BOOK REVIEW: ONE on ONE

ONE ON ONE Michael Brandman Poisoned Pen Press August 7, 2018 ONE ON ONE by Michael Brandman is the second installment in the new series.  The former original writer of the Jesse Stone series after Robert Parker’s death, decided last year to write a series about a small-town police deputy. Besides a good mystery the author intertwines some social issues as well as an ongoing discussion about assisted suicide.   Legendary Sheriff Burton Steel requested his son Buddy leave his job with LAPD Homicide and come home to become the deputy of Freedom, California, a privileged coastal community a hundred miles north of Los Angeles. Reluctantly, he...

DVD Review: JESSE STONE: BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT

JESSE STONE: BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT Starring Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth, Robert Carradine, William Sadler, Saul Rubinek. Written by Michael Brandman and Tom Selleck Directed by Robert Harmon Originally airdate: May 20, 2012 DVD release: August 7, 2012 When new Paradise Police Chief William Butler and Deputy Anthony D’Angelo are killed in a patrol car explosion, Jesse Stone is called out of professional and personal exile to investigate. Early evidence suggests Butler was a dirty cop, but Jesse doesn’t believe it and decides to give Butler the benefit of the doubt. Over the past seven years, the Jesse Stone movies have...