Dead To Rights (Joanna Brady #4)
A woman is cruelly cut down in a remote corner of Arizona, killed on her nineteenth wedding anniversary by a drunk motorist.? A year later, the driver himself dies badly, and all suspicions point to the slain woman's still-grieving husband as his murderer. But the truth is rarely black and white in the long Southwestern shadows, and one law officer is not rushing to condem...more
On a positive note, I found the plot in this novel to be much more involved than earlier ones in the series. There are also several subplots that occur in addition to the main one and Jance does a good job tying them altogether to make an interesting story. The reader also gets more detailed kno ...more
Are Seattle's cops angels? Not so much. But Jance is able to create an alt ...more
7/20-this is taking forever to move along and the reader is amateurish. Will give it one more try before I move on to another audio.
7/22/10 too much time was spent with the protagonist reminiscing or going into detail on people or events in her personal life forsaking the actual plot development of the "mystery".. Also, it is not necessary to always use the characters entire n ...more
It touched on things like drunk driving, mental health and domestic violence. On book 3 there was a reference about illegal immigration and on book 4 it was more pronounced. Trying to do a good cop/bad cop on the debate, the good cop doesn't really try to give a defense. Then again the book was published in 1996 ...more
Since this is and older book the recording is one of the first and has lots of flaws as stated by a previous reviewer. To me the most glaring was the mispronunciation of last names of Hispanic origin. I contacted Books in Motion , the company that Dodd the recording. They replied that when the book was recorded it was hard to get pronunciation info and that there was no way to fix the fl ...more
In this, the fourth Brady novel, Jance appears to be hitting her stride. There is more action, more suspense, and more complexity. All of the major continuing characters and their back stories have been introduced. (When you encounter new characters in a Brady novel, they are likely to be the murderers or victims, especially if they are from ...more
Joanna continues to try to make a life for herself and her young daughter after the death of her hu ...more
It seems like this book, labeled 4th in the series, is set in an earlier time in the sequence, when Joanna is still working out her relationship with the cops in the department, and in which her love interest finally appears.
There's a good amount of character complexity, and personal issues with the tough guy cops to carry the day.
I'll continue working through to series as they come up on the library website.
Joanna Brady deals with a string of murders. The husband of a woman killed by a drunk driver is suspected of killing the driver, a local veterinarian, but his wife and his lover are other suspects. An old woman kills her abusive father. Joanna is making progress on co-existing with her mother with help from her in-laws. Butch Dixon comes to visit.
The m ...more
Another good entry in the series. I think I like this one a little better than the last one. The mystery is about a man who lost his wife on their 19th anniversary to a drunk driver. The driver turns out to be the vet for Bisbee. Once the driver pays his debt to society and returns to Bisbee is when the fun begin ...more
AND the way the narration describes how SHOCKING it is that GAYS moved into town (the book keeps calling them "the gays"), and then one man uses the word "partner," and Jo ...more
* J.P. Beaumont
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