Dance of the Bones

Dance of the Bones is J. A. Jance’s latest novel featuring J.P. Beaumont and Brandon Walker. The Last Chance (TLC) group contacts retired Detective Walker regarding a 30 year old case involving the murder of Amos Warren. All of the evidence had pointed Walker toward Amos’ son who was arrested, tried and jailed. Now the case is being re-opened and there is pressure for them to find the “real” killer. The search leads Walker to reach out to Seattle investigator J.P. Beaumont. However, things only become more complicated when someone close to Walker is targeted. The cases are connected, the two just have to figure out how.

As always, Jance packs her book with action and suspense. This book was captivating and hard to put down. I really enjoyed how she wove in the Tohono O’odham lore in the story. It was interesting learning how some stories can only be shared at a certain time of year. I also enjoyed seeing how Walker and Beaumont interact with each other. If you have only read the Beaumont series or the Walker family books, you will still enjoy this novel. If you haven’t read both series this would be a great time to start.

 

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Tucson Festival of Books 2015

Here is who will be signing at our booth #148 during the Tucson Festival of Books 2015.  We are located south of the Student Union Building and west of the food court.

Saturday March 14th

10:00 – 10:45 PM Mary Kubica, J. M. Hayes & Alice Hoffman

10:30 – 11:00 PM  Nancy Turner

11:00 – 11:45 PM  S. C Gwynne, J. A Jance, Jenny Han Ally Carter

12:00 – 12:45 PM Becky Masterman, Bruce Holsinger & Brenda Novak

12:30 – 1:15 PM Sarah McCoy


1:00 – 1:45 PM
Erica Spindler, Gail Sheehy & Rhys Bowen

1:30 – 2:00 PM Jo Knowles

2:00 – 2:45 PM Weston Ochse & William Kent Kruegger

2:30 – 3:00 PM Craig Johnson

3:00 – 3:45 PM E. Lockhart, Jane Eppinga & Parker Anderson

3:30 – 4:00 PM Lisa See

4:00 – 4:45 PM Jonathan Maberry, Susan Cummins Miller & Mark Adams

4:15 – 4:45 PM Kathleen Kent

Sunday March 15th

10:00 – 10:45 PM Jessica Khoury & Sara Sue Hoklotubbe

10:30 – 11:00 PM Lisa McMann

11:00 – 11:45 PM Daniel James Brown, Jean Kwok, Samuel Gailey, & Andrew Smith

12:00 – 12:45 PM Janni Lee Simner & B. J. Kurtz

1:00 – 1:45 PM Jennifer Nielsen, Thomas Perry, Lori Alexander Michael Ward

2:00 – 2:45 PM Wynne Brown

3:00 – 3:30 PM H. Alan Day

 

4:00 – 4:45 PM Megan McDonald

September Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the beginning of September:

1.  The Long Way Home by Louise Penny (Hardback)

2.  Remains of Innocence by J. A. Jance (Hardback)

3.  If I Stay by Gayle Forman (Paperback)

4.  The Girls of the Atomic City:  The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan (Paperback)

5.  The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure (Paperback)

6.  Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (Paperback)

7.  Four by Veronica Roth (Hardback)

8.  The Giver by Lois Lowry (Paperback)

9.  The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Paperback)

10.  The 39 Clues:  Unstoppable:  Flashpoint by Gordon Korman (Hardback)

 

August Events at Mostly Books

Here are our events for the month of August:

Saturday August 2nd, 1:00 – 2:30 PM Story Time and Book Signing with Conrad Storad:  The Monster in the Rocks

Sunday August 3rd, 12:00 – 2:00 PM Cat Adoptions with S.A.R.A. (Saving At Risk Animals)


Thursday August 7th, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Book Talk & Signing with J. A. Jance:  Remains of Innocence (Joanna Brady Novel)

Saturday August 9th, 3:30 – 5:00 PM Book Talk & Signing with Aprilynne Pike:  Sleep No More and Earthquake

Sunday August 10th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM Book Talk & Signing with Sheldon “Sid” Brodkin: A Las Vegas Memoir Ash Resnick and Me

August 15th, 7:00 – 8:00 PM Minimalist Group Meeting

Saturday August 16th, 1:00 – 2:00 PM Book Signing with B. J. Kurtz:  Zeus Defended

Thursday August 21st, 7:00 – 8:00 PM Flash Fiction & Poetry Open Mic Night

Friday August 22nd, 7:00 – 8:00 PM Book Signing with Artist Robert Kaiser:  Sagrado:  A Photopoetics Across the Chicano Homeland

 

July’s Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the middle of July:

1.  The Treatment by Suzanne Young (autographed copies available)

2.  The Program by Suzanne Young (autographed copies available)

3.  The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

4.  The Remains of Innocence by J A Jance

5.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

6. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

7.  If I Stay by Gayle Forman

8.  California by Edan Lepucki

9.  Voyager by Diana Gabaldon

10.  The Underneath by Kathi Appelt

 

New Releases

Here are a few new releases for the week:

Remains of Innocence by J A Jance (This is the latest novel featuring Joanna Brady) (Hardback)

   J A Jance signing at Mostly Books on August 7th 7:00 – 8:00 PM.

Strange and Ever After by Susan Dennard (the final book in the Something Strange and Deadly trilogy) (Hardback)

Splat the Cat  and the Pumpkin-Pickin Plan by Rob Scotton (Paperback)

Paddington  by Michael Bond (Board Book)

The Working Memory Advantage:  Train Your Brain to Function Stronger, Smarter, Faster by Tracy Alloway (Paperback)

Moving Target

Moving Target by J. A. Jance is yet another great read in the Ali Reynolds’ series.  Ali has her hands full helping her majordomo, Leland, make peace with his past in England; helping B. solve an ‘accident’ to a young boy that may not be such an accident AND getting ready for her wedding to B.  Murder, arson, car crashes, kidnapping and nefarious computer hacking are all in this fast-paced story.

Her characters are complicated and attempt to do the right thing, although it doesn’t always work out at first.  Jance does such a great job of showing you new views of  technology including the Dark Net, things that I would never think about without her books.  If you haven’t read Jance yet, pick one up today.   Her stories are always compelling and pull you right in to the thick of the the action.