J.A. Jance Books In Order

Publication Order of J.P. Beaumont Books

Until Proven Guilty (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Injustice for All (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trial by Fury (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taking the Fifth (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Improbable Cause (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A More Perfect Union (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dismissed With Prejudice (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Minor in Possession (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Payment in Kind (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Without Due Process (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Failure to Appear (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lying in Wait (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Name Withheld (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breach of Duty (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Birds of Prey (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Partner in Crime (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Long Time Gone (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Justice Denied (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire and Ice (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Betrayal of Trust (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ring in the Dead (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Second Watch (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stand Down (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dance of the Bones (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Joanna Brady Books

Desert Heat (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tombstone Courage (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shoot Don't Shoot (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead to Right (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skeleton Canyon (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rattlesnake Crossing (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outlaw Mountain (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil's Claw (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paradise Lost (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Partner in Crime (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exit Wounds (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Wrong (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Damage Control (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire and Ice (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judgment Call (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Old Blue Line (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Remains of Innocence (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Honor Among Thieves (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Random Acts (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Downfall (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ali Reynolds Books

Edge of Evil (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Web of Evil (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hand of Evil (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cruel Intent (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trial By Fire (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fatal Error (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Left for Dead (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Stakes (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moving Target (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Last Goodbye (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold Betrayal (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Honor Among Thieves (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clawback (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Random Acts (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man Overboard (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Walker Family Mysteries Books

Hour of the Hunter (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiss of the Bees (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Day of the Dead (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Queen of the Night (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dance of the Bones (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About J.A. Jance:

J.A Jance, is an American author, who writers under a pen name. Her real name is Judith Ann Jance. In an interview, she revealed that she writes under a pen name because a publisher told her that she needed to hide her gender if she was going to write books about a male detective.

It seemed that throughout her career she was going to be put down because of her gender. She knew that she wanted to be a writer early on in her life, because she loved the Wizard of Oz. However, she was refused a place on a writing course because her teacher thought that women should be teachers or they should stay at home.

She went on to marry a student on the course, but even then she was unable to follow her dream because her husband said that he was going to be the only author in the family. This seemed like professional jealousy because he said that after she received praise from a New York publisher. Her husband remained unpublished and she put her writing ambitions on hold because she wanted to please him.

She would not pick up a pen again, other to write poetry behind her husbands back, until he died. She began writing her novels because she was a single mother and no other source of income. She wrote her first few novels in the middle of the night, when her children were asleep.


The first book that she wrote was never published. She had a publisher but she had no formal training, so she didn’t know that she could miss things out. Every single thought she had, she put into the book and it ended up being thousands and thousands of pages.

Another mistake she made was to mix fiction and non-fiction. She called upon a famous murder, from her area and she wrote a fictional detective who solves the murder. The problem was that it was too extreme in both areas. The non-fiction was too detailed and the fiction was too fantastic.

It wasn’t until her agent sat her down and told what she was doing wrong, that she knew what she was doing and she started to have some successes.

Detective Beaumont is Born

When she knew what her aim was, she set her sights on writing a novel and her first detective novel was born. It surrounded Detective Beaumont and it told the tale of his wish to solve a 5-year old girl’s murder and the love for a mysterious mourner who placed one single rose on her coffin. Now, there 21 books in that series. In addition to this series she has now written 25 other novels, bringing her tally to 46 and counting.

Her Life Changed Forever

In the years that followed her divorce from her first husband, Jance’s life changed forever. She thinks that this is because of her books. She met the love of her life a few month after her first book was published and she has lived a happily married life ever since.

She inherited a few kids from her second marriage and she now has some Grandchildren. Her second husband has been very supportive of her career and she repaid him by letting him retire at 54. He now spends his life playing golf and playing with the kids.

In the very beginning, her second husband had to provide her with financial support. Even though when they met, she was a published writer, she didn’t see the fruits of her labor for a number of years. Her income was basically just a little bit of spending money her and there, that is why she is happy to support him in their later years.

She has loved her life so far and she doesn’t even regret the 18 years that she spent married to an alcoholic and hiding her love for writing. In those years, she gained experience that she put into her books and changed the shape of some of her characters. Without that experience, she might not be an author today. One might argue that she may have become an author sooner, but would her characters have been the same. She might have ended up as a romance novelist.

The Future

The future is very bright for Jance. She is now a New York Times best selling author and she has a new book scheduled for release in February 2014.

The book is called Moving Target and is the next book in the series about Alison Reynolds. She was a broadcaster who lost her job because the network wanted someone younger; she moves home and sets up a blog. However, she starts a fight for her life because someone is sending her threatening posts.

In the new book, Alison Reynolds is travelling continents to solve a cold case and figure out who is threatening the life of a youth offender.

She is another author who likes to hear from her fans and regularly updates them on her life. She encourages them to email her and comment on her blog page, which she updates quite regularly. It makes her happy when she hears from a fan and is told how her books have gone someone through a difficult time in their lives. This makes her feel like she is doing what she is meant to be doing in her life, finally.

She also has a page on her website called “Sugerloaf Café.” The café is fiction and is featured in some of her books, but the recipes that get included in the novels are true recipes that she has used in real life. Her son, Tom, devises the recipes

and she is very proud of this page. She wanted this page because she wanted the fans to be able to make some of the foods that are featured in the books.

Her son loves that fact that he is able to do this. It makes him feel closer to his mother and to the characters within the books. They got the idea to make this site from an email exchange from a fan. Ever since the site was made, he has been obsessed with knowing Eddie, one of the characters in the books and imagining everything about her.

He has ideas for other cookbooks based on foods found in literary novels and imagines himself cooking meals from Shakespeare’s plays. For now though, he is concentration on making the fictional recipes come to life for the fans.

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