Payment in Kind: A J.P. Beaumont Novel

Kobo ebook | October 13, 2009

byJ. A. Jance

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It looks like a classic crime of passion to Detective J.P Beaumont: two corpses found lovingly entwined in a broom closet of the Seattle School District building. The prime suspect, Pete Kelsey, admits his slain spouse was no novice at adultery, yet he swears he had nothing to do with the brutal deaths of the errant school official and her clergyman-turned-security guard companion. Beau believes him, but there's something the much sinned-upon widower's not telling—and that spells serious trouble still to come.

Because the secret Pete's protecting is even hotter than extra-marital sex. . . and it could prove more lethal than murder.

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It looks like a classic crime of passion to Detective J.P Beaumont: two corpses found lovingly entwined in a broom closet of the Seattle School District building. The prime suspect, Pete Kelsey, admits his slain spouse was no novice at adultery, yet he swears he had nothing to do with the brutal deaths of the errant school official and...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 13, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061749214

ISBN - 13:9780061749216

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beaumont is a Good Read Wonderful story - J.P. Beaumont never ceases to entertain.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid but not quite awesome PLOT OR PREMISE: Beaumont's case with a up-and-coming ambitious partner focuses on a woman working at the local school board office who winds up dead -- semi-clothed in a closet with a clergyman-turned-security guard and the hints of an affair. . WHAT I LIKED: The school board politics and the politics around the police station office are first-rate, and it is nice to see a positive side to the journalist character who constantly hounds J.P. A large cast of characters helps keep the story interesting. . WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: The sub-plot is a bit obvious and while the cast of characters is good, it leaves a bit of a feel of happenstance rather than expert detecting. . DISCLOSURE: I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow him on social media.
Date published: 2016-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the read Enjoyed the week of suspense and twists
Date published: 2013-08-23