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Payment in Kind (J. P. Beaumont Novel Book 9) [Kindle Edition]

J. A. Jance
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Book Description

It looks like a classic crime of passion to Detective J.P Beaumont: two corpses found lovingly entwined in a broom closet of the Seattle School District building. The prime suspect, Pete Kelsey, admits his slain spouse was no novice at adultery, yet he swears he had nothing to do with the brutal deaths of the errant school official and her clergyman-turned-security guard companion. Beau believes him, but there's something the much sinned-upon widower's not telling—and that spells serious trouble still to come.

Because the secret Pete's protecting is even hotter than extra-marital sex. . . and it could prove more lethal than murder.


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    From Publishers Weekly

    In his ninth appearance, Detective J. P. Beaumont of the Seattle Police is swamped with problems: a pair of corpses at the public school district office, and the unwelcome assistance of self-promoting Detective Paul Kramer. Marcia Kelsey, a district employee, and Alvin Chambers, a security guard, are found partially naked, legs entwined, dead of gunshot wounds. A note found nearby says, "A, See you tonight at the usual time. M." When Pete Kelsey learns that his wife may have been having an affair with Chambers, he calmly observes that she had always had "outside interests." Kramer is itching to pin the murders on Kelsey, and when the husband's name and identity turn out to be fake, the overly ambitious detective is ready to press charges. But Beaumont learns how 20 years of mostly innocent deceit have finally come to bear deadly fruit. This entertaining work moves along at a sprightly pace, sprinkling delicious clues along the way, but readers may conclude that Jance ( Minor in Possession ) isn't playing quite fair--Beaumont misses a crucial identification that a peripheral character makes easily late in the book. Author tour.
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    Review

    "Solid Entertainment"--" Kirkus Review"Believable And Intense"--" West Coast Review of Books"Jance's Artistry Keeps The Reader Guessing -- And Caring."--" Publishers Weekly

    Product Details

    • File Size: 448 KB
    • Print Length: 384 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0380758369
    • Publisher: William Morrow; Reissue edition (October 13, 2009)
    • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B000FC1TBM
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Lending: Not Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,377 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    4.6 out of 5 stars
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    4.6 out of 5 stars
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent book in the Beaumont series March 30, 2006
    By KGANNON
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    I really enjoyed this book. Like the others in the Beaumont series, this was a quick read. The plot was entertaining. Just when you thought you knew who the killer was there was another slight twist. I also enjoyed learning more about J.P. Beaumont as the story was peppered with a few more details about his character. I would definately recommend this book.
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    6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining reading June 30, 2000
    Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
    In this addition to this series, J.P. has returned from a rehab center in the Arizona desert to resume crime-fighting in Seattle. During a very unusual blizzard, a double homocide occurs at the Seattle School District's administrative offices. The head of Labor Relations and a security guard are found murdered in a closet. More than the murder victims come out of the closet as J.P. discovers some family secrets of the deceased. The reader is led through twists and turns in the plot until the true identity of the killer is uncovered. This is vintage Jance!
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    4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Beaumont Investigates Death in a Closet. October 25, 2008
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    PAYMENT IN KIND by J.A. Jance is another installment in her fascinating J.P. Beaumount series. What isn't there to like about Beau? He's good at his job with just the right amount of cynicism. He doesn't have to work, but does because he cares about the victims and justice. He takes his problems to the line and battles his own personal demons head on with a little help from his friends.
    Two bodies are discovered in a closet, the janitor and a woman educational executive in a building of the Seattle School District. Beau believes the betrayed husband is innocent, but who is guilty?
    A fast read, that is well paced for Beau's fans.
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    4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars First by this author November 28, 2008
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    I thought the mystery in this book was very good. What got me was the main character who let everyone just walk all over him. Beaumont was a rug. His partner/ex partner/sarge/interviewees/friends/sponsors/enimies (even the heater in the building he lives in), treated him like crap and he while he fumes over it a little, he justifies their actions, and allow this behavior to continue. This doesn't make for a very compelling read.
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    10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Jance Does It Again! April 5, 1999
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    J.A. Jance's "Payment in Kind" is a great story. Again featuring one of the author's main protagonists, J.P. Beaumont, Jance weaves a spellnbinding trail that keeps the reader on edge and suspecting almost all of the characters in the story at one point or another; just as you are absolutely sure you know who did it -- you discover it wasn't them! Keeps you moving to the very last chapter.
    One of the finest mystery writers today; a wonderful charcter (literally and figuratively) in Beaumont!
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars good entry in the series February 21, 2012
    By Harley
    Format:Kindle Edition
    If you like this series then you should enjoy this. A good plot, twists and all. JP is sticking to AA, he is working with a new partner and has no love interest in this one. You should read these in order as there is no back story given. If you are not familiar with the background you might wonder about his friends. his money and his porsche. However, it still stands well on its own. This is a solid police procedural. I enjoyed the read. The only reason I am not awarding full marks for this is that its solid rather than great. A good holiday read. low on angst, does not dwell overly on character development but presents a neat plot over a moderate length book. It is not demanding, just entertainment.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Jance Does It Again! April 5, 1999
    By A Customer
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    J.A. Jance's "Payment in Kind" is a great story. Again featuring one of the author's main protagonists, J.P. Beaumont, Jance weaves a spellbinding trail that keeps the reader on edge and suspecting almost all of the characters in the story at one point or another; just as you are absolutely sure you know who did it -- you discover it wasn't them! Keeps you moving to the very last chapter.
    One of the finest mystery writers today; a wonderful charcter (literally and figuratively) in Beaumont!
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    3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Solid entertainment January 5, 2004
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    First I must say in response to an earlier review, no the villian is not revealed early on! I don't know how she knew, but I didn't know until the very end! This was a good book and a fast pace read. I'm not usually a big mystery reader, but I really like Jance's style and most of all I like J.P. Beaumont. He is a great main character.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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    Published 1 day ago by Karen Obrycki
    3.0 out of 5 stars That hot, sordid secret - it ain't what you thought it was
    I liked the Joanna Brady novels, so I keep trying the JP Beaumont novels, hoping I'll like it. Not so much. Read more
    Published 3 days ago by Sylvia McIvers
    4.0 out of 5 stars Twisting mystery
    Twisting murder mystery to solve while working around back-stabbing partner. One can easily understand the frustration of missing information, failure to investigate, and the boss... Read more
    Published 4 days ago by Bookzilla
    5.0 out of 5 stars A real who done it.
    I really enjoyed this book. I love this character and following the storyline. Lots of twists and turns to keep you interested.
    Published 1 month ago by GD
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    I have always enjoyed the Beaumont series.
    Published 1 month ago by brenda reed
    5.0 out of 5 stars Goes to the heart.very concise and an easy read
    I love the way that the author prolongs the outcome. I like surprises. Read it during a long airflight better than then the movie they offered.
    Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    I love J.A. Jance books.
    Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
    4.0 out of 5 stars still having continuity problems
    How did Kramer get in Pete's house when they slammed the garage door down? These little things aren't much but it seems the proofreaders slip up somewhere almost every book. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by A. Voracious Reader
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Love this series. J.P Beaumont is a great detective, in spite of all his faults.
    Published 1 month ago by N. Gilliland
    5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome as always.
    A great mystery. Once again, JA Jance knocked it out of the park by keeping you on your toes. Awesome.
    Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
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    More About the Author

    J.A. 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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