Robert B. Parker's The Devil Wins

Robert B. Parker's The Devil Wins

Large Print - 2015
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In the wake of a huge storm, three bodies are discovered in the rubble of an abandoned factory building in an industrial part of Paradise known as The Swap. One body, a man's, wrapped in a blue tarp, is only hours old. But found within feet of that body are the skeletal remains of two teenage girls who had gone missing during a Fourth of July celebration twenty-five years earlier. Not only does that crime predate Jesse Stone's arrival in Paradise, but the dead girls were close friends of Jesse's right hand, Officer Molly Crane. And things become even more complicated when one of the dead girls' mothers returns to Paradise to bury her daughter and is promptly murdered. It's up to Police Chief Jesse Stone to pull away the veil of the past to see how all the murders are connected.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Michigan : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, ©2015.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410480279
Characteristics: 475 pages ;,23 cm.
Alternative Title: Devil wins


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Mar 16, 2018

I'm a little late to the party, only now reading the Jesse Stone series from first to last. Thoroughly enjoyed the original Robt B Parker books ... quick, brisk, snappy dialogue and well-crafted stories. Brandman captured the dialogue in his few books, but wasn't nearly the story teller. Coleman swings the other direction; while he crafts an intricate story (and uses a million words in the process), everything about the dialogue is off and out-of-character. If I were picking up this book 'cold', unburdened by the prior versions against which to compare, I'd probably like it just fine. As a continuation of the series, however, I admit to being disappointed ... not what I would have chosen to see happen to the 'brand'.

Aug 16, 2016

It's like the Robert Parker franchise is for the airport lounge people.
Throw on "ROBERT PARKER'S" and people pick it up.
I'm sorry I did not enjoy this one and felt it was a waste of time.

Jul 15, 2016

Coleman is a very good writer. If you like Lee Child's Jack Reacher, you will like anything this guy writes. I actually think he is better than the original Parker work

Mar 03, 2016

Jesse Stone struggles with his demons while trying to solve connected murders 25 yrs apart. Paradise - even Molly - is trying to forget it all ever happened. A very good continuation of Parker's work.

Jan 27, 2016

I do not like this writers style at writing a Jesse Stone book.

Except for the insertion of familiar key people, the book was not very interesting, with a lot of filler, and too much dialog .

Nov 29, 2015

When I first heard that Robert B. Parker had died, I was very sad. Then I was sad a second time when I realized I would not be able to read about his characters any more. Many thanks to the authors who have stepped up to continue writing about the characters I love. I have read all of Mr. Parker's novels.

Oct 18, 2015

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