Paradise, Massachusetts, is gearing up for the busy summer season when a spate of car thefts places its quiet, tourist-friendly reputation in jeopardy. Jesse Stone fears an automobile theft gang has set up shop in town, and the silver-tongued, heavy-handed police chief vows to put a stop to their activity. Almost as soon as he starts tackling this threat, another materializes: one of a more personal nature. An old enemy, hell-bent on revenge, is fresh out of prison. Thus begins a tale of proactive policing and personal paranoia, in which Stone finds himself defending himself, his patch and - before long - his latest squeeze. In Killing the Blues, Michael Brandman combines all of Parker's tried and tested ingredients to create a highly enjoyable and authentic Jesse Stone thriller.
Robert B. Parker is world-renowned as an internationally bestselling author. Born and raised in Massachusetts, he completed a Ph.D. in English at Boston University. He began writing his Spenser novels while teaching at Boston's Northeastern University in 1971. In 1997 he won an Edgar for Best Novel for Promised Land, and was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 2002. He passed away in January 2010. Michael Brandman is uniquely qualified to carry the Jesse Stone series into the future. An award-winning producer of more than thirty motion pictures, he collaborated with Robert B. Parker on more than a dozen of them. Brandman produced three Parker-written Spenser films for A&E, and their collaboration continued with the Jesse Stone TV movies currently being broadcast on CBS.