The first Jesse Stone novel. He is fired from LAPD homicide for drunkenness and
hired as police chief in Paradise, Massachusetts, because they want a harmless
lush. Fortunately, he receives lots of clues and ultimately confessions that
allow him to arrest two men responsible for four murders. The plot relies on luck,
but still makes you root for Stone. It is an enjoyable, quick read with humorous
dialog by Stone who was played by Tom Selleck in the made-for-TV movies.
Year Read: 2007
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