Ring In the Dead: A J. P. Beaumont Novella

Ring In the Dead: A J. P. Beaumont Novella

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by J. A. Jance
     
 

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J. P. Beaumont may be an old homicide hand now, but back when he was a rookie working with his first partner, Milton Gurkey—a.k.a. Pickles—things took a turn for the worse . . .

One day, at the end of Beaumont and Pickles's shift, a stop at the Doghouse restaurant quickly turns deadly. Not feeling well, Pickles steps out into the

Overview

J. P. Beaumont may be an old homicide hand now, but back when he was a rookie working with his first partner, Milton Gurkey—a.k.a. Pickles—things took a turn for the worse . . .

One day, at the end of Beaumont and Pickles's shift, a stop at the Doghouse restaurant quickly turns deadly. Not feeling well, Pickles steps out into the parking lot for a breath of fresh air and stumbles into a crime in progress. Suffering from a heart attack, he is found unconscious, with a dead woman on the ground nearby and the murder weapon in his hand.

With Pickles under investigation from Internal Affairs, it's up to the new kid on the block, J. P. Beaumont, and his friends on the force to find out the truth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062291097
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/02/2013
Series:
J. P. Beaumont Series
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
15,181
File size:
895 KB

Meet 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.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Bellevue, Washington
Date of Birth:
October 27, 1944
Place of Birth:
Watertown, South Dakota
Education:
B. A., University of Arizona, 1966; M. Ed. in Library Science, University of Arizona, 1970
Website:
http://www.jajance.com/

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Ring In the Dead 4.1 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 74 reviews.
MeteorFlower More than 1 year ago
I had first heard of J.A. Jance’s J.P. Beaumont series way before I became a reviewer, but it wasn’t till now that I actually got to check it out. When William Morrow sent me the review request for this novella, at first I was a little skeptical. I was afraid that it was too far into the series for me to review it! Upon reading the synopsis, I saw that this was actually about Beaumont’s days as a rookie and so I agreed and was blown away. J.A. Jance is AMAZING! Ring in the Dead is a perfect place to start for anyone looking to check out the series. I felt an instant emotional connection with the characters, which is a very important thing for me. It wasn’t just a detective solving a case, it was J.P. Beaumont, a person who is trying to solve a case that his partner could take the fall for. I devoured this book, read the 20 page preview of Second Watch and still couldn’t get enough, so I started Until Proven Guilty. Jance has a new fan! I intend to read all of her books now. Not many authors pull me in so deep that I tear through their books but J.A. Jance is one of them and now I know she deserved every bit of the praise I heard as well as my own. If you’re considering reading these, I encourage you do it! You won’t be disappointed. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This short story cost .99 and was only 45 pages long. There were several murders and some violence, all were very tame. This was a very clean book, with no other adult themes. It was about Beau's first case as a homicide detective. I have liked all of J.A. Jance's books, except for the newest one, showcasing Anna Pigeon, it was pretty good, just not the excellance I have come to expect. This short story is pefectly edited. I enjoyed it and wished it was longer. The reason I did not give it five stars is because of its length. I think if I have to pay for a book, I should get more than a ten minute read. There is an excerpt at the end, which is also about 45 pages, but it does not tell much and is a cliff hanger in order to get people to pay the $10.00 fee for it. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice little pre-quel to the Beaumont series. Gives a glimpse of the younger Beaumont. Enjoyed it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
100 pages, two chapters. This must be a preview of a book  Why charge for a preview. If it is is a whole book I will move on to a new read.
whodunitIA More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book and reading more about J.P.'s past and solving some of his hangups. Can,t wait for next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like most of J.A. Jance's books, it was a good read, albeit short, but then a novella is! Kal7
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked reading about his past history on the job. I hope Jance does not retire him...EVER.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another reviewer dinged this for being short; guess that the face that this is a novela and not a novel escaped their attention when they chose to read it. It's a quick eead no doubt but nice to egt a glimpse into a part of JP's rookie years.
mariteje More than 1 year ago
Well done background story.
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gdelbooks More than 1 year ago
My introduction to JP Beaumont. Good as a short story. I don't feel compelled to start reading the series however
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Andrew_of_Dunedin More than 1 year ago
Miss Jance knows her characters – especially the ones that she's featured in 20+ previous novels.  Her novella, Ring in the Dead, tells the story of the early days of her protagonist J.P. Beaumont's police career.  How does she manage to include the entire story in 75 pages?  For starters – no subplots.  Secondly, no red herrings.  Most importantly, crisp and concise storytelling.   I wouldn't have gotten into the series if every book was like this.  BUT, when dealing with familiar characters, it's sometimes nice get a condensed helping as a treat. RATING: A very solid 4 stars for a very nice effort.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have read 9 books , and looking forward to more . Reviews are accurate and should be gratifying to you .
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This was a great introduction to the books that follow in the series. My only regret was that it wasn't long enough. The series is very well written and very enjoyable, if you like detective stories. I would highly recommend it.
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Gramkins More than 1 year ago
GOOD TO LEARN "THE REST OF THE STORY"!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy these stories and had wondered how Beau came out with his knees, given the failing state of my own! Any fan of the great Seattle detective will like this one. Having read previous a really good author's short story offered as a Nook special (and a total bust, no story, no plot, just an excuse to tout the next full length book by the writer)I was dubious, but this one restored my confidence.
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bbTX More than 1 year ago
Great Novella. Fast read and one I could not put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So good to see a new Beaumont book! And I appreciate the timing of the story. If you are a fan, or even have never read a J. P. Beaumont book before, start with this one.