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Robert B. Parker's Killing The Blues (2011)

by Michael Brandman(Favorite Author)
4.02 of 5 Votes: 1
0739384899 (ISBN13: 9780739384893)
Random House Audio
Jesse Stone
review 1: Brandman's information reveals that he has produced numerous screenplays, frequently with Robert Parker. In addition, he has authored many screen adaptations of Jesse Stone, some with Parker. This novel was another good example for vacation reading- easy to pick up and set aside for other activities. It is not a "whodunit", but a character study of Jesse Stone and somewhat of a police procedural effort. Brandman was often able to capture Parker's style in his clipped, amusing narrative, but it occasionally seemed difficult to achieve. His portrayals of Molly and "Suitcase, important figures in these police department tales, often seemed to differ from these characters in other books.Despite any negative criticisms, I enjoyed this light reading.
review 2: Killi
... moreng the Blues by Michael BrandmanThis book is a continuation of Robert B. Parker's Jesse Stone novels. Brandman, a friend of Parkers, was given permission by Parker's widow and encouraged by Parker's publisher to continue the series. The main story is a dark episode from the past haunts Jesse Stone and an up and coming mobster is threatening Paradise. Brandman did a very good job emulating the repartee one expected from a Parker novel. The give and take between Spencer and Hawk were the defining aspects of my personal enjoyment of Parker's work. Brandman recreated that with the relationship between Healy and Stone. The plot was a traditional Parker plot with the requisite twists and dipping to the dark side that I enjoyed in the late Parker's books. I commend Michael Brandman for doing such a good job in resurrecting Jesse Stone and I hope he will continue the franchise. Do NOT overlook the fact that this book was NOT written by Robert B. Parker, more as an homage to Parker. In some ways Parker lite but still better than having the Jesse Stone character die. web site: Brandman, not his website since I didn't find one but a good interview with him. less
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This novel was written by an associate of Robert Parker and remains true to the character.
JS#10: 1st one by Brandman Honda robbery's revenge
Michael Brandman write just like Robert Parker!
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