liking the series, but the relationship between Jesse and Jenn is really starting to annoy me and holding down this series Sadly, I was told that Jenn is in the series for a while, which is very disappointing.There are some great strengths in the series I enjoy how the villains are written and that the readers get a bit inside of their lives and understand why they kill I also like how Jesse Stone and his team track down the killers The only other negative is that I found that the killer cou [...]


    9. When a well educated successful couple decides to become serial killers, they should never choose to reside and kill in Paradise, Massachusetts with the likes of Jesse Stone as Chief of Police.Anthony and Breanna Lincoln are ruthless people They randomly choose citizens in the community, to include Jesse s companion Abbey Taylor There are no clues but the killers messed upwon t spoil the story They just underestimated Chief Stone.


    10. Been a while since I ve read a book from the late author, and this is vintage Parker Spare prose Laconic characters A straight mystery solved simply.I enjoyed the book for the most part Great story telling The ending is not so hot as if the author ran out of neat ideas to catch two runaway crooks Anyway, a nice visit to a favored author, and a good intro to a series I haven t tried before More books to add to the queue.


    11. Like many others, I picture Tom Selleck as Jessew all the movies on Hallmark a few years ago Stone Cold followed Parker s novel closely with the usual quirks and nuances of the others in the series Not much to offer here other than sometimes light reading is relaxing and entertaining.



    12. Great book This is number four in the series Parker continues to develop the character of Jesse Stone and is learned about him as a person He gains some control over his demons and really comes into his own as a hard nosed detective, the only one on the Paradise Police Department of which he also happens to be the chief of police.It took only two days to read the book actual reading time about 4 hours Fast paced and interesting.


    13. I have been reading the Jesse Stone series in order and think this is the best book so far.Jesse is working on two cases one involves a serial killer who appears to be making random killings in the small town of Paradise Each victim has been shot in the chest at close range and was brought down with two bullets fired simultaneously from two different guns Each shot that was fired was deadly and would have killed the victim, so it is curious that two guns have been used There appears to be no mot [...]


    14. Another winner from Mr Parker I am enjoying the Jesse Stone books so much Jesse Stone, police chief in Paradise, has a new problem, dead bodies keep turning up, they seem to have no connection to each other and all have been shot by two different weapons As hard as it is to believe, what it must be is thrill seekers Two people that just get a charge out of killing, for whatever reason Poor Jesse, how in heavens name do you find killers who have no apparent motive A woman grocery shopping, a man [...]


    15. These books just get better as they go along Quick chapters, interesting characters, and KNOWING that there is a better than average chance that Jesse is going to hit someone in the nuts make for good reading This story, like the others, wraps up quickly once things start to happen, but it doesn t feel nearly as rushed as it could have The murderers are truly fascinating characters in and of themselves While they don t exactly make you hope they get away, they re still very well developed psycho [...]


    16. puh, schwer, etwas dazu zu sagen die Story selbst mit den morden war eine super Idee aber die Charaktere waren schon echt flach und eindimensional und die Erz hlung ein wenig zu stumpf Ich konnte mir jesse stone nicht ein einziges mal bildlich vorstellen und das will mal was hei en zudem wurden alle Frauen in seinem Umfeld zu seinen sexobjekten degradiert, was mich echt verst rt hat.wahrscheinlich ist die original Version besser, aber ich werde es nicht ausprobierenrry, ein ziemlicher reinfall.


    17. I definitely liked this book I kept imagining Tom Selleck in the Jesse Stone role since I had seen him play the part of Hallmark Channel.Stone is investigating both the rape of a young girl by a number of high school boys and a series of seemingly not connected murders Both crimes have the town of Paradise on edge Stone has to juggle these investigations, his drinking, love life, and many other things.This definitely is a good read


    18. Ok it needs to be said there is a lot of focus on a gang rape that includes detailing out the stories from the kids I found that to be disturbing There is a set of serial killers that are bit twisted and I found that to be less than thrilling Unhealthy relationships abound throughout the story The story is good for it s genre but just not for me.


    19. An excellent Jesse Stone novel which illustrates one of Parker s great strengths his simple but realistic plots Yes, the witty repartee is here, so is the quick, but incisive character development and the energy and excitement But it is the simple, well done plots that dominate all of Parker s writing Highly recommended.


    20. I really like the books that have Jesse Stone as the main character The word fuck really bothers me and it is used frequently in all of his books I prefer to think of it as making love if it is with someone of significance like a spouse.






    21. This isn t a review of the book Just my personal notes I have read all of Robert B Parker over the years, including the newer books post death I ve said before that his estate did take care to secure multiple writers to take on the voice of Parker and his creations with success, although for me, there will always be that something missing In looking at Good Reads, I realized most of what I had read wasn t showing because I read the books so long ago At first I was going to skim the books to add [...]


    22. I like Parker I own a lot of his books and reread them on occasion I feel almost guilty leaving a negative review.This one s going to the thrift shop, though It s like he phoned it in And was working through his real life issues with his wife via character Jesse Stone.The reader never clearly learns the motives of the criminal pair committing murders in Paradise It s never explained how the police in Toronto apprehend them or what becomes of them The subplot of a teenager s rape was interesting [...]


    23. Another good story about crime in a small town This book shows the softer side of Jesse Stone as he tries to help a young rape victim cope afterwards When two killers come to his town and start killing random people Jesse has to deal with the loss of one of the ladies he has slept with Abby was one of the first of many after he came to Paridise and Jesse takes her death personally Justice comes when the rapists and killers are caught but not the justice he wants in one case.


    24. The couple that kills together stays together Jesse and Jenn still working out their relationship Side play about psychotherapy insights one words sentences from Jesse a parade of women through his bedroom when they can manage to wait long enough to get that far local rape three young thugs engaging story .


    25. This is a particularly good example of Parker s writing The parallels between Jesse Stone s obsession with ex wife Jen and the twisted relationship between the killers raise this a bit above typical crime fiction.


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