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Night and Day par [Parker, Robert B.]
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Table of Contents

Title Page

Copyright Page



Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30

Chapter 31

Chapter 32

Chapter 33

Chapter 34

Chapter 35

Chapter 36

Chapter 37

Chapter 38

Chapter 39

Chapter 40

Chapter 41

Chapter 42

Chapter 43

Chapter 44

Chapter 45

Chapter 46

Chapter 47

Chapter 48

Chapter 49

Chapter 50

Chapter 51

Chapter 52

Chapter 53

Chapter 54

Chapter 55

Chapter 56

Chapter 57

Chapter 58

Chapter 59

Chapter 60

Chapter 61

Chapter 62

Chapter 63

Chapter 64

Chapter 65

Chapter 66

Chapter 67

Chapter 68

Chapter 69

Chapter 70

Chapter 71

Chapter 72

Chapter 73

Chapter 74


Rough Weather
Now & Then
Hundred-Dollar Baby
School Days
Cold Service
Bad Business
Back Story
Widow’s Walk
Hugger Mugger
Hush Money
Sudden Mischief
Small Vices
Thin Air
Walking Shadow
Paper Doll
Double Deuce
Crimson Joy
Pale Kings and Princes
Taming a Sea-Horse
A Catskill Eagle
The Widening Gyre
A Savage Place
Early Autumn
Looking for Rachel Wallace
The Judas Goat
Promised Land
Mortal Stakes
God Save the Child
The Godwulf Manuscript



Stranger in Paradise
High Profile
Sea Change
Stone Cold
Death in Paradise
Trouble in Paradise
Night Passage




Spare Change
Blue Screen
Melancholy Baby
Shrink Rap
Perish Twice
Family Honor




Double Play
Gunman’s Rhapsody
All Our Yesterdays
A Year at the Races
(with Joan H. Parker)
Perchance to Dream
Poodle Springs
(with Raymond Chandler)
Love and Glory
Three Weeks in Spring
(with Joan H. Parker)
Training with Weights
(with John R. Marsh)

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Copyright © 2009 by Robert B. Parker

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data


Parker, Robert B., date.
Night and day / Robert B. Parker.
p. cm.

eISBN : 978-1-101-01605-3

1. Police chiefs—Massachusetts—Fiction. 2. Sex crimes—
Investigation—Fiction. 3. Voyeurism—Fiction. I. Title.
PS3566.A686N53 2009b 2008054245




This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either
are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously,
and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, businesses,
companies, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.


While the author has made every effort to provide accurate telephone
numbers and Internet addresses at the time of publication, neither the
publisher nor the author assumes any responsibility for errors, or for
changes that occur after publication. Further, the publisher does not
have any control over and does not assume any responsibility
for author or third-party websites or their content.

For Joan:
Only you beneath the moon
and under the sun.


JESSE STONE sat in his office at the Paradise police station, looking at the sign painted on the pebbled-glass window of his office door. From the inside it read FEIHC, or it would have, if the letters hadn’t been backward. He tried pronouncing the word, decided he couldn’t, and stopped thinking about it. On his desk was a glamour head shot of his ex-wife. He looked at it for a time, and decided not to think about that, either.

Molly Crane came from the front desk and opened the door.

“Suit just called in,” she said. “There’s some kind of disturbance at the junior high school and he thinks you and I ought to come down.”

“Girls involved?” Jesse said.

“That’s why he wants me,” Molly said.

“I understand,” Jesse said. “But why does he want me?”

“You’re the chief of police,” Molly said. “Everybody wants you.”

Jesse glanced at Jenn’s picture again.

“Oh,” Jesse said. “Yeah.”

Jesse stood, and clipped his gun to his belt.

“Though you sure don’t dress like a chief,” Molly said.

Jesse was wearing a uniform shirt, blue jeans, Nikes, a dark blue Paradise police baseball hat, and a badge that said Chief. He tapped the badge.

“I do where it counts,” he said. “Who’s on the desk?”

“Steve,” Molly said.

“Okay,” Jesse said. “You drive. No siren.”

“Oh, damn,” Molly said. “I never get to use the siren.”

“Maybe when you make sergeant,” Jesse said.

There were two Paradise police cruisers parked outside of the junior high school.

“Who’s in the other cruiser,” Jesse said as they got out of the car.

“Eddie Cox,” Molly said. “He and Suit have seven to eleven this week.”

They walked into the school lobby, where a thick mill of parents was being held at bay by two Paradise cops. Most of the parents were mothers, with a scatter of fathers looking oddly out of place. When Jesse came in they all swarmed toward him, many of them speaking to him loudly.

“You’re the chief of police, are you gonna do something?”

“I want that woman arrested!”

“She’s a goddamned child molester!”

“What are you going to do about this?”

“Do you know what she did?”

“Did they tell you what happened here?”

Jesse ignored them.

He said to Molly, “Keep them here.”

Then he pointed at Suit and jerked his head down the hallway.

Présentation de l'éditeur

Parker and Stone-back with another New York Times bestseller

When the sun sets in Paradise, the women get nervous. A Peeping Tom is on the loose. According to the notes he sends Police Chief Jesse Stone, he's about to take his obsession one step further.

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A well-crafted book can linger in my mind long after it is finished, its words, sentences, scenes or characters appearing in random spaces of my life, like the grocery store checkout line or in the car, prompting me to philosophize, laugh, smile, and frown. The novel Night and Day by Virginia Woolf is one such book.

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“Moments, fragments, a second of vision, and then the flying waters, the winds dissipating and dissolving; then, too, the recollection from chaos, the return of security, the earth firm, superb and brilliant in the sun.” (Pg. 432)

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Night and Day was Woolf's second published novel. Again, she exercises her elastic mind using subjects of marriage, non- marriage and emancipated females, as well as, women's suffrage. Decision, composure, contemplation and control were attributes of character, Katharine Hilbery. Most did not suspect that she was keenly observant giving off tiny sparks like an ancient jewel. This novel was Virginia Woolf's chance to explore and utilize her thoughts and emotions. These vivid portrayals were avant-garde for her day. Always on the edge. Some referred to Woolf as "a leprechaun at work." She has proven through her numerous books, and her life, that she was much more.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Night and Day 10 avril 2014
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Virginia Woolf's second novel has none of the daring stylistic innovations that would characterize her later work, and in its barest outline the plot resembles that of a 19th century romance. But Night and Day is very forward-looking in its examination of relationships under the stress of the culture shift was occurring in the early 20th century.

Katharine Hilbery, one of the two central characters, is the strikingly beautiful only child of a wealthy London couple who are immersed in the literary world. Her father publishes a review, and her mother worships the 19th century poets, especially her own father whose biography she is perpetually compiling. But Katharine, entirely unbeknownst to her parents, has no interest in the arts. She secretly studies mathematics and yearns to be an astronomer so she can spend her time with the stars that are as cold and distant and unemotional as she feels herself to be. The law of science appeals to her "because she could find nothing like it in the possession of human lives."

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Great dialogue.
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Jesse Stone is a great character and Suit & Molly round out the crew.
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Had to read this, I mean I had heard so much about Virginia Woolf and somehow had overlooked her when reading the classics. I must say, I was disappointed. I read other readers reviews and they spoke of the humor and character development. I Consider myself fairly well read but never even smiled while reading this and I thought the characters were dry and closed off. Might be a good story to develop into a period film as the premise was interesting. Her other works must be better than this dull plodding book.
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