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Estranged husband’s jealousy might take a dangerous turn When she becomes the subject of a death threat Jesse and the rest of the Paradise police department go on high alert       And when Jesse witnesses a horrifying collision caused by a distracted teenage The movies come to Paradise followed by trouble in guise of a husband that got his marching orders from his famous movie star wifeThere also seems to be a bit of trouble with the recent water bills somebody seems to make some extra money by charging people some There is this high school girl that runs into trouble and Jesse Stone's radar for personal drama's She does so thrice and gets Jesse Stone's attentionThe usual suspects are there as well Molly always ready with an answer Suitcase the smart cop who learns a lot about policing and humanity from his teacher Jesse Stone Healy from the state police who always fancies a bagel Rita Fiore the lawyer who is far than a set of great legs the Apache Cromartie doing Stone a favorLike all Jesse Stone books all strings get tied up at the end by the laidback attitude of police chief Jesse Stone But was is mostly lacking is the brilliant wit of Robert B Parker in the dialogues and that is sadly one of the best parts in the books But still a decent easy read even if I wished that Brandman would rather do a few scripts for new Stone tv movies than write a book

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Driver the political repercussions of her arrest bring him into conflict with the local selectmen the DA and some people with very deep pockets There’s murder in the air and Jesse’s reputation as an uncompromising defender of the law and his life are on the lin Fool Me twice Jesse Stone #11 by Michael BrandmanVery well done This was Jesse Stone on every page and Robert B Parker would be proudThere was than one situation for Jesse in this book Jesse witnesses a collision caused by a spoiled brat with no conscience whatsoever The parents further this lack of responsibility by blaming Jesse's efforts to get to the root of why she is lashing out at society Jesse will not be deterredTrouble comes to town in the form of a movie company One of the major stars is afraid of her estranged husband and rightfully so He is unable to handle the rejection from his former wife due to drugs and jealousy Jesse is needed to protect Marisol after she starts receiving death threats I listened to this Jesse Stone book on Cd narrated by James Naughton who did an excellent job Highly recommended to all fans of Jesse Stone Deathcaster (Shattered Realms, repercussions of her arrest bring him into conflict with the local selectmen the DA and some people with very deep pockets There’s murder in the air and Jesse’s A Peoples Tragedy reputation as an uncompromising defender of the law and his life are on the lin Fool Me twice Jesse Stone #11 by Michael BrandmanVery well done This was Jesse Stone on every page and Robert B Parker would be proudThere was than one situation for Jesse in this book Jesse witnesses a collision caused by a spoiled brat with no conscience whatsoever The parents further this lack of Out of the Ashes (The Legacy Chronicles, responsibility by blaming Jesse's efforts to get to the Sharks root of why she is lashing out at society Jesse will not be deterredTrouble comes to town in the form of a movie company One of the major stars is afraid of her estranged husband and Inside Las Vegas rightfully so He is unable to handle the وجدان زنو rejection from his former wife due to drugs and jealousy Jesse is needed to protect Marisol after she starts How To Fart - Louder, Longer, and Stronger...without soiling your undies! Also learn how to fart on command, fart more often, and increase the smell. receiving death threats I listened to this Jesse Stone book on Cd narrated by James Naughton who did an excellent job Highly BITE (A Mate Of His Own recommended to all fans of Jesse Stone

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Autumn in Paradise Massachusetts is usually an idyllic time but not this year A Hollywood movie company has come to town and brought with it a huge cast crew and a troubled star Marisol Hinton is very beautiful reasonably talented and scared out of her wits that her The awarding of no stars is NOT an oversightThe sad thing is that the idea of extending the Jesse Stone series after Robert B Parker's death comes across as a cynical money grabbing exercise judging by this feeble imitation of Parker's work Brandman is described as an award winning producer of ' than thirty motion pictures' Let's be clear these are television films not films you might see at the cinema He has won 2 ACE awards the American Cinema Editors Association gong and two 'Bronze Wrangler' awards; no I don't know either something awarded by the Rodeo Riders of America?Anyway I am sure Brandman is a fine producer; what he isn't is any sort of fiction writer Characterisation is non existent Dialogue has all been written by a man with a tin ear and the story is ludicrous Parker's dry ironic humour is missing completely and the story is a feeble oneIf you treasure the work of Parker as I do give this pale mimicry a miss; it sullies his memory and will ultimately degrade the rest of his oeuvre Let Brandman make up his own stories and take his own risks; this trading on another's reputation is shameful and given the size of Parker's name on the cover is I feel an exercise in misleading unwary fans of the great man's workAvoidRobert B Parker


