Stone Cold

Stone Cold

Book - 2003
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Penguin Putnam
Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone returns, tracking the path of a pair of thrill killers.

Investigating a serial killer in an affluent suburban town is difficult, and dangerous, and with the added pressures from the town selectmen and the media, the heat is turned up on Jesse. He's spending too much time with the bottle-and with his ex-wife-neither of which helps him, or the case. And the harder these outside forces push against him, the more Jesse retreats into himself, convinced-despite all the odds-that it's up to him alone to stop the killing.

As tough, clear-eyed, and sardonic as Jesse Stone himself, this is the Grand Master working at the peak of his powers.

Baker & Taylor
Investigating a thrill-seeking pair of serial killers who are targeting the residents of an affluent suburban town, police chief Jesse Stone finds his job complicated by local politicians, the media, his drinking problem, and his ex-wife.

Blackwell North Amer
In Stone Cold, Jesse Stone has a problem no officer of the law likes to face: Dead bodies keep appearing, but clues do not. A man takes his dog out for a run on the beach, only to be discovered hours later - with two holes in his chest. A woman drives her Volvo to the store to do some grocery shopping, and is then found dead, her body crumpled behind her loaded shopping cart. A commuter takes a shortcut home from the train, and never makes it back to his house.
Hunting down a serial killer is difficult and dangerous in any town, but in a town like Paradise, where the selectmen and the media add untold pressures, Jesse feels considerable heat. Already walking an emotional tightrope, he stumbles; he's spending too much time with the bottle, and with his ex-wife - neither of which helps him, or the case. And the harder these outside forces push against him, the more Jesse retreats into himself, convinced - despite all the odds - that it's up to him alone to stop the killing.

Baker
& Taylor

Investigating a thrill-seeking pair of serial killers who are targeting the residents of an affluent suburban town, police chief Jesse Stone finds his job complicated by local politicians, the media, his drinking problem, and his ex-wife. 175,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons ; c2003
ISBN: 9780399150876
0399150870
Branch Call Number: F PAR
Characteristics: 323 p. ; 24 cm

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MellowGeneration
Sep 06, 2017

This is a real page turner; a quick read. The crisp and often funny banter in the dialogs is enjoyable. Reminds me of the detectives of bygone days such as Sam Spade. Good to read the Jesse Stone books starting from the first book in the series because you learn a little more about the regular characters as you go.

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Piemanthe3rd
Jul 20, 2014

The Jesse Stone novels are always an enjoyable read. Nothing ground breaking but fun and interesting. Always enjoy them.

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RichardPaul
May 03, 2012

STONE COLD ---- by Robert B. Parker c - 2003 (Jesse Stone Novel) ---- This is a good read, I'm liking this story line more and more. ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul

joehanna45 Oct 25, 2011

Reading this novel for the second time. The Autyhor's charcters are priceless.

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rwcobur
Sep 30, 2011

Author is very adept at portraying the lead characters dry sense of humour. I laughed out loud at some of it.

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