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    • Field of Bones

    • A Brady Novel of Suspense
    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    This time, Sheriff Joanna Brady may expect to see her maternity leave through to completion, but the world has other plans when a serial homicide case surfaces in her beloved Cochise County. Rather than staying home with her newborn and losing herself in the cold cases to be found in her father’s long-unread diaries, Joanna instead finds herself overseeing a complex investigation involving multiple jurisdictions.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Series

    • By Jean on 09-17-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Desert Heat

    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 484
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 425
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 426

    A cop lies dying beneath the blistering Arizona sun - a local lawman who may well have become the next sheriff of Cochise County. The police brass claim that Andy Brady was dirty, and that his shooting was a suicide attempt. Joanna Brady, his devoted wife and mother of their nine-year-old daughter, knows a cover-up when she hears one...and murder when she sees it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great beginning to a terrific series

    • By CatBookMom on 01-07-12

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Duel to the Death

    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Karen Ziemba
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192

    After taking down the man responsible for his best friend's death, Stuart Ramey thinks the case is finally closed. That is, until Stu finds himself left with a multimillion-dollar fortune in Bitcoin in a desperate bid by Frigg, a rogue AI program created by the killer, to keep itself from being fully deactivated. To sort out his situation and take Frigg down for good, Stu enlists the help of Ali Reynolds and the rest of his cyber-security colleagues at High Noon Enterprises. But they are not the only ones who know about Frigg's existence.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging

    • By Jean on 05-06-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Dead to Rights

    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    A woman is cruelly cut down in a remote corner of Arizona, killed on her nineteenth wedding anniversary by a drunk motorist. A year later, the driver himself dies badly, and all suspicions point to the slain woman's still-grieving husband as his murderer. But the truth is rarely black and white in the long Southwestern shadows, and one law officer is not rushing to condemn the tragic widower so quickly - Joanna Brady, sheriff of Cochise County.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bad Narration ruins the book

    • By Jenny on 06-15-12

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Shoot Don't Shoot

    • Joanna Brady Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good book

    • By Linda on 12-31-09

    Regular price: $28.51

    • No Rest for the Dead

    • By: David Baldacci (introduction), Laurie H. Armstrong, Sandra Brown, and others
    • Narrated by: James Colby, Richard Ferrone, Carol Monda
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 773
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 615
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 624

    More than 20 New York Times best-selling authors team up to create a first-rate serial novel -- a collaboration that combines the skills of America’s greatest storytellers to produce a gripping, spellbinding mystery.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as expected

    • By Carrie on 07-12-11

    Regular price: $22.63

    • Proof of Life

    • A J. P. Beaumont Novel
    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308

    Before he retired, J. P. Beaumont had looked forward to having his days all to himself. But too much free time doesn't suit a man used to brushing close to danger. When his longtime nemesis, retired Seattle crime reporter Maxwell Cole, dies in what's officially deemed to be an accidental fire, Beau is astonished to be dragged into the investigation at the request of none other than the deceased victim himself. In the process Beau learns that just because a long-ago case was solved doesn't mean it's over.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Please bring the other narrator back!

    • By Laurel Lynn on 09-10-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Random Acts

    • A Joanna Brady and Ali Reynolds Novella
    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    Sheriff Joanna Brady has a lot on her plate - she is up for reelection as sheriff and 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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing

    • By Jean on 09-14-16

    Regular price: $15.96

    • Injustice for All

    • J. P. Beaumont Series, Book 2
    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 333
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241

    The blonde on the beach was screaming. A dead man lay at her feet. But the murder is only the first ingredient J. P. Beaumont discovers in a deadly mixture of politics and passion.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Act With a Conscience

    • By Pamela Dale Foster on 06-05-13

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Until Proven Guilty

    • J. P. Beaumont Series, Book 1
    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 526
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 439
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 441

    Lurking in the dark corners of J. P. Beaumont's bizarre case was not just a demented mind obsessed with murder, but secrets so deadly that even a street-tough cop could die guessing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Until proven guilty

    • By Jean on 04-21-11

    Regular price: $16.79

    • Fire and Ice

    • A Beaumont and Brady Novel
    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber, Erik Davies
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 336
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226

    Not since Partner in Crime have New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance's beloved series characters shared a stage. But now, in a pair of cases that cross state lines, Beaumont and Brady are back! Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont is working a series of murders in which six young women have been wrapped in tarps, doused with gasoline, and set on fire. Their charred remains have been creating a grisly pattern of death across western Washington.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not a barn burner, but a nice way to pass the time

    • By Patroo on 07-24-09

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Tombstone Courage

    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Novice sheriff

    • By Sassy1980 on 11-03-12

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Trial by Fury

    • J. P. Beaumont Series, Book 3
    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233

    The body lies amid the garbage behind a Seattle grocery store. He was a high-school basketball coach - and J. P. Beaumont discovers he was lynched.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Story good, narration grating

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-18-14

    Regular price: $16.79

    • Downfall

    • A Brady Novel of Suspense
    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 480
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 425
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 423

    With a baby on the way, sudden deaths in the family from which to recover, a reelection campaign looming, and a daughter heading off for college, Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady has her hands full when a puzzling new case hits her department, demanding every resource she has at her disposal.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • J.A. Jance at her best.

    • By Jean on 09-25-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Dead Wrong

    • Joanna Brady Mysteries, Book 12
    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 66

    Juggling a family and a career is never easy - and it's becoming a real challenge for Sheriff Joanna Brady. Coping with the impending delivery of her second child as well as a staff shortage, the last thing Joanna needs is two serious crimes. First, the body of an unidentified man is found in the desert, all of his fingers savagely severed. Then one of Joanna's officers is brutally attacked while on an unauthorized stakeout. Being a sheriff has become what she is, and Joanna will risk everything to see that justice is done.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well done

    • By E J Elliston on 12-29-17

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Taking the Fifth

    • J. P. Beaumont Series, Book 4
    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 291
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200

    Homicide Detective J. P. Beaumont had little to go on: a body, definitely male and decidedly dead, with strange little puncture wounds.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Taking the Fifth

    • By Jean on 06-06-11

    Regular price: $16.79

    • Skeleton Canyon

    • Joanna Brady Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    A pretty, popular teenager never returned from her secret tryst in Skeleton Canyon. Perhaps it was a 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Positive feedback

    • By DM on 10-05-16

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Judgment Call

    • Joanna Brady Mysteries
    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286

    When Joanna Brady's daughter, Jenny, stumbles across the body of her high school principal, Debra Highsmith, in the desert, the Cochise County sheriff's personal and professional worlds collide. Though she's tried to protect her children from the dangers of the grown-up world, the search for justice leads straight to her own door and forces her to face the possibility that her beloved daughter may be less perfect than she seems. Yet the deeper Joanna digs, the more complications she uncovers....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Having Joanna back.

    • By Mara on 08-14-12

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Man Overboard

    • An Ali Reynolds Novel
    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Karen Ziemba
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 502
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 456
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 454

    Roger McGeary, a brilliant software engineer, has gifted himself with an upscale cruise in honor of his 40th birthday. When he falls to his death from the balcony of his stateroom suite, the incident is quickly declared a suicide. Only his maiden aunt, a tough-as-nails woman who runs a racehorse refuge, refuses to take "case closed" for an answer and turns to Ali Reynolds at High Noon Enterprises to look into the situation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Imaginative

    • By Jean on 04-20-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Still Dead

    • A J.P. Beaumont Novella
    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    Since the disbanding of the Special Homicide Investigation Team, JP Beaumont's biggest concern is pondering whether he and his wife, Mel, should finally get a dog. But one voicemail from his old friend Ralph Ames is about to change that. Through Ralph, Beau has become involved in an organization called The Last Chance, which enlists a number of retired homicide investigators to tackle long unsolved cold cases. The one that has just landed on Beau's plate is a 30-year-old missing person case.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • audible rip off

    • By yesrek on 02-05-18

    Regular price: $13.68

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