Remains of Innocence: A Brady Novel of Suspense (Joanna Brady Mysteries #16) (Hardcover)


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Remains of Innocence is J. A. Jance’s latest novel featuring sheriff Joanna Brady.  Liza’s mother has always been a hoarder and now that she has been hospitalized Liza is trying to empty out the house.  While she is cleaning she comes  across lots of money tucked away in books and begins to thinks her luck is about to change, until an elderly gentleman warns her that she is in danger.   Before long Liza finds herself running for her life to Cochise County.  Joanna is already busy investigating the death of Junior who was found in a cave and now her department is investigating another murder case that involves Liza.

Jance does an amazing job of juggling several complex characters and Joanna continues to get better and better.  Jance never let’s her characters become stagnant but continues to allow them to develop and grow.   It has also been fun to read about Joanna’s kids growing up and all of the family dynamics between the characters.  I also  love the ride she takes us on to uncover the bad guys.  From the the police procedures to the forensics, I am continually impressed with how many twists and turns are involved.   This was a great addition to the Brady series and I am excited for the next one.

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— Tricia


Sheriff Joanna Brady must solve two perplexing cases that may be tied together in New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance’s thrilling tale of suspense that brings to life Arizona’s Cochise County and the desert Southwest in all its beauty and mystery.

An old woman, a hoarder, is dying of emphysema in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. In cleaning out her house, her daughter, Liza Machett, discovers a fortune in hundred dollar bills hidden in the tall stacks of books and magazines that crowd every corner.

Tracing the money’s origins will take Liza on a journey that will end in Cochise County, where Sheriff Joanna Brady is embroiled in a personal mystery of her own. A man she considers a family friend is found dead at the bottom of a hole in a limestone cavern near Bisbee. And now there is the mystery of Liza and the money. Are the two disparate cases connected? It’s up to Joanna to find out.

About the Author

J.A. Jance is the New York Times Bestselling author of more than sixty books. Born in South Dakota and raised in Bisbee, Arizona, she and her husband live in the Seattle area with their two longhaired dachshunds, Mary and Jojo.

Praise For…

“As the dual story lines crisscross and the body count mounts, Jance hits her stride with a suspenseful plot that will keep readers flipping pages until the surprising... finale.”
— Publishers Weekly on REMAINS OF INNOCENCE

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062134707
ISBN-10: 0062134701
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: July 22nd, 2014
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Joanna Brady Mysteries