Sunday, July 16, 2017

Another Excellent J.A.Jance "Joanna Brady" Mystery: Remains of Innocence

If you want to read excellent mysteries J.A. Jance is an amazing author. J.A.Jance's  Sheriff Joanna Brady Mystery series has been one of my (Rob) favorites since I read the first book called "Tombstone Courage" many years ago. I picked it up because of my fascination with Tombstone, Arizona, which is in the county that the sheriff protects. Since then, I've read all 15 books in the series and just finished the 16th called "Remains of Innocence."
    This book has two storylines that come together and provide insight on many mysteries. I love the characters, and the storytelling is gripping. I finished this book in 5 days (since I've always got a lot to do, that says something). I love the Sheriff Brady character and her husband Butch. Even their 2 children have great characterizations. This mystery really has you going until the end. Highly recommend it! 
  Plus, the "Bonus story" of "The Old Blue Line" featuring Butch, the Sheriff's husband, was outstanding. Although less than 100 pages, it had a great twist to it, too. J.A. Jance is truly one of the best mystery writers today. - Rob

ABOUT THE BOOK: Sheriff Joanna Brady must solve two perplexing cases that may be tied together in New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance’s thrilling tale of suspense that brings to life Arizona’s Cochise County and the desert Southwest in all its beauty and mystery.
An old woman, a hoarder, is dying of emphysema in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. In cleaning out her house, her daughter, Liza Machett, discovers a fortune in hundred dollar bills hidden in the tall stacks of books and magazines that crowd every corner.
Tracing the money’s origins will take Liza on a journey that will end in Cochise County, where Sheriff Joanna Brady is embroiled in a personal mystery of her own. A man she considers a family friend is found dead at the bottom of a hole in a limestone cavern near Bisbee. And now there is the mystery of Liza and the money. Are the two disparate cases connected? It’s up to Joanna to find out.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next