Robert B. Parker's The Hangman's Sonnet by Reed Farrel Coleman
(A Jesse Stone Novel)

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The convoluted plot entangles a remarkable number of suspects. If you think you’ve picked out the guilty party, you’re probably right.
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The stellar new novel in Robert B. Parker's New York Times bestselling series featuring Paradise police chief Jesse Stone.

Jesse Stone, still reeling from the murder of his fiancée by crazed assassin Mr. Peepers, must keep his emotions in check long enough to get through the wedding day of his loyal protégé, Suitcase Simpson. The morning of the wedding, Jesse learns that a gala 75th birthday party is to be held for folk singer Terry Jester. Jester, once the equal of Bob Dylan, has spent the last forty years in seclusion after the mysterious disappearance of the master recording tape of his magnum opus, The Hangman's Sonnet.

That same morning, an elderly Paradise woman dies while her house is being ransacked. What are the thieves looking for? And what's the connection to Terry Jester and the mysterious missing tape? Jesse's investigation is hampered by hostile politicians and a growing trail of blood and bodies, forcing him to solicit the help of mobster Vinnie Morris and a certain Boston area PI named Spenser. While the town fathers pressure him to avoid a PR nightmare, Jesse must connect the cases before the bodies pile up further.
 

About Reed Farrel Coleman

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Called a hardboiled poet by NPR's Maureen Corrigan and the noir poet laureate in The Huffington Post, Reed Farrel Coleman is the former executive vice president of Mystery Writers of America. He currently resides in Long Island, New York.
 
Published September 12, 2017 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. 367 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Jul 17 2017

The convoluted plot entangles a remarkable number of suspects. If you think you’ve picked out the guilty party, you’re probably right.

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