Crime Story Book Review: “Blue Screen” by Robert B. Parker
Boston P.I. Sunny Randall is hired by a new B-List star to protect her after her sister is found murdered in the star’s producer/lover’s mansion. Sonny’s assignment includes working with a small-town police chief , a big-time Hollywood agent, and Boston thugs. Author Robert B. Parker is a master of crisp dialogue that moves you along and gets the story told. Sunny is an enjoyable character: not too hard, not too sassy. This series is character-driven and shies away from heavily detailed police procedures, making “Blue Screen” a good, light beach read or afternoon listen on audiobook during a tedious commute. Read by Tony-nominated actress Kate Burton, who does an excellent job. Random House Audio 2006, read by Kate Burton.