Monday, August 7, 2017

Still Dead by J. A. Jance

J P gets a call to go back to work looking at cold cases.  This one has been declared a suicide long ago but the body was never found.  Her sister doesn't think she committed suicide.  J P is just glad to go back to work.

Witness Impulse and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published August 8th.

He's heading to the cop shop to visit the old police files.  He finds the chief and the widower were good friends at the time of disappearance and they still are.  He snoops through the files and the only thing that was not done at the time was a check on a fingerprint that was located.  He asks about but the chief said that sort of identification wasn't an option at the time.

As he looks over the people in the dead person's life, he finds they are all fine upstanding individuals.  But if it wasn't suicide, it must have been murder.  Then the chief calls him and says they have now matched the print.  And the person it belongs to lied.

It was fascinating to watch J P and his police chief wife knot the murderer up in their lies. Between them and the chief, they solve an ages old mystery.

While this is a novella, it's full bodied mystery that was a satisfying read.  Hanging out with old friends is always fun. 

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