Blue Screen

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Attentive readers will maybe have noticed that I am a semi-major Robert B. Parker fanboy, and have been so for slightly—wince—over 30 years. I pick up his Spenser series in hardcover, and the others in paperback as issued. And this one just came out in paperback.

Blue Screen's protagonist is Sunny Randall, Parker's female private investigator. She's initially hired to nursemaid a stunning, but not particularly talented, movie starlet, but by page 40, there's a body, and Sunny gets switched over to investigate that.

But the crime takes place in scenic Paradise, Massachusetts, which puts it smack dab in the jurisdiction of another of Parker's series heroes, Police Chief Jesse Stone. So the two meet, and join their investigatory forces.

The result is actually surprising, but won't be spoiled here. Suffice it to say, I did not see that coming. I'll be tuned in for future entries in both series.

Last Modified 2012-10-19 12:46 PM EST