Comments from readers during signings for J.A. Jance’s fourth novel led the bestselling author to realize that her Seattle cop character J.P. Beaumont is an alcoholic, sending him to rehab near Wickenburg in the next installment. But it would be another 13 years before Beaumont met Joanna Brady, the Arizona sheriff who stars in 15 additional books (so far). Brady is closely tied to real life: Jance grew up in Cochise County and still lives in our state... More >>>