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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,412 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert B. Parker Narrator: Robert Forster Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2006 ISBN:
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Chief of Police Jesse Stone returns to investigate the murder of a troubled teenager in a seemingly bucolic New England town.

The Paradise Men's Softball League has wrapped up another game, and Jesse Stone is lingering in the parking lot with his teammates, drinking beer, swapping stories of double plays and beautiful women in the late-summer twilight. But then a frightened voice calls out to him from the edge of a nearby lake. There, two men squat at the water's edge. In front of them, facedown, was something that used to be a girl.

The local cops haven't seen anything like this, but Jesse's L.A. past has made him all too familiar with floaters. This girl hadn't committed suicide; she hadn't been drowned; she'd been shot and dumped, discarded like trash. Before long it becomes clear that she had a taste for the wild life; and her own parents can't be bothered to report her missing, or even admit that she once was a child of theirs. All Jesse has to go on is a young man's school ring on a gold chain, and a hunch or two. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curtiss | 2/17/2014

    " A Jessie Stone mystery featurng the alcoholic, former L.A.P.D. detective, now Paradise, Massachussetts' new Chief of Police. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 2/8/2014

    " This is an early Jesse Stone (I can't give the publication date since I read it in large print and they only give the date it was first printed in large type). So how can I tell it's an early one? Well, first of all Jesse really does have a drinking problem. Second of all he begins therapy with the bald, enigmatic Dix, and third he and Jen are just beginning to circle around each other in their ex-marriage love affair. As far as the mystery goes, Jesse is looking for someone who killed a teenage run-away called Billie, a girl whose parents deny they have a daughter. Although Jesse finds the murderer, he doesn't delve into the dysfunctionality of a family that would deny their own daughter. I kind of like the fact that Parker hasn't dotted all the i's and crossed all the t's in this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meakin | 2/5/2014

    " This was a fun read. Easy to get into and easy to stay with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 1/21/2014

    " This is the 3rd in a good series of crime/mystery stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 1/10/2014

    " Good charaters, like the way it is written in short conversation between charaters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fran | 1/6/2014

    " Another Parker read aloud. Bob and I are having fun in the evenings and on road trips reading Parker books together. We can laugh together at his witty Jesse Stone cop and trying to guess who-dun-it! Easy entertainment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginny | 1/5/2014

    " I enjoy the Jessie Stone novels. Seems to have more character development than Spenser, though I really like the Spenser dialog. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 12/30/2013

    " Hello Robert Parker! I have never been a fan of this type of mystery before, but in my old age, I found this Jesse Stone novel to be thoroughly enjoyable" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 12/16/2013

    " Good story, and I like his writing style. Would read others by the author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cari | 12/15/2013

    " Good book to listen to. Parker is reliably dry with a weird mix of tough men in therapy who are very in love and faithful to one woman but also fit archetypal roles of "cop", "private detective", etc. I find listening to them pleasantly distracting! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shane | 12/13/2013

    " These books are great. The ending to this one was a little abrupt, but there was a lot of meat this one. Fans of the TV movies with Tom Selleck will be glad to know that they can read the books and still enjoy them as the books and movies are different enough to keep it interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marty | 11/28/2013

    " Just OK. This book suffers too much from the same thing that many of the later Spenser book does. It's more about the main character's relationships than about crimes or detection. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eunys | 11/18/2013

    " The Jesse Stone series on CD is always good for a drive in the car. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 7/24/2013

    " Good book in the Jesse Stone series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 3/30/2013

    " I avoided Jesse Stone for a long time, but now I like him more than Spenser. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Harry Lane | 3/4/2013

    " Timeless prose is not what Parker writes, but his books are nonetheless quite entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita | 1/9/2013

    " like the narrative and dialogue "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paulina | 1/4/2013

    " Good enough. I am getting a little tired of the 'Jen' drama. Just tell the story. Either have them get back together or move on. Meanwhile, let's spend more time on the mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicolas | 10/18/2012

    " Another strong entry in the Jesse Stone series. I'm really interested to see where Parker takes the character. There is something very enthralling about these books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony Policastro | 9/4/2012

    " Robert B. Parker's novel - Death in Paradise - was excellent. I found his prose and dialogue to be tight and precise, wasting no words to develop his plot, characters, and rising conflict. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat Michaels | 3/11/2012

    " This is the third Jesse Stone novel. It has Jesse solving the murder of a teenager while still fighting his inner demons. He is a fun protagonist. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joan | 3/1/2012

    " Divorced sheriff must find out who is killing young prostitutes. He is trying to get back with his ex wife, even deciding to try Theraphy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robby | 12/2/2011

    " Not bad. This was one of the better Jesse Stone novels I have read so far. As usual there aren't really any twists or surprising things, it is just a good entertaining story that plays out in an interesting way. No depth, just entertaining reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz Christensen | 11/19/2011

    " This was an easy read. The book kept me guessing and interested the whole time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 9/12/2011

    " C'mon Jesse, get over your obsession with Jenn. Other than that, the series is fine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron Wallace | 8/7/2011

    " Man, oh man, Parker just keeps getting better. Awesome work, intelligent, clever, way above the rest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Harry | 4/21/2011

    " Timeless prose is not what Parker writes, but his books are nonetheless quite entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 3/9/2011

    " Robert B. Parker is an author that took me awhile to discover. Once I did, I always looked for his books when I was out book hunting. This is a Jesse Stone series book that I really enjoyed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 3/4/2011

    " This was good, real Robert B. Parker stuff! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 12/22/2010

    " This was my first Jesse Stone book and I liked it. The characters and the dialog are great. The story was very interesting and had lots of side stories going on that were interesting. I will be reading more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/19/2010

    " Read while on a plane. finished it 2 weeks later! Easy to remember the plot "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 11/29/2010

    " The books and movies great detective stories "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeffrey | 11/15/2010

    " I do like Parker's Jesse Stone books, but they are not as good as the movies with Tom Selleck. Death in Paradise is one of the movies, and the film was much better in its details and resolutions. So, while I can't beleive I am saying this, watch the movie. It is better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eunys | 10/17/2010

    " The Jesse Stone series on CD is always good for a drive in the car. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derla | 8/28/2010

    " good story. Didn't really like the "He said", "She said"as it was way in excess in the story, Also, way to much f word which was not a necessary part of the story -- it ould have been just as interesting story without all those words. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony | 8/19/2010

    " Robert B. Parker's novel - Death in Paradise - was excellent. I found his prose and dialogue to be tight and precise, wasting no words to develop his plot, characters, and rising conflict. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William | 7/14/2010

    " I read this book a while back. I do not remember much about it, save that I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 6/21/2010

    " This was an easy read. The book kept me guessing and interested the whole time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi | 4/27/2010

    " thoroughly enjoy Parker's books. May he rest in peace. "

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About the Author

Robert B. Parker (1932–2010), long acknowledged as the dean of American crime fiction, was the New York Times bestselling author of the Spenser mysteries, as well as the Jesse Stone novels. He was named Grand Master at the 2002 Edgar Awards by the Mystery Writers of America, an honor shared with earlier masters such as Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen. He has more than fifty books to his credit.

About the Narrator

Robert Forster is an award-winning film and television actor best known for his Oscar-nominated supporting role as Max Cherry in Jackie Brown.