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Name withheld : a J.P. Beaumont mystery (original 1996; edition 1996)

by Judith A. Jance

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Title:Name withheld : a J.P. Beaumont mystery
Authors:Judith A. Jance
Info:New York : Morrow, c1996.
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Beaumont is a Seattle detective working on the homicide squad, and in this novel he is faced with a bizarre set of circumstances. A man has ostensibly been killed by being hacked to death with a woman’s high-heeled shoe. This particular woman is also seen leaving the scene of other crimes, and Beaumont soon realizes it must be Jazmyn Day, an excellent singer trying to mak a comeback after recovering from a drug addiction. He’s also mildly in love with her. It soon becomes more complicated as another dead body surfaces, that of a man caught on video at the corporation where he worked, raping a woman friend. Then the man’s wife shows up dead in his apartment.
Jance has some wonderful characters in this book. Grace Highsmith is made to be played by Katherine Hepburn. She’s a delight, and the scene where she confesses to the murder in her favorite restaurant, dumping the murder weapon out on the table during a busy lunch, is absolutely priceless. Of course she had nothing to do with the murder, but the denouement takes place at her house and involves her ancient Cadillac. You won’t want to miss this one.
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Seattle homicide detective J. P. Beaumont checks out the New Year's Eve murder of a high-tech executive. This is hardly a simple case for the overburdened Beaumont, and his hard-won sobriety may be another casualty.
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Long before she started her hot new series about Arizona sheriff Joanna Brady, J. A. Jance was already one of the stalwarts of the police procedural genre because of her books about Seattle homicide detective J. P. Beaumont. Like the Brady novels, the Beaumont books are a perfect balance of the personal and the professional--placing the main characters in human contexts without making them seem cute or trite. The latest Beaumont, just out in paperback, is one of the best in the series: Beau wrestles at home with his own dying ex-wife and the vindictive former spouse of his best friend, while his office time is spent trying to discover who murdered a very nasty biotech executive. Previous Beaumont books in paperback include: Dismissed With Prejudice, Failure to Appear, Improbable Cause, Lying in Wait, Minor in Possession, Until Proven Guilty, Without Due Process.

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Seattle homicide detective J.P. Beaumont investigates the New Year's Eve murder of a high-tech executive with a degenerate personal life.

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