10 thoughts on “Robert B Parker's Fool Me Twice

  1. says:

    Pop uiz If you were the chief of police in a small town which of these issues would be your top priority?1 A movie production has started filming and in addition to all the logistical headaches that creates the lead actress is worried about her safety because she’s trying to divorce her drug addicted husband who has physically assaulted her in the past2 Officials at the local water company may have been rigging the meter readings to overcharge customers which would be a criminal conspiracy that affected the entire town3 One bratty rich girl keeps driving while texting despite repeated warningsIf you answered #3 congratulations You’d be just as bad a cop as Jesse StoneTo be fair the rich brat did cause a serious traffic accident and her parents are major league assholes so it is a legit problem However while facing the other two issues Jesse chooses to delegate most everything related to the movie production to one of his officers while arranging for a guy he once pursued as a dangerous criminal to be the actress’ bodyguard Plus even when he suspects the water commissioner of shenanigans Jesse doesn’t call in some accountants or utilities experts to perform an audit and investigation he just kind of casually happens to talk to the people at the water company involved in the fraud Hell he doesn’t even check his own water bill to see if anything looks offInstead most of his focus and action is directed towards dealing with the young lady who is a chronic texter while driving Again I know this is a serious problem but even when Jesse manages to get some legal action taken against her he also continues to involve himself with the idea of turning the girl around for the better Noble but as I’ve outlined here he’s really got better things to do So no surprise that everything goes to hell on him This seems to be all part of a weird situation with this series at this time After Robert B Parker’s death his family chose Michael Brandman to continue it and since Brandman had been the writerproducer of a series of pretty good TV movies based on these books that made a lot of sense Yet in these first two books he did Jesse really comes across as a cop who abuses his power over trivial matters while ignoring major situations It’s not surprising to me then that Brandman only did one of these before the series was handed over to Reed Farrel Coleman The writing is decent enough and mimics the style of Parker but the plotting choices make Jesse out to be pretty awful at his job


  2. says:

    As usual it didn't take long to finish the latest in the Jesse Stone series I'd estimate somewhere around three hours all told in fact Some of that I'll chalk up to all the short sentences think Yep Nope I do each of which as is book writing protocol starts a new paragraph A single conversation between hero Jesse Stone and a single other character then easily can use up an entire pageI must say though that author Michael Brandman has captured the essence of the late Robert B Parker's style as he did in the earlier Robert B Parker's Killing the Blues I'll even go far enough to say that he does it better than Ace Atkins who was chosen by the Parker family to carry on Parker's highly successful Spenser series Even though Jesse always seems to me to be Spenser in cowboy boots there are differences and IMHO Brandman does a better job of picking up on them That's no accident I'm sure since he either co wrote or supervised writing of eight of the Jesse Stone movies that starred Tom Selleck In any event he knows the drillIn this one Stone first has a run in with a belligerent teenager who insists on texting while driving even though it's illegal how's that for keeping things current Since she's the spoiled child of wealthy well connected parents Stone is forced to deal with the politics of small town Paradise Massachusetts as well Then when a motion picture company brings a production to town Stone is charged with solving a related murder In between he uncovers a long standing scheme to overcharge Paradise residents for waterDoes everything get resolved in the end? This is Jesse Stone for goodness sake so the only thing left somewhat in the wind is Stone's not so vague feelings of discontent and loneliness All in all the book is a fun experience if nothing else it's a good way to wile away a Saturday night when you've got nothing else to do


  3. says:

