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J.A. Jance Books In Order

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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 (1988)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 (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Failure to Appear (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lying in Wait (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Name Withheld (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Breach Of Duty (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Birds of Prey (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Partner in Crime (2002)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
Second Watch (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ring In the Dead (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stand Down (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dance of the Bones (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Still Dead (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Proof of Life (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sins of the Fathers (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nothing to Lose (2022)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 (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead to Rights (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skeleton Canyon (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rattlesnake Crossing (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outlaw Mountain (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil's Claw (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paradise Lost (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Partner in Crime (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exit Wounds (2003)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
Field of Bones (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Missing and Endangered (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ali Reynolds Books

Edge of Evil (2005)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
Duel to the Death (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The A List (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taking the Veil (With: Eric Van Lustbader) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Credible Threat (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unfinished Business (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Collateral Damage (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Walker Family Mysteries Books

Hour of the Hunter (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiss of the Bees (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Day of the Dead (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Queen of the Night (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dance of the Bones (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

After the Fire (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The MatchUp Collection Books

Honor & ... (By:C.J. Box,Sandra Brown) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deserves to Be Dead (By:John Sandford,Lisa Jackson) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Getaway (By:Lisa Scottoline,Nelson DeMille) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Flame (By:Christopher Rice,Lara Adrian) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Short Story (By:Karin Slaughter,Michael Koryta) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Past Prologue (By:Diana Gabaldon,Steve Berry) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Faking a Murderer (By:Lee Child,Kathy Reichs) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dig Here (By:Charlaine Harris,Andrew Gross) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taking the Veil (With: Eric Van Lustbader) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rambo on Their Minds (By:Gayle Lynds,David Morrell) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Footloose (By:Val McDermid,Peter James) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of 100 Stories Books

100 Sneaky Little Sleuth Stories (By:Marcia Muller,Jon L. Breen,Martin Greenberg,,John Jakes,Chet Williamson,,Barry N. Malzberg,Stefan R. Dziemianowicz,,Michael Gilbert,Carolyn Wheat,Robert E. Weinberg,,,,C.J. Henderson,,H.R.F. Keating,Francis M. Nevins Jr.,,Shelley Singer) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Menacing Little Murder Stories (By:Robert E. Weinberg,,Fred Chappell,,Thomas Ligotti) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Tiny Tales of Terror (By:Martin Greenberg,Stefan R. Dziemianowicz,Lucy Taylor,Robert E. Weinberg,Manly Wade Wellman) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Midnight Louie Books

with Carole Nelson Douglas, Nancy Pickard, Toni L.P. Kelner, Lilian Jackson Braun
Catnap (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pussyfoot (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat On A Blue Monday (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Crimson Haze (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Diamond Dazzle (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat with an Emerald Eye (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Flamingo Fedora (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Golden Garland (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat on a Hyacinth Hunt (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Louie's Pet Detectives (With: Carole Nelson Douglas,Nancy Pickard,Toni L.P. Kelner,Lilian Jackson Braun) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in an Indigo Mood (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Jeweled Jumpsuit (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Kiwi Con (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Leopard Spot (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Midnight Choir (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Neon Nightmare (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Louie In Something Fishy (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in an Orange Twist (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Hot Pink Pursuit (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Quicksilver Caper (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Red Hot Rage (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Sapphire Slipper (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Topaz Tango (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in an Ultramarine Scheme (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Vegas Gold Vendetta (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fruit of the Tomb (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a White Tie and Tails (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in an Alien X-Ray (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Yellow Spotlight (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in a Zebra Zoot Suit (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat in an Alphabet Endgame (By:Carole Nelson Douglas) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
If you are reading the Midnight Louie series in chronological order, you will want to read the Cat and a Playing Card series prior to the Midnight Louie series. However, this is not required.

Publication Order of Anthologies

Partners in Crime(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crafty Cat Crimes(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Naked Came the Phoenix(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bark M For Murder(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Deadly Bride and 19 of the Year's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Writer in the Library: 41 Writers Reveal How They Use Libraries to Develop Their Skill, Craft & Careers(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Rest for the Dead(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery Writers of America Presents Ice Cold(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
MatchUp(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An American author of mystery and thriller novels, the writer J. A. Jance is highly regarded for her various contributions to the genre over the years. Known as Judith Ann Jance, she is seen as one of the leading figures currently working within her field, as she has produced a number of notable works over the entire course of her career. Combining both character and story, she is well known for her ability in combining character with story, whilst keeping the reader engaged and guessing throughout.

Born in 1944 on the 27th of October, Judith Ann Jance was born in Watertown, South Dakota in the United States of America. Later she was raised in Bisbee in Arizona, a setting which would come to form the basis of many of her books in the years to come. Over the years she would harbor a strong love for both reading and writing, taking in much from the world around her, formulating many of her ideas to follow.

