The desecrated body of a missing Phoenix heiress is found in the Arizona wilderness by two teenage girls, one of which is Conchise County Sheriff Joanna Brady's daughter. When the body becomes only the first piece in a twisted and sinister puzzle in which nothing seems to fit, Brady must find a way to protect her daughter from a murderer.The desecrated body of a missing Phoenix heiress is found in the Arizona wilderness by two teenage girls, one of which is Conchise County Sheriff Joanna Brady's daughter. When the body becomes only the first piece in a twisted and sinister puzzle in which nothing seems to fit, Brady must find a way to protect her daughter from a murderer.Read Less
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Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. 432 p. Audience: General/trade. 1st Avon Books paperback printing, Aug.2002. 1st printing with full number line(1-10). Slight foxing(tanning). Minimal shelf wear. No remainder mark or inside marking. Spine straight with one felt crease. Binding tight. One owner, read once. From non-smoking environment.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed. First Edition. First Edition / First Printing as identified with "1" in the full number line. Signed by author! ! Very Clean Copy-Over 500, 000 Internet Orders Filled.
Fine in Fine jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; William Morrow First Print Very Good Hardcover in Fine Dust Jacket. Blue faux cloth spine over blue paper-wrapped boards copper lettered. Solid and tight, attractive, square, corner tops sharp, flat boards, spine heel soft bump. Pictorial jacket clean, bright and unblemished. Join Joanna Brady in Cochise County, Arizona for another suspenseful mystery in her 9th novel. New York: William Morrow, 2001 First Edition, First Printing. 6.25"x9.5" tall; 371pp.
Very good in very good dust jacket. SIGNED by the author on title page (signature only). 1st edition, 1st printing, complete number line. Light edgewear, a small closed tear, and some scratching to dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 384 p. Brady Novels. Audience: General/trade. Book has wear to the base of the spine and the boards. A Joanna Brady mystery by the author of the Ali Reynolds series and the J.P. Beaumont novels. Where possible, all books come with dust jacket in a protective mylar sleeve, sealed in a ziplock bag, wrapped in bubble wrap, shipped in a box.
I am totally enjoying J. A. Jance's Joanna Brady series. There are usually several story lines to follow as Sheriff Brady's police department deals with different cases. I feel like I am learning a lot about Arizona too as it deals with the immigration and border issues.
Jul 27, 2010
good book-good reading. keeps a persons interest through out the book. people and places are of great interest.
Publishers Weekly, 2001-07-23 In Cochise County (Ariz.) sheriff Joanna Brady's ninth outing, bestseller Jance verges on soap opera, but avoids the worst excesses of the type. Mother-daughter relationships get a real workout, as Joanna's brittle connection with her mother is always testy and the emotional fulcrum between Joanna and her 12-year-old daughter, Jenny, is always shifting. But plenty of other combinations of blood and bonding get a workout, too. Jenny and a camping partner discover the body of a naked woman while Joanna and new husband Butch Dixon are out of town to attend a sheriffs' convention and a wedding. Joanna's personal and professional lives collide heavily as concerns for her daughter, her department, her husband and her future intertwine. With a mix of old and modern police work (interviews, crime-scene analysis, sophisticated forensics) and intense personal problems (Jenny may be targeted by the killer, Butch may have cheated on Joanna, Joanna's mother's meddling may have gotten a girl killed), Jance keeps things roiling from start to finish. With more than two dozen mysteries to her credit, the author has learned a great deal about pacing and it's evident in this page-turner, which nicely builds suspense and throws in some nifty surprises as well. Jance's sense of place remains strong, whether here in the beautifully rendered rural Arizona setting or in the rainy Seattle of her J.P. Beaumont mysteries. (Aug. 7) Forecast: With a one-day laydown and strong marketing backing, including a 12-city tour and radio and print advertising, this book will hit the lists fast. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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