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After solving the mystery of Andy Brady's murder and foiling a large drug-trafficking ring, it has been suggested to Andy's widow that she take over Andy's bid to run for Sherriff.Her father was a very popular sherriff in the past and JoAnna figures she's qualified so she runs and wins!Now, Cochise County Arizona has its first female sherriff who is well experienced in beaAfter solving the mystery of Andy Brady's murder and foiling a large drug-trafficking ring, it has been suggested to Andy's widow that she take over Andy's bid to run for Sherriff.Her father was a very popular sherriff in the past and JoAnna figures she's qualified so she runs and wins!Now, Cochise County Arizona has its first female sherriff who is well experienced in beaurocratic nonsense, but now police procedure, but wants to be a sherriff, not just a paper-pusher!...

Title : Tombstone Courage
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ISBN : 9780380765461
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 408 Pages
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Tombstone Courage Reviews

  • Donna
    2018-11-08 18:34

    This is my fourth book that I've read in this series and so far, this is my favorite one. They have all been 3 stars, but I can give this one 4 stars. I think I liked this one more because it gave me some much needed back story. I liked the explanation about Joanna's rise to sheriff and I also liked the details about her family life.

  • Kristi, A Book Fanatic
    2018-10-22 19:31

    I ordered a huge box of books off ebay from some poor sap who basically gave 22 books away for 2.00. When I got the box it was full of books by JA Jance and Stuart Woods. From there my love affair began with JA Jance's series. I read all of Joanna Brady's books out of order but I loved each and every one. I even went on the author's website and read where she told how she got the idea for each of the books she has written. It only made me love each book more :) How sad was I when I realized yesterday that I am now up-to-date on all the Joanna Brady books!! Now I am just hoping she continues to write this series.. I have to know what happens to her little family :)

  • Amanda McGill
    2018-10-29 16:32

    I'm liking this series! In the second novel in the Joanna Brady series, Joanna is running for sheriff and in her sleepy town of Bisbee, Arizona a murder occurs. The murder is connected with a lawsuit between a father and a daughter. Through out the novel, Joanna's storyline took a back seat, and the murder and the relationships between this family took priority. I found it a bit odd that there was so much about this family. I also didn't like how not much information was given out. It only came together at the end of the novel. I will be continuing this series.

  • Frank
    2018-10-22 22:19

    Good second entry in the Joanna Brady series. This is the followup to Desert Heat where at the end, Joanna is considering running for sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona. In this volume, she is elected sheriff but her lack of experience makes it very hard for her to assume a leadership position, especially since one of her main deputies was campaigning for another person during the election. Then once she gets elected, she has a double murder on her hands, one of which occurred many years before. The current murder is of a local rancher who is accused by his daughter of molestation when she was young. But is that what really happened? Joanna is really feeling her way in this one and along the way makes some key mistakes in law enforcement but with a little help is able to come to the right conclusions. At the end, she is enrolled in a law enforcement course to help her in her duties and responsibilities. The next novel should provide more details...looking forward to it!

  • Old_airman
    2018-11-16 21:37

    I don't know how, but with every Jance book, I become a bigger fan. This second in the series kept me reading instead of napping on the commuter train in the morning. A bunch of new characters that I look forward to know more about in the coming novels.

  • Patrick Gibson
    2018-11-11 19:22

    The murder in this mystery doesn’t occur until about half way through. And that’s okay because what Jance is really writing about is family relationships, life in a small western town, women breaking stereotypes and pushing the ceiling. By the time the dastardly deed happens I had actually forgotten I was reading a mystery. The characters are well drawn out and unfolding events are logical—there’s never a moment when you think ‘this doesn’t make sense.’This is my third Jance novel. I liked her style enough to pick up two more in the Brady series. I am not sure if I am a fan yet but there seems to be more substance to her writing than typical of the genre. If you said to me a year ago ‘you’ll be reading murder mysteries and liking them’ I would have snickered and walked away. I may just be a phase—but I’m having a good time.

  • Dana
    2018-11-11 21:34

    I like this series, but I can't figure out how someone not in law enforcement could be elected Sheriff. I imagine it actually works this way in some places, but it floors me. Other than that, I liked the story though a bit predictable. It kept me wanting to listen. I liked the reader as well, as it was easy to identify who was speaking during the dialog. I will be listening to the sequel, if I can get it from the library.

  • Russ
    2018-10-27 22:21

    I discovered J.A. Jance while living in Arizona. She has at least 4 series with 4 different main characters. Looking forward to reading them all.

  • Abe Sammy
    2018-10-27 15:24

    This the second novel I have read by Jance, the first being "Cruel Intents" which I found to be less than spectacular and the last Ali Reynolds book I'll ever read. Though some of the issues I had with C.I. were present in this novel such as the plot not kicking in until about half way through the book, exposition out of nowhere, too much time spent in the heads of the characters, they were not as bad and were only mildly annoying. There is a mystery here and some pretty good thrills. I wished Jance had focused more on that but nonetheless, I enjoyed what was there. Unlike Ali Reynolds and the rest of the blank slates in C.I., I actually liked Joana Brady and many of the other characters. The aspect I enjoyed the most was the setting. The reason I started getting in Jance was because she is among the few mystery writers who write thrillers set in the southwest. Having grown up in New Mexico, it is a gem to find something in this genre set in the ominous environment of the southwest. She does a good job of setting the mood with the landscape and people and the rural southwestern life. This series I do seeing myself return too.

  • trinka tansley
    2018-10-30 17:34

    Fun read with unexpected ending.I can generally predict an ending of a mystery but this one came as a complete surprise. Well written, it deals with a newly elected sheriff who is trying to come to terms with her new responsibilities as well as the death of her husband and her daughter's concern about losing her second parent in the line of duty. And this is all going on with two murders that happen in her first day.

  • Lewestover
    2018-11-04 21:18

    As in real life problems seem to come in bunches, so it is with Joanna Brady. As the newly elected county sheriff she is forced to take over immediately, must deal with the prejudice of the male police force, figure out how to deal with the fears of her 9 year old daughter, and solve a grisly double homicide -- and all right now. 3 1/2 stars

  • Barbara Schultz
    2018-11-01 18:18

    3.6 Joanna Brady is my favorite J.A. Jance character. I missed this early 1995 novel. I was a bit disappointed at first as it took awhile for Joanna's character to develop. Additionally I was a bit surprised with the "colorful" language since this is listed on the "Cozy Mystery" site. But I love Sheriff Brady and enjoyed  how she got started.  :)

  • Heatherhh
    2018-10-18 15:28

    I liked this better than the first book. Still the great characterization, but I enjoyed the secondary characters more. I felt there were a few too many surprise plot twists at the end. One or two of them would have been surprising, clever, etc. Past that, it just made me roll my eyes. A few stray sexual details that I could have done without, but very minor.

  • Monica
    2018-11-14 23:29

    this was a very good read. it had me guessing until the end of who actually murdered who it was a great mystery I would recommend it to anyone who likes reading Mysteries. I love this series! on to the next!

  • Leda
    2018-10-31 19:31

    MemoriesA newly widowed mother running for sheriff. A prodigal daughter returns with horrendous accusations. Two murders 40 years apart, sharing the same grave. What's not to like?

  • David Monroe
    2018-11-17 19:17

    Fascinating book This book was slow to warm up but eventually the hard facts of the story came together and a mystery was unraveled. On a side note it’s nice to see how hard the beginning of Joanna’s job was and the bs she had to endure as she learned her new job.

  • Ann Bickle
    2018-11-11 23:28

    I like the strong female character.

  • Russ Leavitt
    2018-10-27 15:25

    Quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.

  • Shaylee Durfey
    2018-10-22 18:16

    Another great one in the series!!!

  • Clare
    2018-11-06 19:12

    Another enjoyable read in the Joanne Brady series. I'm looking forward to reading more in the series.

  • Beverly Hunter
    2018-10-26 20:20

    I am enjoying these books immensely.

  • Bertina
    2018-10-24 18:38

    Since meeting J.A. Jance at a book signing in AZ - I have been hooked on the Joanna Brady's Series - Book #2 What A Great Read - looking forward to more

  • Nancy L Katz
    2018-10-28 16:19

    Tombstone courageThis book did not disappoint me. It was exciting and fast moving. I look forward to reading her other books.

  • Jerri Lincoln
    2018-11-10 18:38

    Great book. Second in the series. Moving on to number three.

  • Rae Davies
    2018-11-06 15:39

    I'm enjoying this series, so far. The characters are well developed and the storyline is intriguing enough to keep my interest.

  • Roberta Muelling
    2018-11-09 20:11

    Entertaining readVery enjoyable book 2 in the series. I'm looking forward to the next books to see how the characters develop.

  • Johnna
    2018-11-06 15:35

    book #2 of the Joanna Brady series....outstanding!

  • Gayle L Bender-Uhl
    2018-11-09 17:17

    Another good read in this series by J.A. Janice!

  • Anita Dawson
    2018-11-15 17:22

    Joanna Brady continues to grow as a sheriff. Not only is she learning her new trade after winning the election for Sheriff, she is learning to deal with the new challenges of a daughter that fears that she will not come home at night like her father did not. Good character development. Look forward to continuing the series.

  • Brigitta Moon
    2018-11-07 23:24

    I've read many of the Joanna Brady novels by J. A. Jance, but I started late in the series. About a week ago I came across the first book in the series, Desert Heat. It was a good read and now I have all the background on Sheriff Joanna Brady . This lead me into the second book in the series, Tombstone Courage. Armed with background from book one I slid easily into book two. She's the first woman sheriff in Cochise County. She had a lot on her plate; it seemed more than she would be able to digest. Let's see, there was a snippy, half naked secretary, her male crew with no confidence in a woman, her all about beauty mother, her worried ten year old daughter, an angry reporter and a county gone mad. Oh did I mention she landed in the midst of two murders? With so many roads to navigate through in Tombstone Courage there was no room for boredom. I loved it. The narrator did a wonderful job.Brigitta New series by Brigitta Moon- Ashes Of Old Lovers