Trial by Fury (J. P. Beaumont Mysteries, No. 3) (J. P. Beaumont Novel) Mass Market Paperback – December 1, 1986
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"Jance's Artistry Keeps The Reader Guessing -- And Caring." -- -- Publishers Weekly
"Solid Entertainment" -- -- Kirkus Review
About the Author
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.
- Publisher : Avon; New Ed edition (December 1, 1986)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0380751380
- ISBN-13 : 978-0380751389
- Item Weight : 6.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.19 x 0.96 x 6.75 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,801,071 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
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Perhaps what is the most compelling is understanding how a homicide detective thinks, even one who is a functional alcoholic. And, under the current cloud hanging over many police for alleged racism, this does give you a very good look at how people of color and the LGBTQ community was perceived in the late 1980s.
There is an officer down situation in the book that will kick you into reality and help you better understand the police fraternity.
It also make you wonder when Jance is going to deal with Beaumont's drinking.
Yes, Jance understands alcoholism, I've met her and heard her speak about her life experiences married to one. Yes, she writes about what she knows and is tops at her craft.
There's a rather sordid world in a high school wherein the murdered coach, the principal and a squeaky clean guidance counselor are all involved in a well-kept secret. Throw in the cheer leading squad and we have the ingredients for a well written combination thriller and police procedural. Ms. Jance peppers the story with some nice, subtle twists; including Beau's partner Ron completely misjudging the new love of his life.
It’s a quickly paced read which doesn't divert from its plot.
One thing that separates Jance's books stand separate from many other series, is that the books can stand by themselves outside of the series. If you pick one up from the middle of the series you will still enjoy the book, and find out enough about the characters to have a good idea what type of people they are. I love Jance's character development. That's a major reason why I continue to read this series. Beau has been through a lot as far as personal life is concerned, but he has a great partner (who is constantly nagging him about what he eats), and he also has an inherited lawyer who has turned into a great friend. Jance always puts in more stories of their interaction with one another, as well as with the crime being solved, and it makes the books read very quickly.
I do highly recommend you start this series with book one (Until Proven Guilty). The mysteries all stand on their own, but the personal interactions of Beau with everyone in the department and his personal life will make more sense to you if read in order.