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In the wake of a huge storm, three bodies are discovered in the rubble of an abandoned factory building in an industrial part of Paradise known as The Swap. One body, a man’s, wrapped in a blue tarp, is only hours old. But found within feet of that body are the skeletal remains of two teenage girls who had gone missing during a Fourth of July celebration twenty-five yearsIn the wake of a huge storm, three bodies are discovered in the rubble of an abandoned factory building in an industrial part of Paradise known as The Swap. One body, a man’s, wrapped in a blue tarp, is only hours old. But found within feet of that body are the skeletal remains of two teenage girls who had gone missing during a Fourth of July celebration twenty-five years earlier. Not only does that crime predate Jesse Stone’s arrival in Paradise, but the dead girls were close friends of Jesse’s right hand, Officer Molly Crane. And things become even more complicated when one of the dead girls’ mothers returns to Paradise to bury her daughter and is promptly murdered. It’s up to Police Chief Jesse Stone to pull away the veil of the past to see how all the murders are connected....

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  • Don Gorman
    2018-08-10 01:52

    (3 1/2) I rounded this one uo to four stars because I am just so thrilled with the way that Coleman has taken this franchise and grown it. Not only is this an interesting story, Jesse just gets better and better. There is barely a cliche in the entire book. We have good character development, especially for Molly and Suit, and a terrific old and new, back and forth deal that keeps you turning pages until the very end. Good stuff!

  • Kevintipple
    2018-08-13 05:57

    “You know what I think, Chief Stone?”“What’s that?”“Most of the time he loses, but sometimes the devil wins.” (Page 243)It isn’t a point Police Chief Jesse Stone can argue. First with the LAPD and now with the Paradise PD, Stone has seen things that prove to him that evil does exist in the world whether or not one wants to specifically ascribe such things to the devil. It is especially true currently with the discovery of the recent bodies in Robert B. Parker’s The Devil Wins.The Nor’easter that struck Paradise, Massachusetts was a hard storm. It did damage around the area including causing the partial collapse of an old abandoned factory building on Trench Alley. This is an area of town that does not fit the picture post card idea of a scenic New England town and won’t any time soon. It is an area of decay featuring old and long abandoned warehouse buildings that in their day provided jobs and now serve to be last resort refuge for the homeless, drug users, and others.In checking out the collapse, Office Molly Crane found a body. A body that near as she could tell in the few minutes she was surveying the scene had not been there long. She didn’t get to look at the scene much before the Fire Department folks arrived and she was ordered out of the building. Good thing to as minutes after Jesse Stone arrives on site and is briefed by Crane, more of the building collapses.When, days later, Molly and Jesse are finally allowed back into the building they discover that the body is not alone. Two other bodies, dead for years, are also present. Two skeletons that, based on what little are left, appear to be childhood friends of Molly Crane. Two young teen friends who vanished without a trace years ago.With Suit still recovering from recent events and limited to desk duty and Molly nowhere near the top of her game due to her close proximity to the case, it is up to Jesse Stone to figure out what happened and how everything is connected. He also has to stop a killer or killers bent on tying up their last few loose ends.Author Reed Farrel Coleman’s latest effort in the Jesse Stone series is another good one. This read finds Jesse finally at home in Paradise (after all it has been ten years) and at peace with his drinking. In several other areas he is not remotely at peace and the guilt over those situations drives him as he works to solve the murders in a town that doesn’t want to deal with its own shameful past. Robert B. Parker’s The Devil Wins is another good one as Red Farrell Coleman makes it all work from start to twisted and surprising finish.Robert B. Parker’s The Devil Wins: A Jesse Stone NovelReed Farrel Colemanhttp://www.reedcoleman.com Thorndike Press (Gale Cengage Learning)http://www.gale.cengage.com/thorndike September 2015ISBN# 978-1-4104-8027-9LARGE PRINT Hardback (also available in regular print hardback, e-book, and audio formats)490 Pages$37.99Material supplied by the good folks of the Plano Public Library System who do not care if my review is objective or not and just want their books and movies back on time and undamaged.Kevin R. Tipple ©2015

