Ring in the Dead

Ring in the Dead

A J. P. Beaumont Novella

Book - 2013
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As a flash from the past, the daughter of his first partner Milton Gurkey (Pickles) shows up, and Beaumont relives his rookie days. While in the midst of suffering a heart attack, Pickles stumbled into a crime in progress. In the end, a woman is dead, Pickles is unconscious, holding the murder weapon, and rookie Beaumont and his cop friends must find out the truth.
Publisher: [New York] : William Morrow, 2013
ISBN: 9780062294821
0062294822
9780062291097
Branch Call Number: 813.54 Jan 23
Characteristics: 97 pages ; 17 cm.
Additional Contributors: Jance, Judith A. Second watch.

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Mar 06, 2019

Ring In the Dead is a New Years Eve 'look back' for J. P. Beaumont and an insight into his early days as a SPD detective for the rest of us. In as much as J. P. Beaumont is my favorite Jance character, I can find little fault.

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maipenrai
Dec 27, 2018

(Book 20.5 in the J P Beaumont series)

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skt1cm2l0b3sc
Jun 29, 2016

A beautiful short story by this nice author. I met Her once on a King Co. "Metro" Bus(She was going to get Her Car from a certain "Firestone" place).

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Rubicat
Jun 16, 2016

I have enjoyed the previous J.P. Beaumont novels, but this little novella was disappointing. I could not get interested in Mr. Gurkey and I returned this book before I finished it.

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DorisWaggoner
Oct 14, 2015

This short novella, less than 100 pages, is a recent story that frames an incident from Beau's early days as a homicide detective. It's a very straightforward story, less "mystery" than most. Who done it is much less important here than why. It's a great setup for the rest of Beau's career, including all his marriages, his drinking, and how he beats his addiction. I like J.P. Beaumont a lot, so it would take a lot for Jance to disappoint me. This is a great device, to use her years of developing the character to go back and let us view him again at the beginning. I'm not a short fiction fan, but I liked this a lot.

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