Search Results: "J.A. Jance"


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DEADLY STAKES by J.A. Jance
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Prolific Jance melds elements of the thriller and police procedural with a touch of romance to carry readers swiftly to an unexpected conclusion."
Agreeing to look into a murder case for an acquaintance becomes a very dangerous game for an Arizona crime expert. Read full book review >

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FAILURE TO APPEAR by J.A. Jance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 19, 1993

"Best assets: Beau and Fraymore coming to terms with their former loves."
Seattle cop J.P. "Beau" Beaumont's runaway daughter Kelly- -pregnant and about to married—is a member of the Ashland (Oregon) theater festival community and now living at Oak Farm, run by crusty Marjorie Connors. Read full book review >

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CRUEL INTENT by J.A. Jance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 2, 2008

"Jance's good guys can be maddeningly virtuous, her villains double-dyed, her prose no more polished than See Spot Run, but none of that matters to her fan base because this veteran of 37 novels has the knack."
Can an ex-TV anchorwoman find happiness rehabbing her fixer-upper while a serial killer stalks the premises? Read full book review >

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BIRDS OF PREY by J.A. Jance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2001

"Still, something—maybe those beguiling arctic breezes—has produced her hardboiled homicide dick's most sentimental outing yet."
As long as he's between assignments and relationships, retired Seattle homicide detective J.P. Beaumont elects to go on a honeymoon cruise to Alaska with Grandma Beaumont, 86, and her 87-year-old bridegroom. Read full book review >

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COLD BETRAYAL by J.A. Jance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 10, 2015

"The two unrelated plotlines give the impression that Jance (Moving Target, 2014, etc.) didn't have enough of either for a complete story. Yet Ali's good heart and sense of justice combine with well-paced suspense to create a satisfying whole greater than the sum of its parts."
Ali Reynolds and her friend Sister Anselm are back, this time to rescue an elderly widow and a runaway teen. Read full book review >

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QUEEN OF THE NIGHT by J.A. Jance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 27, 2010

"A storytelling machine, Jance in her 41st (Trial by Fire, 2009, etc.) is at the top of her game and just about irresistible."
Jance offers that rare—and welcome—hybrid: the suspense novel with heart. Read full book review >

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TRIAL BY FIRE by J.A. Jance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Jance's 38th—meticulously formulaic, mostly for the base."
Ali Reynolds, ex-TV anchor and part-time murder maven, forgoes her amateur status. Read full book review >

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DEVIL’S CLAW by J.A. Jance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2000

"The eighth Brady case (Outlaw Mountain, 1999, etc.) is most notable for the behavior of bridegroom Butch, who is so helpful, so unquestioningly supportive, that you know he'll make Joanna a great wife."
With her mother, her former mother-in-law, her future mother-in-law, her daughter, and her fiancé all jockeying for her attention before the big day—her wedding is just a week away—Cochise County, Arizona, sheriff Joanna Brady hopes for a little peace and quiet at the office, but it is not to be. Read full book review >

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JUSTICE DENIED by J.A. Jance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"A solid, satisfying procedural. No fancy stepping here, but those who've danced with Jance over the course of 35 novels have come to prefer the waltz to the bossa nova."
In his 18th appearance, J.P. Beaumont has to cope with something no good cop is ever happy with: vigilantism in high places. Read full book review >

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RATTLESNAKE CROSSING by J.A. Jance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"As it is, Jance makes you appreciate how hard the best Faye Kellermans work to integrate her characters' domestic and professional lives, instead of simply serving them up on the same plate."
The longer Joanna Brady's cases get, the less there seems to be to them. Read full book review >

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LYING IN WAIT by J.A. Jance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 21, 1994

"Brrr."
A particularly gruesome homicide—a fishing-boat captain killed and set afire aboard his boat after each of his fingers and toes has been removed—is only the beginning of the nasty developments in this latest outing for J.P. Beaumont of Seattle Homicide (Failure to Appear, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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DEAD WRONG by J.A. Jance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Typical Jance fare: lots of plotting, not all of it well-thought-out, and a generous helping of schmaltz. Congrats are in order, however, on the birth of Joanna and Butch's son Dennis."
Cochise County, Ariz., sheriff Joanna Brady (Partner in Crime, 2002, etc.), nine months pregnant and almost too big for her Kevlar vest, solves one of her father's old cases. Read full book review >