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Without Due Process (J.P. Beaumont #10)

4.05  ·  Rating Details ·  2,135 Ratings  ·  77 Reviews
What kind of monster would break into a man's home at night, then slaughter him and his family? The fact that the dead man was a model cop who was loved and respected by all only intensifies the horror. But the killer missed someone: a five-year-old boy who was hiding in the closet. Now word is being leaked out that the victim was "dirty." But Seattle P.D. Homicide Detecti ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 1st 1993 by Avon (first published 1992)
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Jan C
Jul 11, 2014 Jan C rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library, police, audio, 2014
Beau and Big Al get called to a familiar address when an officer down call goes out. Turns out it is to an address where a good friend of Big Al lives. Plus, the call came with a warning that families of cops would be shot. They get to a crowded, bloody scene where Ben, his wife and three children were slaughtered with a knife. Beau is basically trying to keep Big Al from seeing his friend's body. They hear a noise from the closet. It turns out that one of the three dead boys was a neighbor and ...more
May 17, 2014 Marti rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
For me, this was the best yet of the Beaumont series. It was fast moving, the characters were all interesting, and the story elements were interesting. As the novel opens, we see Beaumont and his partner, Big Al answering a call that turns out to have been the brutal murder of one of Big Al's closest friends along with his entire family including the dog. The murdered cop was one of the few African-Americans on the Seattle police force and Beau's "old buddy" Kramer wants it an open and shut race ...more
Mar 15, 2014 Susan rated it really liked it
This is the latest of this series that I have read. Pretty good mystery and you didn't have to read all the others to understand the history.

What kind of monster would break into a man's home at night, then slaughter him and his family? The fact that the dead man was a model cop who was loved and respected by all only intensifies the horror. But the killer missed someone: a five-year-old boy who was hiding in the closet. Now word is being leaked out that the victim was "dirty." But Seattle P.D.
Dan Smith
Jun 25, 2016 Dan Smith rated it it was amazing
Beaumont, laid back detective... but never gives up. One of his associates and his family are murdered and the rumor is that the guy was a bad cop. But there was no indication and Beaumont had reason to believe that someone was trying to ruin the dead mans reputation.. He and Big Al, his partner, step outside the lines that had been given them to solve the murder...

Great story. Good characters
Brenda Benoit
Aug 12, 2016 Brenda Benoit rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my favorites of the series so far. There were a few laugh out loud moments, including when Beau was lecturing Ron Peters about how he really needs to get a cell phone installed in his car - Beau who is about as technologically averse as they come. I was happy that Ralph paid another visit to Beau as I love his character. Ron had a nice role in this story too and I would love to see Tony Freeman make appearances in future books. The story itself was fast moving and really made it h ...more
Oct 14, 2015 Megargee rated it really liked it
In this 10th in the Beaumont series, Beau is back from rehab and staying sober as he
is once again teamed up with Big Al to solve the slaughter of Al's former partner, Gentle Ben,
his family, and even their dog, Spot, in their home and protect Ben's surviving son, a toddler
who witnessed the killing.
Ginger Weirich
Feb 20, 2016 Ginger Weirich rated it it was amazing
When a mild-mannered cop and his entire family are murdered, it looks like the Seattle gangs might be going nuts. But all is not as it seems, and this tale is as convoluted as they come. Another excellent story from J. A. Jance. J.P. Beaumont is becoming a regular fixture in my home. 5 stars.
Aug 17, 2015 Ed rated it really liked it
#10 in the J.P. Beaumont series.

#10 - Seattle police detective J.P. Beaumont seeks the murderer of a fellow officer and his family. Conflicting clues indicate the slain officer was involved in secret activities; other clues indicate police officers may have been responsible for the killing.
Bruce Snell
Dec 19, 2014 Bruce Snell rated it liked it
Book number 10 in the J.P.Beaumont series by J.A. Jance - 3 stars. Beaumont is assigned to work the case of another cop and his entire family being killed. Typical, reliable Jance - not something to cause the reader to rethink his view of the world, but certainly able to entertain for a few hours.
Jun 23, 2014 Roxy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book touches on police corruption and gang violence. I enjoy this series because the plotlines are suspenseful, based in modern reality and because Beau solves the case!
Connie Marx
Jul 31, 2016 Connie Marx rated it liked it
I think I like J.A. Jance's Beaumont series most of all. He reminds me of the old time detective movies. I love it. another good book.
Mar 02, 2016 Mary rated it it was amazing
In this edition of the Beau series, Ralph has had a fax machine installed in Beau's apt and introduced him to a new Woman interest.
Jul 16, 2015 Jessica rated it liked it
JP Beaumont is just the best. I like the way he thinks.

THis book is about the family who gets murdered, but the little boy lives.
Apr 09, 2015 Ricardo rated it liked it
This is the first book by Jance that I find more than just average. Entertaining and fast-paced read
Kim Beatty
Jun 21, 2014 Kim Beatty rated it it was amazing
My favorite character written by my all time favorite author. Could and do read these books over and over!
Jun 26, 2015 Vicki rated it it was amazing
Very good suspense - really enjoyed this mystery. I'd recommend it to any murder mystery lover.
Dec 26, 2014 Lesly rated it really liked it
Like the lead character, Detective Beumont and that JA Jance is female. Like her writing style.
Gary Barrentine
Jul 05, 2016 Gary Barrentine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lots of excitement and moves along at a good pace.
Apr 08, 2015 Pat rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
Cop and family were killed.
Crooked cops.
Good one.
Donna Collier
Mar 28, 2015 Donna Collier rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Okay. Fast moving, typical mystery. Always enjoyable, but never sad to move on to the next thing!
Feb 27, 2015 Molly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beaumont continues to engage and solve murders.
Mar 05, 2014 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great light police procedural series; lots of fun. Read the series in order!
Feb 08, 2016 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Series is definitely getting better.
Sep 12, 2015 Mary rated it really liked it
4-. Police mystery with good suspense.
Susan Gaska
Nov 29, 2014 Susan Gaska rated it really liked it
Four and a Half stars.
Carol Hassett
Aug 22, 2014 Carol Hassett rated it really liked it
Shelves: mysteries
Another great J.P. Beaumont mystery.
Oct 03, 2010 Marti rated it really liked it
This is the last paperback JA Jance suspense novel I have until I discover one at a book sale. I shall have to check the local library to see if they have any. This is as usual well written and enjoyable. Beau's friend and financial advisor Ralph is visiting, and helps out especially when Beau brings home a little boy who was witness to the slaughter of his family. Unfortunately for the police force, THEY end up being villains as a number of them are involved in the case. One could become addict ...more
Aug 30, 2016 Bill rated it liked it
Another great read in the JP Beaumont series.
H R Koelling
Nov 10, 2008 H R Koelling rated it liked it
My girlfriend's father gave this book to me because he thought I might like it. I wasn't thrilled with the prospects of reading it, but I ended up thinking the book was pretty cool. It was a good book to read before bed because most of the chapters are relatively short. And I could remember what happened with the plot if I didn't have a chance to read it for a few days.

My introduction to detective Beaumont was a great beginning to Nance's work. I just might read more of her books if I come acro
Renée Fontenot
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Judith Ann Jance is the top 10 New York Times bestselling author of the Joanna Brady series; the J. P. Beaumont series; three interrelated thrillers featuring the Walker family; and Edge of Evil, the first in a series featuring Ali Reynolds. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.

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