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.


2 thoughts on “Crime Story Book Review: “Blue Screen” by Robert B. Parker

  1. LOVE all the Robert B. Parker characters. Sunny is sweet and sassy. Vulnerable, yet tough. Jesse Stone is – oh my gosh – a heart throb ( played by Tom Selleck in the made-for-tv movies – oh my gosh! Did I say that already?) And Spenser is funny and sarcastic and sensitive and macho and oh my, well, you know. Any Parker novel is a fun read. RIP, Master of detectives and cool cops.
    Anne, I feel a connection. Hehe 🙂

    • Speaking of Tom Selleck, I just picked up three seasons of Magnum PI at BJs and I just finished the first season. I was trying to recall why I liked that show so much (aside from his being a hunk), and I realized that he was the kind, gentle ’80s sensitive kind of guy. Having fun watching them. Love Parker – wish I could write more like him!



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