Books by Michael Brandman

ONE ON ONE  by Michael Brandman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A modest, guileless, by-the-numbers whodunit with no more mysteries, twists, or surprises than the typical homecoming parade."
Now that Buddy Steel, late of the LAPD, has come back to his hometown (Missing Persons, 2017), his second case takes him back to school. Read full book review >
MISSING PERSONS by Michael Brandman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"As they're hauled off to jail, the screamingly obvious villains are still asking how likely it is that they really would have acted as they're charged with doing, and you have to admit that they have a point."
Movie producer/Robert B. Parker ghostwriter Brandman, lately spotted mostly in Paradise, Massachusetts, moves his base of operations to Freedom, California, in this series kickoff. Read full book review >
ROBERT B. PARKER'S DAMNED IF YOU DO by Michael Brandman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"After two rounds of wondering whether Brandman can ape his master's style and structure and learning that he basically can, it's uncanny to see him toss off a lazy, low-stakes, low-tension entry that's so similar to so many of Parker's own lesser efforts."
Brandman's third installment of Parker's second-string franchise springs a pair of seriously malnourished cases on Paradise, Mass. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Though one of the three cases shows Jesse at his most annoyingly sensitive, the other two both reveal welcome and unexpected complications. Not bad for Brandman, who's only on his second installment of the Paradise franchise (Robert B. Parker's Killing the Blues, 2011)."
Autumn brings a major new headache for Jesse Stone, police chief of that summer hot spot, Paradise, Mass., along with two supporting headaches. Read full book review >
ROBERT B. PARKER'S KILLING THE BLUES by Michael Brandman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Film and TV producer Brandman, who collaborated on several of Jesse's TV adaptations, obviously believes that no news is good news. Series fans will probably agree."
Now that summer's here, the advent of the tourist season brings the same old crime-based problems to idyllic Paradise, Mass., but now at the hands of a different author. Read full book review >