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Robert B. Parker's Killing the Blues (Jesse Stone Novels) Kindle Edition
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Hasty Hathaway is back and has been reelected as a Paradise Selectman. Brandman, did you even read the first book? HATHAWAY WAS A MURDERER!!!! HE ATTEMPTED TO LEAD AN ARMED INSURRECTION AGAINST THE POLICE!!! HE WAS NUTS!!!! There is no way he'd get reelected, let alone get out of jail so soon. But no only that, Jesse and him are friendly with each other!!! Anyone who read the first book, would know that that is not possible.
The Jesse/Sunny romance was ended way too abruptly. Judging by how the last Parker Jesse Stone book ended, I think Parker had intended to merge the two series and continue the romance between the two of them. But instead of carrying on as Parker would have wanted, Brandman abruptly ends the romance.
In this book, Jesse adopts a new cat. He names it after his favorite high school teacher. Really? In the Parker Books, it is mentioned repeatedly that Jesse hated school. I doubt he'd name a pet after any of his teachers.
At one point in the story, Jesse's house is trashed. No where anywhere in the book is the condition of Jesse's picture of Ozzie Smith mentioned. In describing condition of the trashed house, the Ozzie Smith picture should have been mentioned. This picture is a very important possession of Jesse's.Read more ›
What should happen to a character when the author dies? Usually, that's the end. In a few cases, new authors have been recruited. Usually, the results are disappointing.
Anyone who is looking for Kill the Blues to be a Parker novel can stop reading right now. Not!
Is it an acceptable substitute for a Parker novel? Most people will think not, as well.
Most people who pick up such characters go to great lengths to keep the character the same. Mr. Brandman did that, too, but he chose the character who appeared on television rather than the Parker character from the books.
I think that was a mistake. This Jesse is more about competence and ease than pain and angst. Other than the name being the same, reading about this Jesse doesn't feel nearly as interesting or rewarding.
I also thought that the plot and pacing felt more like what a television show would do than what a book can accomplish.
Would I read another book in this series by Mr. Brandman? Probably not, unless a review convinced me he had moved closer to the Parker model.
Borrow the book at the library and see what you think.
Most recent customer reviews
Good thriller, enjoyed the fact that I wasn't able to predict what would happen as I usually can. I recommend the book to those who love mysteries. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mrs. P. J. P. Leishman
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