Friday, August 22, 2014

Book Review and Giveaway: Remains of Innocence by J.A. Jance

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Partners in Crime Book Tours, via Tomoson, 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

Today I have the 16th Joanna Brady mystery for you!

I know, I can't believe there are 16 books already too!

Remains of Innocence cover

Sheriff Joanna Brady must solve two perplexing cases that may be tied together in New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance’s thrilling tale of suspense that brings to life Arizona’s Cochise County and the desert Southwest in all its beauty and mystery.
An old woman, a hoarder, is dying of emphysema in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. In cleaning out her house, her daughter, Liza Machett, discovers a fortune in hundred dollar bills hidden in the tall stacks of books and magazines that crowd every corner.
Tracing the money’s origins will take Liza on a journey that will end in Cochise County, where Sheriff Joanna Brady is embroiled in a personal mystery of her own. A man she considers a family friend is found dead at the bottom of a hole in a limestone cavern near Bisbee. And now there is the mystery of Liza and the money. Are the two disparate cases connected? It’s up to Joanna to find out.

(Dad grabbed this book when it came in so, this is his review!)

“Remains of Innocence” by J.A. Jance is truly an excellent mystery. Jance is beyond doubt one of the best mystery writers of our time. She has the ability to keep you in the pages of her works. 

In this excellent story about her latest heroine Sheriff Johanna Brady we are taken form Massachusetts to Sheriff Brady’s hometown of Bisbee, Arizona. As you read this novel our author has put forth you will fell like you are right there with her and all the rest of these troubled characters. From a young woman being chased across the country in an effort to find her step brother so that she may figure why her step father left them so long ago and why she found a very large amount of money in her dead mother’s old home. Sheriff Brady is on the case of a murdered sixty year old man with learning disabilities. Who could have conceivably killed this nice man with the mind of a child? 

Come along on this fabulous journey and meet all the other characters and see how their story adds to the complications of everyone around them. Jance has truly given us readers a great mystery for our reading pleasure. Job well done!

About the Author

A voracious reader, J. A. Jance knew she wanted to be a writer from the moment she read her first Wizard of Oz book in second grade. Always drawn to mysteries, from Nancy Drew right through John D. McDonald's Travis Magee series, it was only natural that when she tried her hand at writing her first book, it would be a mystery as well.
J. A. Jance went on to become the New York Times bestselling author of the J. P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, three interrelated thrillers featuring the Walker family, and Edge of Evil. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.Check out her website, Facebook and Twitter pages for more!


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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing your dad's review of this mystery with us! I completely understand how books that arrive in the mail can be snatched by family members eager to read the next in a series!


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