Robert B. Parker's The Hangman's Sonnet
A Jesse Stone Novel
Reed Farrel Coleman
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The stellar new novel in Robert B. Parker's New York Times bestselling series featuring Paradise police chief Jesse Stone.
Jesse Stone, still reeling from the murder of his fiancée by crazed assassin Mr. Peepers, must keep his emotions in check long enough to get through the wedding day of his loyal protégé, Suitcase Simpson. The morning of the wedding, Jesse learns that a gala 75th birthday party is to be held for folk singer Terry Jester. Jester, once the equal of Bob Dylan, has spent the last forty years in seclusion after the mysterious disappearance of the master recording tape of his magnum opus, The Hangman's Sonnet.
That same morning, an elderly Paradise woman dies while her house is being ransacked. What are the thieves looking for? And what's the connection to Terry Jester and the mysterious missing tape? Jesse's investigation is hampered by hostile politicians and a growing trail of blood and bodies, forcing him to solicit the help of mobster Vinnie Morris and a certain Boston area PI named Spenser. While the town fathers pressure him to avoid a PR nightmare, Jesse must connect the cases before the bodies pile up further.
The hangman's sonnet
Not quite what I have come to expect from a Jesse Stone novel. I am disappointed also that Gino Fish has been eliminated. He was a really great character creation. I will continue to follow the series and hope for some of the "old Jesse".
This is not the Jesse Stone character I know. But imperfect is better than the series just stopping I hope the next book is more like Robert B. Parker's original character.
The Hangmans Sonnet
Not enough of the great Parker dialogue.
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- Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
- Published: Sep 12, 2017
- Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
- Seller: PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
- Print Length: 368 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: A Jesse Stone Novel