Jesse Stone is a fictional character created by detective novelist Robert B. Parker and later written by Michael Brandman. Jesse is an ex-LAPD copper who is forced to leave his job and moves to the small town of Paradise, Massachusetts. Unlike Parker’s most well-known character, Spenser, Stone is a man with many personal problems.

Jesse Stone debuted in September 1997 with the book Night Passage. Since then, he has appeared in many of his own novels and a few of Robert B. Parker’s other novels as well. The Jesse Stone character was portrayed by Tom Selleck in a series of CBS TV movies. Following Parker’s death, the Jesse Stone series was taken over by Michael Brandman.

Below is a list of the Jesse Stone series in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Jesse Stone Books


Night Passage(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trouble in Paradise(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in Paradise(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stone Cold(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sea Change(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
High Profile(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stranger In Paradise(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night and Day(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Split Image(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killing the Blues(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fool Me Twice(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Damned If You Do(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blind Spot(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Following Split Image, Michael Brandman has taken over as the author of the Jesse Stone series.

Robert B. Parker’s characters exist in a shared universe. Jesse Stone has appeared in the Spenser novel Back Story as well as the Sunny Randall novels Blue Screen and Spare Change.

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Jesse Stone Synopsis: Night Passage is the first novel of the Jesse Stone series. Stone is 34 years old and has just lost his job with the LAPD along with his marriage all due to his drinking problem. Stone picks up and moves for a new job in the Massachusetts town of Paradise. Paradise isn’t quite as peaceful as it sounds, however. It’s full of corruption, scandal and just plain old bad guys. Night Passage was adapted into a made-for-TV movie by CBS in 2005 with Tom Selleck playing the main character. Although Night Passage is chronologically the first in the Jesse Stone series, Stone Cold was the first novel adapted into the TV movie series. The Jesse Stone: Night Passage TV movie is considered a prequel to the Stone Cold TV movie.

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  • Cintrine

    Jesse stone is a bit to down for me, but I love Spencer. Spencer is like the original Jack Reacher, but with a life and more realistic living. I love his sidekick and his girlfriend that bring more color to the stories. Do not get me wrong. I am in love with Jack Reacher. If only we could have a hero in real life like Jack Reacher to kick some serious butt and solve some of societies ills. I will have to live in fantasy land with my book heroes of both genders. Also love Catherine Coulter’s husband and wife team of characters.

  • Linda Boyerman

    I loved all the movies but benefit of the doubt left you hanging needs to have more movies. Needs to complete the series please