Monday, June 16, 2014

Book Review The Old Blue Line by J.A. Jance

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge, from Harper Collins, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

This new novella, from one of my favorite authors,  releases tomorrow, the 17th!

the old blue line cover


Butch Dixon has been taken for a ride …

Not a jump in the car, see the sights kind of ride. He's been taken for everything he has. He's lost his house, his restaurant business, his savings, his car, his best friend, his faith-all to his conniving ex-wife. But that was seven years ago. He picked himself up, left Chicago, and started over in Peoria, Arizona, running the Roundhouse Bar and Grill. He doesn't look back on those bad years; there's no point. Not until two curious cops show up at the Roundhouse.

Faith, Butch's ex-wife, has been murdered, and the evidence points to him. Stunned, Butch quickly realizes that the black-hearted woman is going to ruin him again, from her grave. Lucky for Butch, the Old Blue Line, a group of retired-but still sharp and tenacious-former legal and law enforcement coots, have taken it upon themselves, as a favor, to make sure he doesn't cross that thin line. After the dust settles, Butch's life is again upended-when a little red-haired ball of fire, Sheriff Joanna Brady, takes a seat at his bar.


I loved this novella! It is a very quick read (I read it in less than 2 hours), but it packs a wallop of a mystery that will keep you turning the digital pages as fast as you can! It's funny, quirky, full of solid law enforcement procedural meets old school doggery! I love it when authors give us prequels that give us more info on our favorite characters, and those characters involved in their lead character's lives, as such as this novella (Sheriff Joanna Brady)! You may find yourself like I was, begging for more 'crime fighting' by the 'Old Blue Line' folks- maybe another quick novella??? Looking for a great Summer read? Pick up this one for an afternoon away! 

About the Author:

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 four interrelated thrillers about the Walker family. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle and Tucson.

This novella is at a special price too- only $1.99!

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