Ring in the Dead

Ring in the Dead

A J. P. Beaumont Novella

eBook - 2013
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aJ. P. Beaumont may be an old homicide hand now, but back when he was a rookie working with his first partner, Milton Gurkey--a.k.a. Pickles--things took a turn for the worse . . .One day, at the end of Beaumont and Pickles's shift, a stop at the Doghouse restaurant quickly turns deadly. Not feeling well, Pickles steps out into the parking lot for a breath of fresh air and stumbles into a crime in progress. Suffering from a heart attack, he is found unconscious, with a dead woman on the ground nearby and the murder weapon in his hand.With Pickles under investigation from Internal Affairs, it's up to the new kid on the block, J. P. Beaumont, and his friends on the force to find out the truth.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2013.
ISBN: 9780062291097
0062291092
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Summary: aJ. P. Beaumont may be an old homicide hand now, but back when he was a rookie working with his first partner, Milton Gurkey--a.k.a. Pickles--things took a turn for the worse . . .One day, at the end of Beaumont and Pickles's shift, a stop at the Doghouse restaurant quickly turns deadly. Not feeling well, Pickles steps out into the parking lot for a breath of fresh air and stumbles into a crime in progress. Suffering from a heart attack, he is found unconscious, with a dead woman on the ground nearby and the murder weapon in his hand.With Pickles under investigation from Internal Affairs, it's up to the new kid on the block, J. P. Beaumont, and his friends on the force to find out the truth.

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Jun 29, 2016

A beautiful short story by this nice author. I met Her once on a King Co. "Metro" Bus(She was going to get Her Car from a certain "Firestone" place).

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Rubicat
Jun 16, 2016

I have enjoyed the previous J.P. Beaumont novels, but this little novella was disappointing. I could not get interested in Mr. Gurkey and I returned this book before I finished it.

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DorisWaggoner
Oct 14, 2015

This short novella, less than 100 pages, is a recent story that frames an incident from Beau's early days as a homicide detective. It's a very straightforward story, less "mystery" than most. Who done it is much less important here than why. It's a great setup for the rest of Beau's career, including all his marriages, his drinking, and how he beats his addiction. I like J.P. Beaumont a lot, so it would take a lot for Jance to disappoint me. This is a great device, to use her years of developing the character to go back and let us view him again at the beginning. I'm not a short fiction fan, but I liked this a lot.

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