Mike Lupica, in Conversation

Mike Lupica has taken over writing Robert B. Parker’s Jesse Stone novels. His first one, Fool’s Paradise, is the nineteenth in the series. Guest host, author Joe Ide, gave Lupica a hard time in a recent conversation for Poisoned Pen. Check out Mike Lupica’s books in the Web Store, including signed copies of Fool’s Paradise. https://bit.ly/3iJKnK8

Here’s the summary of Fool’s Paradise.

When an unknown man is found murdered in Paradise, Jesse Stone will have his hands full finding out who he was–and what he was seeking.

When a body is discovered at the lake in Paradise, Police Chief Jesse Stone is surprised to find he recognizes the murder victim–the man had been at the same AA meeting as Jesse the evening before. But otherwise, Jesse has no clue as to the man’s identity. He isn’t a local, nor does he have ID on him, nor does any neighboring state have a reported missing person matching the man’s description. Their single lead is from a taxi company that recalls dropping off the mysterious stranger outside the gate at the mansion of one of the wealthiest families in town…

Meanwhile, after Jesse survives a hail of gunfire on his home, he wonders if it could be related to the mysterious murder. When both Molly Crane and Suitcase Simpson also become targets, it’s clear someone has an ax to grind against the entire Paradise Police Department.


Enjoy the conversation between Mike Lupica and Joe Ide about Jesse Stone and the books.