Taking the Fifth

Taking the Fifth

Book - 2010
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"J.A. Jance does not disappoint."

--Washington Times

The Chattanooga Times calls New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance, "One of the best--if not the best," and this classic suspense masterwork featuring Seattle investigator J.P. Beaumont emphatically proves the point. In Taking the Fifth, a gruesome and very unusual murder plunges the intrepid Beau into a lethal cinematic nightmare. Michigan's Flint Journal places Jance "in the elite company of Sue Grafton and Patricia Cornwell." Taking the Fifth, now in a Premium Plus edition, is an ideal opportunity for fans of the author's Sheriff Joanna Brady books to discover another side to the incomparable J.A. Jance.

Publisher: New York : Harper, 2010, c1987
Characteristics: 326 p. ; 19 cm
ISBN: 9780061958540 (pbk.)
0061958549 (pbk.)


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May 26, 2018

Not the best book in this series but it was interesting to see how some issues were treated 30 years ago. Compared to later books this one seemed rushed, especially at the end things wrapped up really quickly. The book was a reminder of how scary the AIDS epidemic was in the 80's and how that affected anyone who had to deal with bodies. Public opinion at that time was not favorable to the gay community. In the book the police assumed the men performing as cross dressers were gay as well.


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