Wednesday, July 31, 2013

"Ring In The Dead"

J. P. Beaumont may be an old homicide hand now, but back when he was a rookie working with his first partner, Milton Gurkey—a.k.a. Pickles—things took a turn for the worse . . . 

One day, at the end of Beaumont and Pickles's shift, a stop at the Doghouse restaurant quickly turns deadly. Not feeling well, Pickles steps out into the parking lot for a breath of fresh air and stumbles into a crime in progress. Suffering from a heart attack, he is found unconscious, with a dead woman on the ground nearby and the murder weapon in his hand. 

With Pickles under investigation from Internal Affairs, it's up to the new kid on the block, J. P. Beaumont, and his friends on the force to find out the truth.

My Thoughts...

Sitting here this evening I wondered what can I read to finish out the month of July. Then I remembered this novella provided to me by the publisher to read and review.

J. P. Beaumont’s had his share of mysteries to solve in his career. Now, J. A. Jance delves into his early years as a rookie homicide detective in her first e-original novella "RING IN THE DEAD."  Working with seasoned detective Milton Gurkey—a. k. a. Pickles—didn’t exactly start off as a solid partnership. Disgruntled at being stuck with a rookie, Pickles felt it was his duty to give Beaumont a hard time. But, when Pickles is suspected of murder, there’s only one person who can help him.

RING IN THE DEAD is filled with mystery and personal reflection as J.P. Beaumont remembers his first years as a detective.  Jance’s first e-novella does not disappoint. The J.P. Beaumont series continues with forthcoming novel SECOND WATCH, in September 2013. 

Thanks to the publishers for this quick fun book to  read and give an honest review. I enjoyed it and awarded it 3 stars. This book is now part of my Kindle library.  

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 four interrelated thrillers about the Walker Family. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona. Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.

I did not receive any type of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers and authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed this book. Very nice review!

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