Having watched most of the excellent Jesse Stone films which I enjoyed very much, and read a couple of the books, with less enthusiasm, I have now come to the conclusion there must be something in the water in Massachusetts.
There appear to be no muggings, robberies, drug crime, vandalism, kidnapping, burglaries, car stealing, gang wars, or even youths fighting outside the local bar in Paradise. Most of the murder cases Chief Stone takes on are sex related in some way, and nearly all the women proposition him (but as he's played by Tom Selleck I know why) so it's a mystery how he has time to solve crimes so well, between the sex, drinking and taking phone calls from his ex wife. No wonder he talks to a shrink.
Maybe Robert B Parker should see one too, because he certainly has a problem. Doesn't he know that a little sex is titillating, too much is plain monotonous! Even Jesse's dog looks like he's seen it all before.