Death in Paradise Book Summary and Study Guide

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In Robert B. Parkers mystery, "Death in Paradise", Jesse Stone is a police man in a small town called Paradise. Haunted by his past, Jesse must set things right. He tries to overcome his alcoholism, while trying to earn the love from his ex-wife. At the same time, a girl is found dead in a lake. The only clue is a class ring on a necklace.
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The review of this Book prepared by Caroline McCormick

Jesse Stone, a policeman in the little town of Paradise, has discovered a dead girl with no clues of who killed her except a necklace. He is also trying to deal with alcoholism and lost loved-ones. He has many problems to overcome, such as his past. However, he does find the killer, and it is rather obvious.
The review of this Book prepared by Caroline

This is the third book in Parker's Jesse Stone series, in which Stone, the chief of police in Paradise, MA, is still trying to deal with his alchoholism, an ex-wife from whom he is not completely separate, and a dead girl whom no one will acknowledge. This is written in Parker's signature style: lots of short chapters, smart dialogue and snappy dialog.
The review of this Book prepared by Ntombi A. Peters

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Murder of certain profession?    -   prostitutes/stripper/porn Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings of fear/loss/inadequacy Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Pacific NW Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references

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