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Robert B. Parker's Damned if You Do

by Michael Brandman

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This book is Michael Brandman’s third attempt to carry on Robert B. Parker’s “Jesse Stone” series following the latter's death. It is not too successful, being superficially like Parker’s minimalist writing, but with more violence and without the sparkling dialogue.

Police Chief Jesse investigates the death of a prostitute and gets involved in a turf war between two local pimps. In an unrelated case, he investigates crooked nursing home that is abusing its elderly patients. Jesse is not quite the lonely, angst – ridden alcoholic of Parker’s series; he’s by now gotten over his ex-wife and adopted a cat. What’s more, he seems unfazed by a murder that will trouble many readers and lets the perpetrator off the hook. This book would likely gain little attention if it didn’t have Parker’s name on the cover – six times taller than that of the actual author. ( )
2 vote danielx | Mar 16, 2015 |
I don't know where they get these titles? Has nothing to do with anything of course. A Jesse Stone story by Brandman who dearly likes his nasty language. A quick read that I stuck with although I found Stone's love affair with the nasty, rotten underworld characters a bit much. ( )
  repb | Nov 19, 2014 |
I have always enjoyed Parker's work. The tradition has been continued well in this novel. If you are already a Parker fan you must give this one a try.

Received as an ARC ( )
  elizabeth.b.bevins | Nov 4, 2014 |
I have always enjoyed Parker's work. The tradition has been continued well in this novel. If you are already a Parker fan you must give this one a try.

Received as an ARC ( )
  ElizabethBevins | May 6, 2014 |
Robert B. Parker's Damned if You Do (A Jesse Stone Novel)
A jesse stone novel-love these crime stories especially the movies on TV starring Tom Selleck. Paradise is a country town, beach tourist town where life is slow.
His friend, an accountant is being abused at the nursing home. Love what he discovers about this and what he does, in his own way...
Jesse Stone is also gathering clues as to why a prostitute is found dead and 2 pimps have some answers.
Glad this series is continuing on although the author has passed away but Michael is the one who collaborated with him on the screen plays.
Story doesn't quite go as I thought it would, so many twists that really add to the plot!
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device). ( )
  jbarr5 | Apr 21, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399159509, Hardcover)

The woman on the bed was barely out of her teens. She wasn’t exactly beautiful, but she’d tried to make the most of her looks. And now, alone in a seedy beachfront motel, she was dead.

Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone doesn’t know her name. Whoever she is, she didn’t deserve to die. Jesse starts digging, only to find himself caught in the crosshairs of a bitter turf war between two ruthless pimps. And more blood will spill before it’s over.

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"The woman on the bed was barely out of her teens. She wasn't exactly beautiful, but she'd tried to make the most of her looks. And now, alone in a seedy beachfront motel, she was dead. Paradise Police Chief Jesse Stone doesn't know her name. Whoever she is, she didn't deserve to die. Jesse starts digging, only to find himself caught in the crosshairs of a bitter turf war between two ruthless pimps. And more blood will spill before it's over"--… (more)

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