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Judith Ann (J. A.) Jance (born October 27, 1944) is an award-winning American author of mystery and horror novels. She writes at least three series of novels, centering on retired Seattle Police Department officer J. P. Beaumont, Arizona small-town sheriff Joanna Brady, and Diana Ladd Walker. The Beaumont and Brady series intersect in the novel Partner in Crime, which is both the 16th Beaumount mystery and the 10th Brady mystery.

Jance was born in South Dakota and raised in Bisbee, Arizona (the setting for her Joanna Brady series of novels). She is a graduate of the University of Arizona. Before becoming an author, she worked as a school librarian on a Native American reservation, as a teacher, and selling insurance.

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Books

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J. P. Beaumont

  • Until Proven Guilty (1985) ISBN 0-380-89638-9
  • Injustice for All (1986) ISBN 0-360-89641-9
  • Trial by Fury (1986) ISBN 0-380-75138-0
  • Taking the Fifth (1987) ISBN 0-380-75139-9
  • Improbable Cause (1987) ISBN 0-380-75412-6
  • A More Perfect Union (1988) ISBN 0-380-75413-4
  • Dismissed with Prejudice (1989) ISBN 0-380-75547-5
  • Minor in Possession (1990) ISBN 0-380-75546-7
  • Payment in Kind (1991) ISBN 0-380-75836-9
  • Without Due Process (1993) ISBN 0-380-75837-7
  • Failure to Appear (1994) ISBN 0-380-75839-3
  • Lying in Wait (1995) ISBN 0-380-71841-3
  • Name Withheld (1997) ISBN 0-380-71842-1
  • Breach of Duty (2000) ISBN 0-380-71483-X
  • Birds of Prey (2002) ISBN 0-380-71654-2
  • Partner in Crime (2003) ISBN 0-380-80470-0
  • Long Time Gone (2005) ISBN 0-688-13824-1
  • Justice Denied (2007) ISBN 0-006-05492-3

Joanna Brady series

  • Desert Heat (1993) ISBN 0-380-76545-4
  • Tombstone Courage (1995) ISBN 0-380-76546-2
  • Shoot/Don't Shoot (1996) ISBN 0-380-76548-9
  • Dead to Rights (1997) ISBN 0-380-97394-4
  • Skeleton Canyon (1998) ISBN 0-380-97395-2
  • Rattlesnake Crossing (1998) ISBN 0-380-79247-8
  • Outlaw Mountain (2000) ISBN 0-380-79248-6
  • Devil’s Claw (2001) ISBN 0-380-79249-4
  • Paradise Lost (2002) ISBN 0-380-80469-7
  • Partner in Crime (2003) ISBN 0-380-80470-0
  • Exit Wounds (2004) ISBN 0-380-80471-9
  • Dead Wrong (2006) ISBN 0-060-54090-7
  • Damage Control (2008) ISBN 0-060-74676-9

Ali Reynolds books

  • Edge of Evil (2006) ISBN 0727863827
  • Web of Evil (2007) ISBN 9781416537731
  • Hand of Evil (2007) ISBN 1416537538
  • Cruel Intent (2008) ISBN 1416563792

Thrillers

  • Hour of the Hunter (1990) ISBN 0-380-71107-9
  • Kiss of the Bees (2001) ISBN 0-380-80599-5
  • Day of the Dead (2005) ISBN 0-380-82434-0

Poetry

  • After the Fire ISBN 1-931583-04-8

Trivia

  • Jance uses her initials in her pen name because a publisher told her that disclosing her gender would be a liability for a book about a male detective.
  • At signings, Jance asks bookstores to donate a percentage of their earnings from her appearances to various causes. Over the past 10 years, she has raised more than $250,000 for charity. -Utah Library Association, 2000 Conference Program, <http://www.ula.org/conference/2000conf/jajance.htm>

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