Fire and Ice (Joanna Brady Series #14 / J. P. Beaumont Series #19)

Fire and Ice (Joanna Brady Series #14 / J. P. Beaumont Series #19)

by J. A. Jance

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“In the gripping Fire and Ice, Jance showcases both Beaumont and Brady….The prolific Jance…is in fine form.”

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel


New York Times bestseller J.A. Jance reunites two of her most popular series characters—Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady and Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont—in Fire and Ice, as the separate investigations into grisly homicides in two different states shockingly intertwine. As Jance proved in her previous Beau/Brady pairing, Partner in Crime, when these two join forces, fireworks happen. Fire and Ice is not to be missed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061774775
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/21/2009
Series: Joanna Brady Series , #14
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)

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.


Bellevue, Washington

Date of Birth:

October 27, 1944

Place of Birth:

Watertown, South Dakota


B. A., University of Arizona, 1966; M. Ed. in Library Science, University of Arizona, 1970

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Fire and Ice 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 81 reviews.
4cille More than 1 year ago
This was a good read. I cared about the story and the characters, and appreciate the care to detail that Jance gives both.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
J.A. Jance books have always had engaging characters and plots. Her latest books show more complex plots skillfully handled. Readers know each of her characters well and we look forward to another visit.
venos4tim More than 1 year ago
I've read all of Jance's books and these 2 characters are my favorite. Having the 2 together again is the greatest since it's hard to wait for a new book in the two series. This book was a very quick read--I couldn't put it down once I started. The 2 characters work very well together. I hope she brings them together again in future books.
JRNM More than 1 year ago
J. A. Jance has another best seller list book. Lots of twists and turns and in the end it all comes together to reveal who the bad guys are here. Beau and Sheriff Brady make a great team. I couldn't put the book down with all the information about illegals crossing the border.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yet another riveting book in the Joanna Brady series- it does get a bit gruesome though. I have always enjoyed this author, and she continues to keep me captivated.
Dawn--MysLovCorner More than 1 year ago
A woman is found murdered in a dense forested area by Cle Elum. J. P. Beaumont investigates. Five other women have been found similarly, but this one had her teeth. Might be the big break in the case. She is identified as Marina Aguirre (aka Marcella Andrade) missing from Bisbee, AZ. This brings in Joanna Brady. One of Joanna's homicide detectives is the missing woman's sister. Joanna's office is investigating a suspicious hit and run accident in an out-of-the way ATV recreation spot. It is later thought that the two cases are connected. Joanna is also involved in a hotly contested abuse case at an Alzheimer's home where a patient went missing and a mysterious death occurred. A couple of bodies need to be exhumed to solve this case. Marina/Marcella might have worn expensive clothing, boots and jewelry, but she worked at Denny's. She lived in a trailer park that was in reality a halfway house owned by a benevolent former hooker with HIV, who won the Powerball and lives in a mega-mansion. Marina/Marcella stole $50,000 from a drug cartel and left her son in Arizona. The investigations switch between Seattle and Arizona and Beau and Brady. They interact mostly via phone. I love both of these series and really enjoyed this book pairing the two investigators. I'd like to see more books done in this format. I think having a series where both investigators are involved would be great. I like where Beau is in his life now. And Brady really has her department working well and her homelife as well. That's why I think it would work to pair the two investigators together. They're both secure in their lives. I like the two locales as well. I am from Washington State so I recognize most of the locations. I like Arizona and would love to go back some day for a visit. I highly recommend this book and both series.
Sweet-Tangerine More than 1 year ago
Fire And Ice: A Beaumont And Brady Novel by J.A. Jance This is the second Beau and Brady novel and it went well, but I thought the two would get together sooner than they did in this book. Beau is on a case in the Seattle area that surrounds a missing woman from Bisbee, that has been found murdered in a dense forested area by Cle Elum. The one real break in the case, was that the murderer was afraid of pulling teeth, as the other 5 women were found without any teeth. Because this dead woman was from Bisbee, Joanna is brought in on the case, also because she was related to one of Joanna's homicide detectives. Since Joanna is working on a suscpicious hit and run accident in an out-of-the way ATV Recreation spot, she and her department are thinking the two cases are connected. Then, Joanna gets involved in a hotly contested abuse case at an Alzheimers Home that causes a patient to go missing and a mysterious death to occur. Joanna is certain a couple bodies will be needed to be exhumed to solve this case. I enjoy the humor and quirkiness of the townsfolk in Bisbee that I've come to think of as family, but Joanna's new ME I can sure do without as does the rest of the Sheriff's Department. This is the first book I've read, I believe, where the conversation switches from third person to first person, which can tend to get confusing, but on a whole, I would recommend reading Jance's highly entertaining suspense novels, esp Joanna's and Ali's. Forever Friends Rating 4 Stars by Teri Until Next Time, See You Around The Book Nook. Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Pub. Date: July 2009 ISBN-13: 9780061239229 352pp Series: Joanna Brady Series, #14 Available in eBook$9.99 More Formats Online Price Paperback - Large Print - Large Print $20.79 Compact Disc - Unabridged, 9 CDs/10.5 Hours $31.99
kadydid More than 1 year ago
Having Joanna and Beau together again was quite a lot of fun and the plots just melted together you forgot they were different series characters. I definately enjoyed the plots and the intermingling. JA Jance is truly a story teller of great talent. I was trying to figure the connection right from the start and she filled in all the blanks beautifully.
Florida-roz More than 1 year ago
Once you start reading the Joanna Brady and J P Beaumont series you are hooked. If you start at the beginning of the series, you see the characters lives and careers progress. Very enjoyable.
tututhefirst on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I've always loved J.P. Beaumont, the irrascible go-it-alone detective in Seattle, and I also have enjoyed the Joanna Brady series about the sheriff in Arizona. In a previous story, Partners in Crime, author Jance had the two of them working together in a story that was very exciting. This 2nd attempt to have them work together just doesn't do as much for me. I found it very off-putting when each chapter switches back and forth between in Seattle and Arizona. Beaumont is investigating the brutal murders of 6 unidentified (and badly burned) females, while Joanna is trying to solve the murder of an ATV park manager. I could see almost from the beginning where the story was going, but Jance took so much time backfilling the history of each of the protagonists, that the story almost took a back seat. Her characters seemed almost cardboard in this one, and the story seemed contrived to try to fit them together. These two characters are strong, likable, and have great stories to tell on their own. I hope Jance sticks to two separate series and doesn't try to force this relationship too much in the future.
khiemstra631 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This novel combines two of Jance's series into one when J.P. Beaumont and Joanna Brady meet for the second time. (No sparks fly this time!) The case revolves around a murdered former prostitute whose remains are found deep in a Washington forest. While Joanna's family does not play as much of a role as usual in this novel, they are present, hovering in the background. I suppose covering a plot from two different parts of the country doesn't leave space for a whole lot of subplots, although there are a few. It's a good read, but I have to say that I found the constant going back and forth between Brady and Beaumont a little distracting. Rather than doing it chapter by chapter, Jance chose to divide it via sections within chapters. That a lot of switching. But still, it's a winner.
cathyskye on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
First Line: Ken Leggett wasn't what you could call a warm and fuzzy guy.Seattle investigator J.P. Beaumont is working a series of murders in western Washington in which six young women have been wrapped in tarps, doused with gasoline, and set on fire. At the same time, two thousand miles away in the Arizona desert, Cochise County sheriff Joanna Brady is investigating the homicide of a caretaker of an ATV park. A breakthrough in Beaumont's case leads him right to Cochise County, and for the second time (after 2002's Partner in Crime) these two will be working together.I've read the first two or three books of Jance's Beaumont series and have to admit that I never took to J.P. On the other hand, when I picked up the first book of the Joanna Brady series, it was love at first sight. When Jance first put her two crime fighters together, I was wondering how it would work out. I should've known that with two professionals like J.P. and Joanna (and a consummate writer like Jance), it would go well. Fire and Ice is even better than Partner in Crime.Until the end of the book, J.P. and Joanna stay in their own jurisdictions to work their cases, and both characters are more comfortable that way. It's interesting to see how the two cases eventually link together.J.P. seems to have made quite a few changes in his life; so much so that I might just try reading about him again. Joanna's life is the usual hectic blur of being sheriff in a county that's larger than some states, of being the wife of a writer who has to go on book tours, of being the mother of an infant and a teenager. J.P. has always been a bit of a loner. Joanna Brady is surrounded by family and friends and co-workers, many of whom have their own story lines woven seamlessly into the narrative.In both series, Jance has created characters that, after a few books, can easily feel like members of your own family. Jance's plots are always interesting and flow smoothly, and her settings are close to perfection. Fire and Ice is yet another winner for J.A. Jance. When she stops writing books, I think I'll cry.
mikedraper on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Special Investigator J.P. Beaumont in Seattle, Washington is investigating a string of homicides of young Spanish women. There have been six women who have been murdered, bound in a tarp and set on fire, their teeth have been removed to prevent identification. However, something changed in the last victim, her teeth were not removed.In Cochise County, Arizona, Sheriff Joanna Brady is working on a murder. The manager of an ATV park is found dead. Run over numerous times by ATVs. His body being guarded by his dog.When the last victim in Washington state did not have her teeth removed, the authorities were able to identify her by her dental records. Her nearest kin is a detective in Joanna Brady's homicide department. Thus the protagonists of J. A. Jance's two popular series work together to solve this case.It turns out that a person is smuggeling people over the boarder from Mexico for a fee. When the young Spanish women cannot pay the fee, the leader of this group forces the women into prostitution.A pleasant read. However, the action moves constantly from the case in Washington state to Arizona and at times it became a bit confusing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Joanna meets Beau again, just not a fan of unresolved endings. But a good mystery again well thought out story line I like how the author takes pieces of a puzzle and slowly puts them together to solve thecrimes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't decide which series I like better. To have them both in one book is dynamite. The way Jance shifts the scene between Arizona and Washington makes a great story even better. I hope to see more of Brady and Beaumont together.
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danne341 More than 1 year ago
I LOVE all the Joanna Brady AND JP Beaumont; both are awesome. Both are personable, likeable, & SMART! When they are both in the SAME book, it is SUCH a bonus! As always, this one was just great!
kpTX More than 1 year ago
I'm loving this whole series as the characters evolve in their lives and mostly that it's not like each book happens exactly after the other.. makes the stress of their lives seem more plausible.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
J A Jance's second foray into combining her Joanna Brady series with her J P Beaumont series was again a huge disappointment. The characters and storylines just don't mesh very well. It made for a boring and confusing read. Switching characters without any warning makes the plot hard to follow. The ending did not even wrap up the story successfully. We never find out if the bad guy paid for his crimes in the end. Very poor writing. Stephanie Clanahan
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DoodieMB More than 1 year ago
Loved the Beaumont/Brady adventure!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love anything by J.A. Jance! Great murder/mystery writer. This one is one of many in the Sherrif Joanna Brady series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Here, Joanna Brady and J.P. Beaumontn-two main characters in two of Jances' two series - interact to solve crimes that end up in a final conflict and resolution. Not my favorite Joanna Brady novel, but worth the read. Only one more in the series until I finish reading all of the Joanna Brady series. Recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago