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J. A. Jance

Autor(a) de Partner in Crime

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About the Author

Judith Ann (J. A.) Jance was born in Watertown, South Dakota on October 27, 1944. She received a degree in English and secondary education in 1966 and a M. Ed. in library science in 1970 from the University of Arizona. Before becoming an author, she taught high school English, worked as a school mostrar mais librarian on a Native American reservation, and sold insurance. She is the author of many popular mystery series including the J. P. Beaumont Mystery series, Joanna Brady Mystery series, and the Ali Reynolds series. She won the American Mystery Award for Without Due Process in 1992 and for Failure to Appear in 1993. Both of these titles are books in the J. P. Beaumont Mystery series. In 2014, her fiction book, A Last Goodbye, made the New York Times bestseller list. Random Acts, a title in A Joanna Brady and Ali Reynolds Novella Series, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de J. A. Jance

Partner in Crime (2003) 1,014 cópias
Desert Heat (1993) 941 cópias
Until Proven Guilty (1985) 865 cópias
Dead Wrong (2006) 865 cópias
Paradise Lost (2001) 826 cópias
Edge of Evil (2005) 823 cópias
Damage Control (2008) 813 cópias
Web of Evil (2007) 812 cópias
Long Time Gone (2005) 800 cópias
Devil's Claw (2000) 792 cópias
Justice Denied (2007) 785 cópias
Tombstone Courage (1994) 771 cópias
Hand of Evil (2007) 761 cópias
Shoot/Don't Shoot (1995) 757 cópias
Outlaw Mountain (1999) 748 cópias
Skeleton Canyon (1997) 735 cópias
Rattlesnake Crossing (1998) 731 cópias
Birds of Prey (2001) 728 cópias
Fire and Ice (2009) 718 cópias
Dead to Rights (1996) 716 cópias
Day of the Dead (2005) 708 cópias
Cruel Intent (2008) 687 cópias
Breach of Duty (1999) 677 cópias
Hour of the Hunter (1990) 673 cópias
Name Withheld (1996) 616 cópias
Taking the Fifth (1987) 605 cópias
Betrayal of Trust (2011) 600 cópias
Injustice for All (1986) 589 cópias
Failure to Appear (1993) 579 cópias
Lying in Wait (1994) 573 cópias
Fatal Error (2011) 570 cópias
Kiss of the Bees (2001) 566 cópias
Trial by Fire (2009) 562 cópias
Without Due Process (1992) 543 cópias
Judgment Call (2012) 542 cópias
Remains of Innocence (2014) 538 cópias
Trial by Fury (1986) 536 cópias
A More Perfect Union (1988) 531 cópias
Improbable Cause (1988) 529 cópias
Second Watch (2013) 520 cópias
Payment in Kind (1991) 512 cópias
Dismissed With Prejudice (1989) 503 cópias
Minor in Possession (1990) 496 cópias
Queen of the Night (2010) 480 cópias
Left for Dead (2012) 474 cópias
Dance of the Bones (2015) 403 cópias
Cold Betrayal (2015) 394 cópias
Deadly Stakes (2013) 391 cópias
Field of Bones (2018) 380 cópias
Moving Target (2014) 378 cópias
Clawback (2016) 361 cópias
Proof of Life (2017) 355 cópias
Man Overboard (2017) 326 cópias
Missing and Endangered (2020) 295 cópias
Nothing to Lose (2022) 270 cópias
The A List (2019) 261 cópias
Downfall (2016) 249 cópias
Sins of the Fathers (2019) 239 cópias
Credible Threat (2020) 214 cópias
Duel to the Death (2018) 214 cópias
Unfinished Business (2021) 169 cópias
Ring In the Dead (2013) 137 cópias
The Old Blue Line (2014) 134 cópias
Collateral Damage (2022) 124 cópias
Random Acts (2016) 112 cópias
Sentenced to Die (1996) 107 cópias
No Honor Among Thieves (2015) 107 cópias
Bark M for Murder (2006) 97 cópias
Still Dead (2017) 66 cópias
A Last Goodbye (2014) 65 cópias
After the Fire (1985) 43 cópias
It's Not Your Fault (1985) 14 cópias
Joanna Brady Series (1993) 3 cópias
The J. A. Jance Casebook (2011) 3 cópias
Coups de pompes (1988) 2 cópias
La chasse aux nymphettes (1987) 2 cópias
I maktens sentrum (1991) 2 cópias
Witness 1 exemplar(es)
Killing Jesus: a history 1 exemplar(es)
The Duel 1 exemplar(es)
Lincoln 1 exemplar(es)
Siste bedrag (1991) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