    The awarding of no stars is NOT an oversightThe sad thing is that the idea of extending the Jesse Stone series after Robert B Parker's death comes across as a cynical money grabbing exercise judging by this feeble imitation of Parker's work Brandman is described as an award winning producer of ' than thirty motion pictures' Let's be clear these are television films not films you might see at the cinema He has won 2 ACE awards the American Cinema Editors Association gong and two 'Bronze Wrangler' awards; no I don't know either something awarded by the Rodeo Riders of America?Anyway I am sure Brandman is a fine producer; what he isn't is any sort of fiction writer Characterisation is non existent Dialogue has all been written by a man with a tin ear and the story is ludicrous Parker's dry ironic humour is missing completely and the story is a feeble oneIf you treasure the work of Parker as I do give this pale mimicry a miss; it sullies his memory and will ultimately degrade the rest of his oeuvre Let Brandman make up his own stories and take his own risks; this trading on another's reputation is shameful and given the size of Parker's name on the cover is I feel an exercise in misleading unwary fans of the great man's workAvoidRobert B Parker


  4. says:

    Smoked Mozzarella CheeseIf you're looking for a complex plot with a clever twist and deeply profound characters this book isn't for youIf you're looking for pizza garlic knots and a large coke you've come to the right placeI had pizza with smoked mozzarella cheese it was excellent Try it on homemade pizzaAnyway back to the book Michael Brandman writing is like a tv drama Fast effortless with a wholelotta witty sarcastic dialogue Jesse Stone is dealing with a bratty teenage girl an actress who has a soon to be ex husband stalking her and townsfolk complaining about high water bills The interesting plot was the workers at the local water company rigging the meter readings to overcharge customers then distributing the proceeds to under developed countries lacking clean water That would make a good stand alone bookThe kind of book you read while waiting for the book you want to read


  5. says:

    The movies come to Paradise followed by trouble in guise of a husband that got his marching orders from his famous movie star wifeThere also seems to be a bit of trouble with the recent water bills somebody seems to make some extra money by charging people some There is this high school girl that runs into trouble and Jesse Stone's radar for personal drama's She does so thrice and gets Jesse Stone's attentionThe usual suspects are there as well Molly always ready with an answer Suitcase the smart cop who learns a lot about policing and humanity from his teacher Jesse Stone Healy from the state police who always fancies a bagel Rita Fiore the lawyer who is far than a set of great legs the Apache Cromartie doing Stone a favorLike all Jesse Stone books all strings get tied up at the end by the laidback attitude of police chief Jesse Stone But was is mostly lacking is the brilliant wit of Robert B Parker in the dialogues and that is sadly one of the best parts in the books But still a decent easy read even if I wished that Brandman would rather do a few scripts for new Stone tv movies than write a book


  6. says:

    After the death of author Robert B Parker Michael Brandman took over the “Jesse Stone” series The first one Robert B Parker’s Killing The Blues was a fairly good book It certainly was not Robert B Parker but the book was good and there was the suggestion that Michael Brandman had plans to push the boundaries a little bit Unfortunately this novel is simply nowhere as near as good while it reads like discarded pieces of a movie script due to the lack of depth to characters or scenes The book features three eually weak storylines that are way too predictable for any mystery readerThe primary storyline is about threats against actress Marisol Hinton who is in town to film a movie Her marriage to another actor is collapsing due to his ego his lack of movie roles and his heavy drug useThe two secondary storylines involve water usage and rates and the spoiled teen of a rich family who is acting out In a sense all three storylines in this latest Jess Stone novel are about folks acting out in one way or another In all cases those involved get dealt with in easily predictable fashion over the course of the 278 page novel A novel that features very little scene description nothing new in the Jesse Stone character and weak storylines that seem to have come straight from a discarded movie script of the now cancelled series On a positive note the mentions of Jesse’s ex wife Jenn are kept to a bare minimum giving the impression that Jesse is slowly moving onGoing back on the promise of a slightly edgier Jesse Stone Robert B Parker’s Fool Me Twice A Jesse Stone Novel is saccharine even for this series One knew that it would be all but impossible for anyone to continue the Jesse Stone series as written by Robert B Parker One hoped that Mr Brandman would not make it the series even lighter in terms of storylines plots settings etc Thanks to an absolute minimum of scene setting limited dialogue that often reads forced and three storylines where the resolution is obvious from early on this read is a very disappointing step backwards and not anywhere near the level of the last bookRobert B Parker’s Fool Me Twice A Jesse Stone NovelMichael BrandmanG P Putnam’s Son Penguin Group 2012ISBN# 978 0 399 15949 7Hardback276 Pages2599Material supplied by the good folks of the Plano Texas Public Library SystemKevin R Tipple © 2012MIND SLICES at MIND SLICES at Smashwords Book Reviews and More


