Dance of the Bones By J.A. Jance

Oct 3, 2015 | 2015 Articles, Mysteryrat's Maze

by Theodore Feit

Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of Dance of the Bones, along with a link to purchase the book.

Mixing Indian legend with old-fashioned sleuthing, J.A. Jance connects a long-time favorite character, retired detective J.P. Beaumont, with a recently introduced protagonist, retired Sheriff Brandon Walker. The two, 1,500 miles apart, work to identify the culprit. Beaumont has now appeared in 24 novels, and Walker makes his fourth appearance.DanceOfTheBones_HC

It all begins with the murder of Amos Walker, whose remains in the Arizona desert were not discovered for some years. On purely a circumstantial case, his partner, Big John Lassiter, is convicted and sentenced to life without a chance of parole. Now, 30 years later, as a result of efforts by an organization that seeks to rectify wrongful past convictions, he is offered a deal: release on pleading guilty to a lesser charge for time served. He refuses to plead guilty to a crime he didn’t commit, so it remains for the dynamic duo to substantiate his claim.

This is a suspenseful story, supplemented by Indian lore and well-drawn characterizations. Written crisply, the plot develops swiftly, continually propelling the reader forward. While there is never any doubt as to who the culprit is, it’s a race against time before a conclusion can be reached. And it is an exciting end.


To enter to win a copy of Dance of the Bones, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “Dance,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen October 10, 2015. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

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Ted & Gloria Feit live in Long Beach, New York, a few miles outside of New York City. For 26 years, Gloria was the manager of a medium-sized litigation firm in lower Manhattan. Her husband, Ted, is an attorney & former stock analyst, publicist & writer/editor for, over the years, several daily, weekly and monthly publications. Having always been avid mystery readers & since they’re now retired, they’re able to indulge their passion. Their reviews appear online as well as in three print publications in the UK & US.


  1. Jance is one of the best!!

  2. I’ve been reading Jance’s work for decades—she’s one of my favorites. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Dance of the Bones!

  3. Not my usual type of read but the review caught my attention and made me want to check this book and series out. Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. Thanks so much for the opportunity! Such a wonderful author!

  5. We have a winner
    Lorie Ham, KRL Publisher


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