High Profile (Jesse Stone Series #6)

High Profile (Jesse Stone Series #6)

by Robert B. Parker

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The murder of a notorious public figure places police chief Jesse Stone in the harsh glare of the media spotlight in this New York Times bestseller.

When the body of controversial talk-show host Walton Weeks is discovered hanging from a tree on the outskirts of Paradise, Massachusetts, police chief Jesse Stone finds himself at the center of a highly public case, forcing him to deal with small-minded local officials and national media scrutiny. When another dead body-that of a young woman-is discovered just a few days later, the pressure becomes almost unbearable.

Two victims in less than a week should provide a host of clues, but all Jesse runs into are dead ends. But what may be the most disturbing aspect of these murders is the fact that no one seems to care-not a single one of Weeks's ex-wives, not the family of the girl. And when the medical examiner reveals a heartbreaking link between the two departed souls, the mystery only deepens.

Despite Weeks's reputation and the girl's tender age, Jesse is hard-pressed to find legitimate suspects. Though the crimes are perhaps the most gruesome Jesse has ever witnessed, it is the malevolence behind them that makes them all the more frightening. Forced to delve into a world of stormy relationships, Jesse soon comes to realize that knowing whom he can trust is indeed a matter of life and death.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425206096
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/04/2008
Series: Jesse Stone Series , #6
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 56,272
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Robert B. Parker was the author of seventy books, including the legendary Spenser detective series, the novels featuring Police Chief Jesse Stone, and the acclaimed Virgil Cole–Everett Hitch westerns, as well as the Sunny Randall novels. Winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award and long considered the undisputed dean of American crime fiction, he died in January 2010.

Date of Birth:

September 17, 1932

Date of Death:

January 18, 2010

Place of Birth:

Springfield, Massachusetts

Place of Death:

Cambridge, Massachusetts


B.A. in English, Colby College, 1954; M.A., Ph. D. in English, Boston University, 1957, 1971

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"The Jesse Stone series deserves its own praise" -- LIBRARY JOURNAL "Smooth [and] lean...charged with shock value." -BOSTON GLOBE "Spare and biting...Suspenseful and entertaining." -ASSOCIATED PRESS "Parker's most complex, ambitious novel in years." -BOOKLIST (STARRED REVIEW)

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High Profile (Jesse Stone Series #6) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 73 reviews.
denant More than 1 year ago
Written in the typical Jesse Stone series style. The attitude of the characters is unusual and is unique to any other books I've ever read. Robert Parker truly knows how to capture your attention with this small town police force. I am a true Jesse Stone fan, in books and movies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved to follow deductable reasoning & investigational stratagy.
BookButler More than 1 year ago
Two changes Parker made adversely affected the book. One change was bringing Sunny Randall into the story, a character from another set of Parker books. She and Jesse spend way too much time whining about their relationship issues. Alone, it's bearable, together unbearable. As a result, there is not enough of that Jesse Stone dry wit that made the other books so much fun. The other change was a lack of actual investigation of the crime, sadly because of all the time spent whining. In short, an OK read when plans go awry, but don't set aside a special time just for this book.
jw24 More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed all the Jesse Stone mysteries and this one is no exception. For fans of the TV series you won't be disappointed. The books are even better than the shows though Tom Selleck plays a great Jesse Stone.
Anonymous 3 months ago
like all the books in the series it's a good read
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addunn3 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fair plot as Jesse Stone and team uncover the mystery surrounding the murder of a talk radio personality and his girlfriend. Jesse's ex-wife also appears without much reason. Plot fairly good but not much character/scene development.
Kathy89 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really like the character of Jesse Stone. Jesse solves the murder of a high profile talk show host and his pregnant mistress while his ex-wife returns to his life for protection claiming she's being stalked by man who raped her.
Ed_Gosney on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jesse Stone novels are like Mac & Cheese...comfort food.
raizel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The relationships among Jesse Stone, his ex-wife, Jenn, and Sunny Randall (and her ex-husband) are more interesting than the murder mystery. The moral is you can't stop loving someone even when you know rationally that you shouldn't; but you are still responsible for your own actions. Lots of short chapters (63) with lots of short paragraphs and sentences, most of them dialogue. I thought I had guessed whodunit after 100 pages, but since Jesse and his staff guessed the same thing soon after, I obviously wrong. An easy read with something to think about.
jastbrown on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A good story from someone who knows how to write a good story!
DianeS on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What is up with Robert Parker, anyway? I've always loved the Spenser books and I like Sunny Randall and Jesse Stone just fine. It's Parker's style that's bugging me. OK, he's always been a bit terse and I liked that. He was funny. But now the chapters are lengthy if they're more than 3 pages long. There's hardly any time to develop characters or plot points, much less a sense of humor. Oh, there are still funny bits, but not like before.I know Parker is getting on there in years. Maybe he no longer has the stamina or the ability to write as well as he used to. I'd frankly prefer he not write at all if the books must have chapters this short. I was just reading a review of another author that said he was "as succinct as Robert B. Parker" and I find that that doesn't encourage me to read his books. Which Parker does the reviewer mean?I'm sorry I couldn't like this one better. I think there was a real book that could have been written from this outline.
volvomom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love Robert Parker books because they're usually set in Boston, where I'm from. Plus, I can read them in one night. It's brain candy! :) I find them enjoyable, especially after a harsh semester of grad school classes. "High Profile" was better than some of the other Jesse Stone novels; I felt that there was more conflict with his personal relationships. Nothing was tied in a neat package.
whimsicalkitten on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy Robert Parker's Jesse Stone series - but I found this one to be a little disappointing. Come on, how can a bright guy like Jesse choose the narcissistic Jen over Sunny? And the denouement too is very disappointing. The bad guy appears to win the whole enchilada - Spenser would never have let a story end that way!
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If you love detective stories you are going to love these series.
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Lyle_S More than 1 year ago
Have been reading Robert Parker novels for years...recently have been concentrating more on Clive Cussler...but hsi novels are always fun to read and I look forward to replacing more of my paper bound volumns with his E-books.
JuJuReader More than 1 year ago
I have read other books by Mr. Parker and and thought the story sounded interesting, but I really had to force myself to finish it. What really annoyed me most about this book was the dialogue between the characters (which is mainly what this story is made up of, not a lot of setting up scenes or descriptions in this one). The dialogue seemed so forced and unnatural. It was as if Mr. Parker was challenging himself to see how many "witty" remarks and sexual innuendos he could fit in the book. Very annoying. This story was also so predictable! I had it figured out very early on. Unfortunately, this book may have turned me off from ever reading anymore of his books. Don't waste your time with this one.
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