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Subject: J.A. Jance - Joanna Brady Mystery Series
Date Posted: 12/1/2007 9:02 AM ET
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This is another series that I've recently gotten hooked on! They take place in Arizona (which is a favorite place of mine).

Date Posted: 12/14/2007 12:07 AM ET
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I liked all her books

Date Posted: 12/14/2007 8:14 PM ET
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It's going a little slow because I'm trying to read the series in order, but so far I really like them. I have books 4, 5 and 6 here but can't continue until book 3 gets here and I get it read.

Date Posted: 12/15/2007 1:08 PM ET
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I have a bunch of those on my shelf that were given to me.

Maybe I should try them out.

Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Date Posted: 12/15/2007 3:29 PM ET
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Oh my yes, Carmen.  Start from the first one, though; there is quite a bit of character / relationship development over the years.  They are not a cozy, per so, but definitely not as dark as some authors that I like.  I slso like her JP Beaumont character series.

Here's the order of the Joanna Brady series in case you need it. 

Desert Heat (1993)

Tombstone Courage (1994)

Shoot, Don't Shoot (1995)

Dead to Rights (1996)

Skeleton Canyon (1997)

Rattlesnake Crossing (1998)

Outlaw Mountain (1999)

Devil's Claw (2000)

Paradise Lost (2001)

Partner in Crime [Beaumont and Brady] (2002)

Exit Wounds [Brady] (8/03)

Dead Wrong (2006)

Sharon

Date Posted: 12/15/2007 3:36 PM ET
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Thanks the for order of the books Sharon. It doesn't always say when the book is listed what number it is and I've been plodding along trying to figure it out. I've got a few on my bookshelf yet to read and I still need to order the last couple of them.

And yes they almost have to be read in order because the first book gives you the who, what, where, why and when and then the characters are expanded from there.

The books are:

Dead Wrong
Exit Wounds
Partner in Crime
Paradise Lost 
Devil’s Claw
Outlaw Mountain
Rattlesnake Crossing
Skeleton Canyon
Dead to Rights
Shoot/Don't Shoot
Tombstone Courage
Desert Heat



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Date Posted: 12/15/2007 8:01 PM ET
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Nancy go to the www, stop your killing me site that will help you with the order

Kathy (kss) -
Date Posted: 2/21/2008 2:46 PM ET
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I like all her books, but like the other series about the Seatle cop best

Date Posted: 2/21/2008 5:27 PM ET
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I, too, like all her books, but I think the Allison Reynolds series is taking over the favorite spot from the Beau books.     Can't wait for the next one. 



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Date Posted: 2/23/2008 12:22 AM ET
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I've picked up the first Joanna Brady and the first JP Beaumont to try, from my local library. I thought I would read them that way rather than use a credit, as I have got carried away lately with spending credits.

I have never heard of this author, so this thread has introduced me to more books to read. Like I didn't have enough already !!!

Date Posted: 2/24/2008 2:08 AM ET
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Just another fan.  I don't even remember where I picked up the first one, but I've read all the Joanne Brady series(through the library or picked up used copies)  She was one of those brilliant authors who pulled one character into another series so now I have to go read all the JP books.  Which I know was actually her first and only set for a long time



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Date Posted: 3/5/2008 6:52 AM ET
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I LOVE    J A Jance....her books are fun for me to read since my brother lives in that area of AZ. Her characters are fantastic and easy to relate to.

Date Posted: 3/5/2008 8:52 AM ET
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What a coincidence!  I just joined the First Look program over at Harper-Collins publishers' site.  Someone has a thread about it here somewhere.

You sign up to read books that are just about to come out and then you do a review of the book.  One that I applied for was a Joanna Brady mystery!  I hope it will make sense to me (if I win) if it's part of this long series.  But I'm glad to hear that you all like the books so much.

Date Posted: 3/21/2008 1:02 AM ET
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I think that once I'm finished with the Joanna Brady series I'll give the JP Beaumont books a try. I understand that there is one book that is a combination of both of them. Unfortunately that may take awhile because I've got almost 70 books sitting here just waiting to be read!!!

Subject: J.A. Jance
Date Posted: 3/27/2008 9:46 PM ET
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My friends mom & I love to read the same things so she is always giving me bags of books.Usually we read true crime but lately she has been sending other books as well.One was by J.A Jance (Exit Wounds) I LOVED the book & couldn`t put it down.Now I am trying to collect the rest of her books.I signed up to get email of her tours etc & she sent me an email thanking me for being a fan.Made my day 8)) 

Date Posted: 6/14/2008 1:37 AM ET
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I have a good number of her books on my bookshelf. I've still got the last 4 here waiting to be read



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Date Posted: 6/19/2008 2:45 PM ET
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Joanna Brady series is okay , but I really like the JP Beaumont series better.  Of course, I love the city of Seattle.

Date Posted: 12/6/2009 2:42 PM ET
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I'm now reading the J.P. Beaumont series and I'm enjoying it and really like the J.P. character but I don't think the books are as well rounded as the Joanna Brady series.

Date Posted: 12/10/2009 2:52 AM ET
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I have a few J.A. Jance posted here.  My sis got me hooked.