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Robert B. Parker's Fool's Paradise

Narrated by: James Naughton
Series: Jesse Stone Mysteries, Book 19
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
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When an unknown man is found murdered in Paradise, Jesse Stone will have his hands full finding out who he was - and what he was seeking.

When a body is discovered at the lake in Paradise, Police Chief Jesse Stone is surprised to find he recognizes the murder victim - the man had been at the same AA meeting as Jesse the evening before. But otherwise, Jesse has no clue as to the man's identity. He isn't a local, nor does he have ID on him, nor does any neighboring state have a reported missing person matching his description. Their single lead is from a taxi company that recalls dropping off the mysterious stranger outside the gate at the mansion of one of the wealthiest families in town.... 

Meanwhile, after Jesse survives a hail of gunfire on his home, he wonders if it could be related to the murder. When both Molly Crane and Suitcase Simpson also become targets, it's clear someone has an ax to grind against the entire Paradise PD.

©2020 Mike Lupica (P)2020 Random House Audio

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Great narration full of character. Kept the listener guessing til the very end a few different threads added to the mystery

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  • Donald B. Eager
  • 27-09-2020

Jesse Stone is Back!

After the last couple of lackluster Stone books, which seemed to be mailed in frankly, it’s nice to see the “old” Jesse Stone I came to love back. Not sure why the Parker estate decided to change author’s but I’m glad they did. I like the inclusion of Sunny Randall’s appearance giving Stone a softer edge to his life. I also like the continued fight with his addiction and his AA inclusion which gives him hope for the future. The story was a nice tight mystery bringing in all the favorites and had a nice twist at the end, even if it left the ribbon a bit untied. James Naughton’s narration always breathes life into the story and characters and he didn’t fail us here. Well done. Mr. Lupica did a great job!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-09-2020

Another great Jesse Stone Book.

Jesse Stone books may not make the Book of the Year category but they sure are fun.

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  • Darrell Goodall
  • 19-09-2020

Too much unnecessary profanity.

I am not a prude, but if this author obviously thinks that he is enhancing the story with every character in the book having a sailors vocabulary. I believe I have read or listened to every Jesse Stone novel but will not ever spend my money on a book authored by Mike Lupica.

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  • Mrs W.
  • 21-10-2020

AWFUL. The author should be ashamed.

Robert B Parker was a fantastic engaging author, he will be spinning in his grave having his name attached to this book. I’m stunned that the Parker estate allowed it. If you’ve followed Jesse Stone in these books then you know the level of swearing in this story is disgusting and completely wrong for this character. Robert B Parker was a great wordsmith, he didn’t have to resort to swearing and foul language to convey his stories. This book is a waste of time, although James Naughton gives his usual great performance, even he seems ‘off’ in this. I hope Mike Lupica NEVER writes any other book in any Parker series. Don’t waste your credit/money.