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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
Proof of Life (2017) 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
Duel to the Death (2018) 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

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.

Early and Personal Life

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.

Writing Career

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 ‘singleatheart.com’ 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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  • Denise Calabrese

    It may be a good idea to proofread this section. There are many grammatical and spelling errors. Additionally, the biography does not flow well, and at times, seems like it was written by a child. I’m not trying to be mean, but this is website about reading. Shouldn’t it be perfectly edited?