Death In Paradise - Robert B. Parker Watched one of the Jesse Stone movies with Tom Selleck, and that reminded me I had several of the Jesse Stone books moldering on my Ipod. Opened up Death in Paradise, started listening and became enthralled.

I really enjoyed this. I've read a lot of Parker and liked the early Spenser very much. Once Susan entered the picture, they became less interesting. Jesse Stone is understated, his problems with booze real but not overly dramatized, and his relationships with girlfriends real. There is an undercurrent of humor in the terse language that I find quite appealing.

You can find plot summaries all over the place. If you like Ed McBain, you'll like the early Parker and Jesse Stone series.

BTW, the DVD series staring Selleck is really good too.