J. P. Beaumont

27 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 6,441 ratings

Until Proven Guilty Publisher's Summary

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.

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  • Book 1

    • 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 536
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 445
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 447

    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

  • Book 2

    • 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 338
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246

    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

  • Book 3

    • 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 317
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237

    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

  • Book 4

    • 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 294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    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

  • Book 5

    • Improbable Cause

    • J. P. Beaumont Series, Book 5
    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    J. P. Beaumont has a dead dentist on his hands. His suspects include a sexually abused dental assistant, a brutalized wife, and her ex-con lover.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Just What I Wanted

    • By Grandpa N on 12-17-09

    Regular price: $16.79

  • Book 6

    • A More Perfect Union

    • J. P. Beaumont Series, Book 6
    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    When too many bodies start showing up around a skeletal skyscraper structure, the iron workers' union comes under suspicion. And J. P. Beaumont must solve the case.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Definately a more perfect book!

    • By William on 12-30-07

    Regular price: $16.79

  • Book 7

    • Dismissed with Prejudice

    • J. P. Beaumont Series, Book 7
    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171

    J. P. Beaumont investigates the death of a Japanese-American businessman, which appears to be a Samurai suicide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great "Read"

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-12

    Regular price: $16.79

  • Book 8

    • Minor in Possession

    • J. P. Beaumont Series, Book 8
    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181

    J. P. Beaumont's trip to Arizona turns into a nightmare when he is framed for the murder of a sleazy, teen-aged drug dealer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thriller!

    • By Anonymous User on 05-25-18

    Regular price: $18.89

  • Book 9

    • Payment in Kind

    • J. P. Beaumont Series, Book 9
    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    The bloody corpses in the broom closet of a Seattle School District building looked like a classic crime of passion, but 20-year-old clues point J. P. Beaumont to something much more sinister.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book and great website

    • By Stephanie on 02-22-10

    Regular price: $16.79

  • Book 10

    • Without Due Process

    • J. P. Beaumont Series, Book 10
    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    J. P. Beaumont must find the killers of an entire family before they get to his five-year-old eyewitness, who was hiding in a closet at the murder scene.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another exciting, fun ride with J.P. Beaumont!

    • By Constance on 09-12-10

    Regular price: $16.79

  • Book 11

    • Failure to Appear

    • J. P. Beaumont Series, Book 11
    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    J. P. Beaumont's teenaged daughter has run off. Her tracks lead to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and a case of murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great, exciting "read,"

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-08-12

    Regular price: $18.89

  • Book 12

    • Lying in Wait

    • J. P. Beaumont Series, Book 12
    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    A shadow from J. P. Beaumont's past shows up after 30 years, an ex-girlfriend whose husband has been brutally murdered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Yet another excellent book from J.A. Jance

    • By Siri-Mette Amble on 11-07-10

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 13

    • Name Withheld

    • J. P. Beaumont Series, Book 13
    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    This case draws J. P. Beaumont into the cutting edge of biotechnology, where business as usual means ruthless betrayal of personal and trade secrets.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent JP Beaumont

    • By Kaye Sena on 02-07-15

    Regular price: $18.89

  • Book 14

    • Breach of Duty

    • J. P. Beaumont Series, Book 14
    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Gene Engene
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    Who is J. P. Beaumont? A very human Seattle police detective who is hardened but hopeful, dispirited but diligent - the kind of cop who has experienced personal tragedy but still remains faithful to his duty. When J.P. Beaumont and his new partner, Sue Danielson, are assigned the murder of an elderly woman torched to death in her bed, Beaumont finds himself distracted by Sue's difficulties at home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Please don't make this the last JP Beaumont book!!

    • By Constance on 10-04-10

    Regular price: $22.39

  • Book 15

    • Birds of Prey

    • A J. P. Beaumont Novel
    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    A survivor of childhood trauma, two marriages, 20 hard years with the Seattle PD, and the bottle, Jonas Piedmont Beaumont has spent far too much time trolling the darker waters of human nature. In the wake of a devastating professional tragedy, he has decided, at long last, to pull the pin. But there is no safety in semiretirement for a man who long ago chose to make a violent world his home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • kellesue

    • By Kelle Sue on 06-05-17

    Regular price: $30.79

  • Book 16

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  • Book 17

    • Long Time Gone

    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Tim Jerome
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    After more than 20 years of distinguished service with the Seattle Police Department, Jonas Piedmont Beaumont is now working for the Washington State Attorney's Special Homicide Investigation Team or, as it's more commonly referred, the SHIT squad. But the more things change, the more they stay the same.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wince if you're from Seattle

    • By Peter on 09-13-05

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 18

    • Justice Denied

    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Ala Nebelthau
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196

    The investigation of LaShawn Tompkins's murder seemed straightforward enough. Upon his release from death row, the ex-drug-dealer returned to his old neighborhood where he was gunned down on his mother's doorstep. Just another case of turf warfare. At least that's what it looks like on the surface to Seattle investigator J. P. Beaumont, who's been handed the assignment under the strictest confidence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • She never fails!

    • By Donna on 01-17-08

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 19

    • 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 349
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239

    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

    • Fire and Ice

    • A Beaumont and Brady Novel
    • By: J. A. Jance
    • Narrated by: Hjillary Huber, Erik Davies
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance brings her two best-loved series characters together as Beaumont and Brady investigate a pair of cases that cross state linesSeattle 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 scattered around various dump sites, creating a grisly pattern of death across western Washington.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • JA Jance at her best

    • By Merry on 07-06-17

    Regular price: $16.77

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