Hour of the Hunter (Walker Family Mysteries #1) (Mass Market)

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This is book number 1 in the Walker Family Mysteries series.

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JA Jance's favorite of her own books is the Hour of the Hunter. In this novel Jance is able to get her literary revenge on a former college professor by killing off a character based on him. When Jance was in college she was told she couldn't enter the creative writing program at the University of Arizona because she was a woman, and yet years later she is still proving that gender does not decide if a novel is good. Way to go Jance!

— Tricia


A critically acclaimed master of suspense, J. A. Jance, the New York Times bestselling author of Fire and Ice, transports readers into the beauty and mystery of the American Southwest . . . and into the very heart of terror.

The hunter is free to kill again—and hour by hour, he draws nearer . . .

The brilliant psychopath Andrew Carlisle spent only six years in prison for the brutal torture–murder of a young girl of the Tohono O'odham tribe. The testimony of Diana Ladd—a teacher on the reservation—put Carlisle behind bars, and now she can't ignore the dark, mystical signs that say a predator has returned to prowl the Arizona desert. Because no matter where Diana and her young son hide . . . he will find them.

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.

Praise For…

“Riveting suspense...Each of Mrs. Jance’s characters is complete and realistic, even the ones who make your skin crawl.”
— Mostly Murder

“A gripping thriller.”
— Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“Jance has a sure hand...Engrossing.”
— Publishers Weekly

“A graphic, horrifying journey into terror and torture.”
— St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Jance triumphs.”
— Bellingham Herald

“Searing psychological suspense.”
— Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

“Reminiscent of Tony Hillerman’s mysteries, Kiss of the Bees’ strongest point is deftly defined characters.”
— San Francisco Examiner

“Intriguing...Jance’s novel delivers suspense through richly textured layers of flasbacks and gritty characterization.”
— Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061945380
ISBN-10: 0061945382
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: June 29th, 2010
Pages: 576
Language: English
Series: Walker Family Mysteries