Robert B. Parker's Killing the Blues

Michael Brandman, read by James Naughton. Random House Audio, unabridged, four CDs, 4.5 hrs., $32 ISBN 978-0-7393-8489-3
In Brandman's continuation of Robert B. Parker's Jesse Stone series, the Paradise, Mass., police chief must solve a murder case that begins with a series of car thefts and arson, while engaged in a game of cat-and-mouse with a vindictive thug from his past and beginning an affair with a local event planner. James Naughton—who read previous books in the series—provides polished narration. He lends Stone a rugged, understated voice with more than a touch of sarcasm. For Stone's associates—Suitcase Simpson, Molly Crane, and Hasty Hathaway—he uses a hint of a Massachusetts accent. And for the surprisingly agreeable crime boss, Gino Fish, Naughton uses a slightly nasal, tough-guy voice. A Putnam hardcover. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 03/05/2012
Release date: 09/01/2011
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