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Paradise Lost : A Brady Novel of Suspense

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When Cochise County, Arizona, Sheriff Joanna Brady's daughter Jenny goes off on a Memorial Day weekend girl's scout camp-out in nearby Apache Pass, Joanna trusts that her 12-year-old daughter will behave. But with boy-crazy Dora Matthews as a tentmate, Jenny is seduced into taking a late night unauthorized hike into the wilderness where - instead of smoking a clandestine cigarette, she and Dora stumble upon the body of a murdered Phoenix woman. Knowing that her little girl will be traumatized by her experience, Joanna must balance concern for Jenny with the demands of her new marriage and possible bid for reelection. But when young Dora Matthews herself turns up dead two days later, Joanna's concern turns to terror. For if Constance Haskell's killer is murdering potential witnesses, Jenny may be next.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 114 x 189 x 26mm | 240g
  • Harper
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062088130
  • 9780062088130
  • 620,901

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"Jance delivers a devilish page-turner." -- People "Brady comes into her own in this book...making an already appealing character even more so." -- St Louis Post-Dispatch "The plotting is up to Jance's high standards...bracing." -- Cleveland Plain-Dealer "[A] page turner...builds suspense and throws in some surprises as well. Jance's sense of place remains strong." -- Publishers Weeekly "Joanna Brady is a delightful character." -- Chicago Tribune "J.A. Jance is among the best--if not the best--mystery novelists writing today." -- Chattanooga Times "A strong appreciation for the Arizona countryside...a stronger central character." -- Dallas Morning News "In the elite company of Sue Grafton and Patricia Cornwell." -- *Flint Journal
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About J. A. Jance

J. A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the J. P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series, and five interrelated thrillers about the Walker family, as well as a volume of poetry. 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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3,757 ratings
3.98 out of 5 stars
5 28% (1,060)
4 45% (1,697)
3 24% (891)
2 2% (92)
1 0% (17)
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