Desert Heat (Joanna Brady Series #1)

Desert Heat (Joanna Brady Series #1)

by J. Jance
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Desert Heat (Joanna Brady Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 69 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is such a great start to a great series. I found it n my Aunt's motorhome. I didn't think it was going to be anything specail, but it was great! Having grown up in Tucson and Sierra Vista, it gave me a whole new apprecitaion for the series. The story is amazing. It is just one of those rare books that you can't wait to get back to because you're mind is just so wrapped up in it, it feels like you are still insie of it even after you are done reading for the day. The rest of the books just get better. When I get a new book of hers, I don't know what to do with myself. Anyway, read it. You'll know what I mean.
MTJAXX More than 1 year ago
This is the first book of J.A. Jance's that I have read. Being the first of the series, it does a great job of setting up the characters for the rest of the series while getting you hooked on the general storyline. I think that you will like this book if you are ready for some crime solving and a tough woman with a soft heart.
COOPSTER More than 1 year ago
If you like a bit of a romantic mystery, this series fits the bill. My suggestion is to read them in order it kind of makes the series flow one book to another keeping the story line in line. I like this series because it is about a woman sheriff that has taken charge of her life after a traumatic experience (the death of her husband) The series has lots of great charecters and action. I am on the fourth in the series and I can't wait to move on to the next. one.
AZShooter3431 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book and have started reading the second book in the series. I especially enjoy these books since I live in Cochise County and was a Deputy Sheriff for over 6 years back in the late 70's and early 80's. The writing is easy to read and the book flows smoothly. The only thing that slowed progress was Jance spent a lot of time on the personal lives of the characters. I would have liked more of the police related investigation stuff. That being said, I recommend the book to everyone who enjoys a good drama and "who done it" book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed Desert Heat by J.A. Jance, the first in the Joanna Brady series. It has likeable characters and a great plot and ending. It sets up Joanna Brady as an established plot character, readying her for the second in the series, Tomb of Courage, which I am reading now.
Ronrt1986 More than 1 year ago
I am SUCH a picky reader. I get really annoyed with myself, because sometimes it's really difficult to find a book that I'd like to read. I was looking for a new, established author who had lots of published books to read to keep me occupied for a good while. I found her. I did NOT want your typical homicide detective/courtroom/medical examiner novel that is ubiquitous now a days. This is the best book I've read in a long time and I plan to read all the Brady novels. I also am really impressed with the J.P. novels. I have yet to read the other series. Her books are ORIGINAL which is so refreshing...they have REAL suspense, and an actual PLOT. I highly recommend this if you're looking for a truly well written page turner!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good mystery with a spunky female as the main charcter. This is the first book in the Joanna Brady series. It has a plot that keeps you guessing and also has interesting characters.
lilygeorge More than 1 year ago
This is like a good USTV soap set in small Town Arizona, bit like the Waltons but the Heroine is a cop. Thats not meant to be a criticism, its just comfortable where the good guys and bad guys are obvious and telegraphed. Its a good lazy read and I will get the others in the Series, buying them in date order so as not to get ahead of the Brady Family's development. Got me hooked!
SJG-SD More than 1 year ago
Needed a new author and thought I would try J A Jance. Loved the book. Kept me wanting to read more. Will be reading all the books in the series.
gstorey More than 1 year ago
Desert Heat is the first book in the Joanna Brady Series. J.A. Jance has wonderful characters that are well rounded and immediately likeable. There are conflicts the main character must over come and crimes to solve. There are relationships in the book that provide insight into the Joanna Brady Character. Once you start reading you can't put it down.
Anonymous 29 days ago
I LIKED THIS BOOK CAUGHT MYSELF READING IT INSTEAD OF WATCHING TV. YIKES. I HAVE READ A COUPLE OF THIS AUTHORS BOOKS AND LIKED THEM. THINK I WILL CHECK OUT THE NEXT FEW BOOKS IN THIS SERIES AND SEE WHERE IT GOES
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Enjoyed the well writtrn plot
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Real characters in real situations tense and plausable. A very good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Moving on to the next
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books i read in awhile. I am looking foward to reading the rest of the books in this series
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Fast read. Good read.
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I liked it. I have read books re:sheriff joanna before and never come away disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A new to me series in the independent woman genre. Joanna Brady's husband is shot and left for dead. He was a deputy sheriff and running for sheriff in Bisbee, AZ. Suddenly, it seems everyone believes he was on the take, but Joanna and a few supporters do not believe this of him and set out to prove that he was murdered. A couple of convenient plot lines, but I was interested in the main character and will give the author another chance to see how this story develops.