Pelican’s Pick of the Week

New to the bookstore this week: cards, cards and more cards. We have received our Christmas cards and updated our greeting card inventory—we now have twice as many cards as before!

As far as our picks of the week we have two this week. Robert Parker’s new novel Killing the Blues and Stuart Woods’ Son of Stone part of the Stone Barrington Series.

Killing the Blues is set in Paradise, Massachusetts,  a town preparing for the summer tourist season when a string of car thefts disturbs what is usually a quiet time in town. In a sudden escalation of violence, the thefts become murder, and chief of police Jesse Stone finds himself facing one of the toughest cases of his career. Pressure from the town politicians only increases when another crime wave puts residents on edge. Jesse confronts a personal dilemma as well: a burgeoning relationship with a young PR executive, whose plans to turn Paradise into a summertime concert destination may have her running afoul of the law. When a mysterious figure from Jesse’s past arrives in town, memories of his last troubled days as a cop in L.A. threaten his ability to keep order in Paradise-especially when it appears that the stranger is out for revenge.

Woods’ newest in the series Son of Stone picks up after an eventful trip to Bel-Air and a reunion with his sophisticated (and very wealthy) former love, Arrington Calder, Stone Barrington is back in New York, and he’s looking to stay closer to home and cash in on his partnership at Woodman & Weld. But Arrington has other plans for Stone…including introducing him to the child he fathered many years ago.

Both of these books are good mystery reads within their respective series. We highly recommend both of these books, especially if you’ve read either of them before–they continue the tradition of good story telling they are both known for.

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