If you’ve never watched a Jesse Stone TV movie — starring Tom Selleck and based on the novel series by Spencer creator Robert B. Parker — they’re certainly worth a look. The low key crime dramas feature Selleck as Jesse Stone, a recovering alcoholic and occasional police chief of Paradise, Massachusetts. Gloria Reuben and William Devane recurring the series as police officer Thelma Gleffey and Stone’s therapist Dr. Dix in the film series and past guest stars include Stephanie March from Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Arrested Development‘s Mae Whitman.
The movies previously aired first on CBS, home of Selleck’s crime show, Blue Bloods, but move to Hallmark Channel with the October 25th premiere of Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise. According to TV Line, the plot sees Stone “agreeing to serve as a consultant on an unsolved murder case in Boston. The local police suspect ‘The Boston Ripper,’ a killer who is already behind bars, but Stone believes the murderer is a bit closer to home, setting him off on an investigation filled with surprises and grave danger.” Isn’t that always the way? Leslie Hope and Luke Perry appear in the film, which marks the series’ tenth anniversary. Longtime series director Robert Harmon returns with a script co-written by Selleck and producer Michael Brandman.