Remains of Innocence

Author: J. A. Jance
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 9780062134714
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New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance's thrilling tale of suspense brings to life Arizona's Cochise County and the desert Southwest in all its beauty, mystery, and danger While cleaning out the house of her deceased mother, who was a hoarder, Liza Machett discovers a fortune in hundred-dollar bills hidden in the book stacks and magazines that crowd every corner. For Liza, a waitress, the money is a blessing— until an elderly man she's never met before warns her that she's in danger. Soon her mother's house is torched, Liza's apartment is broken into, and her elderly landlady is murdered. Terrified, Liza leaves Massachusetts and sets off on a perilous cross-country journey that will lead her to Cochise County, Arizona. Sheriff Joanna Brady has her hands full investigating the suspicious death of a developmentally disabled man found in a cavern. Then another case rocks the department—a shocking murder involving Liza and the money. Now Joanna must solve these two disturbing cases fast, before more innocent blood is shed.

Skeleton Canyon

Author: J. A. Jance
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 9780061998959
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A chilling story of deadly desire and cold murder from New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance A pretty, popular teenager never returned from her secret tryst in Skeleton Canyon. Perhaps it was youthful rage or savage passion that ripped the life from a child of privilege and abandoned her broken body to the cold Arizona night. Or maybe she stumbled onto something terrible, something too dangerous to know. Now dark secrets about a future hideously destroyed are pulling Sheriff Joanna Brady of Cochise County into a lethal nest of lies and greed, hidden in a desolate corner of the Southwestern Desert—where the next blood that feeds the parched earth could be her own.

Tombstone Courage

Author: J. A. Jance
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006175434X
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With grit, courage and dogged determination, Joanne challenged the status quo -- and won. Now, as newly elected Sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona, she must battle the prejudice and hostility of a mistrustful, male-dominated police force -- and solve a grisly double homicide that threatens to tear the sleepy desert community to pieces. For the two bodies baking in the harsh Southwestern sun are connected by sinister threads that reach back generations -- and by devastating family secrets of greed, hatred and shocking abuse that could destroy the innocent along with the guilty.

Judgment Call

Author: J. A. Jance
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 9780061732805
Format: PDF
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New York Times bestselling authorJ.A. Jance's acclaimed sheriff Joanna Bradyreturns in a twisting mystery set against the beauty and isolation of the Arizona desert. When Joanna Brady's daughter, Jenny, stumbles across the body of her high-school principal, Debra Highsmith, in the desert, the search for justice leads straight to her own door. Now Joanna is forced to face the possibility that her beloved daughter may be less than perfect—especially when a photo from the crime scene ends up on Facebook. A photo only one person close to the crime scene could have taken. Navigating her way through the unfamiliar world of social media, Joanna discovers shocking—and incriminating—information. She also discovers that the quiet, upstanding principal had a hidden past, full of mysterious secrets. As the seasoned sheriff juggles professional constraints and personal demands, she finds herself walking a fine line between justice and family that has never been so blurred.

Outlaw Mountain

Author: J. A. Jance
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 9780061998973
Format: PDF
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A breathtaking story of senseless, brutal death in a desolate terrain from New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance What kind of monster would savagely murder a 71-year-old and leave her battered corpse to rot in the Arizona desert? A crime so patently inhuman, it shocks even those who should be used to death—like Joanna Brady, sheriff of Cochise County. But the slaying of a complex and truly uncommon senior is only one thread in a bloody tapestry—as death follows death in horrific succession, leading one dedicated officer of the law to risk everything as she seeks answers in the lethal shadow of Outlaw Mountain.

Shoot Don t Shoot

Author: J. A. Jance
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061751790
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A prisoner languishes in a Phoenix jail cell, accused of brutally slaying his estranged wife. No one believes the man is innocent, except the new female sheriff of Cochise County, in town for a crash course in police training. Joanna Brady is out of her jurisdiction—and possibly in over her head. For a human monster is on the prowl, hiding the grisly evidence of his horrific crimes in the vast emptiness of the Arizona desert. And an impromptu investigation, with no official sanction and no back up, is drawing a cold, ingenious serial killer much too close to Brady for comfort—and, worse still, closer to her little girl.

Deadly Stakes

Author: J.A. Jance
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451628706
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In this “heart-stopping” (Publishers Weekly) page-turner from New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance, Ali Reynolds finds herself working against the police to clear two innocent names. Former reporter Ali Reynolds finds herself working against the police to add up the clues that connect one frightened teenager, two dead bodies, and $300,000...with the body count rising. Hired to investigate the grisly murder of a gold-digging divor­cée on behalf of the woman accused of the crime, Ali Reynolds is immediately drawn to the case of the secretive teenager who found the body. A. J. Sanders was in the Camp Verde desert to retrieve a mystery box buried by his absent father—a box that turns out to be filled with hundreds of thousands of dol­lars’ worth of poker chips. When a second body is found in the desert, it seems the three cases are more closely related than anyone could have imagined. Though Ali’s friends in the police department grow increasingly irritated by her involvement, Ali must stop a ruthless killer from claiming another victim...before she is lost in this game of deadly stakes.

Downfall

Author: J. A. Jance
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: 9780062297723
Format: PDF, Mobi
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“Jance starts her books fast . . . and keeps things moving with cinematic panache.” —Los Angeles Times A puzzling new case has just hit Sheriff Joanna Brady’s department, demanding every resource she has at her disposal—as well as help from neighboring law enforcement agencies and the Feds. The bodies of two women have been found at the base of a nearby peak, known to Bisbee locals as Geronimo. Is this a terrible accident, a case of murder/suicide, or a double homicide? The investigation takes a puzzling twist when Joanna discovers that one victim was a local teacher and minister’s wife, while the other was a brilliant microbiologist working toward her Ph.D.—two vastly different women with seemingly no connections to link them. As Joanna and her team methodically hunt down answers, they begin to uncover a knotty web of sordid secrets and evil lies—clues that take the valiant sheriff down a winding and dangerous road that leads shockingly close to home . . . and close to a desperate and determined killer. “Jance skillfully avoids the predictable.” —South Florida Sun Sentinel

Random Acts

Author: J. A. Jance
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062499041
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From New York Times bestselling author J. A. JANCE comes an all- new novella, in which Sheriff Joanna Brady and investigator Ali Reynolds join forces to solve a crime that has hit dangerously close to home Sheriff Joanna Brady has a lot on her plate—she is up for re-election as sheriff, pregnant with her third child, and her eldest is packing up to leave for college. Then Joanna is woken in the middle of the night by a call reporting a motor vehicle accident. Her mother and stepfather’s RV ran off the road at high speed and hit the pillar of an overpass. Something about the accident seems suspicious, though, and when Joanna gets a call from Ali Reynolds, a journalist turned investigator, she accepts her offer to help. They come up with a plan to find out who was responsible…even if that person is not the villain they’d expected. Published by William Morrow

Dead Wrong

Author: Leighann Dobbs
Publisher: Leighann Dobbs
ISBN:
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There’s more than one secret in the old Blackmoore house. Some have been buried for a long time and some are sitting closer to the surface. Morgan and Fiona Blackmoore enjoy their simple life in the sleepy ocean-side town of Noquitt Maine where they offer herbal remedies and crystal healing for locals and tourists alike. ...Until Morgan is accused of killing the town shrew, Prudence Littlefield. Suddenly the girls find themselves scrambling to find the real killer while they battle a crooked Sheriff, planted evidence, and a long list of suspects that all had a reason to want Prudence dead. Handsome Jake Cooper is new to the Noquitt Maine police force, which is exactly why Fiona Blackmoore doesn't trust him. But with time running out and the evidence against her sister piling up, Fiona has to make a choice - will she trust Jake with her sisters case ... and her own heart? Add in an old mansion on the cliffs of Maine, an attic full of mysterious treasures, and a cat that has the uncanny ability to show up at exactly the right time and Fiona has her hands full proving the Sheriff's accusations about her sister being a murderer are Dead Wrong. This is book 1 in the Blackmoore Sisters Cozy Mystery Series.