Trouble in Paradise by Robert B. Parker

 

Mystery

Trouble in paradise Trouble In ParadiseRobert B. Parker; Jove 1999WorldCatStiles Island in off the coast from Paradise, Massachusetts. It’s exclusive, wealthy, and the only connection to the mainland is the bridge and one boat harbor. The residents pay for their own security as well as fall under the jurisdiction of the Paradise police department. Jesse Stone is the chief of the department.

Jimmy Macklin has just gotten out of jail. He rejoins his girlfriend and proposes his next job. He’s going to get a group together, blow the bridge, and steal everything on the island from the bank to the private homes. He takes Faye and they start to case out the area. He decides that with the right specialists they could be rich.

Jesse likes his job and the town. There are problems, though. When a house was torched by some teenagers, their mother came to their rescue and now wants him out of his job. She has clout in Paradise.

Jesse’s ex-wife live nearby in Boston, and he’s still in love with her. But she doesn’t want to remarry, so he is free to date other women as well. Then he begins to think that something isn’t quite right about the couple who are interested in land on Stiles Island.

Trouble in Paradise is the second novel in the Jesse Stone series. Paradise is just north of Boston. In this one, Jesse has ties to characters that appear in Parker’s Spenser novels – like Belson in Homicide as well as some other names Spenser fans would recognize. Trouble in Paradise is an enjoyable novel, but not riveting. This book is about Jesse’s personal problems as much as about the mystery. If you like the tone on Parker’s Spenser novels (and I do), you’ll find these of a different narrative tone, yet similar overall.

Notice: Non-graphic violence, Suggestive dialogue or situations

More books by Robert B. Parker
Jessie Stone series at Stop! You’re Killing Me!

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