At a glance:
- Author: J. A. Jance
- Characters: J. P. Beaumont, Joanna Brady
Judith Ann Jance published her first book as J. A. Jance because her publisher believed readers would not accept a book featuring a male homicide detective that had been written by a woman. The success of Jance’s J. P. Beaumont novels has proven that a woman can create a believable male character. She has also shown that a female law enforcement officer can be popular with the reading public by her Joanna Brady series. Jance’s characters are true to their gender for the most part, acting in typically male or female ways. J. P. Beaumont, for example, is a typical...
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