Robert Parket

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  1. Goose Wacker

    Goose Wacker Senior Refuge Member

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    Over the years I have been a huge Robert Parker fan. Read all the Jessy Stone books. I am starting the last one now. I'm realy going to miss them. Anyone have any real good "who done it" books to recomend?
     
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    Have read around a 4-5 Jesse Stone books by Parker, good reads!
     
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    John Sanford and his "Prey" series.
     
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    The Prey series is very good. I think he has taken Lucas Davenport about as far as he can and am glad that he's developing Virgil Flowers as a spinoff. He's a little more unorthodox and irreverent which is more to my taste. Part of the appeal to the Prey series for me is the setting in MN/WI. It all became a lot more alive to me when he talked about stopping at Dow Corner at the intersection of CR A east of Hayward. Been there many years ago when fishing Teal Lake.
     
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    I have read all of the Jesse Stone series and nearly all of the Spenser books. I much prefer Spenser. The biggest problem I have with Parker is his books are rarely more than a two night read for me. Go way too fast.
     
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    Try Greg Iles, most are set in the south, Natchez MS, and all good who done it reads.

    Cooper
     
  7. Goose Wacker

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    I guess the reason I liked Parker's Jessy Stone charector so much is he has flawes. You know he drinks a little too much he is still in love with his exwife, the main reason he drinks too much, he talks to a shrink. He has a problem with authority.He is a guy that people (men) can relate to. He is not some super cop. He knows he has to make it in this small town because it is his last shot. I do agree they are a little to much of a quick read (1day) but I will miss the series. Having seen Tom Sellek play Jessy in the television version was great every time I would read a book I would visiualize Sellek as Jessy.
    I haven't read any of the new guys Jessy Stone books so I'm going to order one tonight.
     

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