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
Are Seattle's cops angels? Not so much. But Jance is able to create an alt...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
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
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
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
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
Otherwise, a pleasant few days' lunchtime reading...
* J.P. Beaumont