No Rest for the Dead: A Serial Novel (2011) — Contribuinte — 408 cópias
MatchUp (2017) — Contribuinte — 323 cópias
Naked Came the Phoenix: A Serial Novel (2001) — Contribuinte — 306 cópias
A Moment on the Edge: 100 Years of Crime Stories by Women (2000) — Contribuinte — 268 cópias
The Mysterious West (1994) — Contribuinte — 234 cópias
Cat Crimes (1991) — Contribuinte — 163 cópias
Crafty Cat Crimes: 100 Tiny Cat Tale Mysteries (2000) — Contribuinte — 143 cópias
Dangerous Women (2005) — Contribuinte — 134 cópias
Midnight Louie's Pet Detectives (1998) — Contribuinte — 110 cópias
Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War (2014) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
Creature Cozies (2005) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
Murder on Route 66 (1998) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
Vengeance Is Hers (1997) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
More Murder, They Wrote (1999) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Partners in Crime (1994) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
First Cases 4: The Early Years of Famous Detectives (2002) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum



Loved this. Continues the Walker family story. Mother goes to assisted living. Dan now with the federal agency Missing Indigenous Persons (MIP) and investigates a cold case where recently found burn site is matched with dental records from a woman missing from 3 years past. Jenny is finishing her criminal justice degree and plays a key part in the investigation and solution of the case. Very well written as all Janice’s novels. Afterwords are worth reading as they give info on where Jance gets her native stories that are included in her novels. Highly recommend.… (mais)
Caspaulding | outras 7 resenhas | Jun 11, 2024 |
Cold case murder mystery turning into current day murders and mystery involving a Native
American tribe and its traditions. I listened to this on CD and it was well narrated except the narrator didn't pause between different plot settings or people or even after the Native American stories told at the beginning of chapters, so it often took some time to understand what was gong on.
ZachMontana | outras 24 resenhas | Jun 10, 2024 |
As the second and transitional book in the series, I read it wondering.... The plot is challenging and I wondered several times "whodunit." However, distractions,detracted: "who cares whether she has a run in her pantyhose??" Issues related to gender and leadership transition were intriguing.
buffalogr | outras 12 resenhas | May 17, 2024 |
Hour of the Hunter by J. A. Jance

-Print: COPYRIGHT: January 1, 1991; PUBLISHER: William Morrow & Company; ISBN 978-0688096304; PAGES 370 ; Unabridged (Amazon Hardcover)

-Digital: COPYRIGHT: (1/1/1994) March 17, 2009; PUBLISHER: William Morrow reprint edition; FILE SIZE: 1001 KB; Unabridged (info from: Amazon: Kindle edition)

*Audio: COPYRIGHT: 20 Jan 2005; PUBLISHER: Books in Motion; DURATION: 15 hrs (approx.); Unabridged (INFO FROM Libby, OC Public Libraries)

Feature Film or tv: Not that I’m aware of.

SERIES: Walker Family Mysteries, Book 1

CHARACTERS: (Not comprehensive)
Diana Ladd- Widowed mother of a 6 year old boy
Davy Ladd (Olhoni) – Diana’s son
Bone – Black and tan mutt – predominantly Irish Wolfhound
Iona Anne Dade – Diana’s mother
Max Cooper – Diana’s father
Andrew Carlisle – Convicted as accomplice in a rape and murder of a teenage Native American
Gina Antone – Young Tohono Oʼodham Native American
Rita Antone {Nana Dahd / Dancing Quail} – A Tohono Oʼodham Native American-Gina’s grandmother
Gabe Ortiz (AKA Gihg Tahpani {Fat Crack}) - Rita’s nephew
Juanita Ortiz – Rita’s sister
Looks At Nothing – Tohono Oʼodham Native American
Ron Mallory – Assistant Superintendent at a state prison in Florence Arizona
Brandon Walker – A Pima County homicide detective
Louella Walker – Brandon’s mother
Toby Walker – Brandon’s father

-SELECTION: Don and I had the pleasure of seeing the author, J.A. Jance, speak at a library luncheon where this book was brought to our attention as having been the first book published. (Now, how had I missed that?)

-ABOUT? When a young Native American woman is killed and the perpetrator is sent to prison for just 6 years and then released with the prison’s assistant superintendent commenting on his departure that, in his opinion, he should never have been imprisoned for such an act to begin with, we gain an understanding of the low social status of those in this Native American community; many of the Tohono Oʼodham Native American customs are also highlighted.