  • Ben
    2018-08-11 02:52

    "The Devil Wins, a Jesse Stone Novel" is a continuation of the series by the late Robert B. Parker, and is written, in this effort, by Reed Farrell Coleman.I did not know of Mr. Coleman's other works, which include the " Moe Prager" series of crime novels, but after reading this book, I will be reading more of Mr. Farrell's novels.In short, Mr. Coleman has taken the character of Jesse Stone and lifted the series to a higher level.There was greater insight and depth to This book than in any of the other novels, including the ones written by Parker, I think. In the previous novels, the dialog was everything. The was little description or exposition. Jesse Stone was a almost a cartoon of the tough, but warm, conflicted but dedicated cop.Jesse Stone, with his trademark one-word answers and closed-off personality, his brooding and prickly assertiveness remains the center of this book, as he should. But Mr . Coleman expands and illuminates the character, just as an artist adds color and nuance to a pencil sketch. The reader comes away with a greater awareness of the turmoil inside Stone, his attraction and repulsion to booze and fear of further failure in his personal and professional life. Jesse Stone is less a cartoon figure on which a plot is hung, than a real, flawed, struggling person. As to the plot, it is nothing new; it is the usual murder in the town of Paradise, with Jesse's job as Chief of Police on the line. The story is interesting but in this book, I think everyone, all the characters are better developed, with their motivations more fully presented than ever. The outcome is a sad one. As Jesse muses at the end, sometimes the devil wins; the sweetness of victory is never quite as sweet as the bitterness of losing.And if that does not tempt you into reading " The Devil Wins", it should.Recommended. I hope mr. Coleman continues writing further about Jesse Stone. Ther is a lot more to tell.

  • Karen
    2018-07-22 06:45

    I went into this one expecting nothing and found my first Favorite Read to add to my shelf for the year. If you like books with strong female characters you most likely would love this. Maybe it would be best to start with #1 in the series, but I had no difficulty without having done it. If only my digital library had the whole series in audio.

  • retronerdSteinkuehler
    2018-08-16 03:56

    Disappointing.

  • Gloria Feit
    2018-07-19 06:48

    From the publisher: In the wake of a huge nor’easter, three bodies are discovered in the rubble of an abandoned factory building in an industrial part of Paradise known as the Swap. One body, a man’s, wrapped in a blue tarp, is only hours old. But within feet of that body are the skeletal remains of two teenage girls - - soon discovered to be the bodies of girls who went missing during a Fourth of July celebration twenty-five years earlier. Not only does that crime predate Jesse Stone’s arrival in Paradise, but the dead girls were close friends of Jesse’s right hand, Officer Molly Crane. And things grow o\een more complicated when the mother of one of the dead girls returns to Paradise to bury her daughter and is promptly murdered. It’s up to Police Chief Jesse Stone to pul away the veil of the past to see how all the murders are connected.Jesse has been the Chief of Police in Paradise, Massachusetts for over a decade, having left his days as an LA homicide detective behind him.” (His drinking at that time of his life being the predominant cause.) But he had found a home in Paradise, in more than the literal sense. His colleagues, among them Molly, Captain Healy (head of the State homicide bureau), and Fire Dept. Chief Robbie Wilson, are wonderfully brought to life by the author (who picked up this series after the passing of Jesse’s creator, Robert B. Parker, and done complete justice to him, and the series). Molly has four kids and a husband, and has recently been promoted to detective, replacing his good friend, Luther “Suitcase”\ Simpson, usually referred to as Suit, after he was seriously wounded in an incident where he took a bullet for Jesse, literally.The reappearance of ghosts from 25 years ago makes it clear to Jesse that “the past was unrelenting and no grave was deep enough to keep it buried forever . . . “those two girls found down there needed a voice, and he meant to give it to them.” And three murders certainly present a challenge to him, not helped by more bodies that soon turn up. Jesse’s private life is looking up, however – he had been divorced for many years from his [cheating] wife when he meets the new ME, Tamara Elkin, who had come to Paradise from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of NYC, in what she describes as “a long story” left for another time.The title derives from some philosophizing about fate and the devil being unseen factors driving what we do, and what is done to us, one character saying to Jesse, speaking of the devil [no pun intended], “Most of the time he loses, but sometimes the devil wins.”The author wraps it up with a couple of unexpected twists that I for one did not see coming, and doesn’t let up on the suspense as to the identity of the remaining ‘bad guys’ until very late in the book, in very satisfying manner. (Parenthetically, I loved his reminiscences of Ozzie Smith, the great shortstop, called “the Wizard of Oz,” a poster of whom hangs in his house.)A fast read that lives up to the previous novels of the Messrs. Parker and Coleman, and one that is recommended.

