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J.A. Jance

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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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* J.P. Beaumont
* Joanna Brady
* Ali Reynolds
* Walker Family

The Case of the Missing Dog

The problem with having your kids read your blog is that they become instant Fact Checkers. Such is the case from my dog blog from two weeks ago. My daughter’s three word critique? “You forgot Mandy.”

Yes, I did forget Mandy. It was during the late eighties, and we only had her for six months, but Mandy was important in our dog lives and in the lives of several other very lucky dogs as well. So...

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Published on September 20, 2019 06:00
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Michael Thanks for being my Goodreads friend, although since I've read ALL of your books, I feel like we're already friends. "Dance of the Bones" is next up on my Kindle. My reading genre of choice has always been mysteries and thrillers and I hardly ever get into sci-fi, but I started to see movie ads for the new Matt Damon movie, "The Martian" and it looked really good. I'm one of those people who always insist that the book is better than the movie. So I got "The Martian" by Andy Weir and I can't put it down. I highly recommend it to everyone who wants to read a "by the seat of your pants" book with just the right amount of humor.


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


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