Search Results: "J.A. Jance"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

WITHOUT DUE PROCESS by J.A. Jance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 1992

"EWSLUGJP (another A.A.-er) is a genial, decent guy to root for."
The hardcover debut of paperback hero J.P. Beaumont, a Seattle homicide cop who, here, is called to the massacre of Officer Ben Weston, his wife, two of his kids, and a playmate, with the sole eyewitness being the officer's five-year-old son. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEFT FOR DEAD by J.A. Jance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Loyal fans and newcomers alike will be glad to join feisty Ali (Fatal Error, 2011, etc.) in her latest adventure."
An ex-detective is never too busy to help out a friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BREACH OF DUTY by J.A. Jance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Now, he's got a new partner, a new case—an old woman burned to death in her bed—and a whole new set of problems."
Seattle shamus J.P. Beaumont, who's been battling the bottle while his creator dallied with her other detective, Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady (Rattlesnake Canyon, p. 933, etc.), is back for the first time since Name Withheld (1996). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD TO RIGHTS by J.A. Jance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Jance's portrait of Sheriff Supermom and her world is painted in broad, soapy strokes—perfect entertainment for anybody who wonders how J.J. Marric's George Gideon would've made out as a southwestern American female."
A fourth outing for Joanna Brady (Shoot, Don't Shoot, 1995, etc.), who's not only the sheriff of Arizona's Cochise County—and that means administrator, investigator, crisis manager, grief counselor, and on-call patroller—but also a full-time mother, daughter, and daughter-in-law. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAN OVERBOARD by J.A. Jance
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017

"Jance (Random Acts, 2016, etc.) can't seem to keep out of her own way or avoid sidelining the supposed heroine in this 15th franchise installment. But the character who does take the lead deserves to keep it, and the ending helps make up for the cumbersome plot."
A shipboard tragedy is prologue to a deadly cyberduel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FATAL ERROR by J.A. Jance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Formulaic, but as always main character Ali manages to disarm."
From the prolific Jance (Trial by Fire, 2009, etc.), another entry in the Ali Reynolds saga in which the woman who would be a cop is sidetracked by a cyberspace Lothario, a female psychopath and a killer budget. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUDGMENT CALL by J.A. Jance
Released: July 24, 2012

"As usual, Joanna's domestic problems are more interesting than her caseload. This time, however, fans of the franchise will be rewarded by seeing the two come together with a satisfying jolt."
No matter how hard she tries to keep her 15th case strictly professional, Cochise County sheriff Joanna Brady (Damage Control, 2008, etc.) just can't keep it all from coming back on, and to, her family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOVING TARGET by J.A. Jance
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Dizzying changes of locale and point of view, along with large helpings of sentimentality, weaken Ali's latest. If only Jance had focused on one plot instead of sending her characters all over creation in pursuit of two separate mysteries."
An ex-reporter, a high-tech specialist and a nun help right wrongs of the near and distant past as they circle the globe. Read full book review >