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Linkmeister

Have you seen any of Selleck's series work in "Blue Bloods?" He's doing a pretty good job in the paterfamilias role.

Cathie from Canada

I really enjoyed the Spenser novels until Parker started turning them into an excuse to write about drinking.
But mainly, I couldn't stand the misogyny anymore -- Susan, and every other main female character Parker creates including Sunny and Jesse's ex-wife, is either a bitch or a Madonna. Its not an unusual short-cut for male authors to take when they create female characters but as I get older I find I just can't ignore it anymore.
So I haven't watched the Jesse Stone movies because I had such a negative reaction to the novels, but if you like then then I will give them a try.

Lance Mannion

Link, I haven't but I've heard it's good.

Cathie, Parker didn't have much input in the series and the last three movies and the one coming up in May aren't based on any of the novels. But there's really only one main female character, Jesse's right hand and best friend in town, Officer Rose Gammon. She's played with careworn grace by Kathy Baker who came aboard when Viola Davis left. Other than that women tend to fill the conventional genre roles as plot devices, damsels in distress, femme fatales, worried wives and mothers. There's a recurring character who is a nun.

nancy

Lance, I gave this recommendation to the spouse yesterday. I'd never heard of the series, nor had he. But after seeing Selleck play Ike, we both had a newfound appreciation for Tom. Anyway, he went to the video store, rented all, and I've barely seen him in the last 24 hrs., Superbowl included. So if you've not seen Selleck as Ike, probably oughta. :)

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