  7. says:

    This book #11 in the Jesse Stone Series by Robert B Parker and so far my favorite Unfortunately Robert B Parker passed away in 2010 and this book was written by a ghost writer Michael Brandman I think he does a great job keeping the essence of Parker's writing in this continued seriesSynopsisAutumn in Paradise Massachusetts is usually an idyllic season?—but not this time A Hollywood movie company has come to town and brought with it a huge cast crew and a troubled star Marisol Hinton is very beautiful reasonably talented and scared out of her wits that her estranged husband's jealousy might take a dangerous turn When she becomes the subject of a death threat Jesse and the rest of the Paradise police department go on high alert And when Jesse witnesses a horrifying collision caused by a distracted teenage driver the political repercussions of her arrest bring him into conflict with the local selectment the DA and some people with very deep pockets There's murder in the air and it's Jesse's reputation as an uncompromising defender of the law—and his life—on the line I have to say that I was concerned about continuing this series once I found out that Parker passed away 6 years ago and that he had a ghost writer for the last 4 books of the Jesse Stone series but so far they have been great They are still very fluid and uick easy reads I love how we have a small town setting with big city problems I love all the different cases going on in the book at the same time keeps readers entertained and keeps the story from becoming boring I find the whole series to be very engaging from first page to lastThe main characters continue to grow and develop very well and I love witnessing that with each new book I pick up I love Jesse's character the most He has many different issues but with that he also has plenty of wit and sarcasm that keeps him uite realistic and very likable There are always plenty of new characters introduced in each book of the series plenty to like and plenty to dislike as wellI look forward to continuing this series and finishing it I can't recommend this series enough to anyone who is a mystery buff or a Parker fan


  8. says:

    Fool Me twice Jesse Stone #11 by Michael BrandmanVery well done This was Jesse Stone on every page and Robert B Parker would be proudThere was than one situation for Jesse in this book Jesse witnesses a collision caused by a spoiled brat with no conscience whatsoever The parents further this lack of responsibility by blaming Jesse's efforts to get to the root of why she is lashing out at society Jesse will not be deterredTrouble comes to town in the form of a movie company One of the major stars is afraid of her estranged husband and rightfully so He is unable to handle the rejection from his former wife due to drugs and jealousy Jesse is needed to protect Marisol after she starts receiving death threats I listened to this Jesse Stone book on Cd narrated by James Naughton who did an excellent job Highly recommended to all fans of Jesse Stone


  9. says:

    I like the new Jesse Stone Brandman's version of Stone has him less screwed up and comfortable in his own skin Less booze no pining for his slutty ex wife which never played too well with me in the first place yet the same sardonic sure of himself investigator I wasn't sure Brandman was going to work as a stand in for the late Robert Parker but I was rooting for him or somebody to keep this great character going With this book Brandman not only takes up the Jesse Stone baton but makes him a stronger self assured character with the same 'against the grain' streak of independence and snappy dialog Like most Parker books this one is a uick read but throughly enjoyable Michael Brandman has an excellent grasp of this character and is a fitting heir to channel Robert Parker's Jesse StoneNow having anointed Brandman as the heir to pick up the Jesse Stone mantle there is still room for improvement As another reader pointed out Brandman's weapons knowledge is embarrassing Brandman's version of the relationship between Molly and Jesse is off Molly normally gives Jesse a feminist attitude about getting coffee and a multitude of other things but you could always read between the lines to see the real affection she has for the man In this book she just seems cranky Another issue is the cat Stone is a dog person Never the twain shall meet Get the man a big rescue mutt of some sort preferably a Golden Retriever No frou frou lap dogs and no cats Jesse Stone was and should always be a dog person So while Michael Brandman has come a long way from his first Stone novel further tweeking may be necessary before I can no longer distinguish the Brandman version from Parker's original


  10. says:

    I think what I like most about these books is that everything is solved and you can see things moving in positive directions This book was no different Jesse Stone sees the problems and tries to find positive resolutions


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