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Birds of Prey
Morrow, Mar 2001, 24.00, 400 pp. ISBN: 038097407X After twenty long years on the Seattle police force, J.P. Beaumont retires. The traumatic incident from last year on top of his ex-wife's death proves too much for J.P. Though he has a good job waiting for him, J.P. chaperones his step-grandfather and grandmother on an Alaskan cruise. The two octogenarians feel they need a much younger person to handle matters if something happens to one of them. ...
Day of the Dead
Morrow, Jul 2004, 23.95, 384 pp. ISBN: 0688138233 Elderly Tohono O'odham Indian, Emma Orozco, visits former sheriff Brandon Walker to ask if he will investigate the vicious murder of her daughter, Roseanne. Having a connection to the Indian tribe through his beloved adopted daughter and unable to refuse a client unable to pay his expenses, Brandon agrees to make inquiries into a cold case homicide that occurred over three decades ago. Solving a...
Exit Wounds
Morrow, August 2003, 24.95, 384pp. ISBN:0380977311 Though she is pregnant and struggling with morning sickness, Arizona sheriff Joanna Brady feels she still can campaign for reelection. Though stuffing her face makes her more nauseous, she runs from one hot dog event to another as she seeks votes while constituents celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. However, her reelection bid goes on the backburner when Joanna learns that a homicide occur...
Failure to Appear
This is the eleventh book in the J.P. Beaumont homicide detective series. Beau learns that his runaway 18-year-old daughter is living on what seems to be a commune in Ashland, Oregon, and that she's about to get married to an actor in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He promptly heads down to Ashland where after a short while an old unsavory acquaintance of his is found murdered. Next a child pornography tape shows up. The child in the tape happens to be...

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Long Time Gone
Jance has written a good book with two murder mysteries in one story. J. P. Beaumont was a detective with the Seattle PD. He quit and became an investigator for Special Homicide Investigating Team, SHIT. This was under the Washington State Attorney General's office of Ross Connors. Beau was assigned to cases only by the Attorney General, no Seattle PD to bother with. Beau was assigned to a cold case murder that happened 50 years ago. He was interviewing ...
Paradise Lost
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Partner in Crime
Morrow, Aug 2002, 24.95, 370 pp. ISBN: 0380977303 In Bisbee, Arizona someone murders artist Rochelle Baxter just after her works go on display. The Cochise County Sheriff's Department led by Joanna Brady investigates the homicide only to learn that the victim's on record next of kin is the Washington State Attorney General's Office. Seattle Homicide Detective J.P. Beaumont travels to Bisbee to learn if someone leaked Baxter's identity. Baxte...
Payment in Kind
So-so murder mystery at Seattle School District office. Who has been betrayed? Who committed the murders and why? Not very exciting twists and turns finally bring the story to an end. ...
Taking the Fifth
A murder happens and it becomes pretty obivous who did it. Or is it?...


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