-LIKED: Great characters and insights into the lives of the Tohono Oʼodham Native Americans. Great plot.

-DISLIKED: Nothing comes to mind.

-OVERALL: I enjoyed becoming familiar with the good characters, and was anxious that they overcome the bad ones.

AUTHOR: J. A. (Judith Ann) Jance -- (born October 27, 1944) "J. A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series, and three interrelated thrillers. Born in South Dakota, and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, she lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona. – “About the Author (inside the digital version of this book)

NARRATOR: : Gene Engene -- "Gene Engene is an award-winning reader with an astounding catalog of audiobooks to his credit. He is best known as J.P. Beaumont in the J.A. Jance mystery series. Gene is a veteran stage actor, director, and is a retired Professor of Drama at Eastern Washington University." -- Books in Motion

Fiction; Literature, Thriller; Suspense

SUBJECTS: (Not comprehensive)
Papago Indian Community; Tohono Oʼodham Native Americans; Psychopaths; murder; suicide; Origin stories; Widows; small towns


1943, 1963, 1967-1968, 1975

“To Bill, who brought us “the Bone,” and to Diana Conway wherever she is”

EXCERPT: (From Chapter 1)
“Davy Ladd scampered eagerly out of the room. Bone, black as a shadow and almost as big as his six-year-old owner, waited patiently outside the door. The two of them raced through the house looking for Rita. Davy was quiet about it, though. He didn’t shout or make too much noise. Rita had taught him better manners than that. Children were never to shout after their elders It wasn’t polite.
He found Rita in the backyard loading boxes laden with finely crafted handmade baskets into the bed of an old blue GMC. She stopped working long enough to wipe the running sweat from her wrinkled brown face.
“Well now, Olhoni,” she said, standing looking down on him with both hands folded over her faded apron. “What did your mother say?”
Only Rita called Davy Ladd by the name Olhoni, which, in Papago, means Maverick or Orphaned Calf. That name, the one he called his Indian name, was a jealously guarded secret shared by the boy and the old woman Not even Davy’s mother knew Rita called him that.
“I can go, Nana Dahd,” he told her breathlessly.
Dahd was Papago for “Godmother,” but the title was strictly honorary. Davy had never seen the inside of a church, and there had been no formal ceremony. Like her name for him, however, Nana Dahd was a form of address Davy used only when the two of them were alone together.
Davy clambered up into the truck. He helped shove the last box of baskets down the wooden floor of the short bed to where part of a livestock rack had been spot-welded to the outside wall of the cab. He held the boxes tightly while Rita used rope to lash them firmly in place.
“She says I can go to the feast too. Shall I wear my boots? Should I get a bedroll? Can Bone come?”
“Oh’o stays here,” Nana Dahd told him firmly. “Dogs don’t belong at feasts. Go get a jacket and a bedroll. Even with the fires, it may be cold at the dance. You’ll want to sleep before it’s over. I’ll fix lunch before we go.”
“Oh, no,” Davy replied seriously. “I won’t fall asleep. I promise. I want to stay up all night. Until the dance is over. Until the sun comes up.”
“Go now,” Rita urged, without raising her voice. That wasn’t necessary. The child did as he was told. He sometimes argued with his mother but never with Nana Dahd. Finished packing, Davy stowed his small canvas bag in the cab of the truck and then made his way into Nana Dahd’s room.
He found her busily patting a ball of soft white dough into a flat, round cake. When the dough was stretched thin enough, she dropped it into a vat of hot fat on the stove’s front burner. Within seconds, the dough puffed up and cooked to a golden brown. Meantime, Rita patted out another. Davy had often tried working the dough himself, but no matter what he did, the ball of dough remained just that—a stubborn ball of dough.
Davy hurried to his place at the bare wooden table, while Bone settled comfortably at his feet. Rita placed a mound of thick red chili on the popovers, folded them over, and brought them to the table on plates. In the center of the table sat a small bowl piled high with cooked broccoli. While Davy wrinkled his nose in disgust, Nana Dahd ladled a spoonful of broccoli onto his plate next to the steaming popover.
“You know I hate broccoli,” he said, reaching at once for the popover.
Rita was unmoved. “Eat your vegetables,” she said.
Davy nodded, but as soon as Rita turned her back, he slipped the broccoli under the table to a waiting and appreciative Bone. The dog liked everything—including broccoli.”

4 stars

6-23-2023 to 7-2-2023
… (mais)
TraSea | outras 16 resenhas | Apr 29, 2024 |



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