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Robert B. Parker's Killing the blues [sound recording]
Brandman, Michael
Adult Fiction BRANDMA

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Brandman, who collaborated with Robert B. Parker (1932-2010) on TV adaptations of his work, perfectly reproduces Parker's style in this impressive continuation of his series featuring Paradise, Mass., police chief Jesse Stone. A series of auto thefts is plaguing the small Massachusetts town just as the profitable summer tourist season is about to kick off. More alarmingly, Stone's former boss with the LAPD, Captain Cronjager, phones to warn him that a criminal Stone once roughed up "pretty good," Rollo Nurse, has been paroled from California's Lompoc prison due to budget cuts and may come gunning for him. The ending may tie up loose ends a little too neatly, and Stone is a bit slow off the mark with one of his professional challenges, but as with the originals, the pleasure lies more in the easy, banter-filled writing, balanced with the lead's apparently limitless compassion, informed by bitter experience, than in the plot itself. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

From Library Journal:

This title is the tenth entry in Parker's Jesse Stone series. Brandman, Parker's longtime television collaborator, was chosen by the Parker estate to continue the series, with mixed results. Jesse, the police chief in small-town Paradise, MA, here stoically faces a crime wave, including car thefts, nighttime pet-nappings, and high school bullying, as the summer tourist season gets rolling. Jesse also embarks on a romance with a woman who might be on the wrong side of the law. Narrator James Naughton contributes a spare, no-nonsense voice, reminiscent of the TV series Stone, Tom Selleck. Despite Brandman's authorship, this title will be popular owing to Parker's continuing appeal. Recommended. [The Putnam hc, published in September, was a New York Times best seller.-Ed.]-Kristen L. Smith, Loras Coll. Lib., Dubuque, IA (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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