Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Crime Fiction Alphabet: Letter I

Kerrie over at Mysteries In Paradise is running a community meme for 2012 called Crime Fiction Alphabet.  Each week a letter of the alphabet is taken and each participant will attempt to write a blog post corresponding with either first letter of a book's title, the first letter of an author's first name, or the first letter of the author's surname. Currently we are on the Letter I. You can head over to the link and find out who else is contributing for this week. Crime Fiction Alphabet: Letter I

Crime Fiction Alphabet: Letter I is for Injustice For All by J.A. Jance

J.P.Beaumont #2

J.P. Beaumont is on vacation in the San Juan Islands with Anne Corley still on his mind. He is sleeping in his hotel room by the shore when he hears a woman screaming. He is spurred out to help her drag a man's body from the cold water. He is dead. He was her friend and co-worker. Ginger Watkins and the dead man, Sig Larson, both worked for the Washington State Parole Board. J.P. helps Ginger back to his room to warm her up while they wait for the police. He learns that she is the wife of a prominent political figure running for re-election in Washington. She wants to divorce her husband, and the dead man had been her supportive friend. They had been threatened by a man whose wife and daughter had been killed by a convict they had allowed out on parole. The man, Don Wilson, is now fighting to change the system to gain assistance for victims and reformation in the Parole Board. He didn't want what happened to his family to happen to someone else. He also threatened that Watkins and her friend would "pay." The police now start looking for Wilson. Beau finds himself working to protect the Parole Board. As a cop, he and the Board rarely see eye-to eye. But something is going on. As more people related to the Board die, and he is framed for one of the deaths, he knows he has to discover the truth. Is that the connection, or is there another angle?

Printing History
Written by Judith Ann Jance

Avon Books
ISBN 380 896417
May 1986


  1. Scott - I always think it's interesting when a character tries to go a good deed (in this case, help a woman who seems in desperate need) only to find it all go wrong. Thanks for highlighting this novel.

  2. This was one of the best novels. It also highlights J.P. personal life, digging deeper within him. Thanks again for the comments.

  3. Scott, I have the first in this series, and the first of the Joanna Brady series but have read neither. I did not see your H entry until now... the Harry Stoner series sounds interesting too. And I love all the covers.