Stranger in Paradise: A Jesse Stone Mystery

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Quercus Publishing, Sep 29, 2011 - Fiction - 256 pages

Jesse Stone is an ex LA cop who has taken the job of police chief in Paradise, Massachusetts. His drinking and his damaged relationship with his wife, define him as much as his supreme skill at policing his patch. When Crow, an Apache hitman, turns up in Jesse Stone's office, he is intrigued and very much on his guard.

Ten years before, Crow was part of a gang that had taken a woman in the town hostage when a bank raid went wrong. The hostages were released unharmed, thanks to Crow's moral view that you didn't kill women, but he also got away with enough money not to have to work again. So why is Crow back in town? Why has he come to see Jesse? And why has he taken a job of kidnapping a young girl and her mother?

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User Review  - dasam - LibraryThing

Sometimes Parker has trouble not making all of his heroes sound like the same guy. In fact, the Jesse Stone movies on TV are actually better than the novels. The character of Jesse is more nuanced, deeper, more real as Tom Selleck has interpreted him.But I still enjoy the quick read. Read full review

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User Review  - Carol420 - LibraryThing

This is definitely one of the oddest Jesse Stone novels that Robert Parker has written. In Stranger In Paradise, Stone is confronted by William "Crow" Cromartie who has come to town to bring the ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Robert B. Parker was the author of seventy books, including the legendary Spenser detective series, the Jesse Stone novels, the acclaimed Virgil Cole / Everett Hitch westerns, and the Sunny Randall novels. Winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award and long considered the undisputed dean of American crime fiction, he died in January 2010.

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