Synopses & Reviews
Detective Jesse Stone's post-baseball game celebration in the idyllic New England hamlet of Paradise is interrupted when the body of a teenage girl is found shot and dumped in the lake. It soon becomes clear the girl had a taste for the wild life--her parents never report her missing and don't claim her body. All Jesse has to go on to find her killer is a school ring on a gold chain and a hunch.
Immensely satisfying. (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
Immensely satisfying. (Publishers Weekly, starred review) A page-turner...one of the master's best (Washington Post Book World)
“Stone is a deceptively complex character, one whose problems are both interesting and completely believable…another strong effort in what is already an impressive series.” —Library Journal “Beautifully wrought...[an] immensely satisfying tale. Rarely if ever has Parkers fiction conveyed with solemn intensity the challenge of living a good life in a world of sin. The books ultimate pleasure lies in the words, suffused with a tough compassion won only through years of living, presented in prose whose impeccability speaks of decades of careful writing.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Whats so cool about Death in Paradise is watching Jesse Stones relentless pursuit of the bad guy.” —St. Petersburg Times
“Hard-hitting...and brutally frank...Parker reinvents, revises and reincarnates the hardball, tough-guy, deadpan mysteries of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. Death in Paradise is a tough, clear-eyed, sardonic look at life and the raw deals it can dish out” —The Providence Sunday Journal
“If you love Parker, youll love this book. Jesse Stone is clearly in the Parker style” —Calgary Herald
“James Ellroy-style dialogue...Like Jesse Stones beer, Parkers novels can be quaffed with relish.” —The Ottowa Citizen
“[Parkers] gift for creating engaging characters and involving the reader in their fate makes this...well worth your attention.” —The San Diego Union-Tribune
Robert B. Parker is back in Paradise, where Detective Jesse Stone is looking for two things: the killer of a teenage girl—and someone, anyone, who is willing to claim the body…
About the Author
Robert B. Parker was the author of seventy books, including the legendary Spenser detective series, the novels featuring Police Chief Jesse Stone, and the acclaimed Virgil Cole-Everett Hitch westerns, as well as 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.