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J.A. Jance Judith Ann (J.A.) Jance was born on October 27, 1944. She is an American author of mystery and horror novels. She writes four series of novels, centering on retired Seattle Police Department officer J. P. Beaumont, Arizona county sheriff Joanna Brady, the Walker Family stories set on the Tohono O'odham reservation, and ex-TV Journalist Ali Reynolds. In Partner in Crime and Fire and Ice, Beaumont and Brady's stories intersect.

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.

Jance was born in Watertown, South Dakota and raised in Bisbee, Arizona, the setting for her Joanna Brady series of novels. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona. Before becoming an author, she worked as a school librarian on a Native American reservation, as a teacher, and selling insurance. Jance uses her initials for her pen name because a publisher told her that disclosing her gender would be a liability for a book about a male detective.

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The A List
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The A List by J.A. Jance

Field of Bones
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Field of Bones by J.A. Jance

Duel to the Death
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Duel to the Death by J.A. Jance

Proof of Life
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Proof of Life by J.A. Jance

Man Overboard
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Man Overboard by J.A. Jance

Downfall
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Downfall by J.A. Jance
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Jance, J.A. | A List, The | Signed First Edition Copy Jance, J.A. | A List, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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Failure to Appear | Jance, J.A. | Signed First Edition Book Jance, J.A. | Failure to Appear | Signed First Edition Copy

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Justice Denied | Jance, J.A. | Signed First Edition Book Jance, J.A. | Justice Denied | Signed First Edition Copy

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Kiss of the Bees | Jance, J.A. | Signed First Edition Book Jance, J.A. | Kiss of the Bees | Signed First Edition Copy

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Rattlesnake Crossing | Jance, J.A. | Signed First Edition Book Jance, J.A. | Rattlesnake Crossing | Signed First Edition Copy

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Remains of Innocence | Jance, J.A. | Signed Advance Reading Copy Jance, J.A. | Remains of Innocence | Signed Advance Reading Copy

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Fatal Error | Jance, J.A. | Signed First Edition Book Jance, J.A. | Fatal Error | Signed First Edition Copy

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Remains of Innocence | Jance, J.A. | Signed First Edition Book Jance, J.A. | Remains of Innocence | Signed First Edition Copy

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Failure to Appear | Jance, J.A. | Signed First Edition Book Jance, J.A. | Failure to Appear | Signed First Edition Copy

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Downfall | Jance, J.A. | Signed First Edition Book Jance, J.A. | Downfall | Signed First Edition Copy

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Exit Wounds | Jance, J.A. | Signed First Edition Book Jance, J.A. | Exit Wounds | Signed First Edition Copy

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Day of the Dead | Jance, J.A. | Signed First Edition Book Jance, J.A. | Day of the Dead | Signed First Edition Copy

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Second Watch | Jance, J.A. | Signed First Edition Book Jance, J.A. | Second Watch | Signed First Edition Copy

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Outlaw Mountain | Jance, J.A. | Signed First Edition Book Jance, J.A. | Outlaw Mountain | Signed First Edition Copy

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Partner in Crime | Jance, J.A. | Signed First Edition Book Jance, J.A. | Partner in Crime | Signed First Edition Copy

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J.A. Jance Bibilography


J.P. Beaumont Series

  1. Until Proven Guilty - 1985
  2. Injustice for All - 1986
  3. Trial by Fury - 1986
  4. Taking the Fifth - 1987
  5. Improbable Cause - 1987
  6. A More Perfect Union - 1988
  7. Dismissed with Prejudice - 1989
  8. Minor in Possession - 1990
  9. Payment in Kind - 1991
  10. Without Due Process - 1993
  11. Failure to Appear - 1994
  12. Lying in Wait - 1995
  13. Name Withheld - 1997
  14. Breach of Duty - 1999
  15. Birds of Prey - 2002
  16. Partner in Crime - 2003
  17. Long Time Gone - 2005
  18. Justice Denied - 2007
  19. Fire and Ice - 2009
  20. Betrayal of Trust - 2011
  21. Second Watch - 2013
  22. Dance of the Bones - 2015
  23. Proof of Life - 2017

Joanna Brady Series

  1. Desert Heat - 1993
  2. Tombstone Courage - 1995
  3. Shoot/Don't Shoot - 1996
  4. Dead to Rights - 1997
  5. Skeleton Canyon - 1998
  6. Rattlesnake Crossing - 1998
  7. Outlaw Mountain - 2000
  8. Devilís Claw - 2001
  9. Paradise Lost - 2002
  10. Partner in Crime - 2003
  11. Exit Wounds - 2004
  12. Dead Wrong - 2006
  13. Damage Control - 2008
  14. Fire and Ice - 2009
  15. Judgment Call - 2012
  16. Remains of Innocence - 2014
  17. Downfall - 2016
  18. Field of Bones - September 2018

Ali Reynolds Series

  1. Edge of Evil - 2006
  2. Web of Evil - 2007
  3. Hand of Evil - 2007
  4. Cruel Intent - 2008
  5. Trial By Fire - 2009
  6. Fatal Error - 2011
  7. Left for Dead - 2012
  8. Deadly Stakes - 2013
  9. Moving Target - 2014
  10. Cold Betrayal - 2015
  11. Clawback - 2016
  12. Man Overboard - 2017
  13. Duel to the Death - 2018
  14. The A List - April 2019

Walker Family Mysteries

  1. Hour of the Hunter - 1990
  2. Kiss of the Bees - 2001
  3. Day of the Dead - 2005
  4. Queen of the Night - 2010

Other

  • After the Fire - 2013

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