  • Jerry B
    2018-07-24 08:10

    Parker’s 9-book Jesse Stone series is one of our favorites. We heartily welcomed the 3-book continuation to feature the Paradise Mass. Police Chief by Michael Brandman, who was particularly well qualified as playwright of the eight (with a ninth in the offing!) made-for-TV Stone movies. We weren’t about to skip the 13th book, “Blind Spot”, despite the switch to author Reed Coleman. However, we did not enjoy his first attempt, as he shortchanged the characters, especially Jesse as mostly a drunk, in favor of a deeply complicated plot. We found Coleman did a lot better with this latest, #14 “Devil Wins” – while he still discusses Jesse’s drinking habits more than we might prefer, the characters are much more center stage, with some excellent scenes featuring policemen Molly and “Suit” Simpson. Jesse also meets an interesting new ME, Tamara Elkins; and she takes the initiative to befriend our hero, with “benefits” in mind, but as yet not consummated. Hmmmmm !The plot was again somewhat complicated, but suspenseful and interesting. A John Doe’s body is found murdered, along with the skeletal remains of two girls missing for over 25 years – as it turns out, good friends of Molly. The task of identifying the victims and then drumming up clues is not easy, but of course our hero is up to the task, eventually using bait to lure the final villain in a rather twisty ending.MUCH better, Mr. Coleman – please proceed with #15 !

  • Mysteryfan
    2018-08-04 03:04

    I have mixed emotions about this book. I loved Robert Parker's writing. Anyone trying to carry on the series would have a hard time. I'm generally not a fan of other writers trying to continue a series. Add to that I received an ARC. I'm generally not a fan of continuations but I thought I'd give it a try.It was all right. I don't think he quite got the characters' voices. The plot was convoluted but not that engaging. Two girls had been murdered years before but their bodies never found until a nor'easter hit Paradise. Found near them is a contemporary body. Jesse investigates and the bodies start piling up. There's a side story with the mother of one of the dead girls that seemed unnecessary. I hate resolutions where the protagonist's friends are the perpetrators. It's just too "red shirt."

  • Mahoghani 23
    2018-07-27 02:01

    I truly couldn't put this book down. I enjoyed it from start to finish. Paradise x 7 murders. The first two murders took place twenty-five years ago and now due to a nor'easter a body was found alongside the remains of two missing girls. The body is beyond recognition to include dental identification. The killer has every intention of keeping his identity a secret until the mother of one of the victims come to claim her daughter's body & becomes murder victim number four. While Jesse is trying to resolve the murders that ignited this macabre, others are determined to benefit from these murders; results in murder number five. The two other murders are for self-preservation. Well written and provides insight about people not really knowing the intentions of others as well as not knowing what others will do. Simply written and entertaining.

  • Susan
    2018-08-11 03:49

    Reed Farrel Coleman continues the Jesse Stone series begun by Robert B. Parker, taking the characters in slightly new directions as they deal with their pasts.Paradise, MA is rocked when three bodies are uncovered following a violent storm. The man was recently murdered, but the two girls disappeared decades ago. As usual, Jesse uses his wits - inspired by late night drinking - more than his brawn to discover the perpetrators.The blend of Jesse's side of the story with cryptic chapters about the murderers allows the reader to know a little more than Jesse and prevents a tedious "reveal" at the end.

  • Stacy Bearse
    2018-07-22 04:55

    Another home run in the legacy of Robert B. Parker. The author, who passed on five years ago, created a cast of compelling central characters. He told their stories in a witty and unique style. A handful of select authors have been retained to carry the characters forward, adopting Parker's style, voice and skillful plotting. Usually, this approach simply doesn't work (in the case of Tom Clancy, for example). Coleman, however, hits all the right notes in this thriller about murder in a small coastal town.

  • Ann
    2018-07-16 10:00

    Bravo for continuing the series and giving voice to Jesse once again. Is this a darker Jesse Stone with more drinking demons, or simply the view of a twenty-five year old cold case from someone who sees life in relation to the next drink, or the last bottle? Either way a contemporary killing spree in Paradise, seemingly tied to the old case has Jesse on the hot seat for his job again and provides a taut resolution. More please. (view spoiler)[ just how many of the selectmen in town are crooked / murderers anyway? (hide spoiler)]

  • Steve
    2018-07-30 07:01

    Any similarity between the writing of Robert B. Parker and this book is purely coincidental. If you love Parker's stuff the way I do, don't even bother with this.

  • Terry
    2018-08-10 09:44

    I think Reed Farrell Coleman and Ace Atkins come closest to emulating Robert B. Parker's style and wit.

  • Una Tiers
    2018-07-29 03:41

    It's my own fault for wanting another story with the lead character. This author takes Parker's dark style and makes it depressing. The plot was fine but the characters were Coleman's not Parkers.

  • Ed
    2018-07-26 05:07

    Six-word review: Past infecting the present, Jesse wins.Ordinarily continuing a series after the originator has died is a non-starter for me. The Lustbader attempt to continue the Bourne series is an example of such an attempt not working. In this case, Coleman's Jesse Stone continuation is very well done. The book opens with a Nor'easter blowing through Paradise, Mass., a second tier suburb of Boston. Jesse Stone, ex- LAPD detective and current Paradise police chief has finally come to the realization that he is OK here and has let go of LA. He's also come to grips with his drinking and can no longer be considered a drunkard. After the storm blows itself out he is called out to a collapsed building holding a dead body wrapped in a tarp, obviously murdered. When he and Officer Molly Crane are finally allowed in the building, they are directed to two additional bodies or rather skeletons that have obviously been there a long time. They turn out to be the corpses of two of Molly's friends who had disappeared 25 years ago. Stone is immediately put under pressure to solve the case as it reflects badly on the town, at least in the mind of the mayor and the selectmen. It is unclear whether the three murders are connected. To complicate matters, the mother of one of the murdered girls comes back to claim the body and is also killed, though at first the death is called a suicide. With a shorthanded department, a town not eager to uncover the past and an aggressive media to say nothing of no evidence linking anyone to any of the crimes, Stone works the cases to a successful conclusion with the help of his State Police colleague and friend Captain Healy.Coleman does a good job of capturing the strengths and flaws of Jesse Stone as well as Parker did. Coleman's Jesse is mostly indistinguishable from Parker's. Coleman also plots the story in a suspenseful manner, keeping the reader guessing as to how Jesse is going to solve the mystery and trap the murderers.While reading the previous books in the series helps one to understand some of the nuances of Stone's relationship to the town and its people, this book can also stand alone. I've read most of Parker's character-driven books out of order and never felt I was missing whatever I needed to understand what was going on.

  • Paula Dembeck
    2018-08-15 06:59

    This is Coleman’s second book since he has taken over the Jesse Stone Series. In this installment, Coleman picks up where his last book left off and begins to focus more on the supporting characters in the police department in Paradise, giving us a better sense of the town and its people. Luther Suitcase Simpson who was gut shot last spring as he helped Jesse out of a tight spot with a hired assassin known as Mr. Peepers, is now back at work on light duty assigned to Molly Crane’s job at the desk. Suit hates it and makes no bones about how he feels being in the office, longing to be out on in the field where Molly has taken his role in the patrol rotation. But Jesse is reluctant to let him out on the streets too early. He still has guilt feelings about what happened to Suit who was just doing what Jesse had taught him to do, take the initiative. But look what happened. Things went terribly wrong and Jesse feels responsible. The police are helping to pick up the pieces after a Nor’easter dumped a foot of snow on the small seaside town of Paradise. An old, long abandoned factory building in the industrial part of town known as The Swap has collapsed and as firemen clear the wreckage, they discover a body wrapped in a tarp under the rubble. They call the police who in the process of retrieving the first body, discover the skeletal remains of two other bodies in a hole near the man in the tarp. The first body has not been there long but the skeletal remains have been there for years. Molly notices a telltale ring near one of the skeletons and quickly identifies them as two of her close friends from Sacred Heart High, sixteen year old Mary Kate O’Hara and Ginny Connolly, who went missing twenty-five years ago. The discovery shakes her to the core. The two girls had gone to the July 4th celebrations and had agreed to meet friends following the fireworks and the concert in the park, but then never showed up. No one knew they were missing until 3 AM and the police were not called until early the next morning. The chief at the time hesitated to call the state police, so when he did, any possible trail left behind had long gone cold. The girls simply vanished and with no clues or tips, the commonly held thinking was they had simply run away from home. The body wrapped in the tarp had come to a violent end. The face is half blown off and there are two bullet holes in his head. With the jaw completely disintegrated and absent of teeth, they will have a hard time identifying him. The only clue they have is a strange dragon tattoo on one of his arms.The case of the missing girls has been one of biggest unsolved mysteries in Paradise history. Jesse has been in town a decade now and wonders why he never heard of it. Molly is being very closed mouthed, so close to the case it seems to have thrown her off balance. Jesse feels she is keeping something from him but is not sure what it is. And the entire town seems reluctant to help him.After Maxie Connolly arrives in town to pick up the body of her daughter Virginia, more bodies appear, making the town council increasingly nervous. Paradise is an attractive tourist destination but it won’t be one for long with rumours of dead bodies in the news. Jess is frustrated with few clues and little help from the townspeople to move the investigation forward. The council becomes impatient and hand Jesse a short deadline to solve the murders or lose his job. This story introduces readers to Tamara Elkin the new medical examiner in town. She is long legged and beautiful, just the kind Jesse likes, but he is still carrying a torch for Diana Evans the former FBI agent he met in New York. Diana is still trying to sort out her life after they worked a case together and Jesse has only seen her once since last spring. To add fuel to the fire, Jesse has once more received a call from his ex-wife Jenn who he hasn’t spoken to in almost a year. It took Jesse a long time and several sessions with Dix to figure out that relationship with the woman he still cares about, but he is better able to deal with these reminders from his past. Drinking remains a big part of Jesse’s life and he still talks to Dix about it. He gives it up for weeks at a time but believes it doesn’t make him a better chief or a happy one. The desire for drink never leaves him. He likes the taste, the feeling and all the rituals he associates it with, including his talks with Ozzie Smith, caught in action on the poster on his wall. Coleman has delivered another good addition to the series, providing the reader with a well-crafted, complex plot and adding more depth to the characters allowing them to change, grow and develop. He is making good progress in moving the series forward and giving it new life, focusing more on the supporting cast rather than letting Jesse dominate the work. Parker is gone. No one can replicate his work nor would anyone want to. Coleman has not tried to imitate him. He has a different style and a different tone. Readers must leave Parker’s Jesse behind if they want to continue with the series. I for one am happy with Coleman’s ability to pick up where Parker left off and break new ground.

  • Ed
    2018-07-19 06:46

    #14 in the Jesse Stone series (#2 by author Coleman, after 9 by series creator Robert B. Parker and 3 by Michael Brandman). After the death of Parker in 2010, three of his series were carried on by other authors: Spenser by Ace Atkins, Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch by Robert Knott, and Jesse Stone, first by Michael Brandman, then by Reed Farrel Coleman. Atkins, Knott and Brandman faithfully followed Parker's formulae (even to Atkins drinking beer and listening to jazz during the periods he is channeling Parker), but Coleman writes not so much sequels as an alternate history in which certain aspects of Stone's backstory take on heightened significance. In light of Jesse's drinking problem, alcohol consumption is abundantly featured - Jesse keeps a bottle in his desk, he provides drinks to a selectman on several occasions, and drinks with State cop Healy; the newspaperman keeps a bottle in his desk and he offers drinks to Jesse; Jesse and Molly have spiked coffee with lunch; and, Jesse and the medical examiner drink at his home and hers several times.Jesse Stone series - In the wake of a huge storm, three bodies are discovered in the rubble of an abandoned factory building in an industrial part of Paradise known as The Swap. One body, a man's, wrapped in a blue tarp, is only hours old. But found within feet of that body are the skeletal remains of two teenage girls who had gone missing during a Fourth of July celebration twenty-five years earlier. Not only does that crime predate Jesse Stone's arrival in Paradise, but the dead girls were close friends of Jesse's right hand, Officer Molly Crane. And things become even more complicated when one of the dead girls' mothers returns to Paradise to bury her daughter and is promptly murdered. It's up to Police Chief Jesse Stone to pull away the veil of the past to see how all the murders are connected.

  • Sharon
    2018-08-07 09:43

    Have to admit, I'm getting used to this Jesse Stone, he's changed, a little harder, a little tougher but charming and interesting nonetheless.Three bodies are found in an abandoned old factory, a storm rips the building apart the discovery is made. One is recent, only hours old. The other two are skeletons, 25 years old, two young girls who have been missing for a long time. They went missing after a Fourth of July celebration and everyone thought they'd run away. Everyone was wrong. One of the two was Detective Molly's best girlfriend and there's another story there, one that Molly's not eager to share. When the other girl's mother comes to town for her daughter's funeral, she meets a bad end as well. Poor Jesse, he's one officer down as Suit has desk duty, Molly's involved and bodies are showing up all over the place. Thankfully he has the pretty coroner to keep him company in the absence of his girlfriend. But they truly are just friends.Good one, though I figured it out pretty early, good story, fast moving and believable. And things become even more complicated when one of the dead girls’ mothers returns to Paradise to bury her daughter and is promptly murdered. It’s up to Police Chief Jesse Stone to pull away the veil of the past to see how all the murders are connected.

  • Joan
    2018-07-29 08:09

    A nor’easter blows through Paradise and in its wake three bodies are found in an abandoned factory building. One, wrapped in a blue tarp, is a recent murder; most of his face has been blown away. Nearby, however, the skeletal remains of two teenage girls are found . . . twenty-five years after they went missing at a Fourth of July celebration.Although a great many people in Paradise knew about the disappearance of the two girls . . . including Officer Molly Crane . . . Jesse is playing catch-up both with the details of the event and understanding what Paradise was like a quarter of a century ago.When the mother of one of the dead girls is murdered shortly after she returns to Paradise to claim her daughter’s remains, it seems clear that the murderer is watching them and will take any action necessary to keep his secrets from being revealed.Strong character development and the intriguing storyline will keep the pages turning; unexpected events ratchet up the suspense. The narrative is enhanced by the strong character development and a twisting plot; tension builds to the final unexpected reveal in this fast-paced adventure. Recommended.

  • Linda Sizemore
    2018-07-24 04:51

    This is the second Robert B. Parker Jesse Stone book written by Reed Farrell Coleman. It starts right off with the murder of a man wrapped in a blue tarp and left in an abandoned building. While investigating the building collaspes, and as the fire department clears the debris, so the police can retrieve the body, two more bodies are found. But these other two bodies have been there a long time, twenty-five years to be exact. So as Jesse learns the story of those deaths he begins his investigation. The story has several twists and turns with another murder along the way. I finally figured out who the killer was, but then there's that little surprise at the end that I wasn't expecting!

  • Roger
    2018-07-31 03:51

    The Devil Wins was really good. Not much of a mystery sadly, but nonetheless an enjoyable book. Note for future readers: do not do what I did if you have a choice-read these books in order they work much better that way. If you're a long time reader of this series you will be happy to hear there is a lot of focus on Molly Crane, a supporting character who does not get nearly as much attention as the Barney Fife of Paradise, Luther "Suitcase" Simpson. Though in his defense Simpson has taken great strides as a character-he just still annoys me.

  • Harry Lane
    2018-08-08 08:55

    Stone is a much more likeable character than Spenser. He is deeply conflicted about a lot of things, but determined to pursue justice. Reed Coleman has caught the essence of Parker's creation, and rendered a very readable tale of murder, past and present. Jesse's efforts to find the guilty party(s) seem to be coming to naught until a somewhat psychotic veteran turns up from Arizona. The interplay between the main participants as they are now vis-a-vis when the earlier murders occurred gave additional depth to the story.

  • Mark
    2018-07-16 02:42

    Before the book, I want to say how impressed I am that that the Parker estate has chosen Reed Farrel Coleman to continue the Jesse Stone series...Coleman has masterfully captured Parker's style & tone to provide us with the continuing story of Jesse...thank you & I'll I will be reading more of Coleman's Moe Prager novels...Jesse & Paradise must confront 25 yr.-old murders of 2 young girls who were friends of Molly's as well as a John Doe & other bodies as they pile up...GREAT READ!!!

  • Ed Schmidt
    2018-07-30 01:58

    A building collapses during a Nor'easter and 3 bodies are found inside, 2 skeletons of teenage girls, one more recent male. Molly identifies the two skeletons as old schoolmates of hers who disappeared about 25 years ago. The male is a John Doe with the only identifying mark being a strange tattoo. The investigation goes nowhere for awhile, then more bodies, fresh, start showing up. The murderers will surprise you.

  • Hapzydeco
    2018-08-01 05:46

    Veteran crime novelist Reed Farrel Coleman continues his strong effort to revive the late Robert B. Parker’s Jesse Stone series. Coleman does an astounding job drawing out the haunting ghosts of Jesse’s past.

  • Troy
    2018-08-01 03:05

    Reed Farrel Coleman knocked this Jesse Stone novel out of the park, I suspected who the killer(s) were but doubted himself until the end. Nice addition to the library.

  • Jeffrey
    2018-08-08 10:09

    Reed Coleman's Jesse Stone books continue to be the best of the three book series originally created by Robert B. Parker. The Devil Wins is another great installment in the Jesse Stone series.

  • Tim
    2018-08-13 03:40

    This is tough to rate because while I don't like the story, the writing kept my interest. 4 of 10 stars

  • Lynn
    2018-07-27 02:47

    Love Jesse Stone. Great mystery.