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Sins of the Fathers by J. A. Jance
Narrator: Alan Sklar
Series: JP Beaumont #24
Published by HarperAudio on September 24, 2019
Length: 13 hours, 10 minutes
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Former Seattle homicide cop, J. P. Beaumont, is learning to enjoy the new realities of retirement doing morning crossword puzzles by a roaring fireplace; playing frisbee with his new dog; having quiet lunches with his still working wife. But then his past comes calling.
When a long ago acquaintance, Alan Dale, shows up on Beaus doorstep with a newborn infant in hand and asking for help locating his missing daughter, Beau finds himself faced with an investigation that will turn his own life upside down by dragging his none-too-stellar past onto a roller-coaster ride that may well derail his serene present. It turns out that, even in retirement. murder is still the name of J. P. Beaumont's game.
I read all the series by JA Jance and they are such a comfortable, pleasant read. Well, they are all mysteries where there is often murder and some horrible things happen to people. But I love the style and the characters, who are so familiar to me.
Sins of the Fathers is the 24th book in the JP Beaumont series. Beau is retired from 3 jobs throughout the series but now working as a private investigator. He employs his usual clever analysis of the information and human nature to follow the truth. It’s great to see him and his friends and family again. I suppose it wouldn’t be necessary to read all the books but they are so wonderful I am glad I have read them all.
The culprits may be clear fairly quickly but gathering the evidence to catch and prosecute them isn’t so simple. He uses his long experience and knowledge to do this in a skillful way. The case is surprisingly close to his own past and revisits some of his own issues.
I don’t know how this author always provides an interesting, well-plotted story but I am thrilled to keep reading them.
I have only listened to a few of this series, reading most of them. The narrator has been the same which I appreciate. Most of the story is in Beau’s head space and he is in every bit of dialogue so it’s great I enjoy the voice for him. I’m not sure about the female voices but they were rather limited, anyway. I was able to listen at my normal 1.5x speed.
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I get it now! Your JP Beaumont is akin to my In Death! Isn’t it wonderful when a long-running series continues to hold up? I’m still collecting the books in the series and one day will start.
Yes, well I have several of these series. All the series by JA Jance, VI Warshawski by Sara Paretsky, Richard Jury by Martha Grimes, Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James by Deborah Crombie, Sharon McCone by Marcia Muller, Thomas Lynley by Elizabeth George, Kinsey Milhone by Sue Grafton, Kay Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell, Temperance Brennan by Kathy Reichs. I’m sure I could go on and on. They are all series I have read since maybe the 80s, most of my life. They have around 20 or more books and I’ve read them all. Reading a new installment is like going home. And yes, I have read all of the In Death ones and love them. I haven’t been collecting them because they are so popular they are all at the library. And then there’s Agatha Christie and Ruth Rendell and Dorothy Sayers and Sherlock Holmes. If I could get them read I know Anne Perry’s books would be this way.
It is. I love the Seattle setting. The series takes place over almost 50 years. So there is a lot that happens and a lot of cases.
I was reading your comment and we enjoy many of the same authors! I’m so behind in this series and good to see it is still going strong.
There are so many in this genre that I love. I keep up on most of them. It’s the newer stuff I haven’t started or I’m behind on reading.
I completely understand what you mean about how lovely and familiar loved characters are in a well-established series. Great review, Anne:)
Thank you. I have these series I have read for so many years and they are so dear, old friends for sure.
Lovely review, Anne! I think I tried the first in this series and have always meant to get back to it. It was definitely a satisfying read.
I would say the author has improved her writing talents over the years and the series only got better.
I don’t think that I have read this author yet. I do think that this is a series that I would probably enjoy though. Someday.
I love it. This series starts as a Seattle homicide detective, male MC. There is also Joanna Brady, a small town sheriff in Arizona (her father and husband who died were both sheriff before her). The 3rd series is also Arizona , but starts when Ali Reynolds is a new anchor in California, then moves back to AZ where her parents live and she was raised. I enjoy them all.