INTERVIEW WITH J. A. JANCE

  FIELD OF BONES by J. A. Jance is an intriguing dark mystery.  Jance shows why she is a such a prolific writer, able to balance the gruesome case with the added personal life of Brady, that at times offers comic relief. The book begins as Sheriff Joanna Brady is waiting election results.  Threatening to derail her re-election are personal tragedies and her pregnancy. This third time up for election, it appears the vote count will be close. But the baby had other plans and chose to come before all the votes have been counted.  Luckily it became a night for celebration after Eleanor Sage was born and Joanna was re-elected.  The comic...

Review of Proof of Life

PROOF OF LIFE J. P. Beaumont Book 23 J.A.Jance Sept 5th, 2017 William Morrow Pub PROOF OF LIFE by J. A. Jance brings back retired detective J. P. Beaumont. The difference between these novels and the other series Jance writes is that these blend sarcastic humor within the mystery. Now retired Beaumont (Beau) searches for something to keep him busy. But thanks to his longtime nemesis Seattle crime reporter Maxwell Cole, Beau becomes entangled in an investigation. It seems Cole put in his will that Beau should scrutinize his death. Although ruled an accident, it appears that there are clues that lead to the death possibly being ruled a...

Review of J.A. Jance’s PROOF OF LIFE

PROOF OF LIFE Book 23 of J. P. Beaumont Series J.A.Jance William Morrow Pub Sept 5th, 2017 PROOF OF LIFE by J. A. Jance brings back retired detective J. P. Beaumont. The difference between these novels and the other series Jance writes is that these blend sarcastic humor within the mystery. Now retired Beaumont (Beau) searches for something to keep him busy. But thanks to his longtime nemesis Seattle crime reporter Maxwell Cole, Beau becomes entangled in an investigation. It seems Cole put in his will that Beau should scrutinize his death. Although ruled an accident, it appears that there are clues that lead to the death possibly being...

J. A. Jance’s DOWNFALL Reviewed Sep24

J. A. Jance’s DOWNFALL Reviewed

Downfall Book 17 in the Joanna Brady series J. A. Jance William Morrow Sept 6th, 2016 Downfall by J.A. Jance is a riveting mystery that also tackles moral issues. She is one of those special authors who never disappoints. While bringing to the forefront some controversial and disturbing issues Jance also has the reader trying to solve the crime of how two women fell to their death. The plot begins with a puzzling case for Sherriff Joanna Brady when two women have fallen or were pushed to their deaths at a mountaintop called Geronimo. She must figure out if it is a double suicide, a murder/suicide, or a double homicide. During the...

J.A. Jance’s CLAWBACK Reviewed

CLAWBACK J. A. Jance Touchstone March 8th, 2016 CLAWBACK, book 11 in the Ali Reynolds series by bestselling author J. A. Jance, brings back the heroine Ali Reynolds. The story brings to mind issues revealed in the movie The Big Short and the news events surrounding Bernie Madoff. Where Jance is at her best is describing complicated issues and breaking them down into understandable terms within a gripping mystery. In this latest, Ali Reynolds must solve the murder of someone caught up in a Ponzi scheme that bankrupted hundreds of people. Among those are her parents who lost their life retirement savings. Because her dad wants answers he...