Blue Screen (Sunny Randall Series #5)

Blue Screen (Sunny Randall Series #5)

by Robert B. Parker


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Sunny Randall, "Boston's leading lady gumshoe" (New York Daily News), returns as hired bodyguard for the spoiled, and possibly dangerous, prize female client of a sleazy producer. This time, she gets a little help from Parker's popular character Jesse Stone, making a guest appearance here

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399153518
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/13/2006
Series: Sunny Randall Series , #5
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.28(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.34(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Robert B. Parker was the author of more than fifty books. He died in January 2010.

Date of Birth:

September 17, 1932

Date of Death:

January 18, 2010

Place of Birth:

Springfield, Massachusetts

Place of Death:

Cambridge, Massachusetts


B.A. in English, Colby College, 1954; M.A., Ph. D. in English, Boston University, 1957, 1971

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Blue Screen (Sunny Randall Series #5) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
SpiritMAO More than 1 year ago
I am a Parker fan so I always look forward to seeing what is happening in the lives of his characters. The dialogue is what grabs me!
bearette24 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another greatly enjoyable Sunny Randall mystery. I was a little surprised by the ending, but as always, I enjoyed Sunny's conversations with her shrink (Susan Silverman from the Spenser books, by the same author) and her burgeoning romance with Jesse Stone. Too bad there are only 6 books in the Sunny Randall series...
pjebsen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As far as I remember, this is the first of the many Robert B. Parker novels I read which left me somewhat disappointed.While it was nice to see Sunny Randall, Parker¿s female version of Spenser, meet Paradise, Mass., chief of police Jesse Stone for the first time, the dialogue-driven plot is pretty unrealistic. The investigations of movie-related murders in Los Angeles and Boston just drag along.If you are a Parker completist (like me), get a used paperback copy. You¿ll be done with the thin book in a few hours.
Djupstrom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Easy summer read. Nothing to get excited about though.
wmorton38 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The characters and dialogue are good but other than that it just does not seem very well written. If you edited out all the ¿he said¿ & ¿she said¿s, you would have a short story.
alinefromabook More than 1 year ago
Another great story from Robert Parker! This one features Sunny Randall who I wasn’t sure at the beginning I would like, but she quickly pulled me into her world. In “Blue Screen” Sunny is hired to protect a young B-rated film star named Erin Flint. When Erin’s personal assistant is found dead in the gym the assignment turns from protection to a murder investigation. Sunny will have to travel from Boston to L.A. and back again before she unravels all the twists in this mystery. But she won’t be alone. Parker’s Chief of Paradise Police, Jesse Stone, is also in this story since the murder takes place in his jurisdiction. Jesse and Sunny hit it off immediately and together, but from different angles, manage to put the pieces into place. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I found Sunny to be a very engaging character who expertly balances her femininity with the toughness required for her job. It was great the way Robert Parker brought characters from his other books together in this one. In addition to Jesse Stone, Susan Silverman from Spenser makes an appearance as Sunny’s psychiatrist. I would highly recommend this book for mystery lovers. Sunny Randall is another great female detective to add to your reading list (if you haven’t already). Note that this is not the first book in the Sunny Randall series but stands just fine on its own.
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I can't wait to see these books made into movies. If they are as good as the Jesse Stone series they will be on my "purchase" list for my home movie library.
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RebelReader More than 1 year ago
Pablum for the mind. Good quick read. Parker adds more sex.
choochee More than 1 year ago
I prefer the Jesse Stone series, but I like Sunny Randall, so decided to give this book a try. The Sunny character is very appealing, but her stories aren't as good as Jesse's. Still, Parker is always fun to read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable, average Parker. The pairing of Sunny and Jesse, though, was the highlight.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Sunny Randall series started out fine but turned cartoonish with Sunny managing to jump into a strange bed in each novel - often without much good reason. In this one we get the recycled Hollywood lover once again and must suffer through the inane conversation of why he cannot spend the night after jumping Sunny's all too willing bones. It seems this woman does draw a line somewhere! Her ex Richie, wisely, has put a new wife between him and Sunny - and a little something else. I liked the Jesse Stone series but it looks like he is about to hit a bad patch now with Sunny's convoluted ways. Imagine poor Jesse after his wife's behavior having to watch Sunny dispense her favors (at least once per book). How much must one man stand? This is a by-the-numbers book and should be avoided.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read and re-read almost all of Parkers books. This one I couln't put down. It was fresh and fun. Loved the combination of Sunny and Jesse. Can't wait to see what they'll be doing in the next book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow I see a lot of difference in these reviews! RBP has always been a favorite of mine -- read and re-read and LOVED all the Spenser novels -- I personally think teaming Sunny and Jesse was absolutely a brilliant idea and hope to see more of them together! OK Robert -- more novels soon -- and more Spenser also!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read everything Robert Parker has written but not anymore. Like his last couple of books - this one ends with a whimper. His books used to build up intensity until the climactic ending - not anymore. If you buy this - stop reading 3/4 of the way through. The ending is so unsatisfying that you will thank me for sparing you. Also, why did he bring Sunny and Jesse together? The last Jesse Stone novel had he and Weather working things out and now they are done? It seems that Mr. Parker is seeing a lot of psychiatrists because now everyone of his characters is frequently on the couch getting simple relationship and self help ideas. This is the last of his novels I will purchase - this is not even worth a paperback price.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not one of his best but fairly interesting. Too many irrelevant characters. Where has the wise cracking Spenser gone? We miss you!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my first Sunny Randall, but I have read countless RBP's. I was getting bored with Spencer and found the Sunny and Jesse pairing a welcome change. The topic was a bit cheesy ( most of the characters are disgusting pigs and/or killers) but I was hooked from the getgo and turned the pages very quickly. I really enjoyed it. Great airplane/beach read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All I can hope is that by bringing Jesse Stone and Sunny Randall together, it means less books during the course of the year. I was very disappointed that the idea of uniting two of his own characters, let alone Susan Silberman being Sunny's shrink, is the best one that Parker could think of. It's time for him to give all of his characters, save Spenser, a break.