Attending the University of Arizona where she graduated from, she would focus herself on her craft with a serious sense of dedication. This would allow her to progress throughout the years in both style and tone, as she would gain the tools that she needed whilst studying. Over the course of these years she would also gain a vast amount of material to put into her work as well, shaping and refining it gradually and consistently.

Prior to becoming an author she would work as a school librarian upon a Native American reservation called Tohono O’Odham. After this she would go on to work as a teacher, before later becoming an insurance agent, leading on to her finally becoming a full-time author. It was all this experience though that would help shape her writing career today, allowing her to become the highly versatile novelist that she now is.

Living between Arizona and Seattle for different parts of each year, she still currently writes to this present day. Using her initials as her pen-name, she was advised not to give away her gender by her publisher who felt that readers might not appreciate a male detective story being written by a woman. This has become more open over the years though, as she has garnered critical and commercial success in equal measure, something which will continue for many years to come.

Starting out in 1985, she would bring out her first book titled ‘Until Proven Guilty’, which is title that would bring her to the attention of the public at large. This would also mark the first in the long-running J P Beaumont series of novels featuring the eponymous detective of the same name. Following his career over the course of the books, these novels would become the titles for which she’d probably be most famous for.

Taking up the majority of her backlog of work, the J P Beaumont is one of most successful and critically acclaimed series to date. Along with that, she has also produced a number of other highly popular detective series, such as the Brandon Walker franchise, along with the Joanna Brady and Alison Reynolds series too. These would all run for extended periods of time too, as she would go on to become a highly accomplished author of modern detective fiction.

Writing under a pen-name for the majority of her writing career, she is largely known by her initials, which was originally done in order to hide her gender. As her name has advanced with her reputation, along with progress being made, this has changed in recent years. With her brand now being a household name, she has become a commercial success worldwide, as well as a critical one.

Raising over $250,000 in the past, Judith Ann Jance has made a lot of money for various charities over the course of her career. This is done through book-signings which not only help her to raise money, but also build her name as an author too. Establishing a strong reputation, she has managed to effectively craft herself a career that is the envy of many an up-and-coming writer.

With a lot more to come, Jance doesn’t show any signs of stopping any time soon, as she maintains a strong profile within and throughout the literary community. Helping charities as well, she has requested that many book-stores donate a percentage of their earnings to charity during her book signings. This has lead to her becoming a much loved figure throughout the industry, as her legacy grows from strength-to-strength, on into the foreseeable future.

Cruel Intent Brought out through ‘Touchstone Books’ in 2008 on the 2nd of December, this was the fourth in the series of ‘Ali Reynolds’ novels. Following on in much the same vein as before, this sought to recapture the style and tone of the previous novels. Along with this it also provides a number of twists and turn, as well as developing the central character of Ali Reynolds herself. There’s a dating site called ‘’ which seems innocent on the surface, but has a dangerous killer lurking underneath.

That’s when the forty-something e-newscaster and amateur sleuth Ali Reynolds steps onto the scene after a murder takes place involving the construction of her new home. Looking to prove her contractor Bryan’s innocence, she then takes it upon herself to clear his name and find the real killer. Will she find them? Can she stop them before they kill again? Who has cruel intent? Judgement Call Released through the Harper publishing label this was first brought out in 2012 to an already eager audience.

Marking the fifteenth title in the ongoing ‘Joanna Brady’ series of novels, this follows on from the previous books in the franchise. With many ideas from before it also makes some interesting developments of its own, making its own unique and interesting mark on the overall series. After the daughter of officer Joanna Brady uncovers the body of her school principle in the desert, a murder investigation is set underway.

Soon, though, it gradually transpires that her daughter may be more culpable in the murder than she initially thought or hoped. Separating her love for her daughter from her duty to upholding the law is harder than Brady could ever have imagined. Who really is guilty? Is Joanna Brady compromised? Can she make an effective judgement call??

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4 Responses to “J.A. Jance”

  1. Helen J Greig: 3 months ago

    I am having vision problems so listen to recorded books dàily. Love the J.A. Jance books but very sad that I hàve come to the end of the list. Whatever will I do now?

  2. kathy ferguson: 6 months ago

    I’ve read and loved every book she has written and wait impatiently for each new one!

  3. Kerry: 1 year ago

    I would like you to know Ms Jance that I have been reading all the JP Beaumont books in order. Love him, love him. He is so human with faults, warts and all. I also especially enjoy Gene Engene thoroughly as the narrator. Thank you for keeping him throughout the series. Thank you, thank you.

  4. survivor: 5 years ago

    Re: JA Jance = attended a lecture by this author in Avalon NJ tonight -delightful -but she never answered the question of how she sold her first novel at 38. I was interested in the process, rejection letters, edit woes, etc. I was struck by what a kind woman she appears to be. Maybe, a longtime friend from college you meet up with occasionally over the years, and realize you still like each other. Nice evening.


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