Downfall (Joanna Brady Series #17)

Downfall (Joanna Brady Series #17)

by J. A. Jance

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Arizona sheriff Joanna Brady returns in this outstanding new mystery set in the beautiful desert country of the Southwest.

With a baby on the way, sudden deaths in the family from which to recover, a re-election campaign looming, and a daughter heading off for college, Cochise County Sheriff Joanna Brady has her hands full when a puzzling new case hits her department, demanding every resource she has at her disposal.

Two women have fallen to their deaths from a small nearby peak, referred to by Bisbee locals as Geronimo. What’s the connection between these two women? Is this a case of murder/suicide or is it a double homicide? And if someone else is responsible, is it possible that the perpetrator may, even now, be on the hunt for another victim?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062496645
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Series: Joanna Brady Series , #17
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 881,350
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(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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Downfall 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always liked the Joanna Brady books and this book was incredible. However I am afraid that with a lot of loose ends being tied up this might be the last of the series. I hope that all the fans of J A Jance will let her know that we need to keep reading about this indomitable law enforcement officer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read most if not all of Ms jance's novels and consider this to be one of her best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having read all this talented author has written, it's hard to believe she gets better. She does!!! Great story, strong main character, all around enjoyable! Also, while I am FAR from being a prude, it's refreshing to know that a good book does'nt need "f" bombs and wild sex every page. You can actually leave this laying around where there are young kids!!! Kudos Ms Jance!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
JA Jance's Joanna Brady series is my favorite out of the three she does. Being an Arizonan, as well as a stubborn, independent woman, it makes it easy to relate. I am glad that I bought an read the novella first. I just wish I didn't have to wait for the next book for the election.
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A real page turner.
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tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
As if Joanna Brady doesn’t have enough to keep her occupied: She’s expecting a baby girl in December and having just solved the murder of her mother and stepfather, she is in the midst of planning their funeral, when two murder cases crop up to add to her burden. And she is just beginning to focus on her re-election campaign for Sheriff. The first case to arise occurs when two female bodies are discovered, one atop the other, at the base of Geronimo, a popular hill to be climbed by the youth of Bixby, AZ. This is the far more interesting case, involving a joint investigation with a nearby police department headed by Brady’s former deputy. It turns out to be a case of double murder. The other case involves the murder of a man by his wife, who had hit him over the head with a golf club. This novel is quite a story and is filled with plenty of action as the plot unfolds. To this reader, too often the author relies on clichés to describe a thought or event. But she can be forgiven because the rest is so well-written. The insight into Joanna Brady’s mind and personality, especially as it relates to her relationship with her mother, as well as her motivations and actions, are truly deep and penetrating, and the novel is recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tremendous! J.A. Jance does it again. I couldn't put it down. It drew me in from the very beginning until the last page. Her writing brings the people & town of Bisbee Arizona to life. Her descriptions allow you to picture the story as it unfolds. There were some chuckles as well as a few tears shed, but I loved it. Can't wait for the next Joanna Brady book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't believe how this series keeps getting better and better. The only problem I have is that Jance can't write them as fast as I can read them . Stephanie Clanahan
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Joanna Brady is in the middle of a couple of the worst weeks of her life. Following the death of her mother and stepfather, she's in the middle of a double homicide. Things get worse from there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Joanna Brady!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel shines light on the people we can be. A little dark because the cops were manipulating reporters for fun or hatred. The rest (social and political issues) seemed pretty up-to-date . Well-written and a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Joanna has so much going on how does she get it all done? There is some sadness to some endings that are very unexpected but I really liked this novel and how the characters are developing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh but I enjoyed this story! There were some twists and turns that I didn't see coming. I so enjoyed when that happens. And Joanna had some, what I call, 'growing up' moments,which I think will add depth to her personality. I can hardly wait for the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jance's books have held me captive for years ... "Downfall" is a thriller to be sure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An exciting book with a thrilling end. Wow what a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read it in a day.