After Robert B. Parker died, his publisher commissioned TV writer Michael Brandman to continue Parker’s series of novels about Jesse Stone, the police chief of mythical Paradise, MA. The three books that followed were utterly forgettable.
Now the publisher has passed the torch to veteran crime novelist Reed Farrel Coleman, who is proving to be an excellent choice. Check out my Associated Press review of Coleman’s first stab at it here.
You can learn more about Reed and his work here.