- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons (10 Sept. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0399159509
- ISBN-13: 978-0399159503
- Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 3.2 x 23.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 553,276 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Robert B. Parker's Damned If You Do (Jesse Stone Novels) Hardcover – 10 Sep 2013
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Born and raised in Massachusetts, Parker attended Colby College in Maine, served with the Army in Korea, and then completed a Ph.D. in English at Boston University. He married his wife Joan in 1956; they raised two sons, David and Daniel. Together the Parkers founded Pearl Productions, a Boston-based independent film company named after their short-haired pointer, Pearl, who has also been featured in many of Parker's novels.
Parker began writing his Spenser novels in 1971 while teaching at Boston's Northeastern University. Little did he suspect then that his witty, literate prose and psychological insights would make him keeper-of-the-flame of America's rich tradition of detective fiction. Parker's fictional Spenser inspired the ABC-TV series Spenser: For Hire. In February 2005, CBS-TV broadcast its highly-rated adaptation of the Jesse Stone novel Stone Cold, which featured Tom Selleck in the lead role as Parker's small-town police chief. The second CBS movie, Night Passage, also scored high ratings, and the third, Death in Paradise, aired on April 30, 2006.
Parker was named Grand Master of the 2002 Edgar Awards by the Mystery Writers of America, an honor shared with earlier masters such as Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen.
Parker died on January 19, 2010, at the age of 77.
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Top Customer Reviews
I enjoyed all the Parker series and let's face it Jesse is his invention .
But as Michael Brandman goes along the familiar brusque prose and pace is improving and this latest episode is by far the best of his trio .
Whilst some reviews hint on reading the book quickly and with a feeling of disappointment I enjoyed not only what is written but what is missed.
Jesse hasn't thought of his past... contemplates a future without even realising it and still there is sadness and whiskey in his life .
An easy read but a great story and well told ..... see it for what it is ....
Bob Parkers style and voicing in a new style and Jesse moving on with his life...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well worth a read, quite seamless so fingers crossed. The Jesse Stone character is well loved and played to perfection by Tom Selleck so any major changes would not go down well. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Patricia
The book is written in the style of robert b Parker but does not quite achieve the same snappy prose as Mr ParkerPublished 1 month ago by john roebuck
a very good book to read when you have some spare time, like on a train, plain or waiting around. I would recommend this book to every onePublished 3 